THE SOUND OF 2012 : 76-100

It’s December, which can only mean one thing …… time to look back at the year just past. As is tradition on this blog, the best 100 songs of the year, in a four part series over the next three Thursdays, and then on Christmas Eve.

If you need a refresher, the list of former winners are :

2011 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – AKA …… What A Life.
2010 Marina and the Diamonds – Shampain
2009 Little Boots – New In Town
2008 Sons and Daughters – Darling
2007 Feist – 1, 2, 3, 4
2006 Kasabien – Empire

Curiously, four of the last five winners have been solo artists.

Anyway, less chat, more chart. Here’s the first 25.

76. The Killers – Miss Atomic Bomb
77. Newton Faulkner – Write It On Your Skin
78. Rudimental – Not Giving In
79. Ladyhawke – Sunday Drive
80. Devlin ft Ed Sheeran – Watchtower
81. Katie Melua – Moonshine
82. Rita Ora – How We Do
83. Stooshe – Waterfalls
84. Stereophonics – In A Moment
85. Girls Aloud – Beautiful Because You Love Me
86. Lana Del Ray – Born To Die
87. Chiddy Bang – Ray Charles
88. Little Mix – DNA
89. Sleigh Bells – Comeback Kid
90. Ben Howard – Only Love
91. Paul Weller – Dragonfly
92. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Brendan’s Death Song
93. Jake Bugg – Two Fingers
94. Everything Everything – Cough Cough
95. Maroon 5 – Payphone
96. Marina and the Diamonds – Primadonna
97. Ed Sheeran – Small Bump
98. Naughty Boy ft Emeli Sande – Wonder
99. Josh Osho – Redemption Days
100. Foster The People – Don’t Stop

Sound Of 2011

Sound Of 2010

Sound Of 2009

Sound Of 2008

Sound Of 2007

Sound Of 2006

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THE SOUND OF 2011 : 41-60

41. Sara Bareilles – Uncharted
42. Saw Doctors ft Petula Clark – Downtown
43. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – If I Had A Gun
44. The Feeling – A Hundred Sinners
45. James Cleaver Quartet – Buck Rodgers
46. Jedward – Lipstick
47. Katy Perry – Extraterrestrial
48. Birdy – Skinny Love
49. Wonder Villains – Zola
50. Coldplay – Paradise
51. The Pierces – Kissing You Goodbye
52. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Monarchy Of Roses
53. Ting Tings – Hang It Up
54. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – AKA Broken Arrow
55. Kasabien – Days Are Forgotten
56. Lemmy – Ace Of Spades (Acoustic)
57. Scala and Kolacny Brothers – Solsbury Hill
58. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
59. Bruno Mars – Grenade
60. Two Door Cinema Club – What You Want

THE SOUND OF 2011 : 81-100

So, here it is, that time of year when we look back at the year just past.

Every Thursday night between now and December 22nd, i’m going to give you the definitive list of the 100 Best Songs Of 2011. This week is 81-100

Why Thursday I hear you ask? Well, when I blogged on Bebo, Thursaday was the day I posted my Top 5 songs that week, so I might as well keep it going on WordPress, even though I now blog my Top 5 songs of the week on a Friday morning, purely because ‘The Friday Five’ sounds better than ‘The Thursday Five’

For those needing a refresher, the previous winners are

2010 Marina and the Diamonds – Shampain
2009 Little Boots – New In Town
2008 Sons and Daughters – Darling
2007 Feist – 1, 2, 3, 4
2006 Kasabien – Empire

So, who will win in 2011?

He’s 81-100

81. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
82. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Stranded On The Wrong Beach
83. Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn
84. Ed Sheeran – Lego House
85. Beady Eye – Four Letter Word
86. Noah and the Whale – Life Is Life
87. Take That – Kidz
88. Yasmin – Finish Line
89. Noah and the Whale – Tonight’s The Kind Of Night
90. Rihanna – We Found Love
91. The Kooks – Is It Me?
92. Nikki Minaj ft Rihanna – Fly
93. Arctic Monkeys – The Hellcat Spangled Shalala
94. Talay Riley – Make You Mine
95. Calvin Harris ft Kelis – Bounce
96. Marina and the Diamonds – Radioactive
97. Rizzle Kicks – Down With The Trumpets
98. White Lies – Better Than Us
99. Hard-Fi – Good For Nothing
100. Nikki Minaj : Supperbass

Sound Of 2010

Sound Of 2009

Sound Of 2008

Sound Of 2007

Sound Of 2006

SOUND OF 2010 : 81-100

With 2010 coming to an end, it’s time for those tedious end of the year lists, and this blog is no different.

When I hosted a blog on Bebo, I used to post a weekly Top 5 of the songs I was listening to that week, and then at the end of the year, drip feed a Top 100 of the year just past.

I’m going to drip feed 20 songs each week between now and December 23rd, each Thursday night.

Why Thursday?

Well, that was the night I always upadted my blog on Bebo.

I don’t know how or why it became Thursday night, it just did, so I thought i’d just keep that little tradition going.

I always seemed to notice that when I posted my Top 5, one of the videos would end up in somebody’s flashbox. Hopefully, over the next five weeks, you will be introduced to some new songs you won’t have heard, and will come to love.

Previous ‘Sound Of’ winners are : Kasabien (2006) Fiest (2007) Sons and Daughters (2008) and Little Boots (2009)

And now rules. Lady Ga Ga fans might be in for a bit of a shock with no ‘Alejandro’, because it featured in last year’s chart.

Jona Lewie will feature because it’s a re-recording. But apart from that – my chart, my rules.

Sound Of 2006

Sound Of 2007

Sound Of 2008

Sound Of 2009

81. Robyn – Hang With Me
82. Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
83. Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill
84. Vampire Weekend – Holiday
85. Kid British – Winner
86. Uber Glitterati – Armour
87. Diana Vickers – Once
88. The Wanted – Heart Remedy
89. Jason Derulo – In My Head
90. Daisy Dares You ft Chipmunk – Number One Enemy
91. Ellie Goulding – Your Song
92. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Bittersweet
93. Eliza Doolittle – Rollerblades
94. Jason De Rulo – What If
95. Eminem ft Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
96. Cheryl Cole – Parachute
97. B.O.B ft Rivers Cuomo – Magic
98. Alphabeat – DJ
99. Arcade Fire – Ready To Start
100. N.E.R.D – Hot n Fun