Favorite Songs of 2010

Dean Pelton as Lady Gaga

Here’s a list of my top nineteen songs for this year, in alphabetical order by artist.  These are not necessarily from 2010; I just happened to have heard them in the last twelve months.

“The Unknown,” by Athlete on Black Swan
“Gonna Get Over You,” by Sara Bareilles on Kaleidoscope Heart
“All in All,” by Broken Social Scene on Forgiveness Rock Records
“Haven’t Met You Yet,” by Michael Bublé on Crazy Love
“Belong,” by Cary Brothers on Under Control
“Radar Detector,” by Darwin Deez on Darwin Deez
“Walking in My Sleep,” by Fair on Disappearing World
“Living in Colour,” by Frightened Rabbit on The Winter of Mixed Drinks
“Bad Romance,” by Lady Gaga on The Fame Monster
“Baby I’m a Fool,” by Melody Gardot on My One and Only Thrill
“Change of Time,” by Josh Ritter on So Runs the World Away
“London,” by The Rumble Strips on Welcome to the Walk Alone
“Castaways, by Shearwater on The Golden Archipelago
“Cinderella,” by Langhorne Slim on Be Set Free
“Breakfast in Bed,” by Train on Save Me, San Francisco
“Lost,” by KT Tunstall on Tiger Suit
“Will Power,” by Turin Brakes on Outbursts
“Pretty Melody,” by Butch Walker on I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart
“Falling,” by Wiretree on Luck

What was my very favorite?  That honor would go to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”  The way the song progresses might bear a striking resemblance to her previous megahit “Poker Face,” but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s as perfect as a pop song can be.

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