Top 10 Best Songs of 2009
2009 was a fantastic year in music and boatloads of great songs came out, among them the best songs of 2009. Between the chart toppers and the indie scene everyone was on top of their game, but the best songs stand above the rest.
- "Bad Romance" by Lady GaGa. This is, far and away, the best song of 2009. Everything about it is brilliant: the back beat is strong, the lyrics are interesting and catchy, and only the most steel-willed can keep the "roma roma-ma" out of his head. Lady GaGa even met the Queen of England this year—a sure sign of greatness.
- "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas. "I Gotta Feeling," a strong contender for best song, has an excellent build-up in it. It starts out quiet, invites you to woo-hoo along, and then jumps into a frenzy of optimism about tonight's undoubtable awesomeness.
- "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha. This is one of a handful songs ever released that promoted girls going out to party all night. Unlike "Single Ladies," this song has no illusions of marriage or anything serious, but just has fun. Ke$ha keeps the party going every time "Tik Tok" gets played.
- "Pon De Floor" by Major Lazer. An intensely catchy house song with a tight drum beat, "Pon De Floor" is among the best songs this year. It's odd-sounding synth riff comes off strange at first, but then it sticks and all of a sudden you've been whistling it for two days.
- "Love Etc." by The Pet Shop Boys. This new offering from The Pet Shop Boys expertly infuses their '80s synth style with a chorus featuring some serious bounce. It's a perfect update of their style and is their best song in years.
- "Fire Burning" by Sean Kingston. This song is so fun its hard to believe it really exists. It deftly mixes modern hip-hop singing and a superb chorus. Every shawty's fire burns on the dance floor to this one.
- "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" by Pitbull. The submarine ping seems suspicious, but it really blips the radar of awesome. The beat is fast for pop music, but that only makes it more exciting.
- "Heads Will Roll" by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Karen O hit this one out of the park. It is one of their best songs, and her synth work keeps getting better. Although she keeps turning further from her indie rock roots, this song proves she can dance it out.
- "I'm in Miami, Trick" by LMFAO. This song achieves the difficult balance of being catchy and funny. The lyrics are absurd, the beat is infectious, and it makes booking an impromptu weekend in Miami sounds like the best idea ever.
- "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland. This offering off of David Guetta's 2009 album has a sublime quiet-loud contrast. The tight piano riff at the beginning belies the upcoming hook. It is a solid ten on the best songs list.
Posted on: Mar. 03, 2010