Saturday, 3 December 2011

Top 111 Songs of 2011, Honourable Mentions

Bon Iver... best of 2011?

 




Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, alien overlords from the not-so-distant future wanting to learn about quality music in the 2000s... this is the beginning of the greatest countdown of the year; the top songs of 2011! "But what about songs released in December?" you say. Well, dear reader, songs from December are automatically added into the 2012 list. "But why?" you exclaim. Because one month or less is not nearly enough time to adequately judge a new track against its older competition. That's why. That's all there is for housekeeping so grab a drink, find a most comfortable seated locality and get ready to hear the greatest songs from one of the best years the music industry has had in quite some time. Since it was so good, we've boosted the honourable mentions for 2011 to twenty. That's right... twenty!!! All amazing tracks in their own right that narrowly missed out on making the official list. Are you excited for this? I'm excited for this! Let's hear some sweet, sweet music...


Honourable Mentions:


Shuffle
by Bombay Bicycle Club




Why won't you believe in it,
Until it's gone.


Something To Die For
by The Sounds




Don't say goodbye, just leave an open door,
I wanna hear you say, you give me something to die for.


Need You Now
by Cut Copy




I know I'm running baby,
But I need you now...


Brendan's Death Song
by Red Hot Chili Peppers




And you are love, you are the lucid dream, you are the ride,
And when you hear this you know it's your jam, it's your goodbye.


White Elephant
by Ladytron




Hey, put our pistols down, crawl along the ground,
Where we won't, won't be found.


Junk of the Heart (Happy)
by The Kooks




I wanna make you happy, I wanna make you feel alive.


Beautiful Girl
by William Fitzsimmons




Beautiful girl,
Let the sunrise come again.


Amanaemonesia
by Chairlift




Spacing out in a nook and a cranny,
It's officially uncanny.


Higher
by Art Vs. Science




Hii-ya!


Scale It Back
by DJ Shadow ft. Little Dragon



 
And I thought I heard someone say,
"Fly far away."

 
Heart Skips a Beat
by Lenka




My heart is playing tricks on me, And it's building bricks on me,
I can't break through... and I can't face you.


Calgary
by Bon Iver




Swollen orange and light let through,
Your one piece swimmer stuck to you.


Children
by V.V. Brown ft. Chiddy




Oh, if I had my way,
I'd throw everything away.


Maniac
by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah




Some say, "you can take me, but leave my daughter alone."


Options
by Gomez




All the things you'll see, and the place you'll go,
All the people you need, Everybody wants you... wants to be you.


Satellite
by The Kills




What a mess a little time makes to us,
When time and place collide.


Changed the Way You Kissed Me
by Example




But now I want off this ride 'cause your scaring me,
And I don't like where we're going...


In My Mind
by Amanda Palmer




... f*ck yes.


The Wilhem Scream
by James Blake




All I know is I'm falling, falling, falling, falling,
Might as well fall in.


Best Thing I Never Had
by Beyonce




What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)

 
Yeah... those were just honourable mentions. More to come soon... stay tuned! 

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