To celebrate we continue our countdown of the 50 Best Songs of the Decade...so far!
Today we do #30 through #11....for Songs 50-31 click here!
Any song from 2010-2015 is eligible...but not songs from this year. (My stupid list....my rules)
So...without any further ado...
We start with a great song off a fantastic album...
#30 Dance Apocalyptic, Janelle Monae
A spot on tribute to the music of the 80's
#29 The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga
"May all your favorite bands stay together"...indeed!
#28 All Your Favorite Bands, Dawes
#27 Shut Up, Savages
Very powerful video and song.
#26 A Better Tomorrow, Wu Tang Clan
This song is like an anxiety attack that just keeps getting worse. A stream of consciousness nightmare of brilliance!
#25 Pedestrian at Best, Courtney Barnett
#24 Strange Weather, Anna Calvi & David Byrne
Probably her greatest work...
#23 You and I, Lady Gaga
#22 Break the Cycle, You and Me
#21, Seasons (Waiting on You), Future Islands
This claustrophobic and disturbing song has only grown in my estimation.
And she is an emerging superstar.
#20 Here - Alessia Cara
An amazing Toronto artist who has not released a bad album to date!
#19 Infamous - Basia Bulat
What of the best singer/songwriters out there today...
#18 High Hopes, Glen Hansard
#17 Diane Young, Vampire Weekend
Great, great song and a great live song!
#16 Here Comes My Man, The Gaslight Anthem
An album and song that deserved to do much better than they did...
#15 Pyramids in the Sand, Maestro Fresh Wes
A reflection in part, apparently, on rave culture, it is also an intense piece of song writing and of almost existential self-criticism. "I set the deal straight".
#14, Brownlow, Lapsley
Unique and brilliant.
#13 National Anthem, Lana Del Rey
#12 Take Me to Church, Hozier
#11, The Reckoning, Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast
Stay tuned for the Top Ten tomorrow!
See also: The 50 Best Songs of the Decade...So Far #50 to #31
See also: 10 Best Songs of 2016...So Far!