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2010 Music Rewind

Looking Back at the Music from 2010

Once again this year I reached out to publicists, DJs, writers, journalists and radio types to find out what albums and tracks stood out for them as we close the musical books on 2010.

And quite frankly it's a great way to discover new music that you may have missed...and only adds to my iTunes downloading obsession.

***Dayna Bourgoin: 604 Records  Artist Management

1. Marianas Trench “Good To You” - I’m a little biased as I work for them...but such a great duet with Ottawa singer Jessica Lee.
2. Katy Perry “Firework” - Positive, upbeat, feel-good song you can sing to the top of your lungs to.
3. Pink "Raise Your Glass" (see above)
4. Taylor Swift "Dear John" - Best song on the new record. Smart lyrics. (and I still love John Mayer regardless)
5. The Heartbroken "Tonight Tonight" - Lead singer Damhnait Doyle on this soulful, alt-country record. Favourite tracks are Save Yourself and The Truth.

***Brad MacLauchlan: K-Rock 100.5 (Morning Host & Music Director/NewCap Radio)

Top 5 albums (it is tough to recall what came out this year) Hmm let's see...

1. Drive-By Truckers- The Big To Do
2. The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever
3. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
4. Black Keys - Brothers
5. Possibly Gaslight Anthem - American Slang, Broken Social Scene - Rock Forgivness Record. I want to pick up the Fistful of Mercy album before I really commit to this.

Working in CHR has made me appreciate 'pop' in a different way. Here are my top 5 CHR songs:

1. Katy Perry - California Gurls
2. Usher - OMG
3. Adam Lambert - What Do You Want From Me? (felt like being gramatically correct on the song title)
Toss up for #1, Cee Lo - F You and Eminem/Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie (One is like a modern Al Green, the other is like a hip hop Johnny Cash. How do I choose between that?)

***Neil Morton:  2: The Source for Couples Editor-in-Chief/Associate Publisher /Twitter: @neilmorton 

1. Album: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
2. Album: Arkells - Jackson Square
3. Song: Gord Downie -- "The East Wind"
4. Song: Kings of Leon -- "Radioactive"
5. Song: Cee Lo Green -- "F*** You"

***Chelsea Miller: Evening Announcer/LiVE 88.5 fm / Twitter: @ChelseaMiller

1. Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zero - Home
2. Florence & the Machine - Kiss with a Fist or Dog Days AreOver
3. Kings of Leon - Radioactive
4. Mumford & Sons - The Cave or Little Lion Man
5. Linkin Park - The Catalist

***Erikson Herman: The Truth Music Group 

Biggest Single of 2010 (Rap): Rick Ross- BMF (Blowin Money Fast) or anything that Drake touched (BMF owned the summer in NY)

Album of the Year: Rap/Pop Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Best Song: Every song is the best..."Lost in the World" if you have to choose)

Indie: Yukon Blonde - Yukon Blonde (Best Song: Brides Song)

Three Free Mixtapes You Should Own That Came Out in 2010:

Major Lazer & La Roux Presents LazerProof
FREE Download (must supply e-mail address):

JD Era - TH1RT3EN (Mixtape)
FREE Download (no requirements):

Jim Jones - The Ghost of Rich Porter (Mixtape)
FREE Download (no requirements):

Albums that came out in LATE 2009 that made up the soundtrack of 2010:

Miike Snow - Miike Snow
*This came out in Sept 2009 but still remains arguably the best record of 2010. Every track is amazing.

Blakroc - Blakroc
*This came out in November 2009; Black Keys x rappers = good music

Tracks to start off 2011:
The Dears - Omega Dog
Cold War Kids - Louder Than Love

***Keith Burnage: Cadence Revolution

Here are our 5 fave free downloads from our site (they cover a range from 80's band, alt rock to dance)

1. The Mohawk Lodge - A Crime Of Passion
2. Ping Trace - We Are Human (Håkan Lidbo Radio Edit)
3. Modern English - It's Okay
4. Produce Game - Had A Vision (feat Sol from Forensic)
5. DJ's House Connection - Stand up (Guitarless Extended)

***Mauler: Morning Show Host 'The Morning Hot Tub' on Hot 89.9

Favorite CDs I got in 2010:

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Mt. Desolation - Mt. Desolation
Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More

Top 5 Songs:

I Like It - Enrique Iglesias with Pitbull
Ryan Star - Breathe
Katy Perry - Firework
Hot Chelle Rae - Bleed
Armchair Cynics - Can't Sleep

Honourable mention: Lots of 'Glee' songs (FYI I will never admit to liking this publicly)

***DJ Spin, Washington, DC

In no particular order...

1. Katy Perry - "Firework" 
2. Far East Movement - "Like A G6" 
3. Stefy De Cicco ft. Revelay Project - "I Wanna Walk" (Classic Ibiza Mix) 
4. Deadmau5 ft. Kaskade - "Move For Me" (Disco Reason Mix)
5. Ginuwine ft. Timbaland & Missy - "Get Involved" (Masters of South Mix) 

***Jordan: VanMusic Independent Music Scene

Here are six of my favorite independent bands from Vancouver:

1. Sex With Strangers
3. The Pack A.D.
4. John Pippus
5. Watasun
6. Hey Ocean!

***CynthiaK from MapleMixtape

Here are my top 5 singles from 2010...and all Canadian!

1. Ash Koley - Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground
2. New Pornographers - Crash Years
3. Young Galaxy - Cover Your Tracks
4. City and Colour - Sleeping Sickness
5. Dragonette - Easy (Fabian Remix)

***Roots Radio

Top Songs of 2010

1. Forget You--Cee Lo
2. What's My Name--Rihanna Feat. Drake
3. I Got A Feeling--Black Eyed Peas
4. Imagine--John Lennon
5. What's Going On--Marvin Gaye

***DJ Deedle

Here are my picks for Top 5 Songs of the Year:

Florence + the Machine - Cosmic Love
Perfume Genius - Learning
Freak Owls - Optimistic Automatic
Royksopp - The Drug
Booka Shade - Regenerate