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Atavanhalen Vs. The World - Best Songs 2010

Welcome to the end of the end of 2010, with your host Atavan. Best songs. Description is favourite bit in the song.
30Katy Perry
California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

Sadly, my favourite bit didn't actually make it onto the album version - it was Snoop laughing and saying "Man, I truly wish you could ALL be California gurls." The fucking Beach Boys sued, the cunts.
29The Gregory Brothers
Bed Intruder (feat. Antoine Dodson)

Well, OBVIOUSLY, every bit of this song rules.
28Mark Ronson
Somebody to Love Me (feat. Boy George and Andrew Wyatt)

Boy George's outstanding voice, glistening in all of its karma chameleonic glory. I WANT SOMEBODY TO LOOOOOOOOOVE MEEEEEEE
27The National
Bloodbuzz Ohio

The intro drums. Clattery, splashy awesomeness.
26Katy Perry
Firework

The strings leading into the chorus. Also, Katy's vocals on this are incredible
25Owen Pallett
Lewis Takes Off His Shirt

I'M NEVER GONNA GIVE IT TOOOOOOOO YOUUUUUUUUU
24Ben Folds
From Above

One of my favourite lyrics of the year: "Maybe that's how books get written, maybe that's why songs get sung, maybe we are the unlucky ones..."
23Arcade Fire
Ready to Start

Win losing his shit as he sings "now I'm ready to start" is pretty fucking amazing.
22Kings of Leon
Pyro

Too easy. That desperate howled vocal over quiet drums and bass...then BOOM-POW! ROCK EXPLOSION! FEEL THAT SHIT!
21The Naked and Famous
Young Blood

Four words, people: "YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!"
20Cloud Control
Meditation Song #2 (Why Oh Why)

Two bits, both involving Heidi Lenffer: The bit where it's just her totally awesome organ part and the call-and-response bit of "make my head a pool of water now." Suck on THAT, Tame Impala - THAT'S how you do trippy shit!
19Andy Bull
Dog (feat. Lisa Mitchell)

More swoonworthy harmonies, but the build-up from the sole piano to the last chorus and the Billy Joel-esque piano break is easily my favourite bit.
18Adrian Lux
Teenage Crime

The second the acoustic guitar kicks in after the electronic drums build-up. It's something special, something dance music hasn't seen or felt for years.
17Darren Hanlon
All These Things

The adorable boy/girl vocals, particularly this lyric: "Did you steal my pen, I left it here." "You mean the one behind your ear?"
16Justin Bieber
Somebody To Love

Poor widdle Biebs singing his heart out as he asks "Is she out there?" I'm sure she is, sweetie.
15Fitz and the Tantrums
MoneyGrabber

The Motown equivalent of the fist-pump that is this song's chorus. So much sass, so much soul.
14Cee Lo Green
Fuck You!

WHYYYYYYYYYYYY? WHYYYYYYYYYYYY?
13Mark Ronson
Bang Bang Bang (feat. Q-Tip and MNDR)

The sexy French chorus, oui oui
12Janelle Monae
Cold War

"I was lead to believe there's something wrong with me." - A powerful, resonating line delivered with so much heart.
11Foals
Spanish Sahara

The teasing is all over and the buildup overflows into an epic of oceanic goodness. Righteous.
10Crowded House
Saturday Sun

Never thought I'd see the day where Neil Finn would use vocoder and it would sound this amazing.
9Kimbra
Settle Down

The swagger of the instrumental, essentially. M-Phazes is one of the best producers in the country.
8Kanye West
Power (feat. Dwele)

"I don't need your pussy, bitch, I'm on my own dick"
7Ellie Goulding
Starry Eyed

The final bridge and chorus. I'm infamous for saying this song is like getting fucked by glitter knives, and I retain that - only difference is that Dryden is fucking me with glitter knives now.
6Gareth Liddiard
The Radicalisation of D

Every fucking second of it.
5Gotye
Eyes Wide Open

The amazing call and response of the "walk the plank with our eyes wide open" chorus. Gotye is incredible.
4Big Boi
Shutterbugg (feat. Cutty)

BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH. BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH.
3Kanye West
Monster (feat. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)

ALL of Nicki's verse. Hip-hop's defining moment of 2010. Fire.
2Parades
Marigold

The beginning and ending drums - so righteous
1Janelle Monae
Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)

"ONE! TWO! THREE! HUH!" (horns)
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