Songs of 2010: The List

As promised, here is a list of my 50 favorite songs from 2010 (links to streams and music videos included). This list has changed a half-dozen times or so since it was originally compiled, but I’ve always found it difficult to settle on a set of tracks for very long. That being said, the vast majority of the original 50 songs remain in this incarnation of the list — a testament to their strength — but have simply shuffled around in relative standing to one another. Chances are I’ll even make some slight adjustments as I type this out, but here goes…

50. Panda Bear – “Last Night at the Jetty”
49. Washed Out – “You and I” (Feat. Caroline Polachek)
48. Women – “Eyesore”
47. Donwill – “Love Junkie” (Feat. The Park) (Wallpaper. Remix)
46. Big K.R.I.T. – “Hometown Hero”
45. Gold Panda – “Same Dream China”
44. Deerhunter – “Helicopter”
43. Aloe Blacc – “I Need a Dollar”
42. Freddie Gibbs – “The Ghetto”
41. Gauntlet Hair – “I Was Thinking…”
40. Toro y Moi – “Low Shoulder”
39. Sleigh Bells – “Tell ‘Em”
38. Flying Lotus – “Dance of the Pseudo Nymph”
37. Teengirl Fantasy – “Cheaters”
36. El Guincho – “Bombay”
35. Erykah Badu – “Umm Hmm”
34. Active Child – “When Your Love Is Safe” (Classixx Remix)
33. Jamaica – “Short and Entertaining”
32. Rafter – “Fruit”
31. El Guincho – “Novias”
30. White Hinterland – “Icarus”
29. Rusko – “Hold On” (Feat. Amber Coffman) (Sub Focus Remix)
28. Young Montana? – “Sacré Cool”
27. Breakbot – “Baby I’m Yours” (Feat. Irfane)
26. Curren$y – “Audio Dope II”

Peep the top 25 after the jump.

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Adele: “Rolling in the Deep” (Jamie xx Shuffle)

After some odd and sporadic downtime (apologies– will be changing web hosts very soon), the year-end fun at Chickens Don’t Clap! will continue shortly with my favorite EPs and albums of 2010. Until then, enjoy this absurdly good remix of Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep” by Jamie Smith of The xx. Dude’s gonna have a great 2011.

This is on repeat over here, for sure.