Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Top Songs of the Decade: 70-41

I'm back with the next batch of my favorite songs of the decade. It should be no surprise to anyone who knows me that a large portion of the songs on this list come from Australian acts. While 54 of the tracks are American, 23 are from down under, placing Oz at number two on the nations represented. England came in third at 13, with Scotland landing 5, Canada 4 and Sweeden 1.

Featured today are one of those bands from Scotland, Camera Obscura, who posted three tracks on the top 100. All four of their records this decade were amazing, and that's why I named them my favorite band of the last 10 years. I was lucky enough to see them play live this year, and it was by far one of the best shows that I've ever been to. Now for the next 30 on the list:

70) Pictures of Success - Rilo Kiley
69) The Sound of Settling - Death Cab For Cutie
68) The Underdog - Spoon
67) Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
66) Yellow - Coldplay
65) Hey Boy - The Blow
64) Lord Don’t Slow Me Down - Oasis
63) Waiting For My Real Life To Begin - Colin Hay
62) Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken - Camera Obscura
61) Yo Mama - Butterfingers


60) Plastic Cup Politics - Less Than Jake
59) Debbie - Architecture in Helsinki
58) Hey Ma - James
57) Teen Angst Unrequited Love Song - Killing Heidi
56) Australia - The Shins
55) Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
54) Don’t Stop Now - Crowded House
53) Genevieve - Girlyman
52) Roll On Summer - Paul Kelly
51) Like the 309 - Johnny Cash

50) Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
49) Motel Blues - Loudon Wainwright III
48) You Are the One - Shiny Toy Guns
47) The Special Two - Missy Higgins
46) The Picture - Son Volt
45) Time to Pretend - MGMT
44) One and Never Again - The Long Blondes
43) The Greatest - Cat Power
42) Mass Destruction - Faithless
41) A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
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