Defining the Decade

I’d like to give street credit to some of the biggest names missing from my list who all proved themselves worthy over the last decade, but in limiting the list to twenty-five and my own personal reflection left out: Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, Bright Eyes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jay-Z, and Beyonce. Please enjoy the selection I’ve crafted as they represent the songs in the last decade that meant the most to me both musically and personally.  In no specific order:

“Seven Nation Army “- The White Strips

“Munich”- Editors

“While You Wait for the Others”- Grizzly Bear

“Time to Pretend” – MGMT

“Crazy” – Gnarls Barkley

“Paper Planes”- M.I.A.

“Smile”- Lily Allen

“Hey Ya” – Outkast

“All My Friends” –LCD Soundsystem

“Wake Up” -Arcade Fire

“Chicago” -Sufjan Stevens

“Young Folks”- Peter Bjorn & John

“Float On”- Modest Mouse

“Lose Yourself”- Eminem

“Stuck Between Stations”- The Hold Steady

“Since U Been Gone”-Kelly Clarkston

“Jesus, Etc.” – Wilco

“Skinny Love”- Bon Iver

“Heartbeats” –The Knife

“Delicate”- Damien Rice

“Fake Empire”- The National

“Toxic”- Britney Spears

“Someday” The Strokes

“Cry Me A River” –Justin Timberlake

“Suddenly I See”- KT Tunstall


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