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Thursday, 17 December 2009

2009 Part 4: Top 50 Songs

A few points:
1) Limited to one song per artist, to prevent those whose albums I've liked most hogging the list
2) Songs from 2008 albums that have been (re)released as singles this year have been included, unless they were on the “'08 Tape” (this is because I didn't do a countdown last year) and therefore because of space, I'm having to save Vampire Weekend's 'Cousins' for potential inclusion next year (as the album is are due early 2010).
3) These are songs I've liked this year and are listed in an entirely subjective and arbitrary way, existing more for me to make a playlist than anything else. Also, it's my list and I can cheat if I want to
4) This list was really hard to narrow down and lots of really good songs didn't make it. For some reason 2009 has been a top year for weird and wonderful music coming out of everywhere...
5) But still feel free to tell me what I've missed out or got wrong
6) Most of these songs can be listened to here, in a Spotify playlist



#50) 'Shut Your Mouth' – The Von Bondies
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#49) 'Around The Bend' – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
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#48) 'Empire State Of Mind' (featuring Alicia Keys) - Jay-Z
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#47) 'Sweet Child O' Mine' – Taken By Trees
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#46) 'Soldier On' – Richard Hawley
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#45) 'Be The One' – Jack Peñate
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#44) 'Moth' – Burial & Four Tet
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#43) 'Death' – White Lies
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#42) 'Dominoes' – The Big Pink
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#41) 'Rambling Through The Avenues of Time' – Flight Of The Conchords
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#40) 'Journal For Plague Lovers' – Manic Street Preachers
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#39) 'Stranger' – Noah and the Whale
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#38) 'Knotty Pine' – Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
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#37) 'Throwing Bricks At Trains' – Future Of The Left
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#36) 'So Far Around The Bend' – The National
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#35) 'Inaugural Trams' – Super Furry Animals
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#34) 'In For The Kill' (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Mix) – La Roux
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#33) 'Papillon' – Editors
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#32) 'Relentless Fours' – Grammatics
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#31) 'Untouchable' – Girls Aloud
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#30) 'Lisztomania'– Phoenix
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#29) 'DC Comics And Chocolate Milkshake' – Art Brut
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#28) 'Let's Lightning' – Pull Tiger Tail
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#27) 'There Are Listed Buildings' – Los Campesinos!
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#26) 'Dog Days Are Over' – Florence and the Machine
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#25) 'You Should Have Called' – The Answering Machine
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#24) 'Sweet Disposition' – The Temper Trap
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#23) 'The Kids Are Sick Again' – Maxïmo Park
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#22) 'Cradle' – The Joy Formidable
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#21) 'Hysteric' – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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#20) 'Molten' – Sky Larkin
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#19) 'Skeleton Boy' (7” Version) – Friendly Fires
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#18) 'French Navy' – Camera Obscura
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#17) 'Oblivion' – Mastodon
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#16) 'So Tomorrow' – Official Secrets Act
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#15) 'In The New Year' – The Walkmen
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#15) 'Spaceman' – The Killers
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#14) 'Billionaires' – Your Twenties
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#13) 'Resistance' – Muse
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#12) 'Who Can Say' – The Horrors
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#11) 'Desolation Row' – My Chemical Romance
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#10) 'Criminals' – Johnny Foreigner












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#09) 'Arcadia' – Ash












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#08) 'Crying Lightning' – Arctic Monkeys












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#07) 'The '59 Sound' – The Gaslight Anthem












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#06) 'Dinosaurs' – The Maccabees












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#05) 'The Fear' – Lily Allen











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#04) 'I Never Said I Was Deep' – Jarvis Cocker












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#03) 'Remedy' – Little Boots











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#02) 'Uylsses' – Franz Ferdinand













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#01) 'Don't Take Me To Space (Man)' – Brakes

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