Matthew's Top 100 Songs Of 2010

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What is my favourite track of 2010?

Paul Heaton - Acid Country
1
3%
Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco
3
10%
Bluetones - Carry Me Home
0
No votes
Divine Comedy - Down On The Street Below
3
10%
Delirious? - History Maker
2
7%
Selena Gomez and the Scene - Naturally
9
31%
Eliza Doolittle - Pack Up
5
17%
Olly Murs - Please Don't Let Me Go
4
14%
Fyfe Dangerfield - She's Always A Woman
2
7%
 
Total votes : 29

Postby matthew_dixon » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:56 pm

So - it's nearing the end of 2010, and it's time to look back on a year that's given us another wealth of music. After 2008 and particularly 2009, I didn't think I'd ever be able to do a top 100 songs of the year again, but 2010 has produced a wealth of actually rather good music, alongside the wealth of generic stuff that I'm often known to moan about.

Some of my favourite acts came back with fantastic on-form albums, whilst pure pop music produced a load of true 2010 gems, and then there were a few rather more unique "moments" in the year - but what is going to be my No. 1?

Chart will start soon...
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Postby steophonic » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:11 pm

It's very difficult to predict your #1 this year as you don't have a personal chart and some of your favourite artists released new material this year! Bluetones, Divine Comedy, Paul Heaton, Delirious?

I have gone with a punt on Eliza Doolittle!

Looking forward to this....
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:33 pm

I predict Eliza! :)
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Postby UKMusicLova » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:45 pm

I really have no idea! :(

Going to go for Fyfe, because I like that song too!
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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:53 am

I am really not sure... but I predictably say it'll be one of the Divine Comedy songs. :P
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Postby Fan » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:27 pm

I have absolutely no idea, but I went for the song I'm hoping for - Please Don't Let Me Go :)
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Postby matthew_dixon » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:57 pm

So - let's give you an idea of what not to expect in the top 100 ;-)

148. Kelis - Acappella
147. Muse - Resistance
146. KT Tunstall - Still A Weirdo
145. Helping Haiti - Everybody Hurts
144. Emma's Imagination - Focus
143. Goldfrapp - Rocket
142. Josh Dubovie - That Sounds Good To Me
141. Robbie Williams - Morning Sun


Generally songs I considered and decided an easy no to. Muse are amazing but I barely know that song. Josh was a very illadvised Eurovision entry.

140. Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror (When We Collide)
139. Diana Vickers - My Wicked Heart
138. Alphabeat - Hole In My Heart
137. Professor Green featuring Lily Allen - Just Be Good To Green
136. Joshua Radin - I'd Rather Be With You
135. Shout For England featuring Dizzee Rascal and James Corden - Shout
134. Glee Cast - Over The Rainbow
133. Glee Cast - My Life Would Suck Without You
132. Ocean Colour Scene - Magic Carpet Days
131. Sharleen Spiteri - Xanadu


Ocean Colour Scene have lost it sadly, as have Alphabeat. Some Glee covers weren't that bad, including those two, but not top 100 worthy.

130. N-Dubz featuring Bodyrox - We Dance On
129. Iyaz - Solo
128. Akon featuring Keri Hilson - Oh Africa
127. Marina and the Diamonds - Hollywood
126. Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
125. Same Difference - Shine On Forever (Photo Frame)
124. David Guetta featuring Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO - Gettin' Over
123. Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
122. Example - Last Ones Standing
121. Cheryl Cole - Parachute


Who remembers Same Difference? They came back but no-one noticed! Brandon Flowers could have done much better with his solo single. There's more to come from Iyaz, Marina and Example.

120. Tinie Tempah featuring Labrinth - Frisky
119. Ting Tings - Hands
118. Eminem featuring Lil' Wayne - No Love
117. Diana Vickers - Once
116. Tinie Tempah - Written In The Stars
115. Script - For The First Time
114. B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
113. Glee Cast - Defying Gravity
112. Plan B - She Said
111. Nelly - Just A Dream


Ting Tings can be added to the list of very disappointing comebacks. Tinie Tempah does have one more song to come, a very good rap debut there, whilst Nelly had a great comeback.

110. Glee Cast - I Dreamed A Dream
109. Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
108. Emma's Imagination - This Day
107. Glee Cast - True Colours
106. Gabriella Cilmi - On A Mission
105. My Chemical Romance - Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
104. Glee Cast - On My Own
103. Danielle Hope - Over The Rainbow
102. Bluetones - Pranchestonelle
101. Iyaz - Replay


Oh MCR - what went wrong? A big letdown from a band I presumed would easily go top 100! "Pranchestonelle" is a great track, very anthemic rock sound, but it's not as good as the other tracks on the Bluetones album. As for Glee, well when they were singing the classic musicals songs, they couldn't really mess them up as love Glee or hate it, the stars could really sing. Thing is, I think you'll find that all the "musical-type" songs (or all the main ones at least) have gone - so will ANY Glee tracks make my top 100?
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Postby Spartan » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:24 am

I haven't a clue who will be your #1 but I like a lot that have missed your Top 100 already. I agree with what you say about Glee and classical musical songs - I definietly prefer it when they do them to the modern stuff. The only Glee musical song that I find very inferior to the original is Defying Gravity (but the Glee version's good in its own right).

Expect B.o.B and Brandon Flowers to be high up in my EoY chart. :)
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Postby marat2408 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:42 am

109. Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
114. B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
147. Muse - Resistance

Sad these are not in top 100, especially Lady Antebellum's one, such a beautiful song.
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Postby Tiger » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:06 am

Fyfe?
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Postby steophonic » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:55 am

I didn't have you down as a Glee fan! I don't like any of that stuff, but you did have some amazing songs that unfortunately didn't make the cut:

matthew_dixon wrote:140. Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror (When We Collide)
126. Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
124. David Guetta featuring Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO - Gettin' Over
122. Example - Last Ones Standing
120. Tinie Tempah featuring Labrinth - Frisky
118. Eminem featuring Lil' Wayne - No Love
116. Tinie Tempah - Written In The Stars
115. Script - For The First Time
114. B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
112. Plan B - She Said
111. Nelly - Just A Dream
Some of these are set to chart very highly on my own chart - particularly Brandon Flowers, Eminem, Tinie Tempah, B.o.B and Plan B!
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Postby innocenteyes » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:09 am

Have voted for Divine Comedy.

Here are the songs I like / don't mind from your list:

matthew_dixon wrote:148. Kelis - Acappella
133. Glee Cast - My Life Would Suck Without You (not a bad cover)
126. Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
121. Cheryl Cole - Parachute
118. Eminem featuring Lil' Wayne - No Love
115. Script - For The First Time
114. B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
111. Nelly - Just A Dream
109. Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
106. Gabriella Cilmi - On A Mission
101. Iyaz - Replay (not a huge fan of this but I can stand it now, I won't switch radio station if it's played)
Muse's song is not too bad but their stuff is so overplayed here that I can no longer stand it.
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Postby MostFierce » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:40 am

Its Olly!

118. Eminem featuring Lil' Wayne - No Love
116. Tinie Tempah - Written In The Stars
114. B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
113. Glee Cast - Defying Gravity
112. Plan B - She Said :(
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Postby BadGirl » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:17 pm

148 Kelis - Acapella
147 Muse - Resistance
145 Helping Haiti - Everybody Hurts
143 Goldfrapp - Rocket
123 Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
121 Cheryl Cole - Parachute
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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:59 pm

Woo for these ones:

matthew_dixon wrote:148. Kelis - Acappella
137. Professor Green featuring Lily Allen - Just Be Good To Green
126. Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
124. David Guetta featuring Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO - Gettin' Over
121. Cheryl Cole - Parachute
119. Ting Tings - Hands
117. Diana Vickers - Once
115. Script - For The First Time
114. B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
111. Nelly - Just A Dream
109. Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
105. My Chemical Romance - Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)


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Postby Tiger » Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:29 pm

146. KT Tunstall - Still A Weirdo
144. Emma's Imagination - Focus
140. Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror (When We Collide)
139. Diana Vickers - My Wicked Heart
137. Professor Green featuring Lily Allen - Just Be Good To Green
133. Glee Cast - My Life Would Suck Without You
127. Marina and the Diamonds - Hollywood
126. Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
125. Same Difference - Shine On Forever (Photo Frame)
121. Cheryl Cole - Parachute
119. Ting Tings - Hands
117. Diana Vickers - Once
116. Tinie Tempah - Written In The Stars
114. B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
111. Nelly - Just A Dream
101. Iyaz - Replay

MEH there are some great ones there.
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Postby UKMusicLova » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:39 pm

148. Kelis - Acappella
143. Goldfrapp - Rocket
140. Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror (When We Collide)
139. Diana Vickers - My Wicked Heart
137. Professor Green featuring Lily Allen - Just Be Good To Green
136. Joshua Radin - I'd Rather Be With You
130. N-Dubz featuring Bodyrox - We Dance On
129. Iyaz - Solo
127. Marina and the Diamonds - Hollywood
126. Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
124. David Guetta featuring Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO - Gettin' Over
123. Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
122. Example - Last Ones Standing
121. Cheryl Cole - Parachute
120. Tinie Tempah featuring Labrinth - Frisky
117. Diana Vickers - Once
116. Tinie Tempah - Written In The Stars
115. Script - For The First Time
114. B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
112. Plan B - She Said
111. Nelly - Just A Dream
109. Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
106. Gabriella Cilmi - On A Mission
101. Iyaz - Replay

Some really good songs here Matty! :( :P
Some will be MUCH MUCH higher in my own list!
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Postby matthew_dixon » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:39 pm

100. Kings of Leon - Radioactive
So - let's get this show on the road chall we? First up, we've got the comeback single from Kings of Leon - their first new material since the album that gave us "Sex On Fire" and "Use Somebody". Alas, it was nowhere near as good, and had a chart position to match. Rather oddly, my parents told me a few weeks ago that their vicar had used this song as the basis for a sermon! Certainly a rather unique choice of sermon material!

99. Muse - Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
At 99, it's the only entry on the list from Muse - taken from the soundtrack to the latest "Twilight" film. It's a great anthemic rock song, but you can't help thinking they have had some far better songs in their back catalogue.

98. Manic Street Preachers - (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love
Another fantastic band next - the Manics - but they've simply not quite matched up to their previous work. I'm prepared to accept on relistening to this one that maybe it's a bit low... but songs I've listened to more and likely to be higher, and I didn't pay enough attention to this one.

97. Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart

At 97 - it's one of the biggest R&B females of the moment. Alicia Keys saw her popularity soar back up thanks to a timely X-Factor performance, and Jay-Z's help with "Empire State Of Mind". This gorgeous little ballad was easily worth a placing in my top 100.

96. Bluetones - The Notes Between The Notes Between The Notes
With its repeated chorus line of "Be different, like everyone else", this is the opening track to the Bluetones latest album. It was certainly a great album by the band, but with songs like this crashing out barely top 100, you can see it clearly wasn't as good as their usual fare in my opinion.

95. Paul Heaton - This Old Radio
In at 95th place, it's the first track to bow out from Paul Heaton's fantastic comeback album. His last album was an immense disappointment, so I was very pleased when his 2010 album of songs-for-people-growing-old-gracefully proved to be absolutely fantastic. Alas, for this song I could only find a live YouTube video.

94. Paul Heaton - Even A Palm Tree
Time to lose another Paul Heaton track now - this time around a duet with an uncredited female vocalist - a man and a woman being rather blunt about each other's faults.

93. Tom Dice - Me and My Guitar
In 93rd place, the first Eurovision entry to make this top 100. Tom Dice and his guitar represented Belgium, and actually made the country voteable in Eurovision for the first time in a while. They had a fantastic run, but in the end didn't quite win. Still, it's a beautiful little song, and worthy of a top 100 placing.

92. Paul Heaton - Life Of A Cat
A rather more gentle track from the Paul Heaton album now. As I say, it's a great album, but alas a number of the tracks just aren't good enough to put very high UP my year end chart for 2010.

91. Glee Cast - Don't Stop Believin'
...and with that note, they're gone. It really was a rather amusing twist on the charts earlier on this year - just HOW many tracks from the soundtrack to "Glee" would make it into the chart? In the end, there was only one that had a really lasting chart career - their version of the Journey classic "Don't Stop Believin'". Whilst the many beautiful ballads such as "On My Own", "I Dreamed A Dream" and "True Colours" were amazing, this was the only "classic" Glee cover really. Even so, it doesn't really deserve to go top 90.
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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:04 pm

Woo for these ones:

100. Kings of Leon - Radioactive
99. Muse - Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
97. Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
91. Glee Cast - Don't Stop Believin'
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:46 pm

My faves so far are: Acapella, Resistance, Over The Rainbow, My Life Would Suck Without You, No Love, Airplanes, Defying Gravity, Need You Now, True Colours, Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart, and Don't Stop Believin'. 8-)
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Postby BadGirl » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:00 pm

097 Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart
091 Glee Cast - Don't Stop Believin'
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Postby Chun » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:41 pm

I went for James Blunt because that's the only one I really know. :oops:
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Postby oasisbobo » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:27 pm

I went for The Divine Comedy :) At The Indie Disco :)
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Postby Marius » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:25 pm

As I told you on msn, Manics and Alicia should be miles higher given how crap this year was.
Let's have a second referendum
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Postby Blondini » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:48 am

Alicia one of her best (i don't like her much generally), Glee their best. Surprised you would rate Josh Dubovie at all - and above the brilliant Focus and Rocket??

Voted Delirious?
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