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New Year's EveIt's that special time of the year to start reflecting on the year gone by; the things we did right and the things we did wrong... but most importantly of all to start thinking about my New Year's Eve party playlist of the best of the year, to take a short - but coveted - spot in the evening's proceedings. In contrast to last year, which I found to be quite effortless and obvious, this year was a struggle. I initially had an internal debate - this year was weak for amazing songs, so should I start scraping into classics and late 2010 entries? I began adding them, but then I had an awakening. You know what, if I'm gonna make a best-of-the-year playlist, I'm gonna do it with integrity and do it right. Who cares about 2010. Stop living in the past, people.

So I eventually reached this, which I feel has shaped nicely, even if there is the odd stray classic in there. But to be honest if I could add We Found Love 47 times I just would.
2 years ago  |  Comments (106)  |  + 94 Cool
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Shocksplicer
Yeah... Not the best year for music...
#1  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 10 Ditto
i know two REALLY good songs and they are On your knees and Falling towards the sky by no less than Jeff Williams!!
#1  Posted 2 years ago
bentheechidn PokeMaster
Don't forget Shark Face.
#2  Posted 2 years ago
Evilosten Sponsor
Need more Foo Fighters!
#2  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 17 Ditto
agreed
#6  Posted 2 years ago
We need some Rebecca black in here too
#7  Posted 2 years ago
Neon_Ghost
For hitting the dance floor, that's a pretty good list. Overall, poor year for music. Should go down well at your party Ben
#3  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Ditto
Davo75
You should go further back like the 2000's lol

Hope you have a good one!
#4  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Funny
SpiderChief Sponsor
2011 had some good songs, but not a lot. 2010 had loads of good songs.
I wonder what 2012 will bring? (apart from a song which'll be called "Apocalypse" or "The World Shall End This Year, Rejoice")
#5  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
Ben
Fortunately we have 2012 (It Ain't The End) already in the playlist to cover that
#1  Posted 2 years ago
I really dont get how 2012 (It aint the end) is in the much musice dance album I mean it is such a happy subject to dance and have fun about the apocalypse and all
#2  Posted 2 years ago
Coogan
There is an amazing band called The Head and The Heart that started this year and they desereve to be on this list.
#6  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Lame
SpiderChief Sponsor
Ahh good. So we're saved then
We have the complete collection. Apart from we should get a song in 2013 called "We Survived".

Post edited 12/17/11 9:02AM
#7  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
m00nweasel
I'm just glad to hear a Brit/Euro dance influence making an impact on general playlists again..
#8  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Ditto
Swonely
Netsky? He's awesome!
#9  Posted 2 years ago  |  - 1 Noob
badgarok725
no Moves like Jagger?
#10  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Ditto
Redlaw25 Sponsor
Have you got a spotify playlist of the songs?
#11  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
Redlaw25 Sponsor
:D Thank You.
#2  Posted 2 years ago
Joee human person
Ben - your taste in music is similar to that of a teenage girl.
I see no tracks here that are in anyway outside of shitty radio charts.
Disappoint.
#12  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 17 Ditto
I am a teenage girl and im disapointed in thoughs songs.
Once agian i think breaking benjarmin should be in the play list
#2  Posted 2 years ago
I think you should add good songs in there
#3  Posted 2 years ago
Chemical3
Shame most of that music is crap.
#13  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 14 Ditto
justflando7
Ugh, this year sucked for the music industry.
#14  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Ditto
Szentin I am insane
Okay, trying to look past the fact that Rihanna is on there so many fricking times, but where the hell is Cobra Starship?
#15  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 0 Ditto
silentchruch Joel Rules
Looks to be a good playlist, but then again I don't listen to my radio so what do I know?
#16  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
DWord Sun King
You can never go wrong with some Skrillex.
#17  Posted 2 years ago  |  - 3 Lame
Never. Except all the time. Music that you can't even tap the beat out to, let alone listen without getting vertigo is dangerous to your health.
#1  Posted 2 years ago
whatshesaid Sponsor
will use. Thanks Ben.
#18  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
alexconcilus Sponsor
You need some Childish Gambino on that list.
#19  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Ditto
wrinkadink13
Foster the People is always good.
#20  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Ditto
I am absolutely tired of pumped up kicks.If I hear it one more time I will stuff firecrackers in my ears
#1  Posted 2 years ago
iSayWhat RTX2014
Needs, Forever Yours by Alex Day.
#21  Posted 2 years ago  |  - 1 Lame
Louise
I take refuge in the classics and with that I don't mean 2010. There hasn't been good music produced in years or atleast since 1970's.
#22  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Ditto
the grunge era was actually pretty good, nirvana, alice in chains, soundgarden *cough* fuck pearljam *cough* stone temple pilots.
#1  Posted 2 years ago
Delphi Gyroscopic
No good stuff?

You could always improve it by adding a bit of Hell or Highwater.
Actually, screw it, replace the entire playlist with Hell or Highwater's album, then it'll be good.
Pretty much everything else on there just drags it down a bit.

Post edited 12/17/11 10:34AM
#23  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
ProSpart117
Sorry to say but I've heard better playlist play in an old retirement home than this........ And that's putting it nicely. Better luck next year buddy.......
#24  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
finglemaster
Are you kidding me? 2011 was the best year in music we've had for awhile. Just because you listen to shitty music doesn't mean it was a bad year.

New albums for Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sum 41, Dispatch, and many more.
#25  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 6 Ditto
same here with party rock, hated it at first. I've always hated moves like jagger, hopefully always will
#7  Posted 2 years ago
every time I hear that song I am torn between singing along, and just burying my head in my arms, that guy's voice is just so annoying.
#8  Posted 2 years ago
TI_Fatality
You need some foo fighters, coldplay, red hot chili peppers, ect.

I guess those just aren't your genre of music
#26  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 5 Ditto
Coldplay forever!!
#4  Posted 2 years ago
I'm not a huge fan of breaking benjamin, but anything is better than bllink182
#5  Posted 2 years ago
theiviaster
Looks good
#27  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 0 Lame
alexconcilus Sponsor
Also, Tinie Tempah put out two pretty solid mixtapes this year. Worth checking out.

www.downloadamixtape.com/?page_id=195&mixtape_id=1578

www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/tinie-tempah-happy-birthday/
#28  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
mbowerman XMAS TIME
Needs more cowbell.
#29  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 4 Funny
brianb Cast & Crew
things you might want to check out/add...

Danger by The Milk
All of This / Young Blood / Punching in a Dream by The Naked and Famous
#30  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 0 Lame
Don't forget there were new Cut Copy and M83 albums this year. I've also been listening to Holy Ghost! (Wait & See appears to be the single) quite a bit as well.
#2  Posted 2 years ago
Listen to this man.
#3  Posted 2 years ago
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