Grybop's Best of 2009 (#01)

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Postby Grybop » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:09 am

Just like last time (and every year actually), my year-end chart contains songs that may have not been released as singles; in fact some of them may have not been released within the year at all.
It merely represents the songs I loved the most during the previous 12 months and started to like within that period, or shortly before.
Hey all, and welcome to my Best of 2009 thread. Here's the usual shortlist of this year's contenders for my top 20. No, I still haven't decided on my #1 - it's been a very weird year musically!


Amadou & Mariam – Sabali
Basement Jaxx – Raindrops
Bat for lashes – Daniel

Dash Berlin with Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren – Man on the run
Brandy feat. Kanye West - Talk about our love
Agnieszka Chylinska - Nie moge cie zapomniec
Gossip – Heavy cross (Fred Falke remix)
Calvin Harris - I'm not alone
Hurts – Wonderful life
Natalie Imbruglia – Want
Reni Jusis – Ostatni raz (nim znikne)
La Roux – Bulletproof
La Roux – In for the kill (Max Heyes mix)

Lady Gaga – Bad romance
Lady Gaga – Just dance (HCCR'S Bambossa remix)
Lady Gaga – Poker face
Marsheaux - So far
Marsheaux – Summer

Monsieur Minimal - Smile
Owl city - Fireflies
Yannis Palamidas - Doritis somatos
Lena Platonos - Metakomisi
Rudenko – Everybody
Emiliana Torrini - Jungle drum
V-Sag & Christos Stylianou feat. Alexandra McKay - Smile
Konstantinos Vassiliadis feat. Marien - Den efiyes lepto

Timmy Vegas & Bad Lay-Dee - Another dimension
The Whitest boy alive - Golden cage (Fred Falke remix)
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Postby Dalmatin » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:12 am

Basement Jaxx – Raindrops
Bat for lashes – Daniel
Emiliana Torrini - Jungle drum
The Whitest boy alive - Golden cage (Fred Falke remix) (for me it's original though...)
those are great picks
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Postby jszmiles » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:14 am

here we go, hooooooray, so excited what will be your top 3. For sure it will be one of the best lists of 2009.... so please please start soon!!

I love those:

Bat for lashes – Daniel
Agnieszka Chylinska - Nie moge cie zapomniec
Gossip – Heavy cross (Fred Falke remix)
Calvin Harris - I'm not alone
Hurts – Wonderful life
Natalie Imbruglia – Want
Reni Jusis – Ostatni raz (nim znikne)
La Roux – Bulletproof
La Roux – In for the kill (Max Heyes mix)
Emiliana Torrini - Jungle drum
Konstantinos Vassiliadis feat. Marien - Den efyges lepto


and two Poles in the countdown, I'm so proud of you!! :wink:
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Postby Terence » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:32 am

Some excellent songs there - Gaga, La Roux, Natalie, Bat For Lashes, HURTS, Calvin, Owl City - but what the hell is Brandy doing there??
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Postby Marius » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:26 pm

All these are ace, and, as it stands now, 7 are in my best chart as well:

Basement Jaxx – Raindrops
Bat for lashes – Daniel
Gossip – Heavy cross (Fred Falke remix)
Calvin Harris - I'm not alone
La Roux – In for the kill (Max Heyes mix)
Lady Gaga – Just dance (HCCR'S Bambossa remix)
Lady Gaga – Poker face
Owl city - Fireflies
Emiliana Torrini - Jungle drum
The Whitest boy alive - Golden cage (Fred Falke remix)
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Postby Tiger » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:25 pm

Bat for lashes – Daniel
Brandy feat. Kanye West - Talk about our love
Calvin Harris - I'm not alone
Hurts – Wonderful life
Natalie Imbruglia – Want
La Roux – Bulletproof
Lady Gaga – Bad romance
Lady Gaga – Poker face
Owl city - Fireflies
Rudenko – Everybody
Emiliana Torrini - Jungle drum

Some very good songs this year, I like Owl City, Hurts which is a great song and Lady GaGa
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Postby Blondini » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:13 am

Should i wait till you order them/ randomly shuffle them?
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Postby Grybop » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:26 pm

^^ Yeah, please do. It will be a typical countdown this year.

I made the usual promo v i d e o as well, so do check it out! :lol:

Thanks for the comments!
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Postby Grybop » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:01 pm

Randomness follows.


Most absolutely needlessly overhyped artists: Little Boots, Pixie Lott
Ringtone I kept the longest: Calvin Harris - I'm not alone
Surprisingly good music this year came from: Greece
Unsurprisingly overplayed generic music this year came from: Romania
2nd best video of the year: Bat for Lashes - Daniel (we all know what the best video is)
Producer of the year: Fred Falke
So bored of hearing about: David Guetta
So bored of hearing: In and Out of Love, I know You Want Me, Stereo Love
Dream come true: Seeing Adamo live
Catchphrase of the year: "He doesn't have dick in his name for nothing" (My mates caught on as well)

#1s this year that didn't make the final list:


04/01 The Lonely island - Jizz in my pants
11/01 Midenistis - Afieromeno
25/01 Anna Vissi - Apagorevmeno
01/02 Stavento - Hey hop (remix)
08/02 Skotini Plevra - Ebistosyni
15/02 Yannis Palamidas - Katanaloste
05/04 Empire of the sun - We are the world
17/05 Kejsi Tola - Carry me in your dreams
24/05 Lena Platonos - Emigredes tis Roumanias
14/06 Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
19/07 Lily Allen - **** you
09/08 Maro Markellou - (Alla ego tha pao ya) doulia
16/08 Kristine - Se thelo
30/08 Sila - Sevismeden uyumayalim
06/09 Mariza Koch - Mia sto karfi ke mia sto petalo
13/09 A-ha - Foot of the mountain
20/09 D:Ream - All things to all men
08/11 Kostas Martakis - Pyo koda
22/11 Fred Figglehorn - Christmas cash
13/12 Fish Go Deep & Tracey K - Final tide (Charles Webster remix)
20/12 Beirut - Nantes / (Fredo & Thang remix)
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Postby jszmiles » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:31 pm

I just LOVE the promo, again!!

Can't wait for the countdown.
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Postby Blondini » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:45 am

Pity about Lonely Island, Katanaloste, D:Ream and to a lesser extent Paparazzi and Fred!
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Postby Tiger » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:02 pm

05/04 Empire of the sun - We are the world
17/05 Kejsi Tola - Carry me in your dreams
14/06 Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
13/09 A-ha - Foot of the mountain
22/11 Fred Figglehorn - Christmas cash

Kejsi Tola. YUM.
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Postby Grybop » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:06 pm

Let's get this moving then.
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Peak positions on weekly chart in brackets.
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Postby Grybop » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:16 pm

Russian roulette is not the same
without a gun


20 Lady Gaga - Poker face (3)

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What better way to kick off than with one of the biggest hits of the year globally. A real slow burner this one - it kept re-entering my chart as I just could not get bored of playing it. Somehow I consider Poker Face more of a joke than a song though.
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Postby Grybop » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:31 pm

Her auntie told your cousin
Then all your homies jumped in
And the whole hood's buzzin'


19 Brandy feat. Kanye West - Talk about our love (2)

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Okay, this is totally random, I know. I don't know where I was when this gem came out - oh right, I was serving in the army. This song's probably the best thing both artists ever did IMO. Listened to it quite a few times this year - that sample in the background is infectious! Also, the video, which I saw a few days ago for the first time, is really really good as well.
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Postby Dalmatin » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:15 pm

Grybop wrote:Russian roulette is not the same
without a gun
actually that line is a bit of a nonsense, cause Russian roulette without a gun is... just a roulette :lol:
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Postby Plym » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:17 pm

Poker Face was my #1 and loved Talk about Our Love back in the day!
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Postby Grybop » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:21 pm

Plym wrote:Poker Face was my #1
One guy's top is another guy's bottom I guess!
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Postby stevyy » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:40 pm

Grybop wrote:
Plym wrote:Poker Face was my #1
One guy's top is another guy's bottom I guess!
blessedly, can't stand that song
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Postby Terence » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:17 am

I never liked that Brandy song. 'Poker Face' grew on me a lot and is officially my most played song of 2009!! Still, I prefer 'Bad Romance' to it!
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Postby Plym » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:17 am

Grybop wrote:
Plym wrote:Poker Face was my #1
One guy's top is another guy's bottom I guess!
You're telling me! :wink:
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Postby aishawch » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:26 am

Poker Face was one of the most played tracks for 2008 and 2009 for me.
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Postby jszmiles » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:48 am

Poker Face was my top 100 song of 2008. No place for this tune this year I think.
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Postby SholasBoy » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:51 am

Poker Face is a good song, Talk about our Love I was not expecting :lol:

An average song from a great artist for me.
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Postby Tiger » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:47 am

20 Lady Gaga - Poker face (3)
19 Brandy feat. Kanye West - Talk about our love (2)

Me loves the GaGa, and being in the army sucks
These foolish games are tearing me apart

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