Time for a long post where I really hope my internet doesn’t disconnect or something!!
I am going to countdown 50 singles released in 2010, based on both my opinion and the general public and sales.. Feel free to burn/applaud/retweet/slate as you wish :)
50. Higher – The Saturdays (feat. Flo-Rida)
Starting off the list at #50 is The Saturdays’ single ‘Higher’ featuring Flo-Rida. The song was initially a track on their terrible album ‘Headlines’ without the Floridian rapper’s verse and intro. This is probably the first single since ‘Issues’ that I haven’t hated so well done to Frankie, Mollie, Una, Vanessa, and Rochelle. Also, the addition of Flo-Rida into the video is pretty amazing so well done to who ever edited that in!! This is a great song for a bit of hairbrush singing and dancing through Sesame Street as the girls seem to do in the video. Unfortunately, the theory that this collaboration would inevitably be a #1 single was WRONG due to the fact that this was not the first single.. That was left to the dreadful ‘Missing You’.
49. Like Boom – Vita Chambers
It’s Vitaaaaaaaaa Chambers!! She’s been 123noyam’s little protégé of 2010 due to her quirkiness, amazing voice and Bajan charm! She released her ‘The Get Go’ EP at the beginning of the year and it all went uphill for her from there.. She was chosen by Justin Bieber to support him for a leg on the My Worlds tour which involved a MASSIVE show at Madison Square Gardens and she also beat him at a bit of segway racing! ‘Like Boom’ was a standout track from the EP and a cute video was made which involved Miss Chambers popping lots of balloons! This song was even Nickelodeon’s Summer anthem for loads of their adverts. I know Vita’s going to have an amazing 2011, especially after her recording session with top producer Darkchild! It’s like boom!!
48. Starry Eyed – Ellie Goulding
Now, Ellie Goulding was setined to have a good year after being chosen as the Brits Critics’ Choice. ‘Starry Eyed’ was the lead single from her debut album ‘Lights’ and I can’t help but think this was rather misleading as to what the album was going to be like. Someone who listened to ‘Starry Eyed’ would assume the album would be full of dance/pop/electronic hits. However, instead we got songs like ‘The Writer’ which were painfully slow and difficult to listen to. Nevertheless, this song was a fun one to listen to and do weird hand movements like Ellie does in the video :D
47. Raise Your Glass – P!nk
Unfortunately, P!nk has been rather absent from 2010 after taking a brief hiatus after her mega ‘Funhouse’ tour and stealing the show at the 2010 Grammy Awards! Fortunately, however, she came back at the end of the year with a greatest hits album and mega anthem ‘Raise Your Glass’ all about being yourself and not giving a f*ck about what anyone else thinks!! Also, she includes some of her hilarious ad-libs and guitar impressions! Max Martin definitely did a good job with the production of this song and P!nk’s vocals are as always flawless! Even though the video was a bit of a let down, this song is one I’m sure a lot of people will be chanting down the streets as the new year comes in!
46. Just Be Good To Green – Professor Green (feat. Lily Allen)
Here’s a bit of an OMG SHOCK HORROR addition to the list but in my opinion, any song that can take Lily Allen out of retirement deserves a bit of attention. Even though this is definitely not as good as ‘Just Be Good To Me’ by The SOS Band, Pro Green’s verses are pretty impressive and enjoyable to listen to. The thing that makes the song though is Lily Allen’s chorus and we all know how much I am in love with her mockney accent and if she doesn’t un-retire soon, plates will be smashed!!
45. Right thru Me – Nicki Minaj
Here’s a fun one! A nice rap/ballad with the word ‘sh*t’ mentioned an amazing amount of times. Nicki Minaj definitely deserves recognition as the best new artist this year due to her featuring on like every song on Billboard this year. This track from the amazing ‘Pink Friday’ shows off Nicki’s vulnerable side but probably not as much as ‘Save Me’ which would have been a better choice of single but Mizz Minaj knows what she’s on about so yeah.. The emotion in her voice is definitely present which is something I like in a song so congratulations to Onika Maraj!
44. The Way You Love Me – Keri Hilson (feat. Rick Ross)
Okay. Please watch the video to this song first and then come back………….. I KNOW!! WTF HAPPENED TO KERI HILSON!?!?!?! This was definitely one of those WTF moments of 2010.. Keri Hilson basically just told the world she wanted to be ‘f*cked’ and that she has ‘the kinda p*ssy that will keep you off the streets’. I’m not 100% sure whether or not this is officially a single but it’s an amazing record despite the amount of sex shoved into this. Listening to this track after ‘Pretty Girl Rock’ on the album is pretty hilarious. I didn’t know she had it in her.
43. One – Sky Ferreira
So I guess we were all expecting massive things from Sky Ferreira this year as she has spent the past 4 years making this album due for release early next year but unfortunately she did not acheive the commercial success her label was hoping for. ‘One’ was released as her first European single and unfortunately didn’t manage to break the UK Top 40 despite promo and decent airplay but at least they should know what to do next time!! Best of luck to Sky Ferreira and her team for next year!
42. Get Outta My Way – Kylie Minogue
Guess who’s back? Kylie’s back. Back again! This year Kylie Minogue tried her best to break America again with this single off the new dance album ‘Aphrodite’ with heap loads of performances on various shows but unfortunately, she didn’t quite manage the success she got last time around. In the UK, it was a similar story as ‘Get Outta My Way’ didn’t do nearly as well as first single ‘All The Lovers’ despite being far superior. This powerful dance song is definitely one that got everyone off their seats and dancing and Kylie can’t go wrong when she produces a song that’s being used and abused in the clubs!
41. The Only Excpetion – Paramore
I am going to call this Paramore’s first single post-Airplanes and probably the reason they went from a 5-piece to a 3-piece. This song bagged the emopop band a performance at the VMAs and even a Glee cover but most importantly, international recognition… or at least it got Hayley Williams (lead singer) international recognition. I understand where many people are coming from when they say this is more of a Hayley song than a Paramore song but it’s still quite lovely. The vocals are beautiful and so are the lyrics. However, I can definitely see Miss Williams going solo soon and in a more pop direction. Sorry guys!!