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.

25. Panda Bear – “Alsatian Darn”
24. Holy Ghost! – “Static on the Wire”
23. The Radio Dept. – “Heaven’s on Fire”
22. Freddie Gibbs – “Live By the Game”
21. Joanna Newsom – “Baby Birch”
20. LCD Soundsystem – “Pow Pow”
19. Kanye West – “Chain Heavy” (Feat. Talib Kweli & Consequence)
18. Christopher Andersson – “Tuxedo”
17. Big Boi – “Shine Blockas” (Feat. Gucci Mane)
16. James Blake – “I Only Know (What I Know Now)”
15. The-Dream – “Yamaha”
14. Caribou – “Kaili”
13. Four Tet – “Angel Echoes”
12. Frog Eyes – “Rebel Horns”
11. James Blake – “CMYK”
10. Gold Panda – “You”
09. Kanye West – “Devil in a New Dress” (Feat. Rick Ross)
08. Menomena – “Dirty Cartoons”
07. Mount Kimbie – “Maybes” (James Blake Remix)
06. Kanye West – “Monster” (Feat. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, & Bon Iver)
05. Ariel Pink Haunted Graffiti – “Round and Round”
04. Flying Lotus – “Zodiac Shit”
03. Beach House – “Norway”
02. Big Boi – “Shutterbugg” (Feat. Cutty)
01. LCD Soundsystem – “Dance Yrself Clean”