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TBR’s Best Singles of 2010: Part Two

Time for part two of our Best of 2010 list folks! Hope you enjoyed listening to the first 10 yesterday.

LENA – Satellite

The German winner of this year’s Eurovision might not be the favoured to win the whole thing but her little piece of pop goodness never failed to deliver. Feeling proud of her fake British accent while singing this European hit kinda worked out for her own good. It’s a catchy track that even non-Europeans can absolutely enjoy. And 28 million hits on YouTube? That’s not bad at all.

KANYE WEST feat. PUSHA T – Runaway

Although I have to admit, I hadn’t been able to catch up with Kanye’s full material to date, ‘Runaway’ the 9 minute highly acclaimed track caught me in my first listen. The lyrics are superb and the beat is ‘so-so’ – it can get as much controversy it likes but I will still stand by my decision that I’ll hate Kanye West forever. Although I’m in between when it comes to his music though.

MIKE POSNER – Please Don’t Go

Mike Posner has been under my radar since that swaggery anthem ‘Cooler Than Me’ surfaced earlier this year. I mean he’s absolutely not hard to like. An eyecandy, silky with a lil’ bit husk recording voice and an ample amount of swagger – he’s the next R&B lad who just gives off catchy, radio friendly tunes you’d be most likely to listen in full once it pops out on shuffle. Although his debut album speaks otherwise – Mike deserves another chance. Loads of chances, I must say.

P!NK – Raise Your Glass

P!nk continues to be one of my favourite pop/rock singers of her generation today. Well, I think most of us do like her that much. ‘Raise Your Glass’ is a squeaky piece of pop glory, with all of P!nk’s signature track bits – it’s actually too impossible not to like.

 

THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Make Me Wanna Die

She can be trashy all she wants but heck, she makes good music with those scary looking blokes.

SIA – Clap Your Hands

Like Robyn, Sia remains one of the most underrated pop stars to date. And with ‘Clap Your Hands’ plus the magnificence of her latest LP, ‘We Are Born’ – she doesn’t deserve it.

 

TAIO CRUZ – Dynamite

This just shows that the Brits can do it as well. Plus, it’s a good song – you can’t deny that!

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA – One

Okay. You might have guessed by now that I’m a sucker for Dance music. Oh well, you can’t blame me. Tunes like these keeps me alive! And I know you too as well.

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – Something Good Can Work

Maybe you’re wonderin’ what the heck are a Northern Irish indie band doing in this dance-music filled playlist? Oh well, something good can really work in yeah?

RIHANNA feat. DRAKE – What’s My Name?

‘Oh Na Na, What’s My Name?’ – that line has been stuck in my head for quite sometime. I have no idea why most of pop songs today that are big has some big hooks lying around their tracks. Maybe she’s back to the old Rihanna that we used to love that’s why she’s not easy to be liked these days.

CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR PART THREE!

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TBR’s Best Singles of 2010: Part One

Okay folks, this is THE BEAT REVIEW’s Top 30 of 2010 List. I can’t make the effort to select up to 100 because you all know how hard that is to carry out and I’m so preoccupied with a lot of stuff.

Since I sporadically posted monthly playlists throughout the year, might as well give you the last rundown of the 30 best songs that defined this year. 2010 has been an amazing year for most genres of music. We saw comebacks that flop so hard, amazing new artists that has shown tremendous potential and the comebacks that proved they are really worth of the music limelight.

My last treat for y’all is the ability to download all 30 songs towards the end of the three-part series. The first part will be published today (#30 – 21), the second part on the 29th (#20 – 11) and the third part on the 30th (#10-1). So be sure to check out the blog on the next 3 days to see who’s in or who’s out in our 2010 Year-End list.

VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Giving Up The Gun

The American rock quartet has proven their eccentricity to be something very useful to their advantage. ‘Giving Up The Gun’ – Contra‘s most pop sounding tune is a brilliant one. And it represented their album’s premise perfectly.

MINI VIVA – One Touch

Mini Viva, one of British pop music’s biggest frustration this year may have split up but their last single as a duo, ‘One Touch’ proved to be their best. Every bit of pop music sweetness sums up this track and we’re still in mourning over the loss of one of the best pop duos that never came.

PLAN B – Prayin’

Plan B’s combination of hip-hop and soul never didn’t jive in together especially with the Mark Ronson’ sounding production – ‘Prayin’ is one heck of an anthem.

 

ROSANNA – Waterfall

Popjustice Hi-Fi first ever release is absolutely a treat to the senses. A piece of melancholic classic Swedish pop tune – it cruises its way to your playlists in just a glance. Like a Waterfall, Rosanna should be flowing through the mainstream with ease with this kind of pop genius.

 

SKY FERREIRA – Obsession

Sky is the exact epitome of a natural-born popstar. She’s got the looks, the voice and everything unconventional you can imagine. Maybe if the tweens listened a lot more to this lass, the world might be a better place to live in.

 

DRAKE feat. ALICIA KEYS – Fireworks

Drake’s own style of producing hip hop music might be meh for others but the truth is, he has an amazing singing voice and a one heck of rapping skills. Combined with Miss Alicia’s soulful vocals, ‘Fireworks’ sets its pace uphill as it reaches the skies with its magnificence.

ELIZA DOOLITTLE – Pack Up

The 50′s dancehall influenced track is a nice introduction on how things work for Miss Eliza Doolittle. The British songstress cleverly instills classic decades music into her cotton candy flourished music pieces. It might not be an original concept but the fact that she pulls up a fight in the pop charts is a nice way to say that at most points, ‘it works’.

FAR EAST MOVEMENT – Like A G6

The only Asian group so far to top international charts has proven their abilities in their d├ębut effort, ‘Free Wired’. The catchiness of ‘Like A G6′ is clear way to say that hip-hop music isn’t for black and white people only. It absolutely knows no race at this point.

GORILLAZ – Stylo

Damon Albarn and his animated friends came back with a bang this year. One of Gorillaz’ catchiest tracks ever, the basslines are superb with Mos Def’s perfectly fitted verses towards the endings of the track – it surely does deserve a spot on our list.

KE$HA – WE R WHO WE R

We can’t deny that Ke$ha always comes up with infectiously addictive tunes that always put out a good fight in the pop charts but the truth is, I always associated the word ‘AUTOTUNE’ with the word, ‘KE$HA’. It just won’t turn out good if the two weren’t together.

CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR PART TWO!


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