My Top 40 Songs of 2014

I think out of almost anything, it’s the music from a year that really defines it and makes that one individual year stick out from those around it to me, and what a year this has been for music!  There have been so many good songs, and albums even, that have played around me throughout what has been an important and memorable year. This list is largely dominated by my favourite artists of this year: Porter Robinson, Clean Bandit and the amazing CHVRCHES.  For the — Read more →

My Top 40 Songs of 2013

I’m quite fond of reflecting on the year that’s gone by at this time of the year, and my favourite way of doing so is by looking back on the music I’ve added to my library over the past twelve months.  These tunes have provided the soundtrack to my year, whether they’ve been omnipresent on the radio or I’ve listened to them a lot on my iPod, so I quite enjoy listening to a playlist of the best of them in the week between Christmas — Read more →

My Top 40 Songs of 2012

Every year I make a playlist of the top 40 songs that I added to my iTunes in the last year, just as a way to end the year with the soundtrack to it. Quick rules of it are that, no the song doesn’t have to be released in 2012, and it’s based partly on plays, star rating and when I added it to my library. Anyway, here is my Top 40 of 2012: 40.  Ellie Goulding – “Lights” (2010) 39.  Marina & the Diamonds — Read more →

My Top 40 Songs of 2011

40. Afrojack – “Amsterdamn” (2010) 39. Avicii – “Levels” 38. Johnny Cash – “A Boy Named Sue” (1969) 37. Peaches – “Fuck the Pain Away” (2000) 36. Melanie – “Brand New Key” (1971) 35. Gaberlunzie – “Happy Hooligans of Wembley” (1972) 34. Bobby Darin – “Beyond the Sea” (1959) 33. Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies” (1987) 32. The Flying Lizards – “Money” (That’s What I Want) (1979) 31. Neon Trees – “Animal” (2010) 30. Elvis Presley – “She’s Not You” (1962) 29. Anya Marina – — Read more →

My Top 40 Songs of 2010

40. New Order – “Blue Monday” (1983) 39. B.o.B – “Airplanes” (feat. Hayley Williams) 38. Kanye West – “Gold Digger” (2005) 37. Chipmunk – “Oopsy Daisy” (2009) 36. Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine – “Doctor Pressure” (2005) 35. Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Bad Moon Rising” (1969) 34. The Black Eyed Peas – “Rock That Body” 33. LCD Soundsystem – “I Can Change” 32. The Proclaimers – “The Joyful Kilmarnock Blues” (1987) 31. Florence + the Machine & Dizzee Rascal – “You Got the Dirtee Love” — Read more →