26 / December
26 / December
Best Songs of 2007

The fourth annual installment of the FlynnFiles top ten songs of the year has arrived. The list needed that extra push over the cliff, so it goes to eleven. This makes it one better than all the other year-end top-ten lists. Listen, watch, sing along, enjoy:

11. My Chemical Romance--Teenagers
10. Band of Horses--Is There a Ghost?
9. Arcade Fire--Keep the Car Running
8. Silversun Pickups--Well Thought Out Twinkles
7. Feist--1, 2, 3, 4
6. Wilco--On and On and On
5. The Shins--Phantom Limb
4. Jimmy Eat World--Big Casino
3. Paul McCartney--Ever Present Past
2. Modest Mouse--Missed the Boat
1. Editors--Smokers Outside the Hospital Door

Got a top ten? A top five? A top three? Let's see it in the comments section.

posted at 01:23 PM
Comments

You have completely undermined your list by adding a My Chemical Romance song. Seriously, that is awful. The following are the five best songs of 2007:
5. ARCADE FIRE "INTERVENTION"
4. THE NATIONAL "FAKE EMPIRE"
3. KEVIN DREW (BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE) "BACKED OUT ON THE CARDS"
2. TIGERCITY "SOLITARY MAN"
1. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM "ALL MY FRIENDS"

Posted by: Sean Flynn on December 26, 2007 12:00 PM

10 that you missed. Editors is the only song I would include in my top 10 and it may also be at the top. But your list is lacking. My Chemical Romance?
10. National- Mistaken for strangers
9. Spoon- The underdog
8. Bon Jovi- Memory (I know Ill take heat for this one)
7.Amy Whinehouse- Tears Dry on their own
6. Kings of Leon- Call
5. Buffalo Tom- You'll never catch him
4. Bruce - Radio Nowhere
3. Ryan Adams- Two
2. The National- Apartment Story
1. LCD Soundsystem- All My Friends

Posted by: DF11 on December 26, 2007 01:13 PM

DF11: I liked "Radio Nowhere" better when Warren Zevon did it and called it "Splendid Isolation."

SF: A band that sucks can release a good song. All I know about My Chemical Romance is that they are usually classified under the "emo" genre, which, in the sonic department, ranks somewhere beneath recordings of Yoko Ono killing rabbits. But this is a list of "best songs," not best acts. Even if all the rest of their stuff is terrible, this is a good song.

Posted by: Dan Flynn on December 26, 2007 01:45 PM

The link for LCD Soundsytem's All My Friends (song of the year)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzzENZqqlcM&feature=related

Posted by: Sean Flynn on December 26, 2007 02:38 PM

Jesus Mary and Joseph! What horrible music you all listen to. Pull your heads out of the sand/your butt and listen to music even slightly outside the mainstream b*s. Turn off the radio/Grey's Anatomy and go out to see local music. Just because it is on an ipod commercial does not make it respectable nor music. Try listening to some obscure internet radio and broaden your horizons. Lay off the emo and stop cutting yourselves. Your mascara is starting to run...

Posted by: angrymob on December 26, 2007 03:28 PM

i like ween. i'm underground. LMLYP. and i dont cut myself, anymore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVanA4EYvck&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8rcsa0eRNE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acQqpUf7vzs

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuLhGj884fM

Posted by: touchme on December 26, 2007 03:39 PM

5 Best "Underground" acts of 2007

5. Wild Light
www.myspace.com/wildlight Recently toured with Arcade Fire

4. The Octopus Project
www.myspace.com/theoctopusproject Lubbock, Texas' best band.

3. Hiss and Chambers
www.myspace.com/hissandchambers Ex Sheila Divine members make great tunes very similar to Editors/Echo and The Bunnymen.

2. MGMT
www.myspace.com/mgmt
Rolling Stone's artist to break in '08

1. Tigercity
www.myspace.com/tigercity

Hall and Oates meets Echo and the Bunnymen. Best new pop band for 2008.

Posted by: Sean Flynn on December 26, 2007 03:52 PM

there ya go... I saw managment(MGMT) live this year, and that was a good show. Something different for ya

Posted by: angrymob on December 26, 2007 06:11 PM

Angry Mob you are so cutting edge!

Posted by: DF11 on December 26, 2007 06:47 PM

Hey Angry Mob, we are eagerly awaiting your list.

Posted by: Sean Flynn on December 26, 2007 09:13 PM

AngryMob: I feared my list was too "underground" for my readers (I've never heard Band of Horses or Editors on higher than 88 on the FM dial). Should we hate Feist's great song just because it developed into a major hit? Should we say "bahhhh" to Paul McCartney because he was in the Beatles? The man can still write an awesome three-minute song. The majority of songs on my list, unfortunately, did not get radio play (let alone appear on MTV). Both SF and DF11's list contained songs that I've never even heard of, and even a few indie/unsigned acts.

Posted by: Dan Flynn on December 26, 2007 09:38 PM

I'm not familiar with any of the songs you listed.
But I do like that song by Lifehouse, First Time, although I don't know if it came out in 2007

Posted by: Eric Wilds on December 26, 2007 10:55 PM

I like the Feist chick.

Posted by: asdf on December 27, 2007 01:53 PM

I've decided that the worst songs of the year don't deserve a post, so I've demoted them to the comments section. Here are the songs from 2007 that put the uck in suck:

3. Fergie--Big Girls Don't Cry
No, but as this song proves, they whine and annoy.

2. Ween--The Party
I hope some dudes from the projects crash their next party and throw their couch into the street.

1. Plain White Tees--Hey There, Delilah
This is the only love song about a girl that, if you sing it, might be mistaken by your listeners as an attempt to come out of the closet.

Posted by: Dan Flynn on December 27, 2007 04:51 PM

Nothing to add re: best songs, but I will say that whenever I hear the line from the Fergie song that made your worst list, "I'm gonna miss you like a chah-ld misses their blanket but I've gotta get a move on with mah life," I want to vomit.

Posted by: Veronica on December 28, 2007 07:11 AM

What would expect from a chick who pees herself on stage?

Is it me, or does anybody else not get Amy Whinehouse?

Posted by: asdf on December 28, 2007 07:37 AM

I just didn't keep up w/ music released this year. So this is the only song I can throw into the ring.

Balthrop, Alabama's:
Explode

Posted by: Bruce Wayne on December 29, 2007 10:14 PM

Have you checked out "Flight of the Conchords" on HBO this year at all? It's a brilliant show. These are a couple of my favorite songs from the series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqq8wNbfPqM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FArZxLj6DLk&feature=related

Posted by: Vanessa from Queens on December 31, 2007 12:22 PM

Man I am stupid. How could I forget the two albums that my man Chuck Ragan released this year? Brilliant stuff. D. Boon said that Bob Dylan wrote propaganda songs but the same can't be said of this guy. Check out this excellent anti-war song he performs:

For Broken Ears

And for more here is a video he put together for another live performance of a song off of his first solo album "Feast or famine"

Do You Pray

Posted by: Bruce Wayne on January 2, 2008 02:25 AM
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