Archive for December 2009
Okay, friends! We’re finally at the top of my list. (Sorry it was postponed for so long. Holiday festivities with the family have taken up time during the last few days.)
These songs are considered to be the Top 50 Songs of 2009 based on how much I played them on repeat or on sheer quality and credible musicianship.
I hope you enjoyed all the songs so far. I hope even more that you grabbed a few tracks you really loved and are playing them on repeat now. So without further ado, here are my top 10 songs of 2009!
Okay, second to last list for my Top 50 Songs of 2009! Hope you had time to listen to numbers 50 – 41, 40 – 31, and 30 – 21. There was good stuff in those installments but the great stuff is what’s up coming up in this post!
Think about it – we’re up to the top 20 now! Also, keep in mind that these are my favorite songs of 2009 based on my opinions on musicality. Not everyone will agree with these ranking or choices, but I’m hoping that everyone will love at least a few songs if not all of these.
Songs 20 – 11 all ready for you to stream and download… after the jump!
With the sad news of Brittany Murphy’s sudden death, I had to post this video. Although I despise Access Hollywood, I turned the TV on while they were showing footage of Murphy singing Queen’s “Somebody To Love” for the film, Happy Feet – and that was all it took. I was overcome with sadness because not only was she a lovable actress but she had a such a great voice! It’s a shame she never got to release that solo album of hers.
Although I’m glad Paul Oakenfold was just a phase for me back in 2002, (I can’t really listen to him sober anymore) I still love this track which features the late actress. Murphy had been singing behind the scenes for years but this was the first track to identify her vocals with. Not to mention, she looked fabulous in this video!
Check it out below!
All right. We’re in the middle of the list with the third installment to my countdown of 2009′s Top 50 songs. I hope you had time to check out numbers 50 – 41 and 40 – 31. These are all songs I’ve rocked on my iPod this year. It’s great if you were bumping to some of these tracks too, but nothing would make me happier than you discovering some great new artists in this list.
So, here’s my favorite songs of 2009 – numbers 30 – 21. They’re all after the jump ready for you to stream and download again. Enjoy!
If you haven’t heard of Lex Land by now, my heart goes out to you. At the age of 21 she put out an incredible album titled Orange Days on Lemon Street filled with tracks of wisdom and soul. With vocals that are as soothingly classic as Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald’s but refreshing in approach as Meaghan Smith or Adele, Lex Land has toured with great artists (such as Gavin Castleton) who also know how to musically throw down. You can read an interview I did with her on BeatCrave here.
To get you into the mood for the holidays – as if you weren’t already – I’d like to share her cover of Joni Mitchell’s lovely “River.” A sad song when stripped down to the message but beautifully composed when focused on the musicality, Lex Land does a wonderful job bringing out the sorrow and insight in her cover.
Check it out and grab the mp3 along with her song, “Could’ve Had Me” below!
Chillwave artist, Washed Out, returns with a new video for his track, “Belong.” As a track off his limited cassette tape release, Mirror Universe, back in September it’s a continuation of breezy melodies and fuzzy guitars.
However, this video directed by Blake Salzman presents the most unexpected visuals to go along with the track. I thought Washed Out’s last video for “Feel It All Around” felt a little too home video, but based on this video it looks like Salzman’s been watching SNL’s “Body Fusion” skit or a lot of Eric Wareheim videos while coming up with the treatment. Decked out in glowing colors and girls staring at the camera during jazzercise, the video’s finale calls for a dance party out in space.
Check it all out below…
Next up are my favorite songs ranked from 40 – 31. Songs include Peaches, Robotanists, Mirah, A Place To Bury Strangers, and more. Take a look below, listen and download away!