Thursday, January 03, 2008

top 32 songs of 2007!

32. "Less Talk More Rokk" by Freezepop
I guess I can blame my nephews for unlocking this song on Guitar Hero II and then getting it stuck in my head over the summer.

31. "Tarantula" by Smashing Pumpkins
Ok, but without Iha and that other girl, aren't they just another version of ZWAN?

30. "thnks fr th mmrs" by Fallout Boy
Fine. Even though they seem like they represent everything that bugs me, I still tend to like most of their songs.

29. "Shadowplay" by The Killers
This is a Joy Division cover and I've been listening to a whole lotta Joy Division this year because of the big movie (see previous post).

28. "Men's Needs" by The Cribs
This has a pretty dancy indie beat. Plus, the singers switch on the chorus. Keeps us as listeners on our toes.

27. "Bodysnatchers" by Radiohead
I'll be honest. I don't actually remember how this one goes because I forgot to download it when the album was free. I gotta give props to my boys radiohead though.

26. "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie
This wins the award for lamest AND most fun lyrics to sing. Everybody sing: "I'm gonna miss you like a child misses a blanket."

25. "1234" by Feist
The whispery then jubilant dynamic works. Also, Apple demanded that we all heard it a lot.

24. "The Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefani
Wasn't this from last year?

23. "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne
Now that she's finally old enough to be out of high school, it's refreshing to finally hear her sing the sort of song she should have sung in high school.

22. "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Not super great, but it's different enough to enjoy singing to.

21. "Heinrich Maneuver" by Interpol
Um, all their songs sound similar, but at least it's a sound i like.

20. "Business Time" by Flight of the Conchords
Great comedic songs aren't just funny, but also great and soulful even if they weren't funny.

19. "Brianstorm" by Arctic Monkeys
I bought their album when I couldn't find Arcade Fire. It was pretty much the next thing in the alphabet. Sweet album though.

18. "What Goes Around Comes Around" by Justin Timberlake
You probably liked it too. It's serious stuff.

17. "Gimme More" by Britney Spears
Less serious. She's a trainwreck, but c'mon. It's Britney, bitch.

16. "Iran So Far" by Andy Samberg and Adam Levine
Yeah, I think that Ahmadinejad looks like Jake Gyllenhall too! Funny. Funny. Funny. "I know there are no gays in Iran, but this is New York City, baby!"

15. "Grace Kelly" by Mika
This Queen homage is a pretty good one, but not quite awesome enough for me to go pick up this cd after winning it from the radio station.

14. "Myriad Harbour" by New Pornographers
Here's a real classy band. I'm serious; pay no attention to the title. Saw them live and they can really kick it out. They're like a Canadian supergroup.

13. "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John
Most effective use of whistling since "Patience" by Guns 'n Roses.

12. "Stronger" by Kanye West
This was more of a direct lift from the source material than usual, but it's nice to hear the guy head more electronic. He does it well. It helps me consider crossing genres more.

11. "Intervention" by Arcade Fire
This song is pretty inspiring. It sort of makes me want to stop working in the field, put my plowshare down and just sing in protest.

10. "Statues" by Foo Fighters
Dave on piano? Weird. They're looking and sounding really 70s, which I think is pretty cool. This is a song Wings should have written.

9. "LDN" by Lily Allen
I'm not sure why Amy Winehouse is so much more popular than this bird. This song just brightens me up. It's like white chick reggae.

8. "The Bird and the Worm" by The Used
I really never liked anything by them after their first album until this throat bleeder came along.

7. "Dashboard" by Modest Mouse
They've recently hired Johnny Marr, the guitarist from the Smiths. How cool is that? Anway, this song is way more fun to growl along to than any other one of theirs I've heard in the past.

6. "Bleed It Out" by Linkin Park
Every few years a Linkin Park song comes out that I really like and I'm slightly ashamed. This one has a steady charging rhythm propelled by the continuous switching of rockin' and chant rappin.'

5. "Identity Theft" by Nellie Mckay
My main girl always has a spot on the top 32! She really got more lively on her cd this year, with an even more retro sound.

4. "Hang Me Up to Dry" by Cold War Kids
These cats have a pretty unique perspective on music-making. I may have listened to their cd more than any other this year.

3. "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse
Muse is so freakin' hot right now. I love this one since it's a lot more groovy than rocky. Have you tried "Knights of Cydonia" on Guitar Hero yet? Sweeeeeet.

2. "When Your Mind's Made Up" by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
This was taken from the recording session scene in Once. When everything comes together, it's just one more of several musical highlights from the film. I really wish Control had a similar scene. It also helps that I find it the most beautiful song from the soundtrack.

1. "Rag and Bone" by The White Stripes
Jack and Meg loot an old southern estate, and it royally rocks. Just listen to it. The whole album is actually pretty good, maybe one of their best.

Anyway, that's it. It's never quite as detailed as the top movies. I probably forgot 32 or so songs as well. Lemme know what I missed.


Blogger joN. said...

arrgh! i already forgot one. "paralyzer" by finger eleven. i've never liked the band, but this song has a dirty drunk disco infection about it.

January 04, 2008 1:22 AM  
Blogger joN. said...

oh, yeah, and i also forgot "ruby" by kaiser chiefs. it's way better than that "riot" hit they had a little while ago. plus you can buy the song on guitar hero iii.

January 05, 2008 1:22 PM  
Blogger Saule Cogneur said...

I must say that I'm happy David Grohl is still around. I'm running out of heroes.

January 06, 2008 6:13 PM  

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