Wednesday, December 31, 2008

And When it's Party Time, Like 1999, I Party By Myself Because I'm Such a Special Guy

Just a few hours of two-thousand-and-bite-me-eight left and I thought this would be a great time to soundtrack my favorite songs of the year, which we'll be listening to tonight.

While we eat gluten-free pizza.

Because we party. HARD.

Notable mentions (in no particular order because otherwise my head would explode):, "It's a New Day"

Jack's Mannequin, "The Resolution"

Flight of Conchords, "Business Time"

Chromeo, "Bonafide Lovin'"

Ben Folds featuring Regina Spektor, "You Don't Know Me"

Tokyo Police Club, "Graves"

Jack Johnson, "If I Had Eyes"

Vampire Weekend, "A-Punk"

Weezer, "Pork and Beans"

Katy Perry, "Ur So Gay"

Duffy, "Mercy"

She & Him, "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?"

Carolina Liar, "I'm Not Over"

Lily Allen, "Fuck You Very Much"

Kings of Leon, "Sex on Fire"

Estelle featuring Kanye West, "American Boy"

Panic at the Disco, "That Green Gentleman"

Lady GaGa Featuring Colby O'Donis, "Just Dance"

Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours"

The Republic of Tigers, "Buildings and Mountains"

Little Big Town, "Fine Line"

Snow Patrol, "Take Back the City"

All American Rejects, "Womanizer"

And now...

10. The Ting-Tings, "Shut Up and Let Me Go"

9. Pinback, "Good to Sea"

8. M.I.A. "Paper Planes"

7. Ludo, "Love Me Dead"

6. Santogold, "LES Artistes"

5. Panic at the Disco, "Nine in the Afternoon"

4. The Black Kids, "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend"

3. Death Cab for Cutie, "I Will Possess Your Heart"

2. Empire of the Sun, "Walking on a Dream"

1. MGMT, "Electric Feel"

Leave it to me to pick a number one that doesn't have any embedding availability. Argh!

In any case, have a fun and safe new year. And eat your black eyed peas tomorrow!

(And if, for some crazy reason, you think I forgot a song please feel free to give me your list in the comments.)


Skye @ Planet Jinxatron said...

I thank you again for posting about the Duffy song a while back, so I could figure out who the hell that was. Haven't heard that Lily Allen yet, I like her so I'll check it out. And the Death Cab song you picked is one of the most hilarious creepy stalker songs I've ever heard. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Utterly delighted to see Ben Folds make your list. I love that song (love Ben Folds, too).

forcryeye said...

What? No HIM songs? Now, I am a Prince girl (grew up around the corner) I know good music...

Keyona said...

Love the list! I'm going to have to look up a few songs that I haven't hear but for the most part I'm right there with ya! Happy '09!

amy h said...

Happy new year, Laura! I'll have to slowly make my way through this list. I find all my new music though end-of-year roundups. Seriously -- I just do it all at once, and my Amazon list is stocked for the next year. :)

LaurenSmash said...

gotta dig that Pinback :D Love-making music! oh, wait, is that just me?

Unknown said...

You are my new favorite!

Anonymous said...

Love this list!

Happy New Year, L! :)

Sonya said...

You do know how to party hard, believe me, if I were eating gluten-free pizza while reading that I would spew it out for laughing at that line! Love Paper Planes and thank you so much for the link to the Lily Allen song. Brilliant!