Moose’s Unscientific and Inaccurate Top 40 for 2010

4 01 2011

For 12 years now I’ve put together a compilation on CD of my top whatever-singles-will-fit-on-2-CDs, but with the CD format dying and the loss of my biggest compilation fan, Jamie, I’m switching gears and going Casey Kasem (thanks for the inspiration JP) with a Top 40 list. In this day and age, any of you can find any of these songs with a few searches on ITunes or Google, so why waste the blanks.

So here it is, with a few links to songs as a bonus, and a few notes on some odd choices. Please note that a few of these are late 2009, but were either remixed, released as singles, released in the US or just hit my ears late in 2010. No judging, please. 🙂

1. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) – Florence + The Machine: this one has now landed in my Top 10 of all time.

2. Not In Love (Feat. Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles

3. Hang With Me (Avicii’s Exclusive Radio Edit) – Robyn

4. Heavy Cross (Fred Falke Remix) – Gossip: came out in 2009, but this remix was my summer jam to the chagrin of my husband.

5. Bright Lights Bigger City – Cee Lo Green

6. Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah) – a-ha: if you don’t have this, get it now if you like old school a-ha.

7. Soldier Of Love – Sade: great song of dull album.

8. Fuck You (Explicit) – Cee Lo Green

9. Monster (JNX’s ”Get 2gether” Mashup Edit) – Lady Gaga

10. Aphrodite – Kylie Minogue: i sincerely hope this gets to be a single. so much better than the last few. oddly reminds me of something Janet Jackson would do.

11. Silver Lining – Hurts: why they are not hot here, I’ll never know.

12. 4th of July (Richard X Mix) Kelis

13. Dancing On My Own [Chew Fu Extended Mix] – Robyn

14. Invisible Life  – Scissor Sisters: their homage to Frankie Goes To Hollywood

15. Enter Telephone (DJs From Mars Club Rmx) – Lady Gaga: genius mashup with Enter Sandman by Metallica

16. King Night – Salem: super creepy!

17. Momma’s Place – Róisín Murphy: now bring on a full album already!

18. Indestructible  – Robyn

19. Party I Provinsen – Hej Matematik: a Danish duo, one of which was in Aqua. both super adorable.

20. Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve (Buzzcocks Cover) – Noisettes: better than the original

21. Wonderful Life (Freemasons Club Mix) – Hurts

22. Your Ghost – Greg Laswell: cover of Kristen Hersh & Michael Stipe duet from the 90’s.

23. Swimming – Tracey Thorn

24. When the Walls Came Tumbling Down [arachnophobias remix] – Parralox

25. The Man Who Stole A Leopard (Feat. Kelis) – Duran Duran: i’ll be doing a blog post this week about this sequel to Hungry Like The Wolf.

26. Mistake – Moby

27. You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me [Burlesque Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] – Cher: I have a soft spot for her. This is old school 80’s Cher at her best.

28. Still My Body Aches – Thomas Dybdahl

29. things will never be the same again –  jj

30. Every Move – Eric & The Adams: Eric just gets better and better

31. Transitory Life – Laurie Anderson

32. Promises – Nitzer Ebb: they are back and even better.

33. Boyfriend – Best Coast

34. Little Sparrow – Audra Mae: Judy Garland’s niece does high-lonesome. similar to Best Coast.

35. In this Shirt – The Irrepressibles

36. History of Modern (part II) – OMD: if you like old school OMD, this is for you. Very Tesla Girls era.

37. You’s A Nasty – Sam Sparro: full on Crystal Waters flashback.

38. Meet Me Halfway – Black Eyed Peas: I HATE them, but her voice and the production are genius tips to early Madonna.

39. Girls Fall Like Dominoes – Nicki Minaj

40. Teenage Dream (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast: gleeked about this show.




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