Thursday, December 06, 2007

My Favorite 25 Songs of 2007

"I want to say, 'Damn, it's too good to be my song,'" the late Gerald Levert cries on "In My Song," my eleventh favorite single of 2007. Although I had absolutely nothing to do with it or any of the other 24 songs on the following list, I feel the same shock of delight at how much I love each of them.

The requirement for consideration on my list is that each entry must have received rotation on commerical American radio and video outlets. I cheated on my top two selections. Public Enemy's song reduces me to tears of joy that are only partly flavored with nostalgia. I also made an exception for Dizzee Rascal's brilliantly harrowing "Sirens." As with PE's effort, I guess it's just too confrontational for public airwaves.

Without my self-imposed rules, this list would contain several regional favorites, including the all-too apt "Mental Condition" (MP3) by Lawrence kids Coat Party. Hey, K Records- sign 'em up!

1. Dizzee Rascal- "Sirens"
2. Public Enemy- "Harder Than You Think"
3. Playaz Circle with Lil' Wayne- Duffle Bag Boy"
4. Amy Winehouse- "Rehab"
5. Lil Mama- "Lip Gloss"
6. UGK featuring Outkast- "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
7. Rich Boy- "Throw Some D's"
8. Jake Owen- "Startin' With Me"
9. Kanye West- "Can't Tell Me Nothing"
10. Bucky Covington- "A Different World"
11. Gerald Levert- "In My Songs"
12. White Stripes- "Icky Thump"
13. Spoon- "The Underdog"
14. Anthony Hamilton- "Struggle No More"
15. James Morrison- "You Give Me Something"
16, Modest Mouse- "Missed the Boat"
17. Common- "The People"
18. Jay-Z- "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)..."
19. Lil' Flip feat. Lyfe Jennings- "Ghetto Mindstate"
20. Graciela Beltran- "No Me Pregunten Por El"
21. Jason Aldean- "Johnny Cash"
22. Alicia Keys- "Like You'll Never See Me Again"
23. Baby Boy Da Prince- "The Way I Live"
24. Blake Shelton- "The More I Drink"
25. Chamillionaire- "Evening News"


Don't Need Anything said...

we're obviously listening to different stuff. haha...

Happy In Bag said...

I'm still tweaking my top albums list, DNA. It's sure to have a handful of titles you'll appreciate.