Carrying on the music theme from the last post, I thought I’d compile a list of my favourite songs that came out in 2010. I’m not claiming that these are the best songs, just the best in my opinion.
Manic Street Preacher – It’s Not War (Just The End of Love)
The first single from their new album, ‘Postcards From a Young Man’. Quite a different sound from their last album ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’ which was released in 2009, it’s sounds a lot like their 2004 album, ‘Lifeblood’ which I don’t mind either way!
Marina and The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road
Technically, this song has been around for ages but the album, ‘The Crown Jewels’ was only released in February 2010. I think Marina’s got a great, unique sound and all the songs off the album are equally as fantastic, it was hard to choose just one to be honest.
Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait
I fell in love with this song as soon as I heard it! It’s taken from their third album ‘The Suburbs’ which is the only one I’ve actually listened to in full but I love it. I must make sure I listen to the other two.
Band of Horses – Compliments
Nobody I know has heard of Band of Horses which saddens me, they’re amazing! Their first two albums were brilliant and I saw them live in 2008. I’m seeing them again in a few weeks.. on my own but I know I’ll have a good time as they’re so good live. This is taken from their third album, ‘Infinite Arms’. The video is lovely as well, make sure you watch it!
The National – Conversation 16
I’d seen a lot of people online talking about The National so I thought I’d download one of their albums and see what all the fuss was about. On my first listen, this particular song caught my ear, especially the lyrics ‘I was afraid, I’d eat your brain’. This is taken off their fifth album ‘High Violet’.
Ellie Goulding – Guns and Horses
I first heard this song when I saw her supporting Little Boots in 2009 and I’ve loved her ever since. This is one of my favourites off the album ‘Lights’ which has since been re-released as ‘Bright Lights’ with some extra tracks.

Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce – Telephone
I can’t leave this list without mentioning Lady Gaga! It’s quite possible that everyone has heard all of her songs whether they love her or hate her. ‘Telephone’ is really catchy (in fact, it was actually my ringtone for a while) and the video is fantastic too at just under ten minutes long, it’s definitely worth a watch!
There were a lot more songs that I wanted to include but I’d be here for hours if I did that! I need to get some sleep because I’m working tomorrow and want to get into town in time for a McDonalds breakfast!
What were your favourite songs of 2010?
I’m hoping that 2011 will be another great year for music.

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