Saturday, January 1, 2011

Top 30 Songs of 2010: #10 to #1

Here goes nothing. The final part of my Top 30 Songs of 2010!

10. Kylie Minogue's Get Outta My Way


Crashing into #10 and we have the Royal Pop Highness, Kylie! This year, Aphrodite deliver and "Get Outta My Way" is a perfect summary of what she does best, dance-pop. The perfect summer single with a hint of attitude! She showed us what she's made of and I must say that I want more, more, more!! Love :)
More from Kylie: All The Lovers

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9. Sophie Ellis-Bextor VS Armin van Buuren's
Not Giving Up On Love



I have always been a big fan of Sophie's vocal and when she decided to paired up with one of the world famous trance DJ, they gave birth to this, an 2:53 minutes of pure audio magic. Vocal trance at its best!
More from Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Bittersweet

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8. Eminem's Love The Way You Lie feat Rihanna


One of the most recognizable chorus this year and it's not about partying (cue "Tik Tok" and "California Gurls")!! How about that? You gotta give Eminem tons of credit finding the perfect partner to sing a song about abusive relationship! Eminem rap it best: "You don't get another chance, life is no Nintendo game." That's so true.

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7. Robyn's Dancing On My Own


I'm in the corner, watching you kiss her. (Robyn, stalker much?)
I'm right over here, why can't you see me. (With your bleach white hair and he still can't notice you? Show off some of your dance moves! Good luck!)
I'm givin' it my all, but I'm not the girl you're takin' home. (You said he can't notice you, how can he take you home then? Wait, you want him to take you home for!?! hehe :P
I keep dancing on my own. (You go to a club all by yourself? Oh my. Bring some of your girlfriends yo! You don't need a man to have fun!)
Gawd honest heartbreak electro-pop. Can't get any better than that.
Apart from that, Body Talk is definitely one of the best album this year too!
More from Robyn: Indestructible (Remix) and Hang with Me.

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6. Paramore's The Only Exception


One of my personal favorite this year. I remember getting hooked after listening it for the first few times. Haley's vocal is surprisingly pleasant and nice when she's not screaming. And the lyrics, hits home, hard. Nuff' said.

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5. Lady Antebellum's Need You Now


I'm not a country fan but "Need You Now" manage to steal my heart for having the lyrics that I can relate to. With lines like "And I wonder if I ever cross your mind, for me it happens all the time" and that chorus about drunk dialing is bull-eyes!! *sigh* who doesn't have an embarrassing incident with drunk dialing? LOL.

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4. B.O.B's Nothing On You feat Bruno Mars


B.O.B come out from nowhere and now he's ruling the airways with not just one but 2 mega hit of the year. But I have to say that this song would not succeed as big without the help from Bruno Mars' smooth buttery vocal. It gives me *butterflies* when I first listen to it. God knows how much I love this song.
More from B.O.B: Airplanes feat Hayley Williams

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3. Bruno Mars' Just The Way You Are


Just when I thought "Nothin' On You" is one of the most sweetest song this year, Bruno Mars released this "boyband" R&B/pop song of the year. The romantic lyrics, that smooth voice, the song arrangement and that uber sweet chorus. And I melt. How can you not?~ *You gotta be kidding me if you don't think this is a staple boyband song* I can totally see The Wanted rocking out to this song. Bruno Mars' star continue to shine with the release of another awesome single, "Grenade".
More from Bruno Mars: Grenade

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2. Katy Perry's Teenage Dream


I must say that "Teenage Dream" is one of Katy Perry's best track to date even when she's saying/screaming it one. word. by. one. word. during the catchy chorus rather than actually singing it. But what the hell, if it's an ace track, no one cares much. I can't say the same thing about this song when she performed it live though. *annoyed* I must say whoever that wrote/produce this song deserve a virtual bow and warm hugs from mua for their contribution to the music world.
More from Katy Perry: Firework

Glee Cast (Darren Criss' version)

You can't escape the Glee-mania no matter where you go. And to say that Katy Perry's original version is awesome, Darren Criss' Glee version is way superior. No doubt about that. And to have this song sing by a gay guy to another gay guy in a hit television musical/drama show about the underdogs. It's just the delicious icing on the cake for this year! *yum*

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and drum roll please.





1. Rihanna's Only Girl (In The World)



I must say, Rihanna redeemed herself by releasing this dance-pop gem after the experimental "Rated R" era. By taking a page from the awesome house-trance influenced "Don't Stop The Music" and make it more heavy in synth and bass, pulsating beats and soaring vocals, they created a monstrous single, perfect for her comeback to pop. And I welcome her back to the glorious World of Pop. *me being random* This is how I like my Rihanna, fun, energetic, sexy and seductive.
More from Rihanna: Rude Boy, What's My Name?

That's it folks! 2010 have been great in the music world and I can't wait for all the possible goodies and surprises in 2011, especially from Lady Gaga!

Agree? Disagree? Comments away!

Feel free to check out the previous Best of '09 here.



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Now playing: Rihanna - Only Girl (In The World)
via FoxyTunes

3 comments:

J.Mensah said...

Absolutely agree with your #1! Rihanna's been AMAZING this year. The songs, her look, even sales/chart wise--she just hit every note perfect!

I'm not looking forward to a whole Britney vs Gaga thing going this year--I'm so passed that compeition ¬_¬

Paul said...

we may have had different song choices but i'm all on board for Kylie and Sophie. And yes, i did love that country bootie call song - i think because it was bittersweet and cos i fancied the lighter haired guy!! And Teenage Dream and Just The Way You Are i loved - first one in Glee format and second in Minnah format (she came second in swedish idol) Ultimately the songs were awesome!!

Someone spilt a cheeky vimto on my tux shirt last night during Only Girl in the World... :(

rcLoy said...

@J I didn't realize we're gonna have the mega clash of 2 great popstars this year! Wow, I wonder who's gonna outshine the others. And by the look of it, GaGa have the lead by posting her butt pic all over internet to promote "Born This Way" now. *Excite* BTW thanks for the support! :)

@Paul I guess with the Vimto on your tux, you're definitely the only guy in the world who have vimto stain on his tux on new years eve eh?
Bootie call song? I never see it that way but that's kinda true. LOL. Yeah, I can totally relate to your attraction with that lighter haired guy!

Hurrah, here's to another great year for music in 2011! *cheers*