I love looking back at the year’s music, especially the breakout artist. I have spent the last week reviewing several top 100 list including main stream and indie. I was surprised to find that both Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift made it pretty high on both sides and I’m not in disagreement, both ladies did a pretty decent job transcending music genres.
The Billboard top 100 list was dominated by Lady Gaga and the Black Eye Peas who shared the top 4 slots. Other dominators of the chart included Beyonce, Brittany Spears, and Ti. I was surprised that Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N’ Nite” made it to #28. I first heard Cudi more than a year ago and was constantly forcing my friends to listen, I knew I was hearing a good thing! Kings of Leon also made it to a mainstream audience as evident by their #14 hit Use Somebody.
Though I’m not quite in agreement with their list, Pitchfork offers a pretty comprehensive top track and top album list of 2009.
My favorites of the year include:
What were your favorite 2009 songs?