Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Top 50 Songs of 2011

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As with most of the lists presented by the DMDB, this is an aggregate compiling multiple other lists. In this case, 30 year-end lists (see resources at bottom of page) focused on both commercially successful and/or critically acclaimed lists have been averaged together to see what comes out as the cream of the crop from this past year. In addition, major award nominations have been thrown into the mix as well. Here are the results:

1. Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
2. Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks”
3. Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
4. Bon Iver “Holocene”
5. Adele “Someone Like You”

6. M83 “Midnight City”
7. Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger”
8. Lana Del Rey “Video Games”
9. LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & Goon Rock “Party Rock Anthem”
10. The Band Perry “If I Die Young”

11. Bruno Mars “Grenade”
12. Katy Perry “Firework”
13. Tyler, the Creator “Yonkers”
14. Lady Gaga “The Edge of Glory”
15. Radiohead “Lotus Flower”

16. Britney Spears “Till the World Ends”
17. Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues”
18. Frank Ocean “Novacane”
19. St. Vincent “Cruel”
20. Lady Gaga “Born This Way”

21. Jay-Z with Kanye West “Niggas in Paris”
22. Chris Brown with Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes “Look at Me Now”
23. Girls “Vomit”
24. Pink “Fuckin’ Perfect”
25. Tune Yards “Bizness”

26. Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer “Give Me Everything”
27. Beyonce “Countdown”
28. Foo Fighters “Walk”
29. James Blake “The Wilhelm Scream”
30. Jay-Z with Kanye West “Otis”

31. EMA “California”
32. Katy Perry with Kanye West “E.T.”
33. DJ Khaled with Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne “I’m on One”
34. Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love”
35. Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter “You and Tequila”

36. Jason Aldean with Ludacris “Dirt Road Anthem”
37. Mumford & Sons “The Cave”
38. Cee-Lo Green “Fuck You (aka ‘Forget You’)”
39. Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay”
40. Katy Perry “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”

41. Taylor Swift “Mean”
42. Pink “Raise Your Glass”
43. Lupe Fiasco “The Show Goes On”
44. Beyonce “1+1”
45. Lil Wayne with Cory Gunz “6 Foot 7 Foot”

46. Bruno Mars “The Lazy Song”
47. Kanye West with Drake & Rihanna “All of the Lights”
48. Blake Shelton “Honey Bee”
49. Zac Brown Band “Colder Weather”
50. Real Estate “It’s Real”

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