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


It’s been a while since the last update, so I just thought i’d keep you up to date with what i’ve been listening to recently.

As an Oasis geek, I am eagerly anticipating the release of Noel Gallagher’s solo album on October 17th.

I am absolutely loving the latest single, ‘If I Had A Gun’

You may recognise ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ by Foster The People from a TV advert and the bass riff being link music in various TV shows. It’s a song i’m absolutely loving right now.

Another song from an advert i’m loving at the moment is James Cleaver’s cover of ‘Buck Rogers’ by Feeder.

Something that annoys is the attitude some people in Northern Ireland have that it’s my patriot duty to love Snow Patrol.

To be fair, they have done some good songs. Their latest single ‘Called Out Of The Dark’ is gloriously wonderful.

Another band making a comeback in the singles charts is Red Hot Chilli Peppers with ‘The Adventures Of Raindance Maggie’

I am absolutely loving this song, especially the pumping bassline and drumbeat. It’s classic Chilli Peppers.

Other honourable mentions go to ‘Make You Mine’ by Talay Riley and ‘My Body’ by Young The Giant.