|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.
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.
|29||The Gregory Brothers|
Bed Intruder (feat. Antoine Dodson)
Well, OBVIOUSLY, every bit of this song rules.
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
The intro drums. Clattery, splashy awesomeness.
The strings leading into the chorus. Also, Katy's vocals on this are incredible
Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
I'M NEVER GONNA GIVE IT TOOOOOOOO YOUUUUUUUUU
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..."
Ready to Start
Win losing his shit as he sings "now I'm ready to start" is pretty fucking amazing.
|22||Kings of Leon|
Too easy. That desperate howled vocal over quiet drums and bass...then BOOM-POW! ROCK EXPLOSION! FEEL THAT SHIT!
|21||The Naked and Famous|
Four words, people: "YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!"
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!
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.
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.
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?"
Somebody To Love
Poor widdle Biebs singing his heart out as he asks "Is she out there?" I'm sure she is, sweetie.
|15||Fitz and the Tantrums|
The Motown equivalent of the fist-pump that is this song's chorus. So much sass, so much soul.
|14||Cee Lo Green|
Bang Bang Bang (feat. Q-Tip and MNDR)
The sexy French chorus, oui oui
"I was lead to believe there's something wrong with me." - A powerful, resonating line delivered with so much heart.
The teasing is all over and the buildup overflows into an epic of oceanic goodness. Righteous.
Never thought I'd see the day where Neil Finn would use vocoder and it would sound this amazing.
The swagger of the instrumental, essentially. M-Phazes is one of the best producers in the country.
Power (feat. Dwele)
"I don't need your pussy, bitch, I'm on my own dick"
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.
The Radicalisation of D
Every fucking second of it.
Eyes Wide Open
The amazing call and response of the "walk the plank with our eyes wide open" chorus. Gotye is incredible.
Shutterbugg (feat. Cutty)
BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH. BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH.
Monster (feat. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver)
ALL of Nicki's verse. Hip-hop's defining moment of 2010. Fire.
The beginning and ending drums - so righteous
Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)
"ONE! TWO! THREE! HUH!" (horns)