As the New Year approaches many of you are probably looking back on the last 12 months and reflecting. What happened? Not only in your personal life, but in the social network dominated, everything is public, world of viral communication and media.
Luckily, for us, this year picked up momentum musically and finally found its groove in an upbeat positive vibe after a somewhat dreary 2009. Today, I found this wonderful mashup, of Billboard magazine’s top 25 songs of the year, by DJ Earwom titled “Don’t Stop the POP”. It pretty much sums up my 2010 experience.
DJ Earworm himself describes the last year in music for us:
“In 2010, pop has gone into serious all-out party mode. In 2009 the music was encouraging us to pick ourselves back up after being knocked down again, and to rock out to some great dance music while your at it. This year’s music tells us to keep going now that we’re up and having fun. In fact, the fun seems to be in such overdrive that it borders on recklessness. Usher urges us to ‘dance like it’s the last night of your life”, and Katy Perry wants us to “run away and don’t ever look back”. Even the songs that aren’t about parties have parties in their videos, like this year’s entries from Mike Posner and Lady” Antebellum.”
Here are all the songs in the mashup for your further enjoyment:
The only thing I gobble up during the winter months faster than Hershey kisses is some good ol’ fashioned indie pop. I was looking through the albums that I’ve checked out over the year and got an extra warm feelin’ when I got to give Lisbon (by The Walkmen) a fresh listen—they’ve got a tight sound and prescient, self aware lyrics that’ll strike a chord in any complicated heart. This album reminds me of a mixture of Simon & Garfunkel and Rufus Wainwright (If you haven’t given either of those artists a solid listen yet, get thee to a record store STAT.).