P Money? I don't know... can you tell me now?
Here's the first 10 songs:
80. KT Tunstall - Saving My Face
The 2nd single from KT's sophomore album comes in dead last on my chart this year. When I first heard this song via a live recording on YouTube, I thought it sounded quite catchy, now not so much. Didn't like the video to this either (thought it was pretty craptacular , nothing special), however, I did like the colour scheme used in the video. If anything, Saving My Face
is a good song title to make puns from (e.g Shaving My Face
79. Fall Out Boy feat John Mayer - Beat It
One of innocenteyes' worst songs of the year ends up in my best songs chart, albeit very low in ranking. I initially thought it was quite a good cover (and not just cos one of my fave singers appears on it in the Eddie Van Halen guitar solo slot), but then of course I grew bored of it. This version at least beat Fergie's atrocious cover version IMO, I like the song done in more of a rock style.
78. Robyn - Handle Me
This was kind of a last minute inclusion in the chart - the follow up to the smash hit With Every Heartbeat
(my #3 tune of 2007) initially wasn't going to be included, however, I decided to go ahead and make up a chart with 75 songs (later increased to 80 once I added 2 more songs). The video for this song isn't one to write home about, but I do like how the lyrics are about guys who think they are the shiz when they're not...I'm sure we've all known one in our lifetime!
77. Katy Perry - Ur So Gay
Another last minute inclusion to this chart by one controversial lass - I needed 2 more songs to round the total up to 80 and remembered that I didn't mind this song and another song coming up later on, so they got added. I actually discovered this song before the horrid I Kissed A Girl
(no prizes for guessing which chart of mine that song will be on), with the chorus getting stuck in my head afterwards. Didn't take too much notice of the rather amusing lyrics until I started ranking this song. Not too much else to say here, cos I haven't got anything else typed out for this song!
76. Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
After conquering the acting world by winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2007, American Idol alumni Jennifer Hudson returned to music this year with this first single from her debut album. As usual, didn't think much of this to begin with, until I heard it one night and started liking it...before returning to not really liking it that much again. Poor girl's had much personal tragedy this year, which I won't go into here cos you all know about it by now.
75. Lady GaGa feat Colby O'Donis - Just Dance
song that wasn't initially going into my chart...and one that I didn't like to begin with either. It was only when I started singing the chorus to myself one day that I realised how catchy it is. A former #1 hit in Australia (where we've seemingly embraced her, hence the joke around here that she's really Australian), the lady has been subject of much talk around here as to whether Christina Aguilera stole her look or if she's really a man. Personally, I couldn't care less. Her other hit will be featured in my worst songs chart, just warning you now.
74. The Ting Tings - Be The One
The 4th single from my favourite album of the year (We Started Nothing
) ends up in the lowly position of #74. Why? Cos its not their best single for starters, plain & simple. I really would've liked Fruit Machine
as the 4th single, but I'm guessing the record company went with this to prove that not all of Triple T's tunes are irritating. Another song with a video in the fairly uninteresting category - if it weren't for the moving picture board thingys, then it would be worse. Of course, the duo have more entries to come.
73. The Living End - White Noise
The first Australian/Antipodean entry of many lands at #73. White Noise
is the first single from the album of the same name, which almost didn't go ahead thanks to frontman Chris Cheney leaving the band prior to recording, claiming he'd had enough of the rock&roll life and was burnt out (the band have been around for over a decade, they're one of Australia's more enduring and loved bands, especially in terms of their live sets). Surely enough, after taking time out to follow other pursuits, he rediscovered his rockstar mojo and joined the band again, the time-out process something he's been comfortable to talk about in interviews for this album. These guys took out Best Rock Album at the 2008 ARIA awards (our equivalent of the Brits, or even Grammys, cept without any awards for any international acts that made it big here in the year) as well.
This is their 2nd entry on my chart in 3 years (What's On Your Radio
was #29 in 2006).
72. Josh Pyke - Sew My Name
No chart of mine would be complete without a JP song (depending on if he's released anything in the year I produce the chart) and this year is no different. Continuing with the sewing metaphor evident in almost every song on his debut album Memories & Dust
and bringing an end to all the singles from that album, Sew My Name
is a lovely little ode to Josh's longtime sweetheart, not to mention a nice song on its own. The video for this is quite cute as well, but a bit sad with the wintry setting and the puppet looking sad too. Of course, he's got more entries coming up later.
71. Dukes of Windsor - Get It
First of all, let me apologise for the crap sound quality on the video (if you happen to listen to it), there was a better quality one floating around, but then it got taken off YouTube.
Anyway, DoW ended up on my worst songs list last year with The Others
(with TV Rock) and now they've ended up on my best songs chart for this song from their 2nd song Minus
. Why the backflip? This is actually a pretty decent song, with a fairly catchy chorus...but its also one that I initially liked more so than I do now. Speaking of backflips, for the 2nd year running, they've got a song in my worst songs chart (which I'll probably do once I complete this).
Next up (prolly on the weekend) - more Aussies, including the first of several Aussie hip hop entries, the 2nd entry of someone already mentioned above and a song that became popular once it was used in a movie or on a movie soundtrack from this year. Oh and a worldwide hit from a band that was already big to begin with.