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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Best of Music 2009

Hipsters and "musicians" should probably ignore this list. I'm fully embracing my love for pop! (Kirk and Dan should probably skip this and wait for my next Best of 2009 List)

Here's my picks for the Best of Music 2009:

1. Kelly Clarkson - "My Life Would Suck Without You" and "Already Gone"













And she's back on top!


2. Lady Antebellum - " Need You Now"













It speaks right to my heartache!


3. Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance", "Paparazzi" "Poker Face" and "LoveGame"

























Love her or hate her, she's got some damn catchy songs.


4. Kris Allen - "Heartless" (Live on American Idol, Idol Studio Version, Album Version) and "She Works Hard For the Money" (Live on American Idol, Idol Studio Version), "Live Like We're Dying"













Talk all you want about Adam Lambert, but while his "Mad World" sounded great, everything else annoyed me. Meanwhile, Kris Allen slowly snuck up on us with fresh arrangements of iconic songs and used his low-key vibe and voice to his advantage.


5. The Cast of Glee - "Don't Stop Believin'", "Can't Fight This Feeling", "Rehab", "Defying Gravity", "It's My Life/Confessions Part II", "Keep Holding On", "Sweet Caroline", "Take A Bow", "True Colors", "My Life Would Suck Without You", "Don't Rain on My Parade", "Taking Chances", "Sombody To Love"














My dream come true. The Musical Theaterization of Pop songs mixing up with theatre classics performed by a mixed group of cast members including the sensational Lea Michelle, the diva-in-training Amber Riley, soprano-in-training Kurt Colfer, adorable Kevin McHale, the sweet voices Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron, and Jayma Mays, the Broadway vet Matthew Morrison, and the genuinely fresh sound of Mark Salling and Cory Monteith.


6. Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo - "Knock You Down"













Perennial featured artist Keri Hilson finally gets to headline a song on my life (after having been before as featured artist).


7. Hair - 2009 Revival Cast Recording













You can hear the energy and spirit of the crazy cast and totally picture them running around the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and Gavin Creel's voice carries the pain and confusion to tell the whole story without even needing to be seen.


8. Jesse McCartney - "How Do You Sleep" (feat. Ludacris) and "Body Langauge" (feat. T-Pain)












Infectious pop music at its best.


9. Owl City - "Fireflies" and Lights - "Saviour"













Both are solo artists with group names. Both have a very distinct sound that quirks up pop music, and could probably get really irritating, but both manage to stay in the right balance here with snappy oddball songs. Oh, after I decided to group these two artists together on this list, I found out that they're now touring together! How perfect!


10. Karl Wolf - "Africa", "Carrera" and "Yalla Habibi" ft. Rime and Kaz Money

























Turns the WORST lyrics ("Carrera" is literally about the car) and throws in some awesome beats and manages to spin fun and catchy songs. Wolf re-made (technically in 2007 but didn't get big as a single until this year) Toto's 80's song (that I really didn't originally like) and made it my favorite car song to bop to. (And yes, I do bop. I'm THAT guy).

The Worst Music of 2009:
Sean Kingston - "Fire Burning" - I want to burn myself when I hear that song.
The overplaying of Black Eyed Peas songs and their takeover of the #1 spot through most of the year.


Best of Music List in Video format below:

1. Kelly Clarkson - "My Life Would Suck Without You":


1. Kelly Clarkson - "Already Gone":



2. Lady Antebellum - " Need You Now":



3. Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance":


3. Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi":


3. Lady Gaga - "Poker Face":


3. Lady Gaga - "LoveGame":



4. Kris Allen - "Heartless" (Live on American Idol):


4. Kris Allen -"She Works Hard For the Money" (Live on American Idol):


4. Kris Allen - "Live Like We're Dying":



6. Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo - "Knock You Down":



7. Hair - 2009 Revival Cast Recording
The cast at the Tony Awards:



8. Jesse McCartney - "How Do You Sleep" (feat. Ludacris):


8. Jesse McCartney - "Body Langauge" (feat. T-Pain):



9. Owl City - "Fireflies":


9. Lights - "Saviour"



10. Karl Wolf - "Africa:


10. Karl Wolf - "Carrera":


10. Karl Wolf - "Yalla Habibi" ft. Rime and Kaz Money:



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Best of 2009 Lists: Coming soon
Best of Music 2009
Best of Television 2009
Best of Stage 2009
Best of Movies 2009

Decadeworthy - The Best of 2000-2009 Lists:
SYTYCDworthy (w/ Videos) - List Format
Theatre of the Decade
Best Films of the Decade
Favorite Films of the Decade
Television of the Decade
Television of the Decade - 1 Season Wonders

Previous Best-of Lists:
Best of 2008 Lists:
Best of Music 2008
Best of Television 2008
Best of Stage 2008
Best of Movies 2008
Best of Television Fall '07 - Winter '08 List

Best of 2007 Lists:
Best of Music 2007
Best of Television 2007
Best of Movies 2007
Best of Stage 2007
Best of 2007 (The Final Wrap Up)
Best of Television Fall '06 - Winter '07 List

Best of 2006 Lists:
Best of Music 2006
Best of Television 2006
Best of Movies 2006
Best of 2006
Best of Television Fall '05 - Winter '06 List

Best of 2005 Lists:
Best of Television 2005
Best of Movies 2005


Vance at http://tapeworthy.blogspot.com

2 comments:

Kirk Hamilton said...

Oh, Vance. This list is great! Truly, a pop-splosion. I heard really, really good things about the Hair revival - I wish I could see it!

Aaaah, alas. I must live in San Francisco, where all we have is Wicked for like six months.

Bad Romance might be my pop single of 2009. So hot right now.

Melody Simpson said...

I have yet to hear the newest albums from Kelly Clarkson and Jesse McCartney but Gaga, Glee, and Hair are incredible and Owl City was a nice surprise.

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