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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Favorite Songs of 2005

Keeping with the theme of year end lists, here are my top tracks of the year. I originally was just going to stick with five, but the Gonzalez cover of The Knife's Heartbeats wouldn't quit. So, I've added a different category just for the Hispanic Swede (cause, come on, he is a different category) - best cover. You can call it a bonus.

When putting these tracks together, I came across Sean at Said the Gramophone's My 22 Favourite Songs of 2005 post. I was dumbfounded when I noticed the overlap between our lists. Not like it matters, but I'd like to note that I came up with these as independently as one can in this day and age.

My top 5(+1) songs of 2005:
1) Okkervil River - For Real.mp3
2) Clap Your Hands & Say Yeah - The Skin of My Country Yellow Teeth.mp3
3) Broken Social Scene - Ibi Dreams of Pavement.mp3
4) Imogen Heap - Hide & Seek.mp3
5) Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone.mp3

Cover of 2005 - José González - Heartbeats.mp3 (The Knife)


  • At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Kelly Clarkson are you on CRACK?

  • At 8:44 PM, Blogger =A= said…

    While I certainly have no problem with Kelly Clarkson (has "anonymous" even listened to that song?) I have a little trouble with Mr. Gonzalez making the list 2 years after releasing the song into the wild. That said, it's so good that it should take an honorary position on year-end lists until something better comes along to usurp it.

  • At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Anonymous says...Have I heard that song? You think I live in antartica? That song was on constant rotation for the last year!

    Let me sing you a melody in my high pitched crackly voice...

    But since you been gone
    I can breathe for the first time
    I'm so movin' on, yeah yeah
    Thanks to you, now I get what I want
    Since you been gone!!!

    Look to each his own. Just seems like a funny departure from the 4 previous songs listed. Also it was released on Nov. 24th 2004 so is it even eligble for 2005?

  • At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bah we all have guilty pleasures...mine for example is Lionel Richie. I do love me some Phil Collins now and then as well.

  • At 8:47 PM, Blogger jds said…

    Sure that Clarkson song is different, but it's been stuck in my head and it (strangely, perhaps?) makes me happy. That's all it takes to qualify.

    I guess it's not technically a 2005 song - and neither is the Gonzalez cover. Oh well. I'm not that technical.

    Speaking of Lionel, I was happy to see that Stereogum reposted their storyboard for "Hello." That video is amazing.

  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger g_pi said…

    Hey, personally, I'm loving your selection. Thanks for sharing! I'm even (especially?) loving the Kelly Clarkson tune. Who knew??? Where the hell have I been???


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