Top 50 songs of 2009

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My picks for the best of 2015 will be revealed on New Years Day 2016, but in the meantime I continue to look back at past favorites, this time for the final year in the first decade of the 2000s, 2009.

As usual, a video playlist follows…

1 MOVE FOR ME Kaskade with Deadmau5 featuring Haley Gibby
2 BURIAL Miike Snow
3 IF YOU KNEW Chris Lake featuring Nastala
4 I NEED YOU Tye Tribbett & G.A.
5 GOLDEN TRAIN Justin Nozuka
6 LOVE, SAVE THE EMPTY Erin McCarley
7 I DON’T KNOW Lisa Hannigan
8 WILD AT HEART Gloriana
9 THE SHOW Lenka
10 I REMEMBER Deadmau5 with Kaskade featuring Haley Gibby
11 COUNT ME IN Leeland
12 LET THE FEELINGS GO AnnaGrace
13 AROUND THE BEND The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
14 THE WAY IT WAS Aceyalone featuring Bionik
15 GIMME SYMPATHY Metric
16 TROUBLE IS A FRIEND Lenka
17 OLD ENOUGH The Raconteurs featuring Ricky Skaggs & Ashley Monroe
18 FEEL YOUR LOVE Kim Sozzi
19 KIDS MGMT
20 JOY Niyoki
21 MOVE YOU [SSSPII] Anya Marina
22 MAGNIFICENT U2
23 A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING Faith Hill
24 HERE TO THERE Sonya Kitchell
25 HE IS WITH YOU Mandisa
26 DON’T EVER THINK TOO MUCH The Zutons
27 DRIVE MY SOUL Lights
28 THE GIRL AND THE ROBOT Röyksopp featuring Robyn
29 IN THE HANDS OF GOD Newsboys
30 I WILL RISE Chris Tomlin
31 ZERO Yeah Yeah Yeahs
32 ANOTHER DAY Jamie Lidell
33 SAY SO Israel & New Breed
34 JESUS MESSIAH Chris Tomlin
35 MYKONOS Fleet Foxes
36 WHY DO YOU LET ME STAY HERE She & Him
37 WHERE I STOOD Missy Higgins
38 TAKE MY HAND {remix} The Cab featuring Cassadee Pope
39 FIRE Kasabian
40 AFTER TONIGHT Justin Nozuka
41 I’M YOURS Jason Mraz
42 KING OF THE RODEO The Bamboos featuring Megan Washington
43 KIND OF A GIRL Tinted Windows
44 I RUN TO YOU Lady Antebellum
45 I DREAMED A DREAM Susan Boyle
46 HOME SWEET HOME Carrie Underwood
47 FAMILY TIME Ziggy Marley
48 BRUISES Chairlift
49 SO SUBLIME Beth Rowley
50 WHEN YOU TOUCH ME Freemasons featuring Katherine Ellis

2009 Top 50 video playlist

Top 50 songs of 2008

2008inMusicAs I finalize my picks for the best of 2015, I continue to look back at past favorites, this time for the year 2008.

As usual, a video playlist follows…

1 SLOW FADE Casting Crowns
2 IMPOSSIBLE Shout Out Louds
3 ALL-AMERICAN GIRL Carrie Underwood
4 EVER EVER AFTER Carrie Underwood
5 I WILL POSSESS YOUR HEART Death Cab For Cutie
6 STAND OUT Tye Tribbett & G.A.
7 LOSE MY SOUL TobyMac featuring Kirk Franklin & Mandisa
8 DON’T YOU KNOW YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL Kellie Pickler
9 L.A. Amy Macdonald
10 LEAVE YOUR BOYFRIENDS BEHIND Leona Naess
11 LET ME OUT Dover
12 I’M GONE, I’M GOING Lesley Roy
13 UNGLAMOROUS Lori McKenna
14 SONG OF HOPE (HEAVEN COME DOWN) Robbie Seay Band
15 TAKE ME THERE Rascal Flatts
16 LIGHT & MUSIC Cut Copy
17 THE LONGEST ROAD Morgan Page featuring Lissie
18 SET THE WORLD ON FIRE Britt Nicole
19 REALIZE Colbie Caillat
20 HOW YOU LIVE (TURN UP THE MUSIC) Point of Grace
21 BIG GIRL (YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL) MIKA
22 I’M NOT WHO I WAS Brandon Heath
23 ALL BECAUSE OF JESUS Fee
24 ALL FOR THE GLORY OF YOU Mark Harris
25 IN BETTER HANDS Natalie Grant
26 THAT’S WHAT YOU GET Paramore
27 MAKE ME BELIEVE Katie Armiger
28 LOVE IS YOU Chrisette Michele
29 ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Shelby Lynne
30 STEER Missy Higgins
31 TAKING CHANCES Platinum Weird
32 COME ON OVER Jessica Simpson
33 SHAKE IT Metro Station
34 MAYBE TONIGHT Nicole Atkins
35 THIS IS ME YOU’RE TALKING TO Trisha Yearwood
36 EVERY DAY Rascal Flatts
37 BROKEN Tift Merritt
38 THE HARDEST PART Coldplay
39 I DECIDED Solange
40 THE WAY I AM Ingrid Michaelson
41 LET IT FADE Jeremy Camp
42 AMERICAN BOY Estelle featuring Kanye West
43 SANDCASTLE DISCO Solange
44 BEAUTIFUL NEWS Matt Redman
45 GIVE YOU GLORY Jeremy Camp
46 RUNNIN’ WILD Airbourne
47 EVERYTHING GLORIOUS David Crowder Band
48 LOLLIPOP MIKA
49 KISS THE GIRL Colbie Caillat
50 FOR EVERY DROP Sonya Kitchell

2008 Top 50 video playlist

Top 50 songs of 2007

2007 Top 50 video playlist2007inMusicLooking back at my favorites for the year 2007.

As usual, a video playlist follows…

1 THE STORY Brandi Carlile
2 I WONDER Kellie Pickler
3 HE REIGNS Newsboys
4 WHO YOU ARE Cary Brothers
5 LAZY EYE Silversun Pickups
6 THE UNDERDOG Spoon
7 BUBBLY Colbie Caillat
8 TAKE ME BACK TO YOUR HOUSE Basement Jaxx featuring Martina Bang (Sorbara)
9 LOST Roger Sanchez featuring Lisa Pure
10 THE OPERATION Charlotte Gainsbourg
11 BEAUTIFUL G. Love featuring Tristan Prettyman
12 A LITTLE MORE YOU Little Big Town
13 AMAZING GRACE (MY CHAINS ARE GONE) Chris Tomlin
14 JOYRIDE Jennifer Hanson
15 BEAUTY OF GRACE Krystal Meyers
16 ANKLE INJURIES Fujiya & Miyagi
17 READ MY MIND The Killers
18 WISH YOU WELL Bernard Fanning
19 NOTHIN’ LIKE THE SUMMER Carmen Rasmusen
20 EVERLASTING GOD Lincoln Brewster
21 LONG DAY The Bittersweets
22 EVERYDAY AMERICA Sugarland
23 HYPNOTIC Bomfunk MC’s featuring Elena Mady
24 WITH YOU Jason Antone
25 ONCE IN A LIFETIME Keith Urban
26 RED HIGH HEELS Kellie Pickler
27 SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL Newsboys
28 POTENTIAL BREAKUP SONG Aly & AJ
29 AS IF Sara Evans
30 START THE FIRE Tarkan
31 COLD DECEMBER Matt Costa
32 LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN Keren Ann
33 ON-LINE Brad Paisley
34 MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING RIGHT Relient K
35 KICKIN’ UP DUST Pirates of the Mississippi
36 YOUNG FOLKS Peter Bjorn & John featuring Victoria Bergsman
37 IRREPLACEABLE Beyoncé
38 ANYWAY Martina McBride
39 (DON’T) KILL YOURSELF The Spores
40 ONE EVENING Feist
41 IF I COULD Sunny Sweeney
42 O VALENCIA! The Decemberists
43 PHANTOM LIMB The Shins
44 JOHNNY FLYER Doriand
45 LAST TRAIN RUNNING Whiskey Falls
46 COLD HANDS (WARM HEART) Brendan Benson
47 COME HOME Back Door Slam
48 SLY The Cat Empire
49 GUITAR SLINGER Crossin Dixon
50 CHINESE TRANSLATION M. Ward

2007 Top 50 video playlist

 

Top 50 songs of 2006

2006inMusic

Looking back at my favorites for the year 2006.

As usual, a video playlist follows…

1 KEROSENE Miranda Lambert
2 WHAT HURTS THE MOST Rascal Flatts
3 WOULD YOU GO WITH ME Josh Turner
4 EASY Barenaked Ladies
5 LOVE GENERATION Bob Sinclar
6 SUDDENLY I SEE KT Tunstall
7 HERE WITH ME MercyMe
8 OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD KT Tunstall
9 HOW TO SAVE A LIFE The Fray
10 PUT YOUR RECORDS ON Corinne Bailey Rae
11 LOVING YOU IS SWEETER THAN EVER Susan Tedeschi
12 HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD Chris Tomlin
13 MY IDEA OF HEAVEN Leigh Nash
14 JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL Carrie Underwood
15 TALK Coldplay
16 CHELSEA Stefy
17 BEAT OF MY HEART Hilary Duff
18 CUT Plumb
19 TONIGHT I WANNA CRY Keith Urban
20 MAYBE TOMORROW Stereophonics
21 OVER MY HEAD (CABLE CAR) The Fray
22 AT THE CROSS Darlene Zschech
23 THINKING ABOUT YOU IVY
24 NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE Mat Kearney
25 LOVIN YOU Big Blue Hearts
26 HIPS DON’T LIE Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
27 KING WITHOUT A CROWN {live at Stubbs} Matisyahu
28 AFTERGLOW INXS
29 GETTING INTO YOU Relient K
30 FORTRESS Pinback
31 FOREVER MY FRIEND Ray LaMontagne
32 THE FACE OF LOVE Sanctus Real
33 HANGING ON Cheyenne Kimball
34 DIAMONDS Los Lonely Boys
35 FOR US Pete Yorn
36 GIRLSHAPEDLOVEDRUG Gomez
37 CRAZY Gnarls Barkley
38 BROKEN Lindsey Haun
39 Nth DEGREE Morningwood
40 DAWN Nektarios featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw
41 STICKWITU The Pussycat Dolls
42 MY SAVIOR, MY GOD Aaron Shust
43 ORIGINAL OF THE SPECIES U2
44 GOD BLESS THE AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE SHeDAISY
45 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE LeAnn Rimes
46 CASH MACHINE Hard-Fi
47 BEEP The Pussycat Dolls featuring will.i.am
48 I KNOW I’M NOT ALONE Michael Franti & Spearhead
49 TUNNEL Third Day
50 STEADY AS SHE GOES The Raconteurs

 

2006 Top 50 video playlist

Top 50 songs of 2005

2005inMusicAs the end of 2015 approaches, I’m going to spend the next five days daily revealing my personal year-end charts for each year of the latter half of the previous decade, starting ten years ago with 2005, ending the retrospect in 2009, then revealing my picks for the top songs of 2015. Those who have followed this chart will note there will be little resemblance to the pop charts that you’ll see in places such as Billboard. Again, these charts I post are my own personal preferences.

So without further ado… The Top 50 songs of 2005. A video playlist follows…

1 NO END IN SIGHT Katrina Elam
2 HOME Marc Broussard
3 BLACK HORSE & THE CHERRY TREE KT Tunstall
4 BACK TO ME Kathleen Edwards
5 NEW SLANG The Shins
6 BURNING IN THE SUN Blue Merle
7 THE BLOWER’S DAUGHTER Damien Rice
8 REBELLION (LIES) Arcade Fire
9 HONEST MISTAKE The Bravery
10 I’VE FORGOTTEN YOU Rhonda Vincent
11 BREATHE (2AM) Anna Nalick
12 WE ARE ALL ON DRUGS Weezer
13 FIRST DAY OF MY LIFE Bright Eyes
14 SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN U2
15 CHANGE Tracy Chapman
16 FEEL GOOD INC Gorillaz
17 ONLY THIS MOMENT Röyksopp
18 THE PAINTER Neil Young
19 SUDS IN THE BUCKET Sara Evans
20 PRESSURE POINT The Zutons
21 THIS COULD GET GOOD Hilljack
22 LOT OF LEAVIN’ LEFT TO DO Dierks Bentley
23 ONE WORD Kelly Osbourne
24 RESTLESS Alison Krauss & Union Station
25 BLESSED BE YOUR NAME Tree 63
26 CATCH MY DISEASE Ben Lee
27 GOD’S WILL Martina McBride
28 GALVANIZE The Chemical Brothers featuring Q Tip
29 FINDING OUT TRUE LOVE IS BLIND Louis the XIV
30 BRIGHTER THAN SUNSHINE Aqualung
31 BABY GIRL Sugarland
32 MISSISSIPPI GIRL Faith Hill
33 A REAL FINE PLACE TO START Sara Evans
34 BUY A DOG Luce
35 CITY OF BLINDING LIGHTS U2
36 DO YOU WANT TO Franz Ferdinand
37 HAPPY PEOPLE R. Kelly
38 GIRL Beck
39 INSIDE OUTSIDE Delirious?
40 LIFESONG Casting Crowns
41 PRESENCE (MY HEART’S DESIRE) Newsboys
42 A LIFE LESS ORDINARY Carbon Leaf
43 HOLD YOU HIGH By The Tree
44 DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT A THING SHeDAISY
45 THAT’S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SUNDAY Craig Morgan
46 NUISANCE John Reuben featuring Matt Thiessen
47 ORDINARY PEOPLE John Legend
48 PICKIN’ WILDFLOWERS Keith Anderson
49 BEST I EVER HAD Gary Allan
50 MR. BRIGHTSIDE The Killers

2005 Top 50 video playlist

Top 10 songs – week ending 25 December 2015

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 25 December 2015. My new #1 this week is “Anna” by Will Butler.

Debuting this week is “Hold Back The River” by James Bay.

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Will Butler

1. Anna – Will Butler
2. Fight For What’s Right – The Rua
3. Motel – Meg Myers
4. Leave A Trace – Chvrches
5. Nightlight – Silversun Pickups
6. Wanna Be Happy? – Kirk Franklin
7. What You Don’t Do – Lianne La Havas
8. The Shade – Metric
9. Sedona – Houndmouth
10. Hold Back The River – James Bay

Chart Debuts – 18 December 1965

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The Beatles’ double A-side single “We Can Work It Out” and “Day Tripper” debuted on the Billboard Top 100 chart 50 years today. The album “Rubber Soul” was released earlier in the month, although neither song from the double single was included on the album.

Other songs from that album included “Drive My Car,” “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown),” “Nowhere Man,” “Michelle,” “Girl,” and “In My Life.”StevieWonder_Uptight

That week’s Billboard chart also includes Stevie Wonder’s classic “Uptight (Everything’s Alright).

Top 10 songs – week ending 18 December 2015

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 18 December 2015. My new #1 this week is “Fight For What’s Right” by The Rua.

Debuting this week is “What You Don’t Do” by Lianne La Havas.

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The Rua

1. Fight For What’s Right – The Rua
2. Anna – Will Butler
3. Motel – Meg Myers
4. Leave A Trace – Chvrches
5. The Shade – Metric
6. Sedona – Houndmouth
7. Walk The Wire – Boy & Bear
8. Nightlight – Silversun Pickups
9. Wanna Be Happy? – Kirk Franklin
10. What You Don’t Do – Lianne La Havas

 

Top 10 songs – week ending 11 December 2015

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 11 December 2015. My #1 for a third week is “Motel” by Meg Myers.

Debuting this week are “Nightlight” by Silversun Pickups and “Wanna Be Happy?” by Kirk Franklin.

1. Motel – Meg MyersMegMyersSorryAlbum
2. Fight For What’s Right – The Rua
3. Anna – Will Butler
4. Sedona – Houndmouth
5. The Shade – Metric
6. Leave A Trace – Chvrches
7. Walk The Wire – Boy & Bear
8. Blue Bandana – Jarrod Niemann
9. Nightlight – Silversun Pickups
10. Wanna Be Happy? – Kirk Franklin

Top 10 songs – week ending 04 December 2015

Current compilation of my favorite top 10 new songs, updated weekly. This playlist updated for week ending 04 December 2015. My #1 for a second week is “Motel” by Meg Myers.

Debuting this week are “Anna” by Will Butler and “Leave A Trace” by Chvrches.

1. Motel – Meg Myers

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Meg Myers

2. Fight For What’s Right – The Rua
3. Sedona – Houndmouth
4. Blue Bandana – Jarrod Niemann
5. The Shade – Metric
6. Anna – Will Butler
7. We Went – Randy Houser
8. Walk The Wire – Boy & Bear
9. Leave A Trace – Chvrches
10. Strip It Down – Luke Bryan

 

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