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Best Songs Of 2011 - Bring The Abuse

Everyone knows my knack of getting up to the jukebox and playing Spice Girls and Hanson, but these are not those songs.  Are they better?  You be the judge.  Here are my top 21 songs of 2011.  I may have missed a few or maybe i just think your taste in music sucks.  Well here they are.   Some songs may be from 2010, but were released during this year.

21. Raise Your Glass - Pink
20. Good Man - Raphael Saadiq
19. Give Me Everything - Pitbull w/ Ne-Yo, Afroman and Nayer
18. Honey Bee - Blake Shelton
17. Price Tag - Jessie J f/ B.o.B
16. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes w/Adam Levine
15. Yonkers - Tyler, The Creator
14. Save The World - Swedish House Mafia
13. Sick Of You - Cake
12. A Thousand Years - Cristina Perri
11. Mean - Taylor Swift
10. Firework - Katie Perry
9. Stone Rollin - Raphael Saadiq
8. Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
7. Edge Of Glory - Lady Gaga
6. Knock Knock - Mac Miller
5. Video Games - Lana Del Rey
4. Rolling In The Deep - Adele
3. Nasty - Nas
2. Jar Of Hearts - Cristina Perri
1. Someone Like You - Adele

Don't roll your eyes at Adele being number one. The song might be on every other song on the radio, but it's still an incredible vocal display.  And yes, I think she is worthy of two in the top five.  Christina Perri's Jar of Hearts is a popular song to bash, but it's one of my faves, as is her song from one of the Twilight movies.  Nasty blows away any other rap song out there.  The lyrics are just sick.  Lana Del Rey has just come to my attention, but her voice is one of a kind.  Don't sleep on the new white rapper.  Everyone knows Donald Trump, but this song, which I heard last year is incredibly fun.  Had to get Gaga in here and Edge of Glory might have been played to death, but it's still a great song.  Lonely Boy isn't as good as last years Tighten Up, but it's still a great song.  Stone Rollin is one of two Raphael Saadiq songs.  Saadiq is one cool cat and his songs show it.  I love Katie Perry, because she's fun, but this song has a positive message and just speaks to me in a strange way.  Plus, it's fun to dance to.  If I had a daughter, I'd be proud if she looked up to Taylor Swift. Beautiful and talented, she is a force that will be around for a long time.  Cake is one of the best bands few people know about.  They arguably have more great songs in the last few years and they rarely get airplay.  Swedish House .  Mafia would have flown under my radar if it wasn't for the great video for this song.  Tyler, the Creator is sick!  This song has lyrics and a style that is like no other rapper ever.  I look forward to what's to come. Stereo Hearts made the cut, because of the mix of Adam Levine's great voice and the mix of the rap.  Jessie J brings a new style to the female rap game. She sounds like a combination of Rihanna and Natasha Bedingfield, which is a good thing.  Blake Shelton's Honey Bee is just a fun song. I think me seeing the video helped me like this song more, because the girl in it is drop dead gorgeous.  Give Me Everything is one of those songs that will be rocking the clubs for years to come.  I love Pink and she always brings it with a positive message.  Raise Your Glass is the perfect song to start the list, end this blog and later tonight....we'll all raise a glass to new beginnings!

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