Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Top 25 of 2010 Part 3 - 15-11

15. Alexa Ray Joel - Notice Me
This song is so good, it almost makes up for her some of her dad's terrible songs like "River of Dreams." Okay, not really. Nothing's that good. But this song is so sassy and cute and poppy, but also clever. It may be the flirtiest song ever. "Tell me I'm your lady cause I won't be your ho."

14. TIE Usher - OMG (featuring Will.I.Am.)/DJ Got Us Falling In Love (featuring Pitbull)
I mentioned with P!nk's listing how long her career has managed to last, but Usher's has been going even longer! I mean, think back to his very first album in 1994 when he was just a kid! Then he came back all growed up on his second album with songs like "You Make Me Wanna" and "Nice And Slow!" Scandalous! And he keeps going and going. He's definitely one of the most successful solo male artists in all of music at this point. His intended comeback single "Daddy's Home" wasn't the smash his label was hoping for, but he rebounded nicely with "OMG" which had EVERYBODY shakin' they ass, then he followed that up with the even clubbier banger "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love."

13. Justin Bieber featuring Usher - Somebody To Love
"Baby" was a candy-coated doo wop flavored confection, but "Somebody To Love" is a straight club thumper! It's so good, between the two of them, The Bieb and Usher recorded it THRICE! Bieb has a solo version on his album. Then they redid it as a duet for the single. THEN, they swapped out versus and remixed it again for Usher's Versus EP! Overkill? Maybe, but I like 'em all, so who cares?

12. Katy Perry - Peacock
Despite not being an official single, "Peacock" still soared to #1 on the Billboard Dance Chart. And why not? It's as infectious as Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" and Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" but filthier! I don't even know if "I wanna see your peacock-cock-cock" is even a SINGLE entendre, though, but with something as catchy as this, I'm not going to scrutinize too closely.

11. Sia - Clap Your Hands
I hate the puppet video, but this song is just excellent. I love Sia's bluesy voice. It's this year's "Lights Out" by Santigold... so look for it to pop up in a Corona ad at some point soon. You know the best part of this song? LOTS of tambourine!

Tomorrow, we crack the Top Ten!

1 comment:

  1. I'm surprised they let Katy Perry sing "Peacock" on tv! After all, we can sing about booties and bitches and hos all we want, but singing about penises is scandalous. Though I did notice she had to change "Peacock-cock-cock" to "Peaca-ca-ca" and "time for you to shoot it off" to "time for you to show it off."