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Forum - Personal Charts: Your Special Occasion Charts - KingBandicoot's End Of Year Charts

Welcome to my first thread (despite my having spent over two years as a member on this site)!

This is where I will post all my end of year lists of best (and worst when I get around to doing it) songs.

Since 2010, I've done a top 150 list of best songs of each year. I hope you enjoy!
THE BEST SONGS

2010

1.Dynamite – Taio Cruz
2.Whataya Want From Me – Adam Lambert
3.Magic – B.o.B feat. Rivers Cuomo
4.Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) – The Wombats
5.Grenade – Bruno Mars
6.Sing – My Chemical Romance
7.Just A Dream – Nelly
8.We Dance To A Different Disco, Honey – Short Stack
9.Plans – Birds of Tokyo
10.OMG – Usher feat. will.i.am

11.Planets – Short Stack
12.Alors on danse – Stromae
13.Unbroken – Stan Walker
14.Closer To The Edge – 30 Seconds To Mars
15.DJ Got Us Fallin’ Love – Usher feat. Pitbull
16.If I Had You – Adam Lambert
17.FU – Cee Lo Green
18.Written In The Stars – Tinie Tempah feat. Eric Turner
19.Club Certified – Kylian Mash feat. Akon & Glasses
20.Please Don’t Go – Mike Posner

21.Angel – Akon
22.The Island, Pt. 1 (Dawn) – Pendulum
23.Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
24.Erase Me – Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West
25.Coming Home – Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey
26.Yeah 3X – Chris Brown
27.Pursuit Of Happiness – Kid Cudi feat. MGMT & Ratatat
28.Break Your Heart – Taio Cruz
29.Undisclosed Desires – Muse
30.Talking Like I’m Falling Down Stairs – Sparkadia

31.Bed Intruder Song – Antoine Dodson & The Gregory Brothers feat. Kelly Dodson
32.In My Head – Jason Derulo
33.It Can Wait – Illy
34.Higher – Taio Cruz
35.Memories – David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi
36.Find Your Love – Drake
37.Break My Bank – New Boyz feat. Iyaz
38.Misery – Maroon 5
39.Opposite Of Adults – Chiddy Bang
40.Billionaire – Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars

41.I Made It – Kevin Rudolf feat. Birdman, Jay Sean & Lil Wayne
42.We No Speak Americano – Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP
43.Just Say So – Brian McFadden feat. Kevin Rudolf
44.My Eagle – Children Collide
45.Big Jet Plane – Angus & Julia Stone
46.Nothin’ On You – B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars
47.Hollywood – Michael Buble
48.Shame – Robbie Williams feat. Gary Barlow
49.Airplanes – B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
50.Barbra Streisand – Duck Sauce

51.Not In Love – Crystal Castles
52.It’s Not The End Of The World But I Can See It From Here – Lostprophets
53.Friday To Sunday – Justice Crew
54.Takes Me Higher – J. Williams feat. Dane Rumble
55.Love Lost – The Temper Trap
56.Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) – Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E
57.You Got Me – J. Williams feat. Scribe
58.Somewhere In The World – Altiyan Childs
59.Stay The Night – James Blunt
60.Long Hot Summer – Keith Urban

61.Who’s That Chick? – David Guetta feat. Rihanna
62.Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor) – Pitbull feat. T-Pain
63.Always Be Here – Dane Rumble
64.For Your Entertainment – Adam Lambert
65.Wavin’ Flag (Coca Cola Celebration Remix) – K’NAAN
66.Double Vision – 3OH!3
67.Crave You – Flight Facilities
68.Modern Man – Arcade Fire
69.Save Our Town – Philadelphia Grand Jury
70.The Other Side – Bruno Mars feat. B.o.B & Cee Lo Green

71.Don’t Know What To Do – Dane Rumble
72.Animal – Neon Trees
73.City Lights – The Smart
74.Gifted – N.A.S.A. feat. Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li
75.Ridin’ Solo – Jason Derulo
76.Miami 2 Ibiza – Swedish House Mafia feat. Tinie Tempah
77.Dance The Way I Feel – Ou Est Le Swimming Pool
78.Cooler Than Me – Mike Posner
79.Fader – The Temper Trap
80.What’s My Name? – Rihanna & Drake

81.All Of The Lights – Kanye West feat. Elton John, Alicia Keys, Fergie, The Dream, Tony Williams, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Charlie Wilson, Ryan Leslie & Elly Jackson
82.Runaway – Kanye West feat. Pusha T
83.This Ain’t A Love Song – Scouting For Girls
84.Raise Your Glass – P!nk
85.Cave In – Owl City
86.Rock It – Little Red
87.No Apologies – Bon Jovi
88.Like It’s Her Birthday – Good Charlotte
89.Who’s That Girl? – Guy Sebastian feat. Eve
90.Save Me, San Francisco – Train

91.Only Girl (In The World) – Rihanna
92.Alive – Goldfrapp
93.Replay - Iyaz
94.Rocketeer – Far East Movement feat. Ryan Tedder
95.Finally See Our Way – Art vs. Science
96.I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
97.Magic Fountain – Art vs. Science
98.Rock That Body – The Black Eyed Peas
99.Animal Rights – deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner
100.Seventeen – Jet

101.Club Can’t Handle Me – David Guetta feat. Flo Rida
102.Blitz – Digitalism
103.1901 – Phoenix
104.What Do I Know About Pain? – Gyroscope
105.Choose You – Stan Walker
106.Love The Fall – Michael Paynter
107.Marry You – Bruno Mars
108.Sex On The Radio – Good Charlotte
109.Baby, I’m Getting Better – Gyroscope
110.Something In The Water – Brooke Fraser

111.One Way Road – John Butler Trio
112.Jackson’s Last Stand – Ou Est Le Swimming Pool
113.Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys
114.Get Back Up – T.I. feat. Chris Brown
115.Pack Up – Eliza Doolittle
116.Jesus Came To My Birthday Party – The Middle East
117.Carry Out – Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake
118.Kickstarts – Example
119.Castle Walls – T.I. feat. Christina Aguilera
120.Your Love – Aston Shuffle

121.Not Afraid – Eminem
122.Something Else – Pieter T
123.Say Something – Timbaland feat. Drake
124.The Sky’s The Limit – Jason Derulo
125.Hello – The Potbelleez
126.Way Back Home – Bag Raiders
127.Dirty Talk – Wynter Gordon
128.Punching In A Dream – The Naked and Famous
129.Take Over Control – Afrojack feat. Eva Simons
130.For The First Time – The Script

131.Bang Bang Bang – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. feat. Q-Tip
132.Saturday Night – Jessica Mauboy feat. Ludacris
133.Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1) – Flo Rida
134.Some Of The Places I Know – Gyroscope
135.Dancing With The DJ – The Knocks
136.I <3 U So – Cassius
137.Love Hangover – Jason Derulo
138.Night Of Your Life – J. Williams feat. K.One
139.Chemical Rush – Brian McFadden
140.Mr. Mysterious – Vanessa Amorosi feat. Seany B

141.The Resistance – Muse
142.Pyro – Kings of Leon
143.Do You Remember – Jay Sean feat. Sean Paul & Lil Jon
144.Bottoms Up – Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj
145.Mousetrap Heart – Thirsty Merc
146.Young Forever – Jay-Z feat. Mr. Hudson
147.Morning After Dark –Timbaland feat. SoShy & Nelly Furtado
148.Lying – Amy Meredith
149.The Saddest Thing I Know – Birds of Tokyo
150.2012 – Jay Sean feat. Nicki Minaj

Forgotten Songs:
- Bright Lights, Bigger City - Cee-Lo Green
- Power - Kanye West feat. Dwele
- Amazing - Inna



2011

1.Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
2.China – Sparkadia
3.Just Got Started – 360 feat. Pez
4.Toutes Les Nuits – Colonel Reyel
5.The Ballad of Mona Lisa – Panic! At The Disco
6.Save The World – Swedish House Mafia
7.Rescue Me – You Me At Six feat. Chiddy
8.Civilisation – Justice
9.Feeding Line – Boy & Bear
10.Last Night – Good Charlotte

11.Out Of My Head – Lupe Fiasco feat. Trey Songz
12.Love Love Love – Avalanche City
13.Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
14.Arlandria – Foo Fighters
15.From The Music – The Potbelleez
16.Ready 2 Go – Martin Solveig feat. Kele
17.Levels – Avicii
18.Rope – Foo Fighters
19.Otis – Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Otis Redding
20.Mr. Saxobeat – Alexandra Stan

21.Paradise – Coldplay
22.Promises Promises – Incubus
23.Mirror – Lil Wayne feat. Bruno Mars
24.Contact High – Architecture in Helsinki
25.Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
26.Heartbreak Made Me A Killer – Short Stack
27.Glad You Came – The Wanted
28.Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
29.Got 2 Luv U – Sean Paul feat. Alexis Jordan
30.Black And Yellow – Wiz Khalifa

31.Witchcraft – Pendulum
32.Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites – Skrillex
33.Good Feeling – Flo Rida
34.Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra
35.Cinema – Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go
36.Midnight City – M83
37.Set It Off – Timomatic
38.Promises – Nero [Skrillex Remix]
39.Dedication To My Ex (Miss That) – Lloyd feat. Andre 3000
40.Stereo Hearts – Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine

41.Invincible – Tinie Tempah feat. Kelly Rowland
42.Ready To Go – Panic! At The Disco
43.Bounce – Calvin Harris feat. Kelis
44.Love Is A Drug – Eskimo Joe
45.Danza Kuduro – Lucenzo feat. Don Omar
46.Penguin/Fade Into Darkness – Avicii
47.Better Than I Know Myself – Adam Lambert
48.Always A Winner – Pete Murray
49.The A Team – Ed Sheeran
50.Sweat – Snoop Dogg & David Guetta [David Guetta Remix]

51.What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
52.Young, Wild & Free – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars
53.Foreign Language – Flight Facilities
54.I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
55.Bang Bang Sexy – Short Stack
56.Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
57.The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie – Red Hot Chili Peppers
58.Stay – Hurts
59.The Show Goes On – Lupe Fiasco
60.Hit The Lights – Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne

61.Own This Club – Marvin Priest
62.Walk – Foo Fighters
63.Who Dat Girl – Flo Rida feat. Akon
64.Domino – Jessie J
65.We Found Love – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
66.Jet Lag – Simple Plan feat. Natalie Imbruglia
67.Earthquake – Labrinth feat. Tinie Tempah
68.I Feel Better – Gotye
69.These Days – Foo Fighters
70.Yeah 3X – Chris Brown

71.Summer Paradise – Simple Plan feat. K’NAAN
72.Titanium – David Guetta feat. Sia
73.Not Over You – Gavin DeGraw
74.Hangover – Taio Cruz feat. Flo Rida
75.Lighters – Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars
76.Free – Pete Murray
77.Friday To Sunday – Justice Crew
78.I Can Show You – Tim & Jean
79.Without You – David Guetta feat. Usher
80.Breathing – Jason Derulo

81.More – Usher
82.Changed The Way You Kissed Me – Example
83.Take Me Away – Marvin Priest feat. Wynter Gordon
84.Call It What You Want – Foster The People
85.Strange Clouds – B.o.B feat. Lil Wayne
86.Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer
87.Heartbreak – The Fray
88.Houdini – Foster The People
89.Roller Disco – The Vaudeville Smash
90.Ordinary Man – Altiyan Childs

91.Loud – Stan Walker
92.Under Cover Of Darkness – The Strokes
93.Jumpstart – These Kids Wear Crowns
94.She’s Like A Comet – Jebediah
95.I Just Had Sex – The Lonely Island feat. Akon
96.Switch Me On – Shannon Noll
97.I Like It Like That – Hot Chelle Rae feat. New Boyz
98.Seek Bromance – Tim Berg
99.Fine By Me – Andy Grammer
100.Who’s That Girl – Guy Sebastian feat. Eve

101.The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating – The Living End
102.Backseat – New Boyz feat. Dev & The Cataracs
103.Can’t Keep My Hands Off You – Simple Plan feat. Rivers Cuomo
104.Give Me Everything – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
105.Lightning – The Wanted
106.Who’s That Chick? – David Guetta feat. Rihanna
107.Good Life – One Republic feat. B.o.B
108.Just Can’t Get Enough – The Black Eyed Peas
109.International Love – Pitbull feat. Chris Brown
110.Mouse In Da House – Mousey feat. Casey Benetto

111.Hello – Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette
112.Young Blood – The Naked and Famous
113.Talk Talk Talk – Darren Hayes
114.When We Stand Together – Nickelback
115.E.T. – Katy Perry
116.She Said – Plan B
117.Check Yes Juliet (Run Baby Run) – We The Kings
118.Rain Over Me – Pitbull feat. Marc Anthony
119.Jona Vark – Gypsy & The Cat
120.Slap My Elbow – S.mouse

121.Bow Chicka Wow Wow – Mike Posner
122.Don’t Stop The Party – The Black Eyed Peas
123.Animal – Neon Trees
124.Earthquakey People – Steve Aoki feat. Rivers Cuomo
125.The Truth – PNAU
126.All In – Lifehouse
127.Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
128.With Ur Love – Cher Lloyd feat. Mike Posner
129.I Need A Doctor – Dr. Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey
130.Welcome Home – Radical Face

131.Helena Beat – Foster The People
132.Dirty Talk – Wynter Gordon
133.Cmon Talk – Bern/hoft
134.I Want You – Andrew Allen
135.Sex On The Radio – Good Charlotte
136.Saturday Night – Jessica Mauboy feat. Ludacris
137.Sunlight – Bag Raiders
138.Song For The Lonely – The Living End
139.Video Games – Lana Del Rey
140.Last Night – Ian Carey feat. Snoop Dogg & Bobby Anthony

141.Don’t Hold Your Breath – Nicole Scherzinger
142.Animal Zoo – S.mouse
143.Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith
144.It Will Rain – Bruno Mars
145.You Make Me Feel... – Cobra Starship feat. Sabi
146.Rocketeer – Far East Movement feat. Ryan Tedder
147.Words I Never Said – Lupe Fiasco feat. Skylar Grey
148.1983 – Neon Trees
149.Pyro – Kings of Leon
150.Take Care – Drake & Rihanna



2012

1.Brother – Matt Corby
2.Too Close – Alex Clare
3.Feel The Love – Rudimental feat. John Newman
4.Treatment – Labrinth
5.In My Mind – Ivan Gough feat. Feenixpawl & Georgi Kay [Axwell Mix]
6.Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
7.My Kind Of Love – Emeli Sande
8.Holdin’ On – Flume
9.Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin
10.Euphoria – Loreen

11.Little Talks – Of Monsters And Men
12.I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
13.Wild Ones – Flo Rida feat. Sia
14.Battle Scars – Guy Sebastian feat. Lupe Fiasco
15.Caress Your Soul – Sticky Fingers
16.Not Giving In – Rudimental feat. John Newman & Alex Clare
17.Troublemaker – Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida
18.In The Blowing Wind – Darren Percival
19.I’m Shakin’ – Jack White
20.Mind Your Manners – Chiddy Bang

21.She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) – David Guetta feat. Sia
22.Call My Name – Cheryl
23.Animal – R.I.O. feat. U-Jean
24.So Good – B.o.B
25.We’ll Be Coming Back – Calvin Harris feat. Example
26.45 – The Gaslight Anthem
27.Drunk – Ed Sheeran
28.Gold On The Ceiling – The Black Keys
29.Tonight Is The Night – Outasight
30.Let’s Go – Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo

31.Runaways – The Killers
32.Borders – Feeder
33.Need Your Love – The Temper Trap
34.She’s So Mean – Matchbox Twenty
35.Summer Jam – R.I.O. feat. U-Jean
36.Simple Song – The Shins
37.You’ll Be Mine – Havana Brown feat. R3hab
38.Gold – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eighty4 Fly
39.Last Time – Labrinth
40.Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

41.Gangnam Style – PSY
42.How We Do (Party) – Rita Ora
43.Next To Me – Emeli Sande
44.Candy – Robbie Williams
45.Everybody Have A Good Time – The Darkness
46.Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert
47.Charlie Brown – Coldplay
48.Some Nights – Fun.
49.Child – 360
50.Lego House – Ed Sheeran

51.Love This Life – T.I.
52.Madness – Muse
53.Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch
54.Heard It All – Illy
55.My Gun – The Rubens
56.Hey Hey Hey (Pop Another Bottle) – Laurent Wery feat. Swiftkid
57.Home – Phillip Phillips
58.Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande
59.C’est la vie – Khaled
60.Fast Car – Taio Cruz

61.Hall Of Fame – The Script feat. will.i.am
62.Keepsake – The Gaslight Anthem
63.Ho Hey – The Lumineers
64.Spectrum (Say My Name) [Calvin Harris Remix] – Florence + The Machine
65.Hopeless Wanderer – Mumford & Sons
66.This Is Love – will.i.am feat. Eva Simons
67.50 Ways To Say Goodbye – Train
68.Payphone – Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
69.Whistle – Flo Rida
70.I Feel It In My Bones – The Killers feat. Ryan Pardey

71.Turn Me On – David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj
72.I Can Make You Love Me – British India
73.Easy Way Out – Gotye
74.Chasing The Sun – The Wanted
75.I Love It – Hilltop Hoods feat. Sia
76.Drinking From The Bottle – Calvin Harris feat. Tinie Tempah
77.Climb On Board – Labrinth
78.Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran
79.Far Away – Tyga feat. Chris Richardson
80.Greyhound – Swedish House Mafia

81.Read All About It – Professor Green feat. Emeli Sande
82.No Stopping Me – KJ-52 & TC
83.Run Alone – 360
84.Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding
85.Bangarang – Skrillex
86.Paddling Out – Miike Snow
87.Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala
88.Lights – Ellie Goulding
89.Work Hard, Play Hard – Wiz Khalifa
90.Chronicles Of A Fallen Love – The Bloody Beetroots feat. Greta Svabo Bech

91.Can You Feel It – Timomatic
92.Rock The Boat – Bob Sinclar feat. Pitbull, Dragonfly & Fatman Scoop
93.Trouble – Chris Rene
94.Promises – The Presets
95.Heart Attack – Trey Songz
96.Hurt Me Tomorrow – K’NAAN
97.Die Young – Ke$ha
98.Surrender – Ball Park Music
99.What Makes A Good Man? – The Heavy
100.Ai se eu te pego! – Michel Telo

101.Horst & Monika – Die Orsons feat. Cro
102.Mama Do The Hump – Rizzle Kicks
103.Wish You Were Here – Delta Goodrem
104.Wings – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
105.Get It Started – Pitbull feat. Shakira
106.Here Comes My Man – The Gaslight Anthem
107.Daylight Robbery – Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
108.Undefeated – Jason Derulo
109.Scream – Usher
110.Rayos De Sol – Jose De Rico feat. Henry Mendez

111.I’m On A Roll – Stefano feat. New Boyz & Rock Mafia
112.Primadonna – Marina & The Diamonds
113.Get Low – Waka Flocka Flame feat. Nicki Minaj, Tyga & Flo Rida
114.I Will Die For You – Luca Hanni
115.Bonfire – Knife Party
116.Burn It Down – Linkin Park
117.Ten Thousand Hours – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
118.What You’ve Done To Me – Samantha Jade
119.This Kiss – Carly Rae Jepsen
120.Handwritten – The Gaslight Anthem

121.Everybody Talks – Neon Trees
122.Imagine – Tone Damli & Eric Saade
123.If Looks Could Kill – Timomatic
124.Put Your Hands Up – Matchbox Twenty
125.Drive By – Train
126.To The World – Kanye West & R. Kelly
127.Young Homie – Chris Rene
128.Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) – Ne-Yo
129.Make It Bun Dem – Skrillex feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
130.Are You Ready – Marvin Priest

131.Finally Found You – Enrique Iglesias feat. Sammy Adams
132.Starships – Nicki Minaj
133.Trembling Hands – The Temper Trap
134.Children Of The Sun – Feeder
135.Don’t Wake Me Up – Chris Brown
136.Take It Home – Johnny Ruffo
137.Miss Atomic Bomb – The Killers
138.Carry On – Fun.
139.Adorn – Miguel
140.Best Night – Justice Crew

141.Sun – Two Door Cinema Club
142.Sitting On Top Of The World – Delta Goodrem
143.Feel Again – OneRepublic
144.Shut Up & Kiss Me – Reece Mastin
145.Here With Me – The Killers
146.Can’t Get Better Than This – Parachute Youth
147.Miracle Cure – Something For Kate
148.On The Run – Kaiser Chiefs
149.Shout It Out – Reece Mastin
150.Skyline - Pegasus

Forgotten Songs:
- Disparate Youth - Santigold
- The Way It Was - The Killers
- Kontiki - Hardwell & Dannic
- Get Free - Major Lazer feat. Amber Coffman
- Call Me A Spaceman - Hardwell feat. Mitch Crown
- Thinking Bout You - Frank Ocean
- Pyramids - Frank Ocean



2013

1.Papaoutai – Stromae
2.Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
3.R U Mine? – Arctic Monkeys
4.Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
5.Love Me Again – John Newman
6.I Could Be The One – Avicii vs. Nicky Romero
7.Your Body Is A Weapon – The Wombats
8.Shot At The Night – The Killers
9.You Make Me – Avicii
10.Hello – Stafford Brothers feat. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian

11.High Hopes – Kodaline
12.Bleeding Out – Imagine Dragons
13.I Sat By The Ocean – Queens Of The Stone Age
14.Royals – Lorde
15.Do Or Die – Flux Pavilion feat. Childish Gambino
16.Safe And Sound – Capital Cities
17.Need U (100%) – Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E
18.Arabella – Arctic Monkeys
19.Hey Brother – Avicii
20.Right Here – Rudimental feat. Foxes

21.Demons – Imagine Dragons
22.Rock U Tonite – Wave Racer
23.Team – Lorde
24.Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
25.Red Lights – Tiesto
26.Love Is All I Got – Feed Me & Crystal Fighters
27.My God Is The Sun – Queens Of The Stone Age
28.Caesar – 44th Sunset
29.Thinking About You – Calvin Harris feat. Ayah Marar
30.Pompeii – Bastille

31.The Best We Got – The Rubens
32.Animals – Martin Garrix
33.Wake Me Up! – Avicii
34.Do I Wanna Know? – Arctic Monkeys
35.Fairweather Friends – Queens Of The Stone Age
36.Ta fete – Stromae
37.Learn To Love Again – Lawson
38.Rock City – Kings Of Leon
39.Take Me – RUFUS
40.Clarity – Zedd feat. Foxes

41.Don’t Matter – Kings Of Leon
42.Under Control – Calvin Harris/Alesso/Theo Hutchcraft
43.Hey Now – Martin Solveig & The Cataracs feat. Kyle
44.Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? – Arctic Monkeys
45.Heart Upon My Sleeve – Avicii
46.Swimming Pools (Drank) – Kendrick Lamar
47.Lay Me Down – Avicii
48.Whatever – Cro
49.Snap Out Of It – Arctic Monkeys
50.Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round – Gary Clark Jr.

51.The Way It Used To Be – Mike Posner
52.Lies – Chvrches
53.Sail – AWOLNATION
54.Black Skinhead – Kanye West
55.Tous le memes – Stromae
56.Rude – Magic!
57.Treasure – Bruno Mars
58.Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. + Pharrell
59.New Slaves – Kanye West
60.Blood Clot – Lunatics On Pogosticks

61.Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
62.Cheating – John Newman
63.My Number – Foals
64.Reflektor – Arcade Fire
65.Lose Yourself To Dance – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
66.The Phoenix – Fall Out Boy
67.You – Nathaniel
68.Got What You Need – Eskimo Joe
69.Attracting Flies – AlunaGeorge
70.Gold Dust – John Newman

71.Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
72.I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
73.The Boys Are Back – Dropkick Murphys
74.Heart Attack – Demi Lovato
75.Riptide – Vance Joy
76.Resolution – Matt Corby
77.My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) – Fall Out Boy
78.Berzerk – Eminem
79.Contact – Daft Punk
80.Temple – Kings Of Leon

81.The Monster – Eminem feat. Rihanna
82.Merci – Stromae
83.Tombe sous le charme – Christophe Mae
84.Desert Night – RUFUS
85.Only Teardrops – Emmelie de Forest
86.Fragments Of Time – Daft Punk feat. Todd Edwards
87.Ricky Ricardo – KAPTN
88.Quand c’est? – Stromae
89.Waiting All Night – Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre
90.White Teeth Teens – Lorde

91.In The Future – Architecture In Helsinki
92.Antenna – Fuse ODG feat. Wyclef Jean
93.It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
94.We Own It (Fast & Furious 6) – Wiz Khalifa feat. 2 Chainz
95.Carmen – Stromae
96.This Is What It Feels Like – Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie
97.Liar Liar – Avicii
98.Pizza Guy – Touch Sensitive
99.Fireside – Arctic Monkeys
100.Just What I Am – Kid Cudi feat. King Chip

101.Bella – Maitre Gims
102.One For The Road – Arctic Monkeys
103.La La La – Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith
104.Your Drums, Your Love – AlunaGeorge
105.God Only Knows – MKTO
106.Lonely Girl – Tonight Alive
107.Satellites – James Blunt
108.Supersoaker – Kings Of Leon
109.Burn – Ellie Goulding
110.Bound 2 – Kanye West

111.Youngbloods – Illy feat. Ahren Stringer
112.Asshole – Eminem feat. Skylar Grey
113.Love Illumination – Franz Ferdinand
114.AVF – Stromae avec Maitre Gims & Orelsan
115.Unbelievers – Vampire Weekend
116.Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine) – Klangkarussell feat. Will Heard
117.Sommeil – Stromae
118.Free – Rudimental feat. Emeli Sande
119.Red Hands – Walk Off The Earth
120.Hey Porche – Nelly

121.Batard – Stromae
122.Blood On The Leaves – Kanye West
123.Permission To Love – Hayden James
124.Parachute – Timomatic
125.In Colour – Shapeshifter
126.Ave Cesaria – Stromae
127.Music To Walk Home By – Tame Impala
128.So Much Better – Eminem
129.Bulletproof – Stan Walker
130.The Way You Are – Peking Duk

131.Not Alone – Dane Rumble feat. Jupiter Project
132.The Spark – Afrojack feat. Spree Wilson
133.Don’t Lie – Vampire Weekend
134.Turn Up The Radio – Electric Stiletto
135.On My Way – Charlie Brown
136.Ratchet – Bloc Party
137.YOLO – The Lonely Island feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar
138.I See Fire – Ed Sheeran
139.I Didn’t Believe – Flight Facilities feat. Elizabeth Rose
140.Wake Me Up – Aloe Blacc

141.Diane Young – Vampire Weekend
142.Dream A Little Crazy – Architecture In Helsinki
143.Where There’s Muck – Robbie Williams
144.Goin’ Crazy – Dizzee Rascal feat. Robbie Williams
145.What A Night – Loveable Rogues
146.Powerless – Rudimental feat. Becky Hill
147.Cough Cough – Everything Everything
148.Let Me Down Easy – Sheppard
149.Holes – Passenger
150.Cirrus - Bonobo

Forgotten Songs:
- Tiptoe - Imagine Dragons
- So Good To Me - Chris Malinchak
- Tennis Court - Lorde
- Retrograde - James Blake
- Come & Get It - Selena Gomez
- Higher - Just Blaze & Baauer feat. Jay-Z



2014 - Only 100 songs this year

1.Dangerous – David Guetta feat. Sam Martin
2.I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
3.Am I Wrong – Nico & Vinz
4.Like I Can – Sam Smith
5.Me And My Broken Heart – Rixton
6.Prayer In C [Robin Schulz Remix] – Lilly Wood & The Prick feat. Robin Schulz
7.Derniere Danse – Indila
8.Rather Be – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
9.Lovers On The Sun – David Guetta feat. Sam Martin
10.Take Me To Church – Hozier

11.Given The Chance – The Kite String Tangle
12.Wizard – Martin Garrix feat. Jay Hardway
13.Figure It Out – Royal Blood
14.Television – Short Stack
15.Rollin’ And Tumblin’ – The Gaslight Anthem
16.King And Cross – Asgeir
17.Outside – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
18.I Can Feel That You Don’t Love Me – Kingswood
19.She Only Loves Me When I’m There – Ball Park Music
20.All This Could Be Yours – Cold War Kids

21.All The Rage Back Home – Interpol
22.I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore – Rise Against
23.TINA – Fuse ODG feat. Angel
24.Let Go For Tonight – Foxes
25.The Walker – Fitz And The Tantrums
26.Ten Tonne Skeleton – Royal Blood
27.Out Of The Black – Royal Blood
28.Fever – The Black Keys
29.Changing – Sigma feat. Paloma Faith
30.Real Love – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne

31.Undressed – Kim Cesarion
32.1,000 Years – The Gaslight Anthem
33.Stolen Dance – Milky Chance
34.Torrent – Asgeir
35.Let It Be – Labrinth
36.I Will Never Let You Down – Rita Ora
37.The Days – Avicii
38.Flashed Junk Mind – Milky Chance
39.Home – Naughty Boy feat. Sam Romans
40.Ghost – Ella Henderson

41.Legacy – Nicky Romero feat. Krewella
42.Congregation – Foo Fighters
43.Stay High – Tove Lo feat. Hippie Sabotage
44.Don’t Kill The Magic – MAGIC!
45.Shower – Becky G
46.All About You – Hilary Duff
47.Sing – Ed Sheeran
48.My Love – Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne
49.Out Of My League – Fitz And The Tantrums
50.Cosby Sweater – Hilltop Hoods

51.Blame – Calvin Harris feat. John Newman
52.Seeya – deadmau5 feat. Colleen D’Agostino
53.Break The Walls – Fitz And The Tantrums
54.Take Me Over – Peking Duk feat. SAFIA
55.We Are Done – The Madden Brothers
56.i – Kendrick Lamar
57.Coming Back – Dean Ray
58.You’re Beautiful – Nathaniel
59.Immortals – Fall Out Boy
60.Rihanna – Clean Bandit feat. Noonie Bao

61.Something New – Axwell feat. Sebastian Ingrosso
62.Replay – Zendaya
63.Marilyn Monroe – Pharrell Williams
64.Goodness Gracious – Ellie Goulding
65.Scream (Funk My Life Up) – Paolo Nutini
66.Gust Of Wind – Pharrell Williams feat. Daft Punk
67.Standing In The Ocean – Calling All Cars
68.Love Runs Out – One Republic
69.Jubel – Klingande
70.Budapest – George Ezra

71.Stay With Me – Sam Smith
72.Blame It On Me – George Ezra
73.Ready For Your Love – Gorgon City feat. MNEK
74.Break Free – Ariana Grande feat. Zedd
75.Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde
76.Linger – Guy Sebastian feat. Lupe Fiasco
77.Coming Of Age – Foster The People
78.Maps – Maroon 5
79.Strong [High Contrast Remix] – London Grammar
80.Don’t – Ed Sheeran

81.Waves [Robin Schulz Remix] – Mr Probz
82.Other Side – Bonjah
83.She Moves – Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy
84.Summer Guest – Asgeir
85.Already Gone – Taylor Henderson
86.Geronimo – Sheppard
87.Faded – ZHU
88.Beware The Dog – The Griswolds
89.I Spy – Mikhael Paskalev
90.Hold Back The River – James Bay

91.Jaguar – Thomas Newson & Marco V
92.Happy Little Pill – Troye Sivan
93.When The Beat Drops Out – Marlon Roudette
94.Gold – Flume & Chet Faker
95.Tsunami – DVBBS & Borgeous
96.Break The Rules – Charli XCX
97.Drop The Game – Flume & Chet Faker
98.Restart – Sam Smith
99.Talk Is Cheap – Chet Faker
100.I’ll Go Crazy - Bluejuice

Forgotten Songs:
- Seasons (Waiting On You) - Future Islands
- Bullit - Watermat



2015

Forgotten Songs:
- Working For It - ZHU/SKRILLEX/THEY.
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THE WORST SONGS OF 2013

This is the first worst of list I've done (barring a mid-year chart I did last year). Many of the songs on the list are perhaps a bit higher than what they're really worth (such as "Roar", "I Love It' & "True Love"), but they're over-popularity, through chart performance and radio exposure, gave them an edge and pushed them higher up the list than what they would have been.

I didn't spend much time on this list either (an hour or so compared to the 6 hours on my best of list), and haven't put an explanation as to why the songs are bad. After all, if I've spent an hour assorting these terrible songs, why would I want to waster another hour describing how horrifically awful they are (most of them are quite self-explanatory).

Here it is...

1.Taylor Swift – 22
2.Taylor Swift – Sweeter Than Fiction
3.Havana Brown feat. R3hab & Prophet – Big Banana
4.Karmin – Acapella
5.R Kelly – Black Panties (Any song off the album! Take your pick! - I would recommend the songs "Marry The Pussy", "Show Ya Pussy" or "Crazy Sex")
6.Kirin J Callinan – Way II War
7.Katy Perry – Roar
8.P!nk feat. Lily Allen – True Love
9.Drake – Started From The Bottom
10.Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX – I Love It

11.DJ Snake feat. Alesia – Bird Machine
12.Lil Wayne feat. 2 Chainz – Rich As F***
13.Sage The Gemini feat. IamSu – Gas Pedal
14.Major Lazer feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Black M/Mystic – Bubble Butt (Both versions)
15.Beyonce – Bow Down
16.Trinidad James – All Gold Everything
17.Clinton Sparks feat. 2 Chainz, Macklemore & D.A. – Gold Rush
18.Migos feat. Drake, Meek Mill & Tyga – Versace
19.2 Chainz feat. Fergie – Netflix
20.Flo Rida feat. Pitbull – Can’t Believe It

21.Jason Derulo – With The Lights On
22.Tinie Tempah feat. 2 Chainz – Trampoline
23.Drake – Worst Behaviour
24.Baauer – Harlem Shake
25.The Janoskians – Best Friends
26.Miley Cyrus feat. Britney Spears – SMS (Bangerz)
27.Miley Cyrus – Do My Thang
28.Tyga – Get Loose (tied)
 Tyga feat. Cedric Gervais, Wiz Khalifa & Mally Mall – Molly (tied)
 Tyga feat. Jadakiss – Hit’em Up (tied)

 Tyga feat. Lil Wayne – 500 Degrees (tied)
 Tyga feat. Rick Ross – Dope (tied)
33.Abbe May – Karmageddon
34.Machinedrum – Eyesdontlie
35.Alison Gold – ABCDEFG
36.Mike Will Made-It feat. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J – 23
37.Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
38.Britney Spears – Work B**ch!
39.Havana Brown – Warrior
40.Rihanna – Pour It Up

41.Justin Bieber feat. R Kelly – PYD
42.Lady Gaga feat. R Kelly – Do What U Want
43.A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – F**kin’ Problems
44.One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
45.will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber - #thatPower
46.Alison Gold – Chinese Food
47.Bingo Players feat. Far East Movement – Get Up (Rattle)
48.Paramore – Ain’t It Fun
49.Robert DeLong – Global Concepts
50.Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running


EDIT: I think Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" deserves a retrospective mention here. Not sure I could pinpoint a position now, but it would probably be in the worst 20 of 2014. Very bad song.
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THE BEST SONGS OF 2013

Seeing as I don't have the time to orchestrate a countdown, I'm simply going to display my top 150 here in one full post.

2013 wasn't as good a year for music for me as previous years. Only my top 5 of this year managed to nab a 6* rating, much less than in previous years.

What I did notice in my explanations of the top 10 year however is that it took multiple listens for me to get around to loving them. Songs such as "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and "I Could Be The One" by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero took extensive listening before my coming around to liking them. Maybe had I listened to other songs more often there would have been more 6* ratings, but I'm happy with the list in the end.

Having listened to more music last year than in the years prior, I must say that the songs after the top 5 are all quite solid.

Also, most of my top 10 songs have a rating of 4 or above on this website, so this would seem to suggest that my top songs agree with the general consensus.

By my count, Stromae managed to grab the most songs in the top 150 (a mammoth 10 songs), followed by both the Arctic Monkeys (7) and Avicii (7). That makes up a fair majority of the list.

Anyway, without further ado, here is my top 150 of 2013...


1. Papaoutai – Stromae

Comments: Stromae, the artist with the most entries in this year’s list (10), claims #1 on this year’s list as well.
From the brilliant album “Racine carrée” (which surprisingly means “square root” in English rather than “racing car”), the Belgian genius managed to release this catchy electronic pop hit that made #1 in both Belgium and France.
The beats, especially after the chorus, are what caught me the first time around and had me listening to it on repeat the night I first heard it. Then, through these repeated listenings, the desperation in the lyrics had me looking for a translator to see what the song is about (the song being in French). And, I must say, the translated lyrics (which I only tried for this song out of all of his songs in the top 150) along with watching the music video make for fascinating viewing.
According to Wikipedia, Stromae (real name Paul Van Haver) revealed that his father, a victim of the Rwandan genocide, was the inspiration for this song. However, this song doesn’t seem to be out there with the purpose to depress, but rather to uplift. Maybe this is lost in translation upon me, but I sought much joy in listening to this song this year.
Now I just listen to the song on its own without the English lyrics and love it equally as much.
Stromae has had one song prior to this year’s top 150 in the list, “Alors on danse” making #12 on the list in 2010, my first top 150 chart.

KingBandicoot review: Very catchy song, even though I don't understand any of the lyrics.
Remembered him from "Alors on danse" a few years ago, and this is almost up to the same great standard.
EDIT: This is now clearly my favourite song of his, and perhaps even my favourite song of the year so far. Excellent. 5* -> 6*.

Australian-charts rating: 4.16/6 (Reviews: 105)

Australian-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Stromae&titel=Papaoutai&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiKj0Z_Xnjc


2. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

Comments: Just claiming its position as my favourite #1 of the year, this toe-tapper from independent American artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, becoming their third Australian #1 altogether.
This song really had it all for me. The inspirational rapping, the smooth brass section and the soulful vocals of Ray Dalton. Just pure bliss to listen to.
This #2 placing backs up Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s #6 of “Thrift Shop” last year.
NOTE: I know this was a 2012 song, but I’m giving it a place in this chart as it had most prominence in 2013.

KB review: Brilliant!!! A very catchy song!!!!
EDIT: Okay. I'm absolutely loving this now! 5* -> 6*.

Aus-charts rating: 4.12 (129)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Macklemore+%26+Ryan+Lewis+feat%2E+Ray+Dalton&titel=Can%27t+Hold+Us&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zNSgSzhBfM


3. R U Mine? – Arctic Monkeys

Comments: Just a stunning rock track from the English band, presenting the absolute best from the ripping album “AM”.
A solid rock track the whole way through, this song was first heard by me early in the year. Not listening to it for a couple of months, I stumbled upon it again and it eventually became one of my most listened to songs of 2013. A true fairy-tale story.
NOTE: I also know this was a 2012 song (made very early in the year as well). But, as it was released on an album released in 2013, and the fact that it really deserved to be in the list allowed it to qualify.

KB review: A very cool song! 4.5*
EDIT: Getting even better with time. 4.5* -> 5.25*.
EDIT 2: This is just brilliant now. Definitely a 6*, I've been loving it all year. It will make my top 150 this year, even if it was made last year because it deserves to be in a best of countdown. 5.25* -> 6*.

Aus-charts rating: 4.35 (23)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Arctic+Monkeys&titel=R+U+Mine%3F&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQH8ZTgna3Q


4. Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams

Comments: Perhaps the smoothest track of the year, French electronic pop artists Daft Punk impressed critics and music lovers alike with this combination of slick Pharrell Williams vocals accompanied with Nile Rodgers’ tight groove on guitar.
At first, I must admit I didn’t find it great, and was a bit shocked that it was able to garner such great worldwide sales. At that point in time, I put it down to the significant hype because their upcoming album release.
But this was definitely a grower, and a song of the highest quality. The seventeen plus countries where this made #1 can’t be wrong.

KB review: Pretty cool.
EDIT: Getting even cooler. 4* -> 5*.
EDIT 2: One of the best songs of the year. 5* -> 6*.

Aus-charts rating: 4.51 (191)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Daft+Punk+feat%2E+Pharrell+Williams&titel=Get+Lucky&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5EofwRzit0


5. Love Me Again – John Newman

Comments: John Newman’s first single release was just brilliant.
I didn’t know what to expect from him after his performance on perhaps the best song of last year in retrospect (“Feel The Love” by Rudimental), but he managed to come barnstorming out with this soulful single release.
This song just further reinforced my initial interpretations of his voice, and made me realise Newman is able to adapt his voice to multiple styles of music. One to continue looking out for in the future.

KB review: Brilliant! This guy knows a good song. But, I admit that alike some of you here that when hearing his voice, I was picturing someone completely different from what Newman actually looks like. 4.5*.
EDIT: This genuinely came to be one of my favourite songs from 2013. 4.5* -> 6*.

Aus-charts rating: 4.31 (108)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=John+Newman&titel=Love+Me+Again&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfihYWRWRTQ


6. I Could Be The One – Avicii vs. Nicky Romero

Comments: This one didn’t capture at first. I actually found it rather ordinary and disappointing at first, especially considering it was the first Avicii song I’d heard in a year or so.
But, on one afternoon, a person I know was flicking through the stations, and kept it on this song for a while. Enjoying the song, this person flicked the station elsewhere in frustration, but as soon as I got home, I endeavoured to find this song.
Discovering I’d already reviewed it and didn’t like it, I gave it a few more listens and it grew on me exponentially.
From then, it seemed like I couldn’t avoid it on the radio. But that didn’t bother me. Because by that point I was absolutely in love with it.

KB review: Just okay.
EDIT: This one's growing on me. 3* -> 4*.
EDIT 2: Starting to love this track. 4* -> 5*.

Aus-charts rating: 4.14 (92)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Avicii+vs+Nicky+Romero&titel=I+Could+Be+The+One&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bek1y2uiQGA


7. Your Body Is A Weapon – The Wombats

Comments: A true late year bolter.
The Wombats have always created music which attracted me (as proven by “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)” being #4 on my 2010 list), and this was no exception.

KB review: I was attracted to this one instantly. 4.75*.

Aus-charts rating: 4.46 (13)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=The+Wombats&titel=Your+Body+Is+A+Weapon&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q74TyTUrTo


8. Shot At The Night – The Killers

Comments: The Killers. One of my favourite artists of all time, and I know I’m not the only one on the website who feels this way.
A very cool synthpop track released as a new single on their “Direct Hits” career compilation. This seamlessly fitted in on that album, and to hear how consistently great they’ve been over multiple years without dropping their quality is a tribute to their genius.

KB review: How do The Killers continue to produce hit upon hit?!?
A bit different sounding for them (must be explained by that apparent M83 team-up), but still awesome.

Aus-charts rating: 4.55 (31)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=The+Killers&titel=Shot+At+The+Night&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4YK-DEkvcw


9. You Make Me – Avicii

Comments: You can discard my below review of this song.
This is well above “Wake Me Up” now. This is probably the case as it never got to the stage of overplay for me, but the refreshing nature of this track was simply alluring.

KB review: Very cool, but I like "Wake Me Up" a bit more. 4.5*.

Aus-charts rating: 3.97 (76)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Avicii&titel=You+Make+Me&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GADx4Hy-Gg


10. Hello – Stafford Brothers feat. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian

Comments: Not a song that was met with much welcome by many users of this website, but this was my guilty pleasure of the year hands-down.
To me, it was infectious pop at its best. The Stafford Brothers beats were stimulating and Christina Milian was a joy to take in.
However, I still can’t like Lil Wayne as much as I want to. His presence on this track seems a bit unnecessary to me, but it has never hindered my enjoyment of the song.

KB review: Very good and catchy track. Nice work by the Stafford Brothers, who I previously hadn't heard of. Christina Milian is pleasant to listen to, but the rating is scaled down due to Lil Wayne's pointless verse. 4.5*.

Aus-charts rating: 3.06 (17)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Stafford+Brothers+feat%2E+Lil+Wayne+%26+Christina+Milian&titel=Hello&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXrxwCh9Zo

The Rest:
11.High Hopes – Kodaline
12.Bleeding Out – Imagine Dragons
13.I Sat By The Ocean – Queens Of The Stone Age
14.Royals – Lorde
15.Do Or Die – Flux Pavilion feat. Childish Gambino
16.Safe And Sound – Capital Cities
17.Need U (100%) – Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E
18.Arabella – Arctic Monkeys
19.Hey Brother – Avicii
20.Right Here – Rudimental feat. Foxes

21.Demons – Imagine Dragons
22.Rock U Tonite – Wave Racer
23.Team – Lorde
24.Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
25.Red Lights – Tiesto
26.Love Is All I Got – Feed Me & Crystal Fighters
27.My God Is The Sun – Queens Of The Stone Age
28.Caesar – 44th Sunset
29.Thinking About You – Calvin Harris feat. Ayah Marar
30.Pompeii – Bastille

31.The Best We Got – The Rubens
32.Animals – Martin Garrix
33.Wake Me Up! – Avicii
34.Do I Wanna Know? – Arctic Monkeys
35.Fairweather Friends – Queens Of The Stone Age
36.Ta fete – Stromae
37.Learn To Love Again – Lawson
38.Rock City – Kings Of Leon
39.Take Me – RUFUS
40.Clarity – Zedd feat. Foxes

41.Don’t Matter – Kings Of Leon
42.Under Control – Calvin Harris/Alesso/Theo Hutchcraft
43.Hey Now – Martin Solveig & The Cataracs feat. Kyle
44.Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? – Arctic Monkeys
45.Heart Upon My Sleeve – Avicii
46.Swimming Pools (Drank) – Kendrick Lamar
47.Lay Me Down – Avicii
48.Whatever – Cro
49.Snap Out Of It – Arctic Monkeys
50.Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round – Gary Clark Jr.

51.The Way It Used To Be – Mike Posner
52.Lies – Chvrches
53.Sail – AWOLNATION
54.Black Skinhead – Kanye West
55.Tous le memes – Stromae
56.Rude – Magic!
57.Treasure – Bruno Mars
58.Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. + Pharrell
59.New Slaves – Kanye West
60.Blood Clot – Lunatics On Pogosticks

61.Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
62.Cheating – John Newman
63.My Number – Foals
64.Reflektor – Arcade Fire
65.Lose Yourself To Dance – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
66.The Phoenix – Fall Out Boy
67.You – Nathaniel
68.Got What You Need – Eskimo Joe
69.Attracting Flies – AlunaGeorge
70.Gold Dust – John Newman

71.Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
72.I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
73.The Boys Are Back – Dropkick Murphys
74.Heart Attack – Demi Lovato
75.Riptide – Vance Joy
76.Resolution – Matt Corby
77.My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) – Fall Out Boy
78.Berzerk – Eminem
79.Contact – Daft Punk
80.Temple – Kings Of Leon

81.The Monster – Eminem feat. Rihanna
82.Merci – Stromae
83.Tombe sous le charme – Christophe Mae
84.Desert Night – RUFUS
85.Only Teardrops – Emmelie de Forest
86.Fragments Of Time – Daft Punk feat. Todd Edwards
87.Ricky Ricardo – KAPTN
88.Quand c’est? – Stromae
89.Waiting All Night – Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre
90.White Teeth Teens – Lorde

91.In The Future – Architecture In Helsinki
92.Antenna – Fuse ODG feat. Wyclef Jean
93.It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
94.We Own It (Fast & Furious 6) – Wiz Khalifa feat. 2 Chainz
95.Carmen – Stromae
96.This Is What It Feels Like – Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie
97.Liar Liar – Avicii
98.Pizza Guy – Touch Sensitive
99.Fireside – Arctic Monkeys
100.Just What I Am – Kid Cudi feat. King Chip

101.Bella – Maitre Gims
102.One For The Road – Arctic Monkeys
103.La La La – Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith
104.Your Drums, Your Love – AlunaGeorge
105.God Only Knows – MKTO
106.Lonely Girl – Tonight Alive
107.Satellites – James Blunt
108.Supersoaker – Kings Of Leon
109.Burn – Ellie Goulding
110.Bound 2 – Kanye West

111.Youngbloods – Illy feat. Ahren Stringer
112.Asshole – Eminem feat. Skylar Grey
113.Love Illumination – Franz Ferdinand
114.AVF – Stromae avec Maitre Gims & Orelsan
115.Unbelievers – Vampire Weekend
116.Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine) – Klangkarussell feat. Will Heard
117.Sommeil – Stromae
118.Free – Rudimental feat. Emeli Sande
119.Red Hands – Walk Off The Earth
120.Hey Porche – Nelly

121.Batard – Stromae
122.Blood On The Leaves – Kanye West
123.Permission To Love – Hayden James
124.Parachute – Timomatic
125.In Colour – Shapeshifter
126.Ave Cesaria – Stromae
127.Music To Walk Home By – Tame Impala
128.So Much Better – Eminem
129.Bulletproof – Stan Walker
130.The Way You Are – Peking Duk

131.Not Alone – Dane Rumble feat. Jupiter Project
132.The Spark – Afrojack feat. Spree Wilson
133.Don’t Lie – Vampire Weekend
134.Turn Up The Radio – Electric Stiletto
135.On My Way – Charlie Brown
136.Ratchet – Bloc Party
137.YOLO – The Lonely Island feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar
138.I See Fire – Ed Sheeran
139.I Didn’t Believe – Flight Facilities feat. Elizabeth Rose
140.Wake Me Up – Aloe Blacc

141.Diane Young – Vampire Weekend
142.Dream A Little Crazy – Architecture In Helsinki
143.Where There’s Muck – Robbie Williams
144.Goin’ Crazy – Dizzee Rascal feat. Robbie Williams
145.What A Night – Loveable Rogues
146.Powerless – Rudimental feat. Becky Hill
147.Cough Cough – Everything Everything
148.Let Me Down Easy – Sheppard
149.Holes – Passenger
150.Cirrus – Bonobo

NOTE: All ratings and review amounts were correct at the time of counting.
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ALBUMS OF 2013

2013 wasn't a large album-listening year for me, having only listened to 25 full albums in total.

The albums I listened to were generally positive, however there were a few shockers, so here are my best 10 and worst 5 albums of the year.

NOTE: Some of these songs may also be late 2012, but I'm putting up all of the albums I reviewed in 2013.

BEST

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
2. Arctic Monkeys - AM
3. Avicii - True
4. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
5. Lorde - Pure Heroine
6. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
7. Stromae - Racine carree
8. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
9. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
10. John Newman - Tribute

WORST

1. Miley Cyrus - Bangerz
2. Buckcherry - Confessions
3. Drake - Nothing Was The Same
4. Jason Derulo - Tattoos
5. Katy Perry - Prism

Feel free to ask any questions about any of these albums, as I'm not up to writing reasons for each album, but I might not get around to answering any questions for a while.
Well, I'm a little later this year than last year, mainly due to a busy January.

For my worst songs of the year, refer to the following: http://australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=43911&pages=#5

I did 50 songs last year, but creating a list of songs you dislike in order feels like a chore, and after the worst 20, they become a bit hard to differentiate since they are almost all equally as bad.

Anyway, hopefully I'll have something up regarding my best songs of 2014 in the next day or so...
THE BEST SONGS OF 2014

I've made it known elsewhere that 2014 wasn't a good year for me music-wise. I've actually gone around calling it the worst year of music of all-time. Yes, I really do think 2014 was really that bad.

The good songs weren't as good, and the worst songs were absolutely atrocious.

Looking through the 15 #1 hits of 2014, there were only 3 I could say that I honestly liked and put in the countdown. A very low strike-rate when compared to previous years.

Other than that, we just got varying levels of badness. There was the meh ("Que sera", "She Looks So Perfect"), the bad ("Trumpets", "Only Love Could Hurt Like This", "Blank Space"), the boring ("Say Something", "You Ruin Me", "Thinking Out Loud"), the over-rated/over-sold ("Happy", "Uptown Funk") and then the downright awful ("Shake It Off", "All About That Bass").

Outside those #1's, even the rest of the ARIA Top 50 music that hit the charts was of a generally poor standard. Heck, I didn't even think much of most of the alternative music I listened to in 2014, granted, I didn't listen to as much of it in 2014 as I did in previous years.

It is because of these reasons that I have gone with only having a top 100 this year rather than the usual top 150, just to symbolize what 2014 meant to me music-wise.

Whereas there are usually around 250+ songs in consideration for my best-of lists, 2014 only had around 140 songs, just to put things in perspective. I'm hoping 2015 gets music back on track.

Anyway, with that negativity out of my system, I will say that there are many songs I adored in 2014.

For one, David Guetta performed a miraculous turn-around in the middle of the year. After two poor singles releases in "Shot Me Down" and "Bad", I was dreading every new boring release coming from this guy. Then, out of nowhere it seems, he pulled out his best two songs ever. I can only hope he keeps it up now, and doesn't fade back into making "those" types of songs again.

There were a few surprises in the alternative music spectrum as well. I'm happy to have come across Royal Blood and Asgeir, both of whom produced brilliant albums.

Most of all, I think the best "new" artist of 2014 for me was Sam Smith. Though he mightn't be everyone's taste, he has that soulful and beautiful voice meaning his songs never bore me, and are always rather interesting and compelling. I'm already looking forward to see what's next for him.

Just as a side-note, when I hopefully make my best-of list for the first half of the 2010's, there's a chance of few of these songs which are lower down may come into better consideration than some of the songs above them. I'm particularly pointing out "Cosby Sweater" by the Hilltop Hoods and "Take Me Over" by Peking Duk, which I didn't particularly love on first listen, but only grew to like in the final month or so of the year, and have been scaled accordingly. I should also point out Asgeir's "King And Cross", with the recent Triple J Hottest 100 reigniting my love for the song (this list was created before the Australia Day countdown).

So, without further ado, here are my top 100 of 2013...

1. Dangerous - David Guetta feat. Sam Martin

Comments: In a year where I was only able to give a few songs the perfect 6* rating, this was a clear stand-out.

It was just so refreshing to hear Guetta deviate from his usual formula, and this definitely was one of my favourites to hear on the radio and crank up the volume whenever it came on.

KingBandicoot review: I'm going to have to go with Zacco333 here and just say WOW!

I wasn't expecting this from him, and I do like that Guetta hasn't put a beat drop in there.

Time will tell whether I like this or "Lovers On The Sun" more. On first listen, I'm thinking this.

EDIT: I have to put it up to a 6* rating now. I haven't heard a better song this year (it was easier to do so this year than any other year though) an it is just super enjoyable.

Of all people, I definitely wasn't expecting David Guetta of all people to create such a magnificent song.

5* -> 6*.

Australian-charts rating: 4.24/6 (Reviews: 92)

Australian-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=David+Guetta+feat.+Sam+Martin&titel=Dangerous&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVr__5Addjw

2. I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith

Comments: This one hooked me from first listen and just kept growing on me.

For me, it was a complete vocal performance that hooked me much more than "Stay With Me" (which I still liked by the way) which I wish became the big hit instead.

KB review: Brilliant and beautiful.

It seems that with each song I hear from Smith, they just keep on getting better and better.

EDIT: For me, undoubtedly one of the best songs of the year. He manages to hit all the notes perfectly at the right time.

5* -> 6*.

Aus-charts rating: 4.46 (70)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Sam+Smith&titel=I%27m+Not+The+Only+One&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCkpzqqog4k

3. Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz

Comments: When I first heard this on the radio, I knew this was a song I wanted to remember and listen to repeatedly, but I didn't have Shazam ready, so I had to do the old trick of remember a few lyrics and hopefully find the song.

I found it later that night fortunately enough, and it turns out it was already in the US iTunes charts, so I was a bit disappointed in myself for not discovering it earlier.

Eventually it became popular here, and was one of only a couple of top 5 hits in the first half of the year which I would describe as being truly magnificent.

KB review: Brilliant! One of the best of the year thus far.

4.75*.

EDIT: With more listens, this has grown on me further.

I can quite comfortably say that this is easily the best thing that hit the top 10 this year. I guess it's not hard to do so considering the awful songs that have hit the top 10 this year.

That's not to discredit this song, it's a very catchy piece of pop music.

It moves to a 5.5*. I don't quite like it enough to give it a flat-out 6*, but I'll round up my points rating to 6* to give it the benefit of the doubt. It's actually the first song released from 2014 that I've given a 6* rating, and it's already September. That goes to show you what I think of 2014's music.

4.75* -> 5.5*.

Aus-charts rating: 3.88 (94)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Nico+%26+Vinz&titel=Am+I+Wrong&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg1sT4ILG0w

4. Like I Can - Sam Smith

Comments: I said in my review of "I'm Not The Only One" that with each song I heard from Smith that they seem to be getting better and better, and if given a few more months, that could've almost true for this as well.

I just love the sound of this, and I was attracted instantly. There was no need for scaling with this track. I would've loved it at any time of the year, and I don't my loving of the song abating at any time in the foreseeable future.

KB review: Nice stuff.

EDIT: I came from liking it to loving it in a very short period of time.

Becoming one of my favourite songs of the year, and it's still behind "I'm Not The Only One". I must say that Sam Smith has been a shining light in a very bleak year for pop music.

4* -> 5*.

Aus-charts rating: 4.39 (31)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Sam+Smith&titel=Like+I+Can&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeugznpGKPA

5. Me And My Broken Heart - Rixton

Comments: This song has copped a lot of crap, and while I can understand the criticism of it, it's just so infectiously catchy for me.

It sounds like what I wish Maroon 5 were now, a band that were still making music that I could consistently love.

KB review: Great on first listen. May be my favourite song of the year so far, regardless of whatever comparison it may have with some Maroon 5 songs.

4.75*.

Aus-charts rating: 3.81 (43)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Rixton&titel=Me+And+My+Broken+Heart&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JJfJgyHYwU

6. Prayer In C [Robin Schulz Remix] – Lilly Wood & The Prick feat. Robin Schulz

Comments: A true late-year bloomer. A song I gradually went from liking to absolutely loving.

I don't think I need to say any more than the review I gave it to explain my feelings about it,

KB review: Cool.

EDIT: With more listens (not on radio, but on my own), I've come to love it and it is one of my favourite dance tracks of the year.

It is the ambiance and feel of the track that really pulls me in.

4* -> 5*.

Aus-charts rating: 3.86 (132)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Lilly+Wood+%26+The+Prick+and+Robin+Schulz&titel=Prayer+In+C+%28Robin+Schulz+Remix%29&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcoqJCJlHbQ

7. Derniere Danse – Indila

Comments: I like to sprinkle a few foreign songs throughout my lists, which I think I've shown over my lists for the last few years. This was the pick of the lot for 2014.

This is just so dramatic and atmospheric. I couldn't help but let it pull me in.

KB review: A very cool sounding song. 4.75*.

Aus-charts rating: 4.84 (69)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Indila&titel=Derni%E8re+danse&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5KAc5CoCuk

8. Rather Be - Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne

Comments: When I said under my "Am I Wrong" comments that it "was one of only a couple of top 5 hits in the first half of the year which I would describe as being truly magnificent", this was that other song.

Just so breezy and refreshing, this was just blissful. How easy-listening pop music should be made.

KB review: Nice to hear something so great this early in the year. 4.75*.

Aus-charts rating: 4.44 (142)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Clean+Bandit+feat.+Jess+Glynne&titel=Rather+Be&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-M1AtrxztU

9. Lovers On The Sun - David Guetta feat. Sam Martin

Comments: I enjoyed Avicii's releases last year of this style, so I was probably always going to enjoy this as well.

Not much to say about this, except that I find it marvelous, and it's the song which got Guetta back on track to making good music (in my personal opinion).

KB review: Loving it!

Aus-charts rating: 3.9 (98)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=David+Guetta+feat.+Sam+Martin&titel=Lovers+On+The+Sun&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPiW0tkWfeg

10. Take Me To Church - Hozier

Comments: Another song which struck me hard late in the year with its vocal and lyrical power.

For me, I'd probably say that it's the best song, lyrically, to have hit the top 5 in Australia since Lorde's "Royals".

Seeing as it is in the middle of its' chart run now, I can only hope it continues to achieve sustained success.

KB review: Good stuff.

4.25*.

EDIT: This grew on me too. Such an excellent and deep track.

One of the best songs of 2014.

4.25* -> 5*.

Aus-charts rating: 4.35 (116)

Aus-charts page: http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Hozier&titel=Take+Me+To+Church&cat=s

Official YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYSVMgRr6pw

The Rest:

11.Given The Chance – The Kite String Tangle
12.Wizard – Martin Garrix feat. Jay Hardway
13.Figure It Out – Royal Blood
14.Television – Short Stack
15.Rollin’ And Tumblin’ – The Gaslight Anthem
16.King And Cross – Asgeir
17.Outside – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
18.I Can Feel That You Don’t Love Me – Kingswood
19.She Only Loves Me When I’m There – Ball Park Music
20.All This Could Be Yours – Cold War Kids

21.All The Rage Back Home – Interpol
22.I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore – Rise Against
23.TINA – Fuse ODG feat. Angel
24.Let Go For Tonight – Foxes
25.The Walker – Fitz And The Tantrums
26.Ten Tonne Skeleton – Royal Blood
27.Out Of The Black – Royal Blood
28.Fever – The Black Keys
29.Changing – Sigma feat. Paloma Faith
30.Real Love – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne

31.Undressed – Kim Cesarion
32.1,000 Years – The Gaslight Anthem
33.Stolen Dance – Milky Chance
34.Torrent – Asgeir
35.Let It Be – Labrinth
36.I Will Never Let You Down – Rita Ora
37.The Days – Avicii
38.Flashed Junk Mind – Milky Chance
39.Home – Naughty Boy feat. Sam Romans
40.Ghost – Ella Henderson

41.Legacy – Nicky Romero feat. Krewella
42.Congregation – Foo Fighters
43.Stay High – Tove Lo feat. Hippie Sabotage
44.Don’t Kill The Magic – MAGIC!
45.Shower – Becky G
46.All About You – Hilary Duff
47.Sing – Ed Sheeran
48.My Love – Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne
49.Out Of My League – Fitz And The Tantrums
50.Cosby Sweater – Hilltop Hoods

51.Blame – Calvin Harris feat. John Newman
52.Seeya – deadmau5 feat. Colleen D’Agostino
53.Break The Walls – Fitz And The Tantrums
54.Take Me Over – Peking Duk feat. SAFIA
55.We Are Done – The Madden Brothers
56.i – Kendrick Lamar
57.Coming Back – Dean Ray
58.You’re Beautiful – Nathaniel
59.Immortals – Fall Out Boy
60.Rihanna – Clean Bandit feat. Noonie Bao

61.Something New – Axwell feat. Sebastian Ingrosso
62.Replay – Zendaya
63.Marilyn Monroe – Pharrell Williams
64.Goodness Gracious – Ellie Goulding
65.Scream (Funk My Life Up) – Paolo Nutini
66.Gust Of Wind – Pharrell Williams feat. Daft Punk
67.Standing In The Ocean – Calling All Cars
68.Love Runs Out – One Republic
69.Jubel – Klingande
70.Budapest – George Ezra

71.Stay With Me – Sam Smith
72.Blame It On Me – George Ezra
73.Ready For Your Love – Gorgon City feat. MNEK
74.Break Free – Ariana Grande feat. Zedd
75.Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde
76.Linger – Guy Sebastian feat. Lupe Fiasco
77.Coming Of Age – Foster The People
78.Maps – Maroon 5
79.Strong [High Contrast Remix] – London Grammar
80.Don’t – Ed Sheeran

81.Waves [Robin Schulz Remix] – Mr Probz
82.Other Side – Bonjah
83.She Moves – Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy
84.Summer Guest – Asgeir
85.Already Gone – Taylor Henderson
86.Geronimo – Sheppard
87.Faded – ZHU
88.Beware The Dog – The Griswolds
89.I Spy – Mikhael Paskalev
90.Hold Back The River – James Bay

91.Jaguar – Thomas Newson & Marco V
92.Happy Little Pill – Troye Sivan
93.When The Beat Drops Out – Marlon Roudette
94.Gold – Flume & Chet Faker
95.Tsunami – DVBBS & Borgeous
96.Break The Rules – Charli XCX
97.Drop The Game – Flume & Chet Faker
98.Restart – Sam Smith
99.Talk Is Cheap – Chet Faker
100.I’ll Go Crazy - Bluejuice

NOTE: All ratings and review amounts were correct at the time of counting.
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I guess 2014 for you is what 2011 was for me, it took me over 2 years after that year before I could fully follow current music again. Anyway, excellent seeing Prayer In C and Rather Be in the Top 10, your thoughts on Prayer In C mimic mine and also good seeing Outside, Jubel, Maps and Faded make The Top 100.
THE BEST SONGS OF 2015

I'm not going to do a big write-up or countdown (but, when have I ever been really known to do that - besides the mid-decade, that is), but I have to say that 2015 was a very, very big improvement. We somehow went from the worst year in music for the decade (or possibly of all-time) to possibly the best (I might have to think about it a bit just to be sure though).

It also seemed like the year where musicians everywhere seemed to put a concerted effort in to try and just be better. Artists I previously disliked, including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo, probably all he their best years of their musical lives in 2015, which was a very big surprise. What was even more of a surprise is how that artist in the middle actually has a couple of songs in this countdown.

I don't review many albums, and in all honesty I didn't listen to many in 2015, but Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" was easily the best thing I heard in 2015, and probably my second favourite album of the 2010's thus far. Despite that, I only have four of his songs on here, mainly because the songs work better as part of the album rather than on their own individually. They tell a story, and that is why when I rate albums, I rate it based on the experience the albums provides together, rather than just what I think of each song and then averaging out all the ratings of the songs from the album to come to my final rating.

And also, I'm back to a top 150 for 2015, and to be honest, it wasn't even difficult to come up with 150 great songs from 2015. There were about 20 songs I had to cut (and there's also a few songs, namely "Uptown Funk", whose reviews I'll have to change), and making those final decisions were pretty difficult.

Anyway, my top 150 of 2015...

1. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) – OMI

It is almost hard to justify this, but around March 2015, I knew this was going to be my #1 song of 2015.

I was just obsessed with it, and the timing of it was just perfect, in the midst of summer (which might also explain while it took until the US summer for the song to become a hit over there).

It's very simple, but in this case, simplicity works best.

With all the songs about negativity we keep hearing on the radio, it was actually great to finally hear someone that is positive for once (even if the "cheerleader" metaphor that is being used mightn't exactly be the best). It's easily the most joyful pop hit we've had in quite some time.

But, most of all, and what it particularly improves on the original, is the inclusion of the trumpet. It just pulls me in. It is exquisitely used in the way that I feel the song is mainly a build-up to that second chorus, and it segues in to it perfectly.

Overall, this is definitely the most fun and happiness I've had listening to a song in the last two years.

2. Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz

This was always going to be here, wasn't it?

There's not much I can say here that I didn't already say in my review of the song, but it is the most lively song on the radio this year, and to be honest, made everything else on the radio just sound really boring in comparison (barring "Cheerleader" for some reason).

I just like a little life and fun in my music, and this delivered it in spades.

And it also got me in to liking "Uptown Funk!" (finally), so thanks to this for that.

3. Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd

This top 3 really could have been in any order, but it looks like this is the loser. If you can call being my 3rd favourite song of the year a loser

The Weeknd's voice is a bit on the annoying side for me most of the time, and "The Hills" was the song I hated most from 2015, but I'm able to put that all behind me with this funky, perhaps you could say Michael Jackson-inspired track.

It has an irresistible groove, and somehow just keeps getting better every time that I listen to it. I didn't think that was even possible, but The Weeknd proved me wrong.

My #1 played song on my iTunes in 2015, with 60 plays.

4. Seve - Tez Cadey

I have Zacco to thank for this one. I only discovered it because he reviewed it, and I happened to be on the site when it was under the "Latest Reviews" section on the top and left hand side of the page, where the title caught my eye.

Comfortably one of the best electronic productions of the decade so far, just really chill grooves. Almost chameleon-like with the way it changes, but still keeps the good vibes flowing.

I'm looking forward to hearing more from Tez Cadey.

5. Magnets - Disclosure feat. Lorde

There was a lot of hype leading up to the release of this, and it did not disappoint.

The only song this year that I purchased the first time after hearing it, because I knew there was no way I was going to get sick of it, and I didn't.

Divine production and cool sounds from Disclosure, their best yet.

I'm not sure I would say the same for Lorde though, but it is up there. And if this is the direction she decided to take with her next album, I'm really looking forward to it.

Didn't quite become the hit I was hoping it would be in Australia, but it made the top 20 at least, so I can take that at least.

6. Shut Up + Dance - WALK THE MOON

I didn't think I could have nostalgia for a time that I wasn't even alive, but as it turns out, I do.

Enjoyable for me because of the liveliness statement I made under Macklemore's "Downtown".

It starts out great, but then just keeps building to keep getting better and better, and I just love that guitar/synth breakdown part (or whatever you call it) at 1:50. All of it is excellent, but I just love that part particularly.

One of the best chart moments in Australia (and the world) in 2015.

7. Candyland - Tobu

This just hooked me in straight away. It is just so extremely pleasant, there are times where I have listened to this 3-4 times in-a-row, by brain awash in its sweet melody.

I only stumbled upon Tobu, a Latvian DJ on YouTube, by accident really. You can ready more about how I discovered him during my commentary for Cloud 9 (#74) in my mid-decade countdown here:

http://australian-charts.com/forum.asp?status=added&todo=viewthread&id=44937

I've listened to more of him since, and I've liked it all, but this is a cut above.

Looking forward to what more he has in store.

8. The Blacker The Berry - Kendrick Lamar

I might not have as many Kendrick songs in this countdown, but when I do, I really appreciate them.

The standout from a stellar album, this is the song which cuts through the most, lyrically perfectly and musically masterful.

It is the song I listened to the least in the top 10 (on my iTunes count), but you only need to listen to this once for it to make a lasting impression. It is the song which made me think me than any other song from 2015, and among the other fun music I have here, it's good to have something intellectually stimulating, and this was the best from that category in 2015.

9. Let It Happen - Tame Impala

An awesome, trippy roller-coaster from the musical genius that is Tame Impala.

It is amazing that even though this runs for almost 8 minutes, it never once loses my attention and always keeps me captivated.

I just love the music video as well (even if it only has the shortened version of the song).

I feel as if there is more I want to say about it, but I can't. I just love it.

10. No Way Out - Vicetone feat. Kat Nestel

I'm continuing to get more interested in making my own electronic productions, which explains why I have a tendency to really like the genre, and why, when you look throughout the list from 11-150, you will see that there is a lot of work by DJs.

I did listen to a lot of music from the Beatport chart, but of all the music I found on there in 2015, this was my favourite.

This was actually my most played song on iTunes until early October, until The Weeknd overtook it. It ended up being my second-most played song on iTunes in 2015 (48 plays).

I guess you could say it is similar musically to "Hello" from the Stafford Brothers, which was my #10 song in 2013, and this caught on to me in a similar way, but I like this even more.

Of all the DJs I came across on Beatport, Vicetone were definitely two of the better ones.

I've already heard a 2016 song of theirs I like, so it looks my fandom of theirs will continue into 2016 at least.

Anyway, so that is the commentary for my top 10. There is probably more I could have said that I forgot, but that is the main gist of it.

The rest...

11.Puppet Theatre – Claptone feat. Peter, Bjorn & John
12.679 – Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boyz
13.Only One – Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney
14.Intoxicated – Martin Solveig & GTA
15.The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala
16.King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar
17.Childhood – Julian Calor
18.Hoops – The Rubens
19.Frequency – Watermat & Tai
20.Be Your Shadow – The Wombats

21.King – Years & Years
22.Don’t Worry – Madcon feat. Ray Dalton
23.You Know You Like It – DJ Snake feat. AlunaGeorge
24.Uptown Funk! – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
25.I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) – Jamie xx feat. Young Thug & Popcaan
26.The Only Way Is Up – Martin Garrix & Tiesto
27.The One – W&W
28.I’m On Fire – Vicetone
29.Wish You Were Mine – Philip George
30.The Trouble With Us – Marcus Marr & Chet Faker

31.Embracing Me – SAFIA
32.Sweet Lovin’ – Sigala feat. Bryn Christopher
33.Last Man On Earth – Mike Candys feat. Max’C
34.Somebody To Love – Mr Belt & Wezol feat. Freejak
35.Renegades – X Ambassadors
36.Last All Night (Koala) – Oliver Heldens feat. KStewart
37.Give Me Something – Jarryd James
38.Roots – Imagine Dragons
39.+1 – Martin Solveig
40.I Don’t Fuck With You – Big Sean feat. E-40

41.Mountain At My Gates – Foals
42.Omen – Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
43.Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) – Felix Jaehn feat. Jasmine Thompson
44.Waiting For Love – Avicii
45.Don’t Wanna Fight – Alabama Shakes
46.Losers – The Weeknd feat. Labrinth
47.Everyday – A$AP Rocky feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel & Mark Ronson
48.The Buzz – Hermitude feat. Mataya & Young Tapz
49.Make Me Feel Better – Alex Adair
50.Uma Thurman – Fall Out Boy

51.Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
52.Runaway (U & I) – Galantis
53.Tales Of Tomorrow – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Fedde le Grand & Julian Perretta
54.Eagle Eyes [Lucas & Steve Remix] – Felix Jaehn feat. Lost Frequencies, Linying & Lucas & Steve
55.Be Right There – Diplo & Sleepy Tom
56.What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
57.Evolve – Julian Calor
58.Memories – KSHMR & Bassjackers feat. Sirah
59.Lean On – Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MO
60.Reality – Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Davy

61.What Kind Of Man – Florence + The Machine
62.Do You Remember – Jarryd James
63.Broken Arrows – Avicii
64.All Day – Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
65.Melody – Oliver Heldens
66.Wombass – Tiesto & Oliver Heldens
67.Ocean Drive – Duke Dumont
68.Peanut Butter Jelly – Galantis
69.Mumbai – JDG & Samual James
70.Cream On Chrome – Ratatat

71.Stressed Out – twenty one pilots
72.Same Old Love – Selena Gomez
73.Do It 2 Nite (Lucas & Steve Remix) – Rockefeller
74.Are You With Me – Lost Frequencies
75.Powerful – Major Lazer feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley
76.Pedestrian At Best – Courtney Barnett
77.FourFiveSeconds – Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney
78.Firestone – Kygo feat. Conrad
79.Searchlight – Hermitude feat. Yeo
80.Sorry – Justin Bieber

81.Heroes – Mans Zelmerlow
82.Say My Name – Peking Duk feat. Benjamin Joseph
83.Still Want You – Brandon Flowers
84.Alright – Kendrick Lamar
85.Summer Breeze – Tobu feat. Jordan Kelvin James
86.Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself – Jess Glynne
87.Greek Tragedy – The Wombats
88.Uh Huh – Romans
89.The Party (This Is How We Do It) – Joe Stone feat. Montell Jordan
90.The Nights – Avicii

91.Electric Elephants – Jay Hardway
92.Tonight Again – Guy Sebastian
93.Come And Get It – John Newman
94.Lush Life – Zara Larsson
95.Aliens – Nom De Strip
96.One Last Time – Ariana Grande
97.Puzzle – Tobu
98.Won’t Stop Rocking – R3hab & Headhunterz
99.Samsara – Tungevaag & Raaban feat. Emila
100.Shock Me – Baroness

101.Supergirl – Anna Naklab feat. Alle Farben & YOUNOTUS
102.Voodoo – DVBBS & Jay Hardway
103.Stole The Show – Kygo feat. Parson James
104.The Thrill – Nero
105.Actin Crazy – Action Bronson
106.Stitches – Shawn Mendes
107.Astronaut – Sido feat. Andreas Bourani
108.You Know – Zeds Dead & Oliver Heldens
109.This Ain’t Love – Jessica Mauboy
110.Pray To God – Calvin Harris feat. Haim

111.I Want You To Know – Zedd feat. Selena Gomez
112.Once Again – Headhunterz
113.Higher – Sigma feat. Labrinth
114.I’ll Be Fine – Saskwatch
115.House Every Weekend – David Zowie
116.Kensei – Ummet Ozcan
117.Scud Books – Hudson Mohawke
118.Go – The Chemical Brothers
119.Famous – Charli XCX
120.Shots – Imagine Dragons

121.First Light – Django Django
122.Ship To Wreck – Florence + The Machine
123.How Much A Dollar Cost – Kendrick Lamar feat. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley
124.Bills – LunchMoney Lewis
125.Stone – Cyrus
126.Hula Hoop – OMI
127.If I Play Your Game – Heymen feat. Alle Farben & YOUNOTUS
128.Fast Car – Jonas Blue feat. Dakota
129.Fast Car – Tobtok feat. River
130.Get Stupid – Aston Merrygold

131.Ghost Town – Adam Lambert
132.Angels – Vicetone feat. Kat Nestel
133.Hallelujah – Panic! At The Disco
134.High By The Beach – Lana Del Rey
135.Way Too Much – Wavves
136.You Were Right – RUFUS
137.L$D – A$AP Rocky
138.No Cities To Love – Sleater-Kinney
139.Reflection – Tobu
140.Hold Me Up – Conrad Sewell

141.Georgia – Tiggs Da Author
142.My Own Paradise – Tobu
143.Sweet Story – Tobu
144.Empty Nesters – Toro Y Moi
145.Coffee (F***ing) – Miguel feat. Wale
146.Colors – Hardwell & Tiesto feat. Andreas Moe
147.Golden – Travie McCoy feat. Sia
148.Headlights – Robin Schulz feat. Ilsey
149.Show Me Love – Sam Feldt feat. Kimberly Anne
150.Where Is Here Now – Hardwell feat. Funkerman & I-Fan

Hope you liked it
Awesomely solid EOY KingBandicoot! #21 and #83 are particular favourites of mine for the year... and also lol at the two Fast Car reworks barely being separated at #128 and #129, which I think is how I feel about them too...
So many great songs! Especially nice to see Seve, Let It Happen, No Way Out & Puppet Theatre in the top 11, and Make Me Feel Better, Reality, Melody(!), Ocean Drive, Supergirl, The Thrill, This Ain't Love & You Were Right included lower down
Thank goodness Downtown isn't #1! Cheerleader is a good #1. Also awesome to see Can't Feel My Face top 3 along with Seve!!!, Magnets and The Blacker The Berry. Also great to see Puppet Theatre, Intoxicated, King Kunta, King, Don't Wory, You Know You Like It, Uptown Funk, The Trouble With Us, Embracing Me, Last All Night (Koala), +1, Omen, The Buzz, Make Me Feel Better, Trap Queen, Runaway (U & I), Be Right There, What Do You Mean?, Lean On, What Kind Of Man, Ocean Drive, Peanut Butter Jelly, Same Old Love, Sorry, Don't Be So Hard On Yourself, Uh Huh, Tonight Again, Come And Get It, The Thrill, Pray To God, Go, Ship To Wreck, Bills, Ghost Town, Hold Me Up and Coffee.

Great EOY, especially love seeing Can't Feel My Face and Seve so high!
That is an awesome list! Many of the songs featured here are tipped to do well in my EOY countdown as well.

*spoiler* 'The Blacker The Berry is also in the Top 10 for me... *spoiler*
Good seeing Show Me Love, Headlights, High By The Beach, One Last Time, The Nights, Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself, Are You With Me, Ocean Drive, Do You Remember, Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better), I Don’t Fuck With You, Give Me Something and Hoops all make the Top 150.
Thanks for the comments everyone!

Good to see that people enjoyed it.
Great to see Can't Feel My Face, Shut up and dance, Let it happen, Don't Worry, You Know You Like It, Uptown Funk, Last all night, Give Me Something, +1 and Waiting For Love
THE BEST SONGS OF 2016

So here I am, dropping my EOY list without any notice. Again.

I think it’s fair to say that 2016 isn’t a year that many people will look back on fondly. And I totally get it. Whether you are looking at issues like terrorism, the divisive US election, Brexit, the Zika virus, police brutality and racial violence, the higher than usual number of celebrity deaths or the natural disasters such as the hurricane in Haiti, there really was a lot to dislike.

However, for me personally, 2016 was a very different experience, and was very possibly the best year of my entire life. I believe that I mentioned somewhere (maybe a couple of times) that I was in Europe for about half the year, and that was really beneficial for me, as I got to see many things which seemed so imaginary and distant in the past come in to my own personal reality. It was a year that I feel I really grew as a person.

This explains why I wasn’t particularly active on this website in the second half of the year. And that may also explain why I didn’t get to listen to as much music as I would have liked, but in saying that, I still feel I got around to my fair share of music.

While it was a sour year for pop music, I personally believed that 2016 was an excellent year for music in general. So much so that even though I didn’t listen to as much music as previous years, there was so much more I liked that I couldn’t fit in to my usual top 150, so I have decided to release a full top 200 for 2016! I suppose this makes up for a very lacklustre 2014, where I struggled to put together a list of 100.

Maybe this was in part to there being so many massive releases in 2016. Even if I did have the time, there is no way you could keep up with it all, by the time you had listened to one of the big, new releases, another three had been released!

Big names like Kanye West, Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, Radiohead, Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, James Blake and so much more dropped projects, and that doesn’t even include the last album of the late David Bowie, and other critically-celebrated albums by the likes of Solange, Car Seat Headrest, Angel Olsen, Danny Brown, Anohni and Sturgill Simpson, amongst so much more. Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones and Nick Cave continue to transcend time. Kendrick Lamar and Carly Rae Jepsen dropped B-Sides. And this is all just the tip of the iceberg of what 2016 had to deliver musically.

And without further ado of what I loved from 2016, here is the list…

1. Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper & Kirk Franklin – Ultralight Beam

As I stated in my introduction, 2016 was not a good year for many, but considering how much of 2016 panned out, if anyone needed a God dream, it was Kanye himself.

After years of just being Kanye, everything just seemed to catch up with him, and I almost feel as if this song was made knowing that some sort of mental collapse was inevitable, given his antics in recent years.

If anything though, this doesn’t particularly feel like a Kanye song, but rather a showcase for Chance the Rapper, who I feel really raised his profile in 2016. He ultimately steals the show here, but all the contributors here are excellent.

As I stated in my review, and this still holds true, it makes me feel that all in the world is just right, even if only for five-and-a-half minutes.

P.S. As a side note, it feels odd now with Kanye saying “pray for Paris”, which is where his wife Kim was robbed, which was most likely the event that triggered his collapse late in the year.

2.Kanye West feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Real Friends

Although “The Life of Pablo” is my least favourite Kanye album, and not a particularly great album overall, I think you can see why I had to vote for it in the Triple J Album Poll.

I feel this really captures what it is like living the life of Kanye. Given the dude’s polarising personality, he seems like the sort-of person that could be ripped off or mistreated by another person, but many people would simply side with the other person simply due to that person not being the “asshole”, even if he weren’t in the wrong. Heck, even a so-called “fan” sued Kanye after “The Life of Pablo” was no longer a Tidal exclusive. It really was a year where Kanye would have had to question who were his real friends and fans.

And even if I don’t live the life of Kanye, it is very relatable and does reflect the mentality of many people who miss out on so many important life events of their loved ones due to being caught up in their work, amongst other things.

In the end, this is the most honest and heartbreaking I feel Kanye has been in a long time.

3.Flume feat. Kai – Never Be Like You

My pick for my favourite hit song of 2016.

I love what Flume is doing right now, and he is really bringing something fresh to the EDM scene. And while there seems to be many imitators, there is nothing better than the original and the best.

The music here seems to take on a life of its own and glitches itself to mould around Kai’s vocals, but somehow it remains ambient and hypnotic.

Keep doing what you’re doing Flume!

4.The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – Starboy

OMG! THAT BEAT!

I was hooked instantly with this and that is largely due to the aforementioned Daft Punk-produced beat and that slick music video that I just couldn’t stop watching.

The Weeknd seemed to try and make an artistic statement and change his image in 2016, cutting his hair and everything, to show he’s not the artist he once was.

And while the new album underwhelmed for the most part, there were still highlights, this being the absolute best of them. I would even say that it felt too good to be in the charts, considering what it was neighboured by.

I will have to admit at some point in time that I like The Weeknd more than I would care to say, given that he now has back-to-back top 5 entries in 2015 and 2016. So I’ll take the first step to doing that: The dude is a motherfucking Starboy.

5.Beyoncé – All Night

Despite all the excellent offerings off “Lemonade”, which was my second favourite album of 2016, this is the one I plumped for as my favourite.

Although not being the final song on the record, this is where the arch of the story really ends for me, or to say it better, reaches its natural conclusion, while “Formation” feels more like an awesome encore.

What I find funny is that I actually prefer to listen to the music video version of the song, including the 3-minute intro which takes excerpts from the rest of the album, over the album version of the song.

This song just really reflects a lot of the mixed emotions I was feeling, particularly towards the end of 2016.

And that is only aided further by Beyoncé’s graceful and beautiful vocals. She just does it so effortlessly, but captures the emotion of the situation precisely.

6.Jeff Rosenstock – Wave Goodnight To Me

If you were wondering what my favourite album of 2016 was after my comment under “All Night” commentary, well you now have an answer.

“WORRY.” is an album I felt a lot of people slept on. I’m not sure who I would specifically recommend it to exactly (besides everyone), probably Hijinx, irelander or bluezombie, but then again, I’m not particularly good at providing recommendations. It perfectly captures social angst and discontent of 2016, making it a rather Zeitgeist-y record while being riotous and catchy as hell.

This is the song I easily listened to the most in the final 2 months of the year. It honestly wouldn’t even surprise me if I single-handedly pushed this in to his top 5 most popular songs on Spotify with how much repeated listens I was giving to it It honestly is a great example of what this record has to offer.

To make things even better, it has a very amusing music video. I will never forget the cheesy smile Rosenstock has on his face as he walks down the street in the video, while others express their disdain towards him. And if you like “The Simpsons”, there is a cheeky reference in there for you too

Anyway, why are you still reading this commentary? COME ON, COME ON, GET OUT OF HERE! (and listen to “WORRY.”).

7.Childish Gambino – Redbone

I have never even been close to liking Childish Gambino’s prior work, so this comes as a massive shock. But then again, this doesn’t even sound like the same person. I mean, really, if you hadn’t told me that Childish Gambino were the performer of this track beforehand, I definitely would not have guessed this to be him.

All I have to say is that this is the sexiest song of the year. And, also, grooves.

8.Hudson Mohawke – Play N Go

I will concede that the song is the same thing repeated twice, but who cares when it is so massive and atmospheric.

By the time you’ve finished recovering from the first bout of it, you realise you’re about to experience the breakdown for a second time and you just let it happen, and it is just as awesome as the first time.

Exquisite.

9.The Chainsmokers feat. Daya – Don’t Let Me Down

I’d just like to preface this by saying that this really would be much higher, but “Closer” has really tainted my view of The Chainsmokers. That song just gets worse every time I listen to it, and it is really frustrating that that song overshadowed this by the time 2016 had reached its conclusion. It honestly competes with “7 Years” and “Treat You Better” as the worst hits of the year, it is just atrocious.

Anyway, this is really as perfect as pop music got in 2016. Everything is exactly in its place as it should be. It sublimely builds up to the chorus with a breakdown, and even more so, a bridge, which really pays off, and captures a lot of the frustration pent up during the verses. And the way it rolls from one section of the breakdown to the next is simply incredible.

And even with all of that, my favourite part of the song may just be the way it concludes. I just love the final 10 seconds of this song for a reason I can’t put my finger on.

And look, Daya actually does a good job for once. I’m hoping for more of that, because the early signs haven’t been positive. And even if she doesn’t, at least she’ll always have this moment.

10.Danny L Harle – Broken Flowers

This is really from much earlier than 2016, but if it good enough for Triple J’s voting list, it’s good enough for me

If you look at my iTunes account, this is comfortably my most listened to song in 2016, and for good reason. Just super fun and catchy. Danny L Harle is an artist I want to hear a lot more from.

The rest…

11.Imany – Don’t Be So Shy (Filatov & Karas Remix)
12.Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
13.D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty – Broccoli
14.Jeff Rosenstock – To Be A Ghost…
15.Jeff Rosenstock – Festival Song
16.Frank Ocean – Solo
17.Danny Brown – When It Rain
18.MØ – Final Song
19.AlunaGeorge feat. Popcaan – I’m In Control
20.Desiigner – Tiimmy Turner

21.Danny L Harle feat. Caroline Polachek – Ashes Of Love
22.Fifth Harmony feat. Fetty Wap – All In My Head (Flex)
23.Joey Purp feat. Chance the Rapper – Girls @
24.Mura Masa feat. A$AP Rocky – Love$ick
25.Radiohead – Burn The Witch
26.The Chainsmokers feat. Rozes – Roses
27.Weezer – California Kids
28.Danny Brown – Ain’t It Funny
29.Porches – Underwater
30.Miike Snow – Genghis Khan

31.Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar – Freedom
32.Young Thug & Travis Scott feat. Quavo – Pick Up The Phone
33.Young Thug feat. Wyclef Jean – Kanye West
34.AlunaGeorge – Jealous
35.AlunaGeorge – Not About Love
36.A Tribe Called Quest – We The People…
37.Car Seat Headrest – Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
38.Carly Rae Jepsen – Higher
39.Tkay Maidza – Simulation
40.The Magician – Together (Lucas & Steve Remix)

41.YG – Still Brazy
42.Metallica – Atlas, Rise!
43.Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles
44.Frank Ocean – Godspeed
45.Childish Gambino – Me and Your Mama
46.ScHoolboy Q – Groovy Tony
47.Run The Jewels – Legend Has It
48.Violent Soho – Viceroy
49.Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix)
50.Martin Solveig feat. Tkay Maidza – Do It Right

51.YG feat. Drake & Kamaiyah – Why You Always Hatin?
52.Car Seat Headrest – Fill In The Blank
53.The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming
54.Chance the Rapper – Same Drugs
55.YG feat. Nipsey Hussle – FDT
56.Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons Feat. Logic, Ty Dolla $Ign & X Ambassadors – Sucker For Pain
57.David Bowie – Lazarus
58.Chris Farren – Say U Want Me
59.Desiigner – Panda
60.Kid Cudi feat. Pharrell Williams – Surfin’

61.Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – No Problem
62.Kendrick Lamar – untitled 08 09.06.2014
63.Flume feat. Tove Lo – Say It
64.Weezer – Do You Wanna Get High?
65.Kanye West feat. The Weeknd – FML
66.Justice – Safe And Sound
67.PUP – DVP
68.BLR – Nungwi
69.The Avalanches feat. Danny Brown & MF Doom – Frankie Sinatra
70.Peking Duk feat. Elliphant – Stranger

71.BABYMETAL – Awadama Fever
72.AlunaGeorge feat. Keikeli47 & Dreezy – Mean What I Mean
73.Danny Brown feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt – Really Doe
74.D.R.A.M. feat. Young Thug – Misunderstood
75.Kamaiyah – I’m On
76.Denzel Curry – ULT
77.Weezer – King Of The World
78.Chance the Rapper – D.R.A.M. Sings Special
79.Frank Ocean – Ivy
80.Glass Animals – Life Itself

81.Autograf – Slow Burn
82.Ariana Grande – Into You
83.Aminé – Caroline
84.Baauer feat. Novelist & Leikeli47 – Day Ones
85.Kanye West – Famous
86.Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
87.BABYMETAL – KARATE
88.Drake – Controlla
89.The Weeknd – False Alarm
90.Chance the Rapper feat. Knox Fortune – All Night

91.James Blake – Radio Silence
92.Rich Chigga – Dat $tick
93.Beyoncé – Formation
94.Olga Bell – Randomness
95.Death Grips – Giving Bad People Good Ideas
96.Parquet Courts – Human Performance
97.Lil Yachty feat. Quavo & Skippa Da Flippa – Minnesota
98.Sturgill Simpson – Welcome To Earth (Pollywog)
99.Solange – Cranes In The Sky
100.Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – I Need You

101.Poli Genova – If Love Was A Crime
102.Alan Walker – Faded
103.Royal Blood – Where Are You Now?
104.Kanye West feat. Sia & Vic Mensa – Wolves
105.Green Day – Too Dumb To Die
106.The Avalanches – Subways
107.OneRepublic – Wherever I Go
108.Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance
109.Hailee Steinfeld feat. Grey & Zedd – Starving
110.Jonas Blue feat. JP Cooper – Perfect Strangers

111.Catfish and The Bottlemen – 7
112.Blink 182 – Bored To Death
113.Weezer – Thank God For Girls
114.YG – Who Shot Me?
115.Death Grips – Eh
116.Frank Ocean – Pink + White
117.Nevada feat. Mark Morrison & Fetty Wap – The Mack
118.Beyoncé feat. The Weeknd – 6 Inch
119.M83 – Do It, Try It
120.KAYTRANADA feat. Anderson .Paak – Glowed Up

121.clipping. – Air ‘Em Out
122.YG – Police Get Away Wit Murder
123.Kevin Gates – 2 Phones
124.Vicetone – Pitch Black
125.Anne-Marie – Alarm
126.Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
127.Twenty One Pilots – Ride
128.J. Cole – False Prophets
129.Anderson .Paak – Come Down
130.Starley – Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)

131.Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MO – Cold Water
132.Jeff Rosenstock – I Did Something Weird Last Night
133.Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Chance the Rapper – Need To Know
134.Danny Brown – Pneumonia
135.Era Istrefi – Bonbon
136.Major Lazer feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG – Light It Up
137.Mako – Smoke Filled Room
138.Kings Of Leon – Waste A Moment
139.Kanye West feat. Kendrick Lamar – No More Parties In LA
140.PJ Harvey – The Wheel

141.dvsn – Hallucinations
142.Golden Features feat. Julia Stone – Wolfie
143.Kevin Morby – I Have Been To The Mountain
144.Miike Snow – Heart Is Full
145.Filatov & Karas – Tell It To My Heart
146.Nick Murphy – Stop Me (Stop You)
147.Sneaky Sound System – I Ain’t Over You
148.Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dark Necessities
149.Injury Reserve – OH SHIT!!!
150.Sigala feat. John Newman & Nile Rodgers – Give Me Your Love

151.The Chainsmokers feat. Phoebe Ryan – All We Know
152.Calvin Harris – My Way
153.Weezer – LA Girlz
154.Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
155.Pitbull feat. Flo Rida & LunchMoney Lewis – Greenlight
156.Charli XCX feat. Hannah Diamond – Paradise
157.Sage the Gemini – Now And Later
158.Joey Purp – Morning Sex
159.Marshmello feat. Omar LinX – Keep It Mello
160.Anderson .Paak feat. ScHoolboy Q – Am I Wrong

161.Kanye West feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Quavo, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti & Desiigner – Champions
162.Beyoncé – Hold Up
163.Flume – v
164.Travis Scott feat. Kendrick Lamar – Goosebumps
165.Touché Amoré – Flowers And You
166.Frank Ocean – Nights
167.Kendrick Lamar – untitled 07 – 2014 – 2016
168.Weezer – Jacked Up
169.Jeff Rosenstock – Perfect Sound Whatever
170.Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Idris Elba & Anderson .Paak – Dance Off

171.Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. XP – Brad Pitt’s Cousin
172.Weezer – Wind In Our Sail
173.RÜFÜS – Innerbloom (What So Not Remix)
174.DJ Khaled feat. Nas – Nas Album Done
175.Mitski – Your Best American Girl
176.Flo Rida – My House
177.DNCE – Toothbrush
178.Aesop Rock - Kirby
179.DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
180.Sturgill Simpson – Brace For Impact (Live A Little)

181.Beyoncé feat. Jack White – Don’t Hurt Yourself
182.Milky Chance – Cocoon
183.The Temper Trap – Fall Together
184.Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar – The Greatest
185.Sticky Fingers – Outcast At Last
186.Radiohead – Decks Dark
187.Radiohead – Daydreaming
188.Alexander Lewis – Dangerous
189.Grimes – Kill V. Maim (Little Jimmy Urine Remix)
190.A.B. Original feat. Dan Sultan – January 26

191.Radiohead – Glass Eyes
192.Ka – 30 Keys
193.Innanet James – Black
194.Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam – Sex
195.Mike Perry feat. Shy Martin – The Ocean
196.Feeder – Eskimo
197.Armand van Helden – Wings
198.Radiohead – Identikit
199.Garbage – So We Can Stay Alive
200.Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

Oh, and I realised that I have been inconsistent and put the artist name first and then the song, which is the opposite to what I have done every other year. New year, new me, I guess
Dang! I don't think I've ever had so much crossover with someone else's list before! 19 matches just in respective top 100s! I have similar view on Pablo, though not sure if I'd call it my least favourite (have never quite gotten into Graduation or 808s), but those tracks are stellar for sure. If I wasn't super busy with my listening today I'd say I have an album to listen to...but that will have to wait for now
Cheers! I knew there was a reason that I loved your EOY Top 300 so much!

And I'd totally recommend "WORRY.", whenever you get the time
THE BEST SONGS OF 2017

2017 was my biggest year yet for music. And that is because of two reasons.

Firstly, my DJing career took off a bit more. I scored my first ever international gig, plus I did more shows than previous years, which is momentum I hope to carry over into 2018.

But secondly, and more importantly, it was my first full year with Spotify Premium. I know, call me slow getting on to that, but it really helped expose to more music than ever before and listen to a lot of stuff which I wouldn't have gotten to had I continued the old method of listening to radio and looking at other websites.

And for a year where music played such a significant factor in my life, it feels like I spent less time on this website than I have in previous years, which is a little disappointing.

I mean, I did post some album reviews earlier in the year, but after that I dropped off a bit (I'm still holding out hope that I'll revive the movie review page some day). Hopefully 2018 is the year that I can keep progressing, but incorporate this website into my everyday life just a little bit more, despite being busy.

And that probably explains why I was so late this year, especially because there was some stuff towards the back end of 2017 which I didn't get to until January because December was so chock-full of work and other commitments.

But despite this, I got to experience my widest scope of music in 2017, and hopefully it comes with a slightly more varied list for this year and for the future.

Anyway, without further ado, here is the list...

1. Father John Misty – Total Entertainment Forever

Ah, such a tough choice to split between #1 and #2, but I had to go with this.

I don't know why, but I needed this song in 2017. Maybe it's because the issue of overwhelming technology is something that weighs on my mind a lot (especially working in that industry), and I found a song which expresses my thoughts in a way that is both simultaneously funny and devastating.

You might have to be a bit of cynic to enjoy this, but once you do, you're going to love this. I mean, even if you're not, you have to appreciate the tongue-in-cheek nature of the delivery, delivering lines like such as "Not bad for a race of demented monkeys/ From a cave to a city to a permanent party" in a way that stings, but in just the right way.

But the reason I most love this is how cinematic it is. The image he creates here sounds so futuristic, and for a song that doesn't even clock in at 3 minutes, it feels like he covers so much ground. From the acoustic guitar intro, then the transition to that first verse and the way it all swells up to the chorus. And that isn't even to mention the bridge, which has some of the catchiest horn sections I've heard all decade, and the ultimate climax, heading who knows how many years down the track to historians finding a human race dead "in their hubs" with "frozen smiles on every face". The ending really is just the cherries on top for a pretty-much perfect song for me.

I know Father John Misty mightn't actually be happy with me picking out one song like this and putting on a list (you'll know what I'm talking about if you have heard the album), so I'd recommend that everyone listens to his "Pure Comedy" album (my #1 album of 2017 btw). While this song is superb on its own, it goes up another level when you listen to it in the context of the album.

P.S. Also, there you go people saying I hate Taylor Swift! She's sort-of in the #1 spot

2.Algiers – The Underside Of Power

This is a band I've known about for quite a while, but it wasn't until this song that they truly grabbed my attention.

This was just so instant for me, with its themes of dread, but also with that amazing chorus (and chorus build-up) which seamlessly blends industrial rock, blues and gospel (upon maybe some other genres as well).

There isn't even much more I could say about it. It's just so incredible from the first listen.

3.Death From Above – Holy Books

This was the 2017 song I listened to the most, and it isn't hard to see why.

It's just something that can get you headbanging so quick as it burns everything down to the ground. It's got some totally badass hooks ("I Don't Go For No Holy Books/ Those Ancient Rhymes They Ain't Got No Hooks") and hits on some religious themes which I agree with.

Also, the way it slows down about two-thirds of the way through, only to come roaring backs to life for the outro is magical. Love it.

4.Calvin Harris – Cash Out [feat. ScHoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR & DRAM]

After listening to "Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1" multiple times, I managed to find a flow I loved more than Offset's in "Slide", and that is ScHoolboy Q's second verse in "Cash Out".

I mean really, his delivery on this is hypnotising and magnetising, that it doesn't even matter that his contribution ends at about halfway through the song, he just does his job flawlessly.

That's not to say that everything else is bad, it's actually quite the contrary. Harris delivers his best groove ever (no exaggeration), DRAM changes things up nicely in the second half of the song and PARTYNEXTDOOR performs solidly on the hook. Excellent contributions all around.

5.Calvin Harris – Slide [feat. Frank Ocean & Migos]

That's not to say this is bad though.

After all, besides "Feels", this was the biggest hit from the album, and I'm really going to take the greatest memories from this one.

It has an awesome summer vibe, and although I was a little skeptical when I saw the featuring artists at first, any doubts were blown away on the first listen when everyone blended together so flawlessly.

It almost goes without saying, but Offset steals the show here, particularly with how quickly he transitions in from the end of Quavo's verse, but it just sounds so right.

People question why Takeoff was left off "Bad And Boujee", but I question why he would miss out on performing over this beat.

6.alt-J – In Cold Blood

What can I say about this?

It's funny because it's the closest these guys have ever sounded to performing that "Put It In My Butt" song that was uploaded to YouTube a couple of years ago.

Maybe it's because I can appreciate a good "la la la la la la" hook, or perhaps it's because it could almost pass as a James Bond theme song with the way it flows, but I just connected with this. I also like the jerky way it changes from verse 2 to the bridge and chorus and then back to the third verse. The sound effect of the splash in the swimming pool and that ascending scale (that sounds like it uses a different instrument for each note?) between the final two lines of the song don't go unnoticed either.

All in all though, I just really like it.

7.Joey Bada$$ - TEMPTATION

Damn, I can really get into what Joey is doing here.

From that delicious guitar lick (for a New York rapper, this just sounds so West Coast) which really makes that track, to the content of what Joey is saying, to that heartbreaking sample which introduces and closes out the track, this is the best that (pure) rap had to deliver for me in 2017.

There's even more great content on the album as well, "All Amerikkkan Bada$$", and I'd highly recommend it. My #2 album of the year.

8.Charli XCX – Lipgloss [feat. CupcakKe]

PURE TRASH! In this instance, that's a great thing.

For a Charli XCX song, it's a little odd that she is not the standout here. That honour goes to CupcakKe, who delivers two of the most outrageous and "did I just hear that?" verses of 2017. Whether it is her comparing her vagina to Winnie the Pooh, or her juices tasting sweet because she ate her pineapple, or quoting the "catch me outside" meme, there's at least twenty insane lines here.

I should also mention the beat as well, produced by the good people at PC Music. It sounds both sweet and sugary, just like lipgloss

9.Yung Lean – Red Bottom Sky

This is what Post Malone would sound like to me if I liked him, I reckon. To narrow it down even further, the way some people react when they listen to "I Fall Apart", I react the same way to this.

But I totally get where Yung Lean is coming from. Part of the original Sadboys group, and reading into Lean's backstory, I feel like he has a lot to be sad about. Whether it be about his depression, his manager having recently passed away or the drug addiction which I think he has recovered from (again, I'm not entirely sure), and keep in mind that the kid is only 21, he has been through a lot.

But this song feels like the moment when all of the bad stuff is behind you and you can see brighter days ahead. I just love the imagery he uses here as well, re-appropriating the use of "red bottoms" to mean the red streak at the bottom of the sky during sunrise, and, in essence, seeing a new day. The imagery just sounds like that of Scandinavian beauty, and I love it when artists from that area of the world do that.

There's not just that though, but also the idea of having somebody with you that knows what you've been through and also sees a more positive outlook is something I can cherish.

The beat here just sounds so dreamy as well, and that's not a sound I'm too familiar with Yung Lean having. It just adds to the beauty and atmosphere that this song creates.

I feel like at the end of my life I'm probably going to listen to this song and see it as myself moving to "another life" in a sense and will use that time to reflect on what I did right and wrong in my life.

10.Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano

This song has significant emotional importance to me, as I had a parent of mine diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year when I first heard this song. Luckily, my parent has, for now, overcome it, but by that time, this is a song that I hold very close to me.

I rarely hear piano ballads which sound this powerful, and while the lyrics are really impacting, it's his vocal delivery which sells this. He did perform this song at his own mother's funeral, so it makes sense, but there are few songs I have listened to as much but have made such a lasting impact on me.

Anyway, thanks for reading my little summaries on what made that top 10 so fantastic for me. Hope you enjoy the rest of the list...

11.Neil Cicierega – Wow Wow
12.MGMT – Little Dark Age
13.Queens Of The Stone Age – Feet Don’t Fail Me
14.Milky Chance – Blossom
15.Future Islands – Cave
16.Danny L Harle – 1UL
17.Death From Above – Nomad
18.Death From Above – NVR 4EVR
19.Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3
20.Tyler, The Creator – I Ain’t Got Time!

21.Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling
22.The Killers – Run For Cover
23.Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
24.The Smith Street Band – Birthdays
25.Mount Eerie – Real Death
26.Vince Staples – Big Fish
27.SOPHIE – Ponyboy
28.N.E.R.D – Lemon [feat. Rihanna]
29.Spoon – Can I Sit Next To You
30.Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.

31.The Killers – The Man
32.BROCKHAMPTON – JELLO
33.BROCKHAMPTON – GUMMY
34.Paramore – Hard Times
35.ZHU – Chasing Marrakech
36.SZA – Drew Barrymore
37.The Jungle Giants – Feel The Way I Do
38.Royal Blood – Lights Out
39.Hockey Dad – Homely Feeling
40.Camila Cabello – Havana [feat. Young Thug]

41.Spoon – Hot Thoughts
42.Ugly God – Fuck Ugly God
43.Thundercat – Friend Zone
44.Father John Misty – Leaving LA
45.Arca – Desafio
46.Attic – Sanctimonious
47.Big K.R.I.T. – Keep The Devil Off
48.Rina Sawayama – Take Me As I Am
49.Kirin J Callinan – Big Enough [feat. Alex Cameron, Molly Lewis & Jimmy Barnes]
50.Porches – Find Me

51.Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times
52.Weezer – Mexican Fender
53.Big Sean – Bounce Back
54.Migos – T-Shirt
55.Peking Duk & AlunaGeorge – Fake Magic
56.Post Malone – Rockstar [feat. 21 Savage]
57.Yammy – MAKOTO
58.Big Boi – Kill Jill [feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy]
59.Kirin J Callinan – Down 2 Hang [feat. James Chance]
60.Lorde – Writer In The Dark

61.Queens Of The Stone Age – The Way You Used To Do
62.Harry Styles – Only Angel
63.BROCKHAMPTON – SWEET
64.Young Thug – For Y’all [feat. Jacquees]
65.Young Thug – Take Care
66.WINNER – REALLY REALLY
67.King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Open Water
68.Spoon – Shotgun
69.BROCKHAMPTON – BOOGIE
70.Sinjin Hawke – Dawn Of Infinity

71.Above & Beyond – Alright Now [feat. Justine Suissa]
72.Kesha – Praying
73.Pink Guy – Gays 4 Donald
74.Spoon – First Caress
75.Flume – Depth Charge
76.Charli XCX – ILY2
77.Charli XCX – Dreamer [feat. Starrah & RAYE]
78.Charli XCX – Femmebot [feat. Dorian Electra & Mykki Blanco]
79.Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko – Forever
80.Logic – Everybody

81.Future – Mask Off
82.Jay-Z – 4:44
83.Frank Ocean – Chanel
84.Little Mix – Touch
85.Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?
86.AFI – Snow Cats
87.Injury Reserve – See You Sweat
88.Khalid – Location
89.Mastodon – Show Yourself
90.Paramore – Rose-Colored Boy

91.N.E.R.D – Don’t Don’t Do It [feat. Kendrick Lamar]
92.HMLTD – To The Door
93.Everything Everything – Night Of The Long Knives
94.The War On Drugs – Holding On
95.Slowdive – Sugar For The Pill
96.King Krule – Dum Surfer
97.Hardwell & KSHMR – Power
98.Billie Eilish – COPYCAT
99.Future Islands – Ran
100.Lorde – Liability

101.Kendrick Lamar – DUCKWORTH.
102.Foo Fighters – The Sky Is A Neighbourhood
103.Queens Of The Stone Age – The Evil Has Landed
104.Gorillaz – Ascension [feat. Vince Staples]
105.Brand New – Can’t Get It Out
106.Weezer – Get Right
107.Billie Eilish – my boy
108.Everything Everything – Ivory Tower
109.Lorde – Homemade Dynamite (Remix) [feat. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA]
110.The Smith Street Band – Young Once

111.Axwell /\ Ingrosso – More Than You Know
112.Death From Above – Freeze Me
113.Charli XCX – Roll With Me
114.Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass
115.Kygo – Stargazing [feat. Justin Jesso]
116.Marshmello – Silence [feat. Khalid]
117.Lucas & Steve, Pep & Rash – Feel Alive
118.Baker Boy – Marryuna [feat. Yirrmal]
119.Neil Cicierega – Tiger
120.Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes

121.Lorde – Sober
122.Alan Walker – The Spectre
123.Offset & Metro Boomin – Ric Flair Drip
124.Touch Sensitive – Lay Down
125.Jay-Z – The Story of O.J.
126.Father John Misty – The Memo
127.Car Seat Headrest – Unforgiving Girl (She’s Not A Single Version)
128.Asgeir – Stardust
129.Axwell /\ Ingrosso – Renegade
130.King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – The Great Chain Of Being

131.Danny L Harle – Happy All The Time
132.Yellow Claw – Open [feat. Moksi & Jonna Fraser]
133.Yellow Claw – Rose Horizon [feat. STORi]
134.Calvin Harris – Rollin [feat. Future & Khalid]
135.Algiers – Cleveland
136.Rise Against – House On Fire
137.Miguel – Told You So
138.Vince Staples – Yeah Right
139.Temples – Mystery Of Pop
140.Sam Gellaitry – Ceremony

141.Alan Walker & Alex Skrindo – Sky
142.Amine – Wedding Crashers [feat. Offset]
143.Fifth Harmony – Down [feat. Gucci Mane]
144.Selena Gomez – Fetish [feat. Gucci Mane]
145.Imagine Dragons – Believer
146.Wheeler Walker Jr. – Finger Up My Butt
147.SOHN – Conrad
148.Gang Of Youths – What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?
149.San Holo – Light
150.The Smith Street Band – Passiona

151.slushii – LUV U NEED U
152.Northeast Party House – Calypso Beach
153.Big K.R.I.T. – Big Bank [feat. T.I.]
154.BROCKHAMPTON – ZIPPER
155.Vicetone – Collide [feat. Rosi Golan]
156.Royal Blood – I Only Lie When I Love You
157.Ummet Ozcan – Everything Changes [feat. Chris Crone]
158.Joey Bada$$ - LAND OF THE FREE
159.Deadly Zoo – One Word
160.Spoon – Tear It Down

161.Rina Sawayama – Alterlife
162.BROCKHAMPTON – FIGHT
163.Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still
164.Radiohead – I Promise
165.Jax Jones – You Don’t Know Me [feat. RAYE]
166.Kygo – It Ain’t Me [feat. Selena Gomez]
167.GFOTY – Tongue
168.Macklemore – Excavate [feat. Saint Claire]
169.Martin Solveig – All Stars [feat. ALMA]
170.Kirin J Callinan – Living Each Day [feat. Connan Mockasin]

171.Poppy – I’m Poppy
172.Xxxtentacion – Look At Me!
173.Jeff Rosenstock – Dramamine
174.King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Deserted Dunes Welcome Weary Feet
175.Higher Brothers – Made In China [feat. Famous Dex]
176.Yellow Claw – Good Day [feat. DJ Snake & Elliphant]
177.Slowdive – No Longer Making Time
178.SACHI – Shelter [feat. NIKA]
179.Banks – Underdog
180.clipping. – The Deep

181.Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – Hop Off
182.Paul White & Danny Brown – Lion’s Den
183.Sinjin Hawke – Onset
184.200.000 naglbítar - Leiðin heim
185.Oliver Heldens – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
186.KSHMR & Marnik – SHIVA (Sunburn 2017 Anthem) [feat. The Golden Army]
187.Young Thug & Carnage – Liger
188.King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – All Is Known
189.Beck – Up All Night
190.Elektronomia – Conflict

191.Berg – Pandora Box Rework
192.Stromae – Repetto X Mosaert
193.Shining - Jag Är Din Fiende
194.Outsiders – Vaderland [feat. Jebroer & The Darkraver]
195.Incubus – No Fun
196.Stormzy – Shut Up
197.Benjamin Clementine – Phantom of Aleppoville
198.ANOHNI – Paradise
199.Bobi Andonov – Apartment
200.Sofi Tukker – Johny
THE BEST SONGS OF 2018

2018 was a year of opportunity for me. A lot happened. I always had something on my plate, and it really was a very exciting and rewarding year for the most part.

Whether it working in customer service, finance, entertainment, fashion, film, sport or countless other things, I always had 3+ jobs on-the-go, and it is a year that I can look back on with pride.

Unfortunately, all this work does take a toll on you elsewhere. Sleep was one way. Music consumption was another.

Yes, I know I mentioned last year that 2017 was my biggest year for music, and in reality, 2018 would still blow pretty much every other year out of the water for music listening (since I’m still gigging and I have to stay on top of everything), but it just wasn’t as big, you know?

It did involve me having to listen to music in a different way though, because there was still heaps of music I wanted to get through. So rather than just getting to sit alone and listen to music in peace, every time I was on the train, or on a flight, or could find a little time before I went to bed, I would fill in all those gaps with as much music as I can.

And this goes to show that music isn’t just a hobby. It’s a passion. And it’s always loads of fun putting this list together

Now, some of you may be thinking that perhaps this list isn’t of as high a calibre as last year’s list, but that is not the case at all. In fact, there were over 300 songs I really liked in 2018, so cutting it down to 200 was harder than ever. Heck, sorting out the top 25-30 in particular was about as hard as it has ever been, this really is a top notch group.

I was even considering writing a full commentary on the whole top 100 this year, because I do have much to say about each of these songs. But, you know, time restrictions and everything. I’ll hopefully end up reviewing all of these songs on the site anyway.

Anyway, without further ado, here is the list...

1. Ghost – Rats

You know that feeling after you put together a year-end list, look at the songs you have at the top-end, and then you genuinely worry whether you’ll find a list of songs you’ll love as much (or more) for the coming year? Surely that isn’t just me who feels that, right? I love it when those worries are absolutely destroyed early in the year.

You may be looking it up and seeing that this was only released as a single in April, but this song completely dominated me in 2018, particularly in the first half of the year.

I was sort-of fascinated by Ghost, but it wasn’t until 2018 where it turned into full-on obsession. Sure, Meliora was a very good record, but, as it is probably very clear by now, I do enjoy their stuff which is a little more accessible, which is a direction they have been trending in for a while now.

But whatever way you look at it, this is a mammoth of a track. Borrowing from that 80s glam/arena rock style, I can’t get enough of the very rock’n’roll, kick-ass lyrics, the “Aaah whoah” yelping in the chorus, and the indescribably amazing guitar passages pulled straight from the pits of hell. And the solo, oh the solo. Air guitars at the ready.

Most of all, this is just the most fun I had to listening to a song in a long time. I listened to this almost twice as much as the next most (non-Ghost) song released in 2018, meaning it really became a go-to track for me. And I’m sure it will remain that way for many years to come.

2.Death Grips – Black Paint

I started exercising more towards the end of 2018. It really is nice to keep moving and feel active, in a way that is different to work anyway.

The reason I bring this up is because when I exercise, I like to listen to music. And on Spotify, there’s an exercise playlist called “Beast Mode”. The fact that this song isn’t on that playlist makes it completely pointless.

I’m not sure I have heard any song as overwhelming in its hostility as I have with this song. And that is what makes me love it.

Just the way it takes those first few seconds before kicking in really set the mood and amp up the fury. You can’t help but just get angry and join MC Ride along for the journey.

Despite all that though, I’m always amazed at how Death Grips songs find ways of being incredibly catchy, beneath all the raucousness. I’d particularly like to point out that guitar during the chorus, buried in the mix.

Overall, this song packs a knockout blow of a punch with every moment feeling like a full-on assault.

Best listened to with headphones on and on full blast.

3.Pusha T – The Story Of Adidon

Oh boy, I have a lot to say about this one.

I was originally going to write a full-on review for this, describing the genius and intelligence in every line, but I’ll try and keep it brief.

I know I’m not the only one who thinks this, but I am sick of the Drake overexposure. I, like many others, listened to “Scorpion” (only out of obligation), and yeah, it was poor on the whole. Don’t get me wrong, it had a couple of good tunes on there, but altogether, it was bloated, bland and forgettable.

Even before that, Drake’s last few projects haven’t been interesting in the slightest. But what bugs me the most is his attitude over the last couple of projects.

Enter Pusha T.

This rivalry is nothing new. Pusha has been going back-and-forth with Drake’s camp for quite some time now, and still has a score to settle it seems.

With the release of his (very good) “Daytona” project, it ended on “Infrared”, which takes some blatant shots at Drake and his (alleged?) use of ghost-writers.

Sure enough, Drake took the bait, released “Duppy Freestyle” in response, and while I’m not the biggest fan of his, I thought it was a good response. He delivered some barbs, such as claiming Pusha exaggerates his drug-dealing history (which is a little hard to disagree with) and sending out an OVO invoice to Pusha for selling him more records on the back of the publicity of this whole spat. It was a pointed, but somewhat playful response.

Pusha doesn’t do playful though. In fact, it seems like he had this whole track ready-to-go, just in case Drake did respond.

And Drake, for a few days, gloated on the back of what he thought was another triumph over another unworthy adversary, following that whole Meek Mill thing from a few years back.

Then came this. And boy, is it full of venom and spite. Pusha doesn’t mince his words and goes after anyone and everyone involved in Drake’s life. Whether it is Drake’s dad’s Instagram antics, former drug addiction and the way Drake “parades” him around, Pusha taunting “40”, Drake’s long-time friend and most-trusted producer, about his MS and impending death, and most notably, Pusha publically revealing that Drake has a child with a former porn star, this song was an all-out assault and deconstruction of Drake’s life.

And that is without mentioning the other subject matter, such as Drake repeating the cycle of parental absenteeism, such as his own father did to him, the use of “The Story of OJ” sample which is pertinent to the lines about Drake questioning his own identity, the cover art (how did this not become known before 2018?) which hones in on that same point, the use of the “six-six-six” soundbite to associate Drake with the devil, I have honestly listened to this over 30 times and, without exaggeration, I have found a new reference or hidden meaning each time. On the back of this, I actually think it is one of the most intelligent songs I have ever heard.

Furthermore, I can listen to it knowing that it didn’t actually destroy Drake’s life. After all, he still had another #1 hit after this track was released, and “Nice For What” remained huge throughout it all. Regardless of this, though, it was still nice to see him get knocked down a couple of notches after all the bullshit from the last couple of years.

While he has bounced back though, just a little afterthought I have for you. I wonder how Drake’s kid is going to handle it in the future if he ever finds out about this song? Mum, what is a porn star? Dad, why did you want me aborted? That’s some heavy stuff coming up in that kid’s life, and hopefully everything turns out the best for him.

At the end of the day, this is easily the most essential and entertaining track of 2018, without a doubt.

4.Everything Everything – Breadwinner

Have you ever come across a song/project from a couple of years ago that you adored, and then you followed that artist just to see if you would like any of their new material?

That is Everything Everything for me. Funnily, they are the artist I streamed the second most in 2018 (behind Ghost, obviously), despite not releasing a full-length LP.

That is because I keep returning to “Get To Heaven”. I can’t get enough of it, particularly the first half of the album. Without question, the first half of that album would be one of my favourite “half albums” of all-time, just super creative and catchy, all while taking on some hard-hitting subject matter.

I did listen to “A Fever Dream” in 2017, and as you may have observed, I had a few of those tracks in my 2017 EOY list. But it wasn’t until this came out in early 2018 that I felt they had truly recaptured some of their best form.

The infectious, polyrhythmic passages finds a way to drill itself into your head right from the get-go and it doesn’t let up. I also love the lyrics it provides regarding domestic relationships, with quirky details, as usual with Everything Everything, and the bridge is a showstopper as well. It cannot be denied.

5.Unknown Mortal Orchestra – American Guilt

Have you ever come across a song/project from a couple of years ago that you adored, and then you followed that artist just to see if you would like any of their new material? Oh wait, I already said that, but it still applies here.

“Multi Love” is my most streamed song since the beginning of 2017, which may come as a surprise, but I can say now, without hesitation, that it would be in my top 10 songs of the decade. I’m not here to talk about that song though.

Since I was a little late getting a start in 2018 after making my 2017 EOY list (not the case this year), this was the first song I added to my “2018” playlist, and it’s quite neat that it ended up in my top 5 songs of the year.

This one, I just love how sweaty and psychedelic it sounds, even the outro is incredible. While “Sex & Food” didn’t do much for me, as many of the messages on the album didn’t work for me when delivered with a mellowed-out, lo-fi sound, this one hits the right notes and is great to bang your head along to.

6.Ghost – Dance Macabre

“Prequelle” ruled my life in 2018. I just couldn’t stop returning to it. After all, I have 4 songs from the album in my top 12, a feat no other artist has been able to achieve.

This one is probably even more accessible and poppy (?) than “Rats”, that refrain is just huge and would go down stunningly at a live show, which I’d hope to catch from these guys someday.

My second most streamed song of 2018, and probably the one I had the second most fun with.

Seriously though, if you haven’t heard “Prequelle”, get on to that right now. I guarantee you’ll have a good time, especially if you have an inclination for 80s glam rock.

7.Against All Logic – You Are Going To Love Me And Scream

When trying to describe this song to a friend, I described it as encapsulating that sense of “going out for a big night out on the town where something really bad is going to happen to you, but you just don’t know it”. That’s pretty specific, but I can’t put it any other way.

I love embracing different types of house music, and while I found the album this came off to be overhyped, this just has an incredible sense of dark atmosphere that takes you into a depressed mental state. If that sounds like it is for you, look no further.

8.Stromae – Defiler

Stromae [*bows down*]. I can’t get enough of the dude. I just hope he keeps releasing more music and keeps up the quality. I’m not sure how many more years I’m going to be able to deal with one track a year.

Apparently this was released for a fashion show for his wife, and I can definitely see how it would work in that sense, even if it isn’t as upbeat as most catwalk music that I think of.

I liken this to Tame Impala’s “Let It Happen”, in that it is an expansive and explorative musical landscape which takes me to many sonic universes. Again, the atmosphere works wonders and takes you to another place in time.

9.Young Thug – Sin [feat. Jaden Smith]

After some somewhat distinguished picks, he comes my “basic” pick. As in, I really like it, but I totally get why others wouldn’t think much of it.

A few years back, a whole bunch of us posted a list of our favourite artists of all time, and then put them all together into a combined list. For me, my personal list would be pretty different nowadays, and the major difference would be the presence of Young Thug. Outside of Kanye West, Thugger would probably be my second highest rapper on the list, almost certainly in the top 10. That is largely on the back of his “JEFFERY” project, where nearly every song just works. If I were to do a retrospective 2016 EOY list, there would be 4/5 songs from that project in my top 20, as well as maybe another one from “Slime Season 3”.

It was that love of him which helped me get into this, but it is largely a set of personal circumstances which make this song mean a lot to me.

Late in 2018, I was catching a fair few late night, “red-eye” flights, and this became the soundtrack for those late nights as I looked out over many a dark metropolis. It just takes me back to those times I had this song on repeat.

Jaden Smith is here as well, who isn’t someone I thought I would ever say was going to make an appearance in my top 10, but here we are. In all honesty, he doesn’t do too badly, fitting the vibe of the track quite nicely. It also gives Thugger the opportunity to do some Will Smith wordplay, so you win either way.

10.Daughters – The Reason They Hate Me

Alright, I admit it. Fantano does influence what I like. Can’t lie about it at this point.

I really respect the rough, abrasive, harrowing attitude of “You Won’t Get What You Want”, but it wasn’t necessarily my thing. Except for this song.

Maybe it is just because it follows a more typical song structure that I was able to get more behind it, but there are still many experimental elements in play here. My absolute favourite moment is the bridge where you get those sharp, layered guitar tones that sends jagged pangs of fear straight down my spine, but the overpowering guitars and hostile vocals make this the complete package, and communicates a vision of how humans would behave if they let down their facades and let their inner animalistic impulses take over.

The rest…

11.Ghost – Life Eternal
12.Ghost – See The Light
13.Migos – Stir Fry
14.Denzel Curry – CLOUT COBAIN CLOUT CO13A1N
15.Death Grips – Streaky
16.The Presets – 14U+14ME
17.Post Malone – Better Now
18.Lil Baby & Gunna – Drip Too Hard
19.Charli XCX – No Angel
20.Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

21.Diplo – Worry No More [feat. Lil Yachty & Santigold]
22.Travis Scott – Sicko Mode
23.Metric – Dark Saturday
24.Pusha T – If You Know You Know
25.Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel
26.Vicetone – South Beach
27.Ghost – Witch Image
28.ROSALIA – MALAMENTE – Cap.1: Augurio
29.SOPHIE – Immaterial
30.Young Thug – High [feat. Elton John]

31.Jack White – Over And Over And Over
32.Father John Misty – Mr. Tillman
33.Anderson .Paak – Bubblin
34.Anderson .Paak – Tints [feat. Kendrick Lamar]
35.Cardi B – I Like It [feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin]
36.Digitalism – Glow
37.Hozier – Movement
38.Trippie Redd – Topanga
39.Parquet Courts – Almost Had To Start A Fight/In And Out Of Patience
40.Tujamo – With U [feat. Karen Harding]

41.Lucas & Steve – Where Have You Gone (Anywhere)
42.IDLES – Danny Nedelko
43.Jethro Heston – Feel Good
44.Death Grips – Dilemma
45.DRAM – WWYD?
46.Muse – Pressure
47.IDLES – Never Fight A Man With A Perm
48.Gerard Way – Baby, You’re A Haunted House
49.Rich The Kid – Plug Walk
50.Pusha T – The Games We Play

51.Dennis Lloyd – Nevermind
52.Logic – 44 More
53.Eves Karydas – Couch
54.Twenty One Pilots – Jumpsuit
55.Twenty One Pilots – My Blood
56.Purple Disco Machine – Dished (Male Stripper)
57.Migos – Narcos
58.Post Malone – 92 Explorer
59.Ghost – Faith
60.KIDS SEE GHOSTS – Feel The Love [feat. Pusha T]

61.KIDS SEE GHOSTS – Freeee (Ghost Town Pt. 2) [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]
62.KIDS SEE GHOSTS – Fire
63.KIDS SEE GHOSTS – 4th Dimension [feat. Louis Prima]
64.Danny L Harle – Blue Angel [feat. Clairo]
65.Judas Priest – Traitors Gate
66.ToTo H - ЧУЖДИ УСМИВКИ
67.ScHoolboy Q – X [with 2 Chainz & Saudi]
68.Charli XCX & Troye Sivan – 1999
69.Ski Mask The Slump God – Foot Fungus
70.Eminem – Lucky You [feat. Joyner Lucas]

71.The Kooks – All The Time
72.Loud Luxury – Body [feat. Brando]
73.Khalid – The Ways [with Swae Lee]
74.Mac Miller – Programs
75.Rae Sremmurd – Powerglide [feat. Juicy J]
76.Poppy – Time Is Up [feat. Diplo]
77.Hozier – Nina Cried Power [feat. Mavis Staples]
78.JID – Off Deez [feat. J. Cole]
79.Baker Boy – Mr La Di Da Di
80.Ty Dolla $ign – Pineapple [feat. Gucci Mane & Quavo]

81.LVNDSCAPE – Gumburanjo
82.Nas – Cops Shot The Kid [feat. Kanye West]
83.I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – Do It All The Time
84.Jay Rock – King’s Dead [with Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake]
85.Mike WiLL Made-It – Aries (YuGo) Part 2 [with Rae Sremmurd & Big Sean feat. Quavo & Pharrell]
86.Joji – SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK
87.Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Major League Chemicals
88.Envy – Dawn And Gaze
89.David Byrne – Everybody’s Coming To My House
90.The Chainsmokers – Side Effects [feat. Emily Warren]

91.Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho
92.Underworld & Iggy Pop – Bells & Circles
93.Screaming Females – I’ll Make You Sorry
94.6ix9ine – KIKA [feat. Tory Lanez]
95.The Carters – BOSS
96.Ocean Alley – Confidence
97.Parcels – Tieduprightnow
98.Kanye West – Yikes
99.Amine – REEL IT IN
100.Judas Priest – Firepower

101.Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman
102.SOPHIE – Faceshopping
103.David Guetta & Showtek – Your Love
104.Zerb – With You [feat. Giulia Be]
105.Kanye West – I Thought About Killing You
106.Juice WRLD – Lean Wit Me
107.Kodak Black – ZEZE [feat. Travis Scott & Offset]
108.Jeff Rosenstock – Melba
109.Wheeler Walker Jr. – Save Some Titty Milk For Me
110.Duke Dumont – Inhale [feat. Ebenezer]

111.Lucas & Steve – I Could Be Wrong [feat. Brandy]
112.Jimmy Eat World – Love Never
113.Amine & Injury Reserve – Campfire
114.Baauer – Tep Tep
115.clipping. – Face
116.Childish Gambino – This Is America
117.Weezer – California Snow
118.The Carters – APESHIT
119.Ryan Riback – Papercuts [feat. Sunset City]
120.Rudimental – Walk Alone [feat. Tom Walker]

121.KIDS SEE GHOSTS – Cudi Montage
122.Joey Purp – Elastic
123.Duke Dumont – Runway
124.Post Malone – Ball For Me [feat. Nicki Minaj]
125.Etienne De Crecy – Party
126.Darude – Surrender [feat. Ashley Wallbridge]
127.Louis The Child – Better Not [feat. Wafia]
128.MGMT – Me And Michael
129.Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle
130.Anderson .Paak – Brother’s Keeper [feat. Pusha T]

131.Wiley – Remember Me
132.Tyler, The Creator – OKRA
133.Xxxtentacion – Moonlight
134.Xxxtentacion – I don’t even speak spanish lol [feat. Rio Santana, Judah & Carlos Andrez]
135.Anderson .Paak – Mansa Musa [feat. Dr Dre & Cocoa Sarai]
136.Hot Dad – Just Tell Me What Font To Pick (When I’m Making Websites For Kids)
137.SaberZ – Storm
138.KILLY – No Sad No Bad
139.Khalid – OTW [feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 6LACK]
140.Kanye West – Lift Yourself

141.David Guetta – Say My Name [feat. Bebe Rexha & J Balvin]
142.Death From Above – Keep It Real Dumb
143.Salute – Honey
144.Teischa – Before
145.ilo ilo – Wait
146.James Blake – If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead
147.JPEGMAFIA – 1539 N. Calvert
148.Anderson .Paak – Who R U?
149.Ghost – Miasma
150.The Hunna – NY To LA

151.Kacey Musgraves – Rainbow
152.Kali Uchis – After The Storm [feat. Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins]
153.Jeff Rosenstock – Powerlessness
154.Death Grips – Little Richard
155.Spring King – Animal
156.Julian Calor – Run Away [feat. Maggie Szabo]
157.Kanye West – All Mine
158.Vegedream – Ramenez la coupe a la maison
159.Santigold – Run The Road
160.Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Blueberry Jam

161.The Voidz – All Wordz Are Made Up
162.5 Seconds of Summer – Want You Back
163.Kygo – Remind Me To Forget [feat. Miguel]
164.Wheeler Walker Jr. – Anal & The Dishes
165.Manu Crooks – Fuego [feat. Anfa Rose]
166.Lady Leshurr – OMW
167.Jeff Rosenstock – Let Them Win
168.Julian Calor – Space Flute
169.cupcakKe – Duck Duck Goose
170.Hailee Steinfeld – Back To Life – 80s Remix [feat. Aris Archontis]

171.Hobo Johnson – Peach Scone
172.Arctic Monkeys – She Looks Like Fun
173.Anderson .Paak – Left To Right
174.MGMT – When You’re Small
175.Lucas & Steve – Source
176.The 1975 – Love It If We Made It
177.BROCKHAMPTON – 1997 DIANA
178.Sinjin Hawke – God [feat. Zora Jones]
179.Claptone – Birdsong [feat. Zola Blood]
180.⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ (Four Tet Alias) - ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉ ̸ ̡ ҉ ҉.·๑ඕั ҉”

181.Etienne De Crecy – Work
182.Diplo – Welcome To The Party [with French Montana & Lil Pump, with Zhavia Ward]
183.Slowly Slowly – Alchemy
184.Slum Sociable – Afterthought
185.MGMT – One Thing Left To Try
186.Frank Ocean – Moon River
187.Horrendous – Soothsayer
188.Petite Noir – Blame Fire
189.Chris Malinchak – What Matters
190.Ravyn Lenae – Sticky

191.Joyride – 6am
192.Samsaruh – Gunpowder
193.The Ting Tings – Blacklight
194.Kero Kero Bonito – Only Acting
195.Robinson – Nothing To Regret
196.NoMBe – Milk & Coffee
197.Sevdaliza – Humana
198.Sons Of Kemet – My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu
199.Steve Angello – Nothing Scares Me Anymore [feat. Sam Martin]
200.Vicetone – Way Back [feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff]


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