Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cheeseboy's Top 20 Songs of 2010

Well, it's that time again.  Time for Cheeseboy's top 20 songs of 2010.  Now, if you are not a fan if indie or alternative music, you probably ought to just move along, but be sure to come back for my next blog post.  It is sure to be full of jolly fun and hilarity.

Anyway, before we get started with the countdown, allow me to put on my Carson Dally mask and change into my Casey Kasum voice.  Let's take a look back at the previous years top.

2008: 
1. The Story Of The Grandson Of Jesus - The Cloud Cult
2. Impossible - Shout Out Louds
1. Glass Of Water - Coldplay

2009: 
3. Sick Muse - Metric
2. Little Secrets - Passion Pit
1. We Are The People - Empire Of The Sun

And now, the countdown for 2010...

2010:
20. Good For Great - Matt & Kim   (From Sidewalks)
19. Harmonix - Surfer Blood   (From Astro Coast)
18. Stylo - Gorillaz: featuring Bobby Womack and Mos Def   (From Plastic Beach)
17. Breakneck Speed - Tokyo Police Club   (From Champ)
16. My Time - Minus The Bear   (From Omni)
15. The Charm - Maps & Atlases   (From Perch Patchwork)
14. Unbearable Why - Dr. Dog   (From Shame, Shame)
13. Permalight - Rogue Wave   (From Permalight)
12. Salt In The Wound - Delta Spirit   (From History From Below)
11. I Want The World To Stop - Belle & Sebastian (From Write About Love)
10. Ruling Me - Weezer   (From Hurley)
9. Moves - The New Pornographers   (From Together)
8. Crossfire - Brandon Flowers   (From Flamingo)
7. The High Road - Broken Bells   (From Broken Bells)
6. This Too Shall Pass - OK Go   (From Of The Blue Coulor Of The Sky)
5. On My Way Back Home - Band Of Horses   (From Infinite Arms)
4. Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National   (From High Violet)
3. Walls - Shout Out Louds   (From Work)
2. The Long Way Home (Tom Wait Cover)  - Mates Of State (From Crushes)

And the #1 song of the year was released way back in January.  It comes to us from one of my very favorite bands, Vampire Weekend.   From their second album Contra, here is Cheeseboy's very favorite song of 2010: White Sky


43 comments:

Kate said...

Hey you just like Vampire Weekend because you and the lead singer were separated at birth.

Oilfield Trash said...

I know none of the songs you have listed from 2010.

mintifresh said...

I gotta check all those out. I've only heard of one(Crossfire) but I'm so impressed with our eclectic list, I must check it out!

Kristina P. said...

No Glee cover of the Beatles?

-stephanie- said...

Um yeah....I'll be back for jolly fun and hilarity.

Teachinfourth said...

Man, I feel like a loser because I don't recognize hardly any of the songs, either...

Eva Gallant said...

This old lady is so out of it, I never even heard of any of your top choices. Pretty sad.

Connie said...

You sound just like Casey Kasum. (That's one name I'm familiar with) I like this song and liked watching the band members.

Baby Sister said...

I feel like I don't know anything now...because I only recognized 2 of those bands....

Corrina Terry said...

You are obviously a) from a much younger generation than me and b) not into country music AT ALL. :o)

I've heard of Brandon Flowers (my kid went to the same preschool he did) and Weezer. That's all. I feel so dated . . .

Copyboy said...

Scanned over the list twice and saw NO KATIE PERRY? What's up with that? BTW...made you blog of the day.

The Bipolar Diva said...

I feel so old.

Donda said...

I must be a total dork because I have never heard of any of those songs. Are you sure you just didn't make up some random titles trying to confuse the crazy girl?

lindsey v said...

I've heard of half of your faves of the year. That's better than last year at least. Phew!

And you really did sound just like Casey Kasum. You must be practicing.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I am so relieved to be the fourth or so, and not the first, person who does not know these songs. I did like the Vampire one. The singer look a little like a vampire too. xo

baygirl32 said...

some intresting choices on there (I love lists that are non top 40)

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

This is quite a list! I'm a Billy Joel and Sinatra fan, myself. But neither of those guys came out with anything new this year, so I'll accept your choices!!

Oliver said...

I love Vampire Weekend!

How about Tokyo Police Club and the Morning Benders? They released new albums this year, and their songs are great. Okay, I'll shut up; this is your list and not mine.

=]

Jenn said...

I'm so not "with it" anymore. I don't recognize any of those songs. But I will say this.. they have energy!!

Pearl said...

What?! No TV on the Radio (personal favorite of mine!)

Love your picks.

Pearl

Bossy Betty said...

I'm not seeing the Bee Gees on here. Oh wait! Gotta remember what decade this is....

The Church Lady said...

I don't see any Glee songs in your top 20.

I admit, not familiar with any of these songs. I did take a listen to Vampire Weekend. It has a reggaeish flair to it, don't you think? Very upbeat. I hope that wasn't an insult.

Saimi said...

Uh yeah, don't know any of those...I guess me and Neil don't get out much!

Leenie said...

I think you just made the whole thing up to see if we would believe the Emperor was wearing a new Armani suit for Christmas. I say he's naked.

Lene said...

No Lady GaGa?!? How dare you?

Mamma has spoken said...

thanks! I now feel even older than before because I know NONE of those songs. Guess it doesn't help that my car radio is set for the oldies either....

Mommy Lisa said...

Okay you would LOVE our radio station and you can listen online.

The Current - MN Public Radio

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/

MBGITWWR said...

GREAT list! I enjoy quite a few of those. Well done. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not my style of music, but I know many of those bands!

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

Okay...I love me some Weezer but I'm not an indie fan. I do love alternative though. I'll be back for the next post full of jolly fun and hilarity. That's more my style anyway although I can rock a good tune as well. Not really. But I try hard.

Impulsive Addict
posting today as Mrs. Coco

Missy said...

Good list! The three songs I recognize...

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Holy cow - I'm with the first comment from Kate -- you and the lead singer are seriously twins! It's almost freaky! And that high voice he sings in - now I know where you got that from in your Christmas Shoes song. I seriously thought I listened to good stuff these days - but I haven't heard of most of the stuff on your list. Not going to say that means I'm old - cuz I think we're pretty close to the same age! You're just cooler than me I guess! :-)

sinika said...

What? No Jonsi? No Of Montreal???? Just kidding- your list is very cool. My faves from your list are Dr. Dog, Belle & Sebastian, Weezer (of course), New Pornographers (although I wish they'd change their stupid name) Broken Bells AND I love Tom Waits so I'll have to look up that cover. Not bad Cheeseboy. Not bad.

P.S. Broken Bells are on Conan tomorrow night- just FYI.

Sco said...

Yeah! Always a treat to get your list, man. Great stuff. I'll be checking a few of these out in iTunes - quite a few are new to me.

I'm also looking forward to the list of your best posts of 2010. You may also need to compile a list of your best 10 Facebook posts of 2010.

Sco said...

Should have mentioned - already have #'s 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Fun to listen to the rest!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I was thinking the same thing as Kate! Sure you're not related?

I am SO behind! I was thinking what a cool mom I am, listening to all the latest tunes and all, but wow- never heard of most of your list. I'm going to blame it on the fact that the UK is very in love with the 80s.

DeNae said...

So I watched the video to see what you young sprats are all into these days, and I really liked it! It's pretty impressive that the band members can sing that "AA!" "AA!" "AA!" thing in tune. That's actually really hard. (Do you think those string players go everywhere with them, just to sit and tap their toes for 2:45 and then play for a whopping 12 measures? Hope they get paid a lot for their trouble!)

Yes. These are the things an old voice teacher-slash-orchestra conductor thinks about when she watches a music video. I should probably stick with 8-track.

"Miss Bee" said...

I almost feel like a hipster since I know and love almost all of these. (There are 2 that I'll be searching for tonight though!) Great list!

Joann Mannix said...

Cheese, I seemed to have missed a lot of your posts while my company was in town. I can't believe I missed this one! Great, great list. And most of them are on my iPod. I saw Passion Pit this summer up in Chicago at the Food and Wine festival and I hate to say this, because I love that group, they weren't so good, live. Maybe it was an off day. Still love them, though.

Do you have satellite radio? Because you would love the three alternative stations they've got.

M-Cat said...

You have just confirmed my elderly status. I don't know a SINGLE song your list.

I need to get a life

Lisa Loo said...

I think you googled the top most never heard of songs just so you would seem cool and hip--mmm---hmmm....you are so transparent...

Kidding--I just have no idea who, what or if these people actually exists....

CynthiaK said...

You're right, we do like a lot of the same music. :) Great top list of 2010. I approve! (like you really needed my approval...) ;)

Happy Holidays and here's to another year of fantastic tunes!

KLZ said...

I'm a little sad to not see the royal we here. But then I can never remember what year anything came out so...