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The 25 Best Songs of 2009

The 25 Best Songs of 2009

Dubai seriously messed with my December listomania madness plan, so here’s my first attempt at getting back on track. Today & tomorrow I’ll offer my best-of-2009 lists for music & film, take a break for the holiday (where I hope to be internet free for at least 4 days), and then come back strong with the rest of the best of 2000s lists (I like the idea of actually waiting for the decade to be over to finish those off anyway).

First off: Best songs. I already relayed my “songs of the 2000s” way back in November, so the top bunch should be no surprise seeing as how they pretty much correlate with how 2009’s offerings made that list (though Jay-Z and Lady Gaga/Beyonce were some late additions). I’ll spare commentary as I hardly consider myself any sort of music aficionado. This list isn’t meant to really represent anything other than the soundtrack to my very wacky year that was 2009.

First five here, the rest after the jump.

1. Phoenix – 1901

2. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

3. Lily Allen – The Fear

4. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind

5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Soft Shock

Six to twenty-five after la jump.

6. Animal Collective – My Girls

7. Metric – Help I’m Alive

8. Basement Jaxx – Raindrops

9. Patrick Wolf – Theseus

10. Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce – Telephone

11. Phoenix – Lisztomania

12. Karen O. and the Kids – All Is Love

13. Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For The Others

14. Tegan and Sara – Hell

15. Charlotte Gainsbourg feat. Beck – Heaven Can Wait

16. Regina Spektor – Dance Anthem For The ’80s

17. Shakira – She Wolf

18. The Dirty Projectors – Stillness is the Move

19. Tiesto feat. Tegan & Sara – Feel It In My Bones

20. Metric – Satellite Mind

21. Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You

22. Little Boots – New In Town

23. Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses

24. Jully Black – Running

25. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling*

*-Only when listened to with this video.

Best of 2000s Song Lists

Songs of 2000s #1-25
Songs of 2000s #26-50
Songs of 2000s #51-75
Songs of 2000s #76-100
Songs of 2000s #101-125
Songs of 2000s #126-150
Songs of 2000s #151-175
Songs of 2000s #176-200

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