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.
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"
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
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.
The link for LCD Soundsytem's All My Friends (song of the year)
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...
i like ween. i'm underground. LMLYP. and i dont cut myself, anymore
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.
Rolling Stone's artist to break in '08
Hall and Oates meets Echo and the Bunnymen. Best new pop band for 2008.
there ya go... I saw managment(MGMT) live this year, and that was a good show. Something different for ya
Angry Mob you are so cutting edge!
Hey Angry Mob, we are eagerly awaiting your list.
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.
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
I like the Feist chick.
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.
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.
What would expect from a chick who pees herself on stage?
Is it me, or does anybody else not get Amy Whinehouse?
I just didn't keep up w/ music released this year. So this is the only song I can throw into the ring.
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.
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:
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"