December 31, 2007

Best of 2007: Top 107 Songs

Not all of these songs were released in 2007. Some were songs that I heard for the first time this year—yes, it’s cheating, but get used to it. My original plan was to post all 107 songs but let’s face it—I have other things to do. And our Christmas season took a lot out of me. So, here is the list, in alphabetical order, and with a few songs linked.

When I Say Go – The 1900s

See You At the Lights – 1990s

No One – Alicia Keys

Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

Heretics – Andrew Bird

(Antichrist Television Blues) – The Arcade Fire

Sleepdriving – Archives

Fluorescent Adolescent – Artic Monkeys

Die Die Die – The Avett Brothers

Is There A Ghost – Band of Horses

I Was A Daughter – Basia Bulat

Atlas – Battles

Before the Money Came (The Battle of Bettye LaVette) – Bettye LaVette

I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You – Black Kids

Weapon of Choice – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Wild Mountain Nation – Blitzen Trapper

Doves Circle the Sky – Bodies of Water

In Our Talons – Bowerbids

Darlin’ Do Not Fear – Brett Dennen

Four Winds – Bright Eyes

Long Walk Home – Bruce Springsteen

Small Town Crew – The Brunettes

Melody Day – Caribou

Ramblin’ Man – Cat Power

Dacing On Our Graves – The Cave Singers

Running Up That Hill – Chromatics

Pretty Voice – Cloud Cult

Men’s Needs – The Cribs

Assholes – The Damnwells

A With Living – Do Make Say Think

The World May Never Know – Dr. Dog

State of Massachusetts – Dropkick Murphys

I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News) – Eagles of Death Metal

Hard Sun – Eddie Vedder with Corin Tucket

Going Nowhere – Elliot Smith

While You Were Sleeping – Elvis Perkins

Girl from the Renaissance Faire – Ethan Lipton

So Long, Lonesome – Explosions In the Sky

This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race – Fall Out Boy

My Moon, My Man – Feist

Song for the Fields – Fields

If You’re Into It – Flight of the Conchords

The Pretender – Foo Fighters

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

If You Want Me – Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

Here Comes A City – The Go-Betweens

No Pussy Blues – Grinderman

I Became Awake – Great Lake Swimmers

When Under Ehter – PJ Harvey

All This Time – Heartless Bastards

Tick Tick Boom – The Hives

Devil Do – Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs

Innocent Bones – Iron and Wine

The Mirror Speaks – James Blackshaw

Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)… — Jay-Z

The Opposite of Hallelujah – Jens Lekman

Johnny Appleseed – Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros

The Golden State – John Doe with Kathleen Edwards

Creedence Song – John Fogerty

White Dove – John Vanderslice

Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez

Right Moves – Josh Ritter

D.A.N.C.E. – Justice

You Can’t tell Me Nothing – Kanye West

Back Out on the… — Kevin Drew

Fireworks – Knoxville

All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem

It’s Nothing To Me – Lee Hazelwood

Poor Old Dirt Farmer – Levon Helm

Are You Alright – Lucinda Williams

Ain’t Never Been Cool – Lucky Soul

Paper Planes – M.I.A.

You Don’t Wanna Leave – Mike Mangione

Fine + 2 pts – Minus the Bear

Gunpower and Lead – Miranda Lambert

Missed the Boat – Modest Mouse

Mistaken for Stranger – The National

Myriad Harbour – The New Pornographers

Sucka Muthafucka – Northern State

The Past Is A Grotesque Animal – Of Montreal

Our Life Is Not A Movie or Maybe – Okkervil River

Call and Response – Or, the Whale

Bros – Panda Bear

The Magic Position – Patrick Wolf

Mr. Bellamy – Paul McCartney

Love Reign O’er Me – Pearl Jam

Committed to Parkview – Porter Wagoner

Make It Wit Chu – Queens of the Stone Age

Welcome Home, Son – Radical Face

Reckoner – Radiohead

Dead Sound – The Raveonettes

Umbrella – Rhianna (featuring Jay-Z)

Silver Lining – Rilo Kiley

My Punishment for Fighting – The Rosebuds

Lake Michigan – Rouge Wave

Halloweenhead – Ryan Adams

Black Dirt – Sea Wolf

100 Days – Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings

Phantom Limb – The Shins

Elysium Number Five – Sir Richard Bishop

Tarantula – Smashing Pumpkins

You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb – Spoon

Now, Now – St. Vincent

Take Me to the Riot – Stars

Way Down in the Hole – Steve Earle

Big Chair – Travis

Rag and Bone – The White Stripes

Impossible Germany – Wilco

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A bit late, but thanks for a great season. You help make the holidays around here a little more fun, and with the memories some songs stir, sometimes even poignant.

See you next year!