Friday, December 30, 2011

The Songs I Was Obsessed With In 2011

I've always wanted to do an end-of-the-year music post. But I'm usually a few (or twenty, or thirty) years behind the curve. So instead of the top songs of 2011, here is a list of the songs that I happened to be obsessed with last year, in some sort of order. Dubious YouTube links provided.

1. The Waterboys—The Whole Of The Moon
2. Sufjan Stevens—I Want To Be Well
3. Cut Copy—Where I'm Going
4. Morrissey—I Am Hated For Loving
5. James—Laid
6. David Bowie—It's No Game
7. Chris Isaak—Wicked Game
8. The Smiths—Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
9. David Bowie—Ashes To Ashes
10. Cut Copy—Need You Now
11. M83—Midnight City
12. Furniture—Brilliant Mind
13. New Order—Elegia
14. David Bowie—Changes
15. The Dream Academy—Life In A Northern Town
16. Roxette—It Must Have Been Love
17. The Psychedelic Furs—Heartbreak Beat
18. Silver Jews—How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down
19. The Books Featuring Jose Gonzalez—Cello Song
20. Brian Eno—St. Elmo's Fire
21. Tony Perkins—Rocket To The Moon (Yes, that Anthony Perkins.)
22. Howard Jones—No One Is To Blame
23. Pavement—AT & T
24. Christopher Cross—Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)
25. M83—Claudia Lewis
26. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds—Red Right Hand
27. Geoffrey O'Connor—So Sorry

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