The 20 Best Songs of 2011

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2011 was a good year for music, particularly my favorite genres of music. Some of my favorite bands put out new material and I came to like a lot of new bands. Very exciting!

This post is a top 20 list of the best songs that I came across this year. All songs on the list were singles released sometime in 2011. In essence, this is my spin on the top songs of 2011.

At the bottom of the post, I provided links to some other best-of-2011 lists I found around the web. Use for a different look.

Listen to the complete Top 20 list as a Spotify playlist here
Watch the complete Top 20 list as a Youtube playlist here

#20. “Panic” by Sublime With Rome  

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#19. “What You Want” by Evanescence

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#18. “I Get By” by Everlast

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#17. “Dark Horses” by Switchfoot

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#16. “Monster” by Paramore

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#15. “Shake Me Down” by Cage The Elephant

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#14. “The Sound of Winter” by Bush

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#13. “Under the Cover of Darkness” by The Strokes

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#12. “Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts” by Brandon Flowers

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#11. “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

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#10. “Up All Night” by Blink 182

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#9. “Helena Beat” by Foster The People

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#8. “Help Is On The Way” by Rise Against

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#7. “Called Out In The Dark” by Snow Patrol

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#6. “Paradise” by Coldplay

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#5. “Rope” by Foo Fighters

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#4. “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele

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#3. “Lonely Boy”by The Black Keys

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#2. “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

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#1. “Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine

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Links of Interest:

Complete Video Playlist of This Top 20 List on My Youtube Channel

The Top 91 of 2011 Presented by 91X Radio in San Diego

SPIN’s 20 Best Songs of 2011

Rolling Stone Reader’s Poll: The Best Songs of 2011

Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Singles of 2011

NME’s 50 Best Tracks of 2011

Billboard’s Top 100 Music Hits of 2011

Pitchfork’s 2011 Reader’s Poll


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