The best songs of 2011

The top 40 tracks of the year, as voted for by Guardian writers

Lana Del Rey – Video Games
2 Azealia Banks – 212
3 Tyler, the Creator – Yonkers
4 Joe Goddard – Gabriel ft Valentina
5 Frank Ocean – Swim Good
6 Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
7 Beyoncé – Countdown
8 Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Jamie xx Remix)
9 Rihanna – We Found Love
10 A$AP Rocky – Peso
11 Tune-Yards – Bizness
12 PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder
13 St Vincent – Surgeon
14 Nicola Roberts – Dance to the Beat of My Drum
15 Battles – Ice Cream
16 Gang Gang Dance – Glass Jar
17 Michael Kiwanuka – I’m Getting Ready
18 Lady Gaga – Born This Way
19 Anna Calvi – Blackout
20 Cults – Go Outside
21 Wilco – One Sunday Morning
22 Junior Boys – Banana Ripple
23 Lykke Li – Sadness Is a Blessing
24 Drake ft Rihanna – Take Care
25 Metronomy – The Look
26 Willy Moon – I Wanna Be Your Man
27 Rustie – Ultra Thizz
28 James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
29 The Horrors – Still Life
30 Beyoncé – 1+1
31 Jamie xx and Gil Scott Heron – I’m New Here
32 lll Blu – Meltdown
33 Cloud Nothings – Heartbeat
34 Maria Minerva – A Little Lonely
35 Machine Head – Darkness Within
36 Diddy Dirty Money – Coming Home
37 June Tabor & Oysterband – Fountains Flowing
38 Radiohead – Morning Mr Magpie
39 Canibus – Brainwash Reversal Remix
40 King Krule – Bleak Bake


Listen to our list as a Spotify playlist!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/dec/19/best-songs-2011

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    None of them are anything special. So glad Joe Goddard is in there though…WHAT A TUNE.
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