Showing posts with label Best of 2011. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Best of 2011. Show all posts

Friday, December 30, 2011

The 100 Best Songs of 2011

1. Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars

2. Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Otis Redding

3. Someone Like You - Adele

4. Good Man - Raphael Saadiq

5. Rolling in the Deep - Adele

6. Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes

7. Young Blood - The Naked and Famous

8. Poison & Wine - The Civil Wars

9. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People

10. Colder Weather - Zac Brown Band

11. Lonely Boy - The Black Keys

12. My Ugly Mouth - Meg & Dia

13. Black - Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi featuring Norah Jones

14. Rumour Has It - Adele

15. Brighter Than the Sun - Colbie Caillat

16. Bring It On - The Gaslight Anthem

17. Children - V V Brown

18. Lost In My Mind - The Head and the Heart

19. L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. - Noah and the Whale

20. Make Some Noise - Beastie Boys

21. Back Down South - Kings of Leon

22. Comeback Kid (That's My Dog) - Brett Dennen

23. Oh My Heart - R.E.M.

24. Tree By the River - Iron & Wine

25. Freak Out - Tapes 'n Tapes

26. Stay Young, Go Dancing - Death Cab For Cutie

27. Windows Are Rolled Down - Amos Lee

28. Just a Kiss - Lady Antebellum

29. The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco

30. I Need a Doctor - Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey

31. Lucky Now - Ryan Adams

32. Battery Kinzie - Fleet Foxes

33. My Body - Young The Giant

34. Freaks and Geeks - Childish Gambino

35. Faster - Matt Nathanson

36. Nylons In a Rip - Nikka Costa

37. (Expletive Deleted) in Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West

38. Up Up Up - Givers

39. Love the Way You Walk Away - Blitzen Trapper

40. Single Girls - Laura Jansen

41. Gonna Get Over You - Sara Bareilles

42. Ours - Taylor Swift

43. All of the Lights - Kanye West

44. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars

45. Let the Rain - Sara Bareilles

46. Go Outside - Cults

47. Our Hearts Are Wrong - Jessica Lea Mayfield

48. Mean - Taylor Swift

49. When I'm Alone - Lissie

50. Stone Rollin' - Raphael Saadiq

51. Paradise - Coldplay

52. Hey Mama - Mat Kearney

53. Thinking About You - Frank Ocean

54. Time Spent in Los Angeles - Dawes

55. The Broken Ones - Dia Frampton

56. Hell On Heels - Pistol Annies

57. The Shrine / An Argument - Fleet Foxes

58. You Are a Tourist - Death Cab for Cutie

59. Flower - Amos Lee

60. Holdin On to Black Metal - My Morning Jacket

61. How Come You Never Go There - Feist

62. Bonfire - Childish Gambino

63. Back to December - Taylor Swift

64. Inventing Shadows - Dia Frampton

65. 'Til the End of Time - Timothy Bloom featuring V

66. ÜBerlin - R.E.M.

67. We Found Love - Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

68. Lorelai - Fleet Foxes

69. Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn

70. The Story of Us - Taylor Swift

71. Invisible - Skylar Grey

72. Movin' Down the Line - Raphael Saadiq

73. Don't Kick the Chair - Dia Frampton featuring Kid Cudi

74. You've Got the Love - Florence + the Machine

75. Roll Away Your Stone - Mumford & Sons

76. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyoncé

77. Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith

78. Two Against One - Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi featuring Jack Black

79. Get Some - Lykke Li

80. We All Go Back to Where We Belong - R.E.M.

81. Change The Sheets - Kathleen Edwards

82. Nasty - Nas

83. From the Clouds - Jack Johnson

84. Shanghai Cigarettes - Caitlin Rose

85. Radio Message - R. Kelly

86. Who Says - Selena Gomez & the Scene

87. Smarter - Eisley

88. Monster - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver

89. Howlin' for You - The Black Keys

90. KMAG YOYO - Hayes Carll

91. If I Die Young - The Band Perry

92. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera

93. Make My - The Roots featuring Big K.R.I.T. & Dice Raw

94. Masquerade - Lelia Broussard

95. Calamity Song - The Decemberists

96. Little Lie - Lindi Ortega

97. Shake It Out - Florence + the Machine

98. The Scientist - Willie Nelson

99. Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall - Coldplay

100. Radio - Raphael Saadiq

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The 9th Green’s Readers Favorite Songs of 2011

Before I get into my favorite songs of the year tomorrow, let’s look at some the songs that made up your soundtrack to 2011. If you didn’t send in your list year, hopefully next year you do so and you can see more of your favorite next year. Also congratulations are in order to Jay who won an Amazon MP3 gift card just contributing to this list. I should have that sent out to you by the end of the day. And thank you to everyone who participated

1. Rolling in the Deep - Adele

2. Video Games - Lana Del Ray

3. We Found Love - Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

4. Countdown - Beyoncé

5. Midnight City - M83

6. (Expletive Deleted) in Paris - The Throne (including the Remix with T.I.)

7. Shake It Out - Florence and the Machine

8. Bonfire - Childish Gambino

9. Someone Like You - Adele

10. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

11. Lotus Flower - Radiohead

12. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

13. Yonkers - Tyler, the Creator

14. Look At Me Now - Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes

15. Schoolin’ Life - Beyoncé

16. Starlight - Matt Cardle

17. Lonely Boy - The Black Keys

18. Walk - Foo Fighters

19. Take Care - Drake featuring Rihanna

20. I Need a Doctor - Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Gray

21. Till the World Ends - Britney Spears

22. Still Life - The Horrors

23. California - EMA

24. The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga

25. Headlines - Drake

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The 25 Best Mash Up's of 2011

It seems like every year Mash Up artists latch onto one song and like Since U Been Gone, Crazy and Umbrella before it, Rolling in the Deep got remix every which way this year including eight mash up of which I downloaded this year, a couple that made the list below. If you want to give the mash-up a listen, click its name on the first line (where you will find ways to download it most places) and if you would like to download the song that make it up, click those in the second line and it will take you to iTunes.

1. Mean Planes & Taylor Gangs - Brenton Duvall
Wiz Khalifa (This Plane) vs. Taylor Swift (Mean)

2. Runawayfully - The Hood Internet
Kanye West featuring Pusha T (Runaway) vs. Journey (Faithfully)

3. My Name Is Wopbabaluba - Jimmy Klok
Funkdoobiest (Wopbobalubop) vs. Rihanna featuring Drake (What's My Name?) vs. Snoop Doggy Dogg Who Am I (What's My Name)?

4. The Childish Games - D.veloped
Childish Gambino (Let Me Dope You) vs. Adele (Rolling in the Deep) Ol’ Dirty Bastard (Shimmy Shimmy Ya) vs. Backstreet Boys (I Want It That Way) vs. Phoenix (Lisztomania) vs. 50 Cent (50 Cent) vs. Wu-Tang Clan (C.R.E.A.M.)

5. We No Speak Cantina - G3RSt
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope: Cantina Band - Songs from Star Wars vs. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP (We No Speak Americano)

6. Johnny's 99 Problems (But The Pot of Gold Ain’t One) - DJ Schmolli
Dropkick Murphys (Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya) vs. Jay-Z (99 Problems)

7. Kiss - Norwegian Recycling
Sixpence none the Richer (Kiss Me) vs. Maroon 5 (She Will Be Loved) Bruno Mars (Just the Way You Are) vs. Savage Garden (Crash And Burn) vs. Jason Derulo (In My Head)

8. Party Man - Mighty Mike
Lynyrd Skynyrd (Simple Man) vs. Bloc Party (SRXT)

9. Eden Snow - Mighty Mike
Snow Patrol (You're All I Have) vs. Ludovico Einaudi (Eden Roc) vs. 30 Seconds to Mars (Kings and Queens)

10. Breathe and Shine - LeeDM101
John Legend and the Roots (Shine) vs. Sia (Breathe Me)

11. Extreme Ways in the Deep - DJ Y alias JY
Moby (Extreme Ways) vs. Adele (Rolling in the Deep)

12. Black Bug - Wick-it the Instigator
Big Boi and Cutty(Shutterbugg) vs. the Black Keys (Tighten Up)

13. My Bitter Cheap Symphony (Still Sweet) - Mashup-Germany
The Verve (Bitter Sweet Symphony) vs. Jason Derulo (Ridin' Solo) vs. B.O.B. featuring Hayley Williams (Airplanes) vs. 4 Non Blondes ( What's Up?) vs. Take That (Never Forget) vs. Snow Patrol (Chasing Cars) vs. Iyaz (Replay)

14. Gerry Barbra Street - DJ Schmolli
Duck Sauce (Barbra Streisand) vs. Gerry Rafferty (Baker Street) vs. Stealers Wheel (Stuck In the Middle With You)

15. What's My Name Jack - Party Ben
John Cougar Mellencamp (Jack & Diane) vs. Rihanna featuring Drake (What's My Name?)

16. Stop! Mashup Time - FAROFF
MC Hammer (U Can'T Touch This) vs. Eurythmics (Sweet Dreams) vs. New Order (Blue Monday) vs. Talking Heads (Psycho Killer) vs. Donna Summer (I Feel Love)

17. Faster, Eagle ! Fly ! Fly ! - Mighty Mike
Steve Miller Band (Fly Like An Eagle) vs Hello Bye Bye (Fast)

18. More Than a Boy - Colatron
Beyoncé (If I Were a Boy) vs Extreme (More Than Words)

19. Lights - Norwegian Recycling
Kanye West (All of the Lights) vs. Blink-182 (All the Small Things) vs. Foo Fighters (Learn to Fly) vs. The Killers (Mr. Brightside) vs. Muse (Starlight)

20. Intro Again - Production Unit
Aaliyah (Try Again) vs. the xx (Intro)

21. Unfaithful Sex - Titus Jones
Rihanna (Unfaithful) vs. Kings of Leon (Sex On Fire)

22. Pumped up Baby - G3RSt
Vanilla Ice (Ice Ice Baby) vs. Foster the People (Pumped Up Kicks) vs. Queen and David Bowie (Under Pressure)

23. Animus Vox - Slaptop
Nelly Furtado (Turn Off the Light) vs. Ludacris (Stand Up) vs. The Glitch Mob (Animus Vox)

24. Warwick Ghetto - Phil RetroSpector
Elvis Presley (In the Ghetto) vs Duffy (Warwick Avenue)

25. La Vida Easy - Mighty Mike
The Commodores (Easy) vs. Coldplay (Viva la Vida)

Friday, December 23, 2011

The 20 Best Albums of 2011

If you interested in buying any of the albums below, click on the album title to go to Amazon and the artist name to download it in iTunes. Also check out my original album reviews in the link under the album where for those I reviewed.

1. Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
In That Dream I'm as Old as the Mountains

2. Stone Rollin' - Raphael Saadiq
Let Love Bring Us Together

3. Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars

4. 21 - Adele
There's a Fire Starting in My Heart

5. El Camino - The Black Keys
I Got a Love That Keeps Me Waiting

6. Watch the Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West
Jay Is Chillin', 'Ye Is Chillin', What More Can I Say?

7. Ashes & Fire - Ryan Adams
Nobody Has to Cry to Make it Seem Real

8. Collapse into Now - R.E.M.
I Know What I am Chasing, I Know that this Is Changing Me

9. 4 - Beyoncé
You a Bad Girl and You're Friends Bad Too

10. Cocoon - Meg & Dia
I Gave Up on Giving Up on Me

11. Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 - Beastie Boys
We're Gonna Party for the Right to Fight

12. Chesapeake - Rachael Yamagata

13. Lasers - Lupe Fiasco

14. American Goldwing - Blitzen Trapper
You Might Find it Cheap but You're Never Gonna Find it Free

15. Undun - The Roots
If There's a Heaven I Can't Find a Stairway

16. Bells - Laura Jansen
I Have the Motivation to Be a Free Girl Now

17. Camp - Childish Gambino
Why Does Every Black Actor Gotta Rap Some? I Don’t Know, All I Know Is I’m the Best One

18. Mondo Amore - Nicole Atkins
They Call Dawn the Moring and I Wish We Said Goodbye

19. Back To Love - Anthony Hamilton
I'd Be Such and Angel You'd Think Me and Jesus Was Cool Like that

20. Red - Dia Frampton
Have You Ever Felt Like Everybody's Watching

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The 25 Best Live Performances of 2011

For the best live performances of the year, you can take the song title link to view the performance(aside from the first couple embedded ones) and the iTunes links will take you there where you can buy the performances (where available).

1. Friday – Stephan Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Taylor Hicks, and the Knick City Dancers (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

2. The Cave / Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise / Maggie’s Farm – Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers and Bob Dylan (2011 Grammy Awards)

3. Someone Like You – Adele (2011 MTV Video Music Awards)

4. Heartless – Dia Frampton (The Voice) Heartless - The Voice: Season 1 (The Highlights)

5. Deep River Woman / Stuck on You / Dancing on the Ceiling – Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, and Rascal Flatts (2011 American Country Music Awards)

6. The Song Otherwise Known as Forget You – Cee-Lo Green, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Muppets (2011 Grammy Awards)

7. Wake Up – The Sing-Off Contestants (The Sing-Off) Wake Up - The Sing-Off - Season 3: Episode 8 - New Country & Classic Rock

8. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Mick Jagger featuring Raphael Saadiq (2011 Grammy Awards) Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Performed Live at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards) - Single - Mick Jagger featuring Raphael Saadiq

9. You’re All I Need to Get By / Stand By Me – Usher / Valerie Simpson and Mike Stroller (2012 Grammy Nomination Special)

10. Love Is a Battlefield – Cee-Lo Green and Vicki Martinez (The Sing-Off) Love Is a Battlefield (The Voice Performance) - Love Is a Battlefield (The Voice Performance) - Single

11. Love the Way You Lie / I Need a Doctor – Rihanna, Eminem, and Dr. Dre featuring Adam Levine and Skylar Grey (2011 Grammy Awards)

12. Ignition (Remix) – The Dartmouth Aires (The Sing-Off) Ignition - The Sing-Off: Season 3, Episode 9 - R&B

13. Otis – The Throne (2011 MTV Video Music Awards)

14. Poison – Bell Biv DeVoe and The Roots (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

15. This Love – Blake Shelton, Patrick Thomas, Xenia, Jared Blake, and Dia Frampton (The Voice)

16. Grenade – Delilah (The Sing-Off) Grenade - The Sing-Off: Season 3: Episode 1 - Signature Songs

17. Colder Weather / Sweet Baby James – Zac Brown Band and James Taylor (2011 American Country Music Awards)

18. Valerie – Bruno Mars (2011 MTV Video Music Awards)

19. Aretha Franklin Tribute – Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride, Yolanda Adams, Florence Welch and Jennifer Hudson (2011 Grammy Awards)

20. The Message – Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Scorpio, Common, Lupe Fiasco, and LL Cool J (2012 Grammy Nomination Special)

21. Put Your Records On – Afro Blue (The Sing-Off) Put Your Records On - The Sing-Off: Season 3: Episode 1 - Signature Songs

22. Mean – Taylor Swift (2011 American Country Music Awards)

23. My Body – Young the Giant (2011 MTV Video Music Awards)

24. Motownphilly – Boyz II Men and The Roots (VH1 Divas Live)

25. Tubthumping – The Yellowjackets (The Sing-Off)