Best of 2011: Music Edition - Songs

Here's to getting over the middle of the week. Once again, we have The Sister with her music picks of 2011.

In case you missed it on Friday: Best of 2011 - Top 10 Albums of 2011

("Best Of"/Music post idea thanks to Sarah Enni.)

Top 10 Songs of 2011 (released in 2011 and in no particular order again):

1. Rumor Has It - Adele
Adele is amazing, flawfree, etc. Yes, her albums are amazing. 21 didn't make my list because I didn't listen to it enough to actually love love the album. I blame the radio for tainting her for me but this song is so effing good regardless.

2. Paradise - Coldplay
I haven't listened to this album enough, which is why it isn't part of my top 10 albums, but Paradise managed to draw me in like no other. I also haven't listened to it enough because I'm still a little ticked off that they have a song titled Princess of China even though it has nothing to do with China and has that stereotypical "Asian" sounding melody in it. I have this love/hate relationship with them for that and also because they make me sleepy when I listen to them. However, Paradise does not make me sleepy and it is sooooo goooodd.

(Krispy's note: Words cannot express how much I love this song.)

Paradise by Cold Play on Grooveshark

3. You and I - Lady Gaga
Holy shizz do I love this song! It's such a good song to blast and sing along to in the car. I don't know why I love it so much but I do.

(Krispy's note: This one too! It's twangy and soulful and catchy.)

You & I by Lady Gaga on Grooveshark

4. Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
This song is already amazing in itself, but thanks to that Google Chrome commercial (embedded below), it made me love it so much more. It's just so inspiring and ugghhh. Favorite lyric "put on your shades cause I'll be dancin' in the flames." Uhhh, yes please.

(Krispy's note: You all already know how much I love this song.)

5. Oo La La - Priscilla Ahn
I just saw her this past Friday and she is the most adorable person ever. Seriously. So. Cute. This song pretty much shows how cute she is.

Oo la la by Priscilla Ahn on Grooveshark

6. Don't Turn Out The Lights - NKOTBSB
I remember hearing that New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys did a song together when they formed NKOTBSB but had never heard it. I had no expectations really, but when I heard the song I was like "damn this is a good song. I'd totally listen to this on the radio." Do you see a reoccurring boy band theme going on? Yeah, I know.

(Krispy's note: We were BSB fangirls. You were too if you know what this means: KTBSPA!)

Don't Turn Out The Lights (Single) by Nkotbsb on Grooveshark

7. Gotta Be You - One Direction
So I heard all this hype about this British boy band and finally decided to check them out. Catchy pop. That's pretty much all I got from them, and I mean, it wasn't bad but it didn't draw me in. But this song is way better than the song that I first listened to. It's really just the chorus that reeled me in.

Gotta Be You (HQ) by One Direction on Grooveshark

8. What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) - Kelly Clarkson
This song is so catchy I can't even handle it. I mean when she started her comeback with Mr. Know It All, I was already like "Yeah, I like this." But when I heard this song I was like "Dang, this should have been the first single!" Well, it's her latest single so I ain't complain' though I might when it gets overplayed. Plus, her high harmonies are sickkk on this song.

What Doesn't Kill You by Kelly Clarkson on Grooveshark

9. Poison & Wine - The Civil Wars
They are perfection. Their voices blend together so well that when they harmonize I just melt. This album is also amazing but this song will give you a taste of how beautiful their voices are. They basically remind me of the two musicians in the movie Once who make up real-life band The Swell Season.

Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars on Grooveshark

10. Love On Top - Beyonce
Just cause it's Beyonce and she is fierrce. Also, this song is so cute and I am a sucker for old school sounding songs.

Love On Top by Beyoncé on Grooveshark

Q4U: Have any songs to add to this list? There were others Sis wanted to add too, but I limited her at 10.


Julie Dao said...

Ooo good music choices!! That song by Adele - and also "Turning Tables" - was written by Ryan Tedder, the frontman for my favorite band of all time, One Republic. Love Adele and her music! I also like Coldplay, although they should have gotten someone who ... was not Rihanna to sing "Princess of China."

Emy Shin said...

Most of my favorite songs are Asian songs -- and I have never heard these before. So I'll be checking them out!

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Chantele Sedgwick said...

LOVE Paradise by Coldplay. That whole cd is AWESOME! :D Great list!

Barbara Ann Wright said...

Love Gaga. I simply adore her. I'm ready for her next tour!

Sophia Chang said...

I love Cat's music taste! I already bookmarked the album post.

I'm putting together the Grooveshark playlist right now to work to. (The links actually only go to the artist not the song).

Anonymous said...

This was so awesome. I knew many of these and discovered some songs I haven't heard yet. Coldplay is my favorite.

Lydia Kang said...

That Gaga song is such a great dance song but I'd never seen that ad. It makes me like it so much more!

The other one is played sooooo much on the radio where I live, since I'm in Nebraska, LOL

Laura Pauling said...

I love how Lady Gaga interacts with her fans!