My Favorite Songs of 2009

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21 dec 2009, 05:20

Air return with Do the Joy.
amadou and mariam team up with Blur/Gorillaz Damon Albarn on Sabali.
Backstreet Boys reunited with Max Martin on the delicious dance track, Straight Through My Heart.
Black Eyed Peas rule the US charts in 2009 with Boom Boom Pow.
Beyonce sends Sasha Fierce to the 80s with Sweet Dreams.
Bloc Party get a little intense and need to calm down a bit on Mercury.
Ciara and Justin Timberlake get me hot and bothered with Love Sex Magic.
Coldplay take me back to Japan with The Hardest Part/Postcards from Far Away.
Craig David has transformed into the Incredible Hulk in dance smash Insomnia.
Dave Matthews Band get super intense on Time Bomb.
Death Cab for Cutie deliver for the Twihards on Meet Me on the Equinox.
Depeche Mode make one of the best videos of the year for an otherwise disappointing album with Wrong.
Florence and The Machine make a sacrifice on Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up).
Friendly Fires blip and bleep on the dancefloor with Skeleton Boy.
Fucked Up bring me back to one of my favorite concert moments of the year with Crooked Head.
Green Day channel Marilyn Manson on East Jesus Nowhere.
Hey Monday rip off Paramore (nicely) with Homecoming.
Horrors take getting used to, but pure genius on Sea Within A Sea.
James Morrison and Nelly Furtado sing a heartbreaking duet on Broken Strings.
Julian Casablancas (lead Stroke) transports us to the 80s with 11th Dimension.
Julian Plenti (Interpol lead singer Paul Banks' side project) lulls you to sweet, sweet sleep with On the Esplanade.
Kanye West crafts the only upbeat pop track on an otherwise sombre (yet perfect) 808s and Heartbreak with Paranoid.
Karen O and the Kids show you where the wild things are in All Is Love.
Kelly Clarkson makes a comeback on My Life Would Suck Without You.
Keri Hilson causes a Kanye/Ne-Yo showdown on the makes-me-miss-Aaliyah, Knock You Down.
The Killers concoct a pure dose of joy with peppy Spaceman.
Kings of Leon become the most unlikely band to be found on Top 40 in 2009 with the U2 aping, Use Somebody.
Kylie Minogue reminds us why she is the Queen of the club on Boombox (LA Riots Remix).
Linkin Park phone one in for the lame Transformers movie with New Divide.
The Lonely Island release their debut comedy album, but I can't stop listening to Jizz in My Pants as an actual, viable pop gem.
Marilyn Manson has lost all his credibility and his hanging on by a string, but the bitingly intelligent We're From America gives this fan a bit of hope.
Mew take you to the shrink on Repeaterbeater.
Michael Jackson reminds us in death that he will always be King. Ample evidence found here on the greatest video ever made, Thriller.
My Chemical Romance get me and Dylan all amped up on the Watchmen soundtrack's, Desolation Row.
Norah Jones returns with some funk, in search of Johnny Depp on Chasing Pirates.
Owl City wishes he was as good as Postal Service, but can only produce the gem, Fireflies.
Peaches may be one ugly broad, but she knows how to sex it up on Talk to Me.
Pink scares the bejeezus out of me with the sublime Please Don't Leave Me.
AR Rahman touches the sky with one of my favorite songs ever, Slumdog's Jai Ho.
The Sounds want you to break out the old stereo and dancing shoes with Beatbox.
Ti squeezes out another monster hit with Justin Timberlake Dead And Gone, before he went off to jail.
Temper Trap give us the indie anthem of the year with Sweet Disposition.
Vitalic blow my mind with the heaving blast of Chicken Lady.
White Lies channel Joy Division, New Order, Interpol, et.al. on the gloomy groove of To Lose My Life.
The xx ("double cross", get it?!?) make some spooky sounds on last minute entry, Crystalised.

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