Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Top 100 Tracks of the Decade (#25-#1)

This is a list that could have easily gone on and on and on. To help curb this problem, I set one pretty big rule. No band could appear in my Top 100 more than once. That kept bands like Phoenix the New Pornographers from occupying about ten songs each, and it also made things a lot more interesting to assemble. That would also be a bore. I not only had to pare down bands, but then I had to trim songs within the band. And don't expect them all to be singles either. That would also be a bore. Two more notes: I don't have endless storage space for mp3s. I think I can get away with providing somewhere around 40 songs from this list. Until I get to the Top 15 or so, I'll be selecting songs for downloads I think are a little more obscure since many of you will already have the others. Finally, I only chose a few songs from 2009 for the same reason I selected so few new LPs for my best albums of the decade list. They need a little more time to season. I listen to lots of new music, and it would be easy to fall into the trap of selecting too many 2009 songs since they are so much in my consciousness. Now, on with the countdown. Feel free to send rants and raves.

Top Tracks of the Decade (#100-#76)
Top Tracks of the Decade (#75-#51)
Top Tracks of the Decade (#50-#26)

25. M. Ward - Poison Cup
24. The Rosebuds - Blue Bird (mp3)
23. Paul Simon - You're The One (mp3)
22. David Byrne - Glass, Concrete & Stone
21. Super Furry Animals - (Drawing) Rings Around The World (mp3)
20. Shout Out Louds - Very Loud
19. Wilco - Magazine Called Sunset
18. Modest Mouse - Float On
17. The Clientele - Since K Got Over Me
16. The Walkmen - The Rat (mp3)
15. Doves - There Goes The Fear
14. The Coral - Dreaming Of You (mp3)
13. Phoenix - Long Distance Call
12. The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?
11. The Strokes - Last Night
10. Kevin Shields - City Girl (mp3)
9. Air - Cherry Blossom Girl
8. Chamber Strings - Make It Through The Summer
7. Robert Forster - Demon Days (mp3)
6. Guillemtots - Trains To Brazil
5. Beck - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes (mp3)
4. David Bowie- Days (mp3)
3. She & Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
2. The Pipettes - Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me
1. Jens Lekman - Rocky Dennis Farewell Song To The Blind Girl (mp3)

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