As July is about to start, it marks the official half-way point of the year, and as with tradition over the last couple of years, I generally mark this milestone by listing my top fifty songs of the year so far.

The poll is totally unscientific, thought over a couple of lunchtimes racking through my head for songs I like and having a quick look at the most played songs on my MP3 player.

If you don’t like it, tough. My chart, my rules.

In December, there will be a top hundred chart of the year in five part, because i’m such a tease.

Previous winners of the main poll in December include Kasabian (2006), Feist (2007), Sons and Daughters (2008) and Little Boots (2009)

For me, it’s been a very slow year for music so far, so hopefully the second half of the year will improve.

The leader so far may come as a surprise. Trust me, Katie Melua’s previous catalogue of 1mph acoustic drivel is not my cup of tea, but her comeback single ‘The Flood‘ is surprisingly good.

Enjoy. Debate. Listen.

1. Katie Melua – The Flood
2. MGMT – Flash Delerium
3. Alicia Keys – Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
4. Amy MacDonald – Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over
5. Fyffe Dangerfield – She Needs Me
6. Tegan and Sara – Alligator
7. Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
8. B.O.B – Nothing On You
9. Adam Lambert – What Do you Want From Me?
10. Marina and the Diamonds – Hollywood
11. Miley Cyrus – Can’t Be Tamed
12. Girls Can’t Catch – Echo
13. Paul Weller – No More Tears To Cry
14. Uber Glitterati – Armour
15. Wonder Villains – Oh Peter
16. Owl City – Fireflies
17. Gorillaz – Stylo
18. Tiffany Page – On Your Head
19. Kelis – Acapella
20. John D’Arcy – Scotty
21. Kylie Minogue – All The Lovers
22. K’naan – Wavin Flag
23. John D’Arcy – Poptart
24. Katy Perry – California Gurls
25. Marina and the Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road
26. Pixie Lott – Turn It Up
27. Lena – Satellite
28. Nevergreen and Chenee – A Moment Like This
29. Scissor Sisters – Fire With Fire
30. Eliza Doolittle – Skinny Genes
31. John D’Arcy – More Like Me
32. Marina and the Diamonds – Oh No
32. Daisy Dares You ft Chipmunk – Number One Enemy
33. Jason Derulo – In My Head
34. Ellie Goulding – Guns and Horses
35. Cutaways – Lovers Are Lunatics
36. Amy MacDonald – Spark
37. Kid British – Winner
38. Plan B – She Said
39. Lady Gaga – Telephone
40. Mumford and Sons – The Cave
41. Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up
42. Train – Hey Soul Sister
43. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Bittersweet
44. Wonder Villains – Spacejam
45. Eminem – Not Afraid
46. B.O.B ft Hayley Williams – Airplanes
47. Mika – Kick Ass
48. Plan B – Prayin
49. Professor Green – Need You Tonight
50. General Fiasco – I’m Not Made Of Eyes


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