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B3SCI TOP 50 SONGS OF 2011

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2011. What wasn’t to love? The rise of weirdo R&B, the fall of chillwave, the end of R.E.M. We started the construction of this list over a month ago. One truly epic and extensive Google spreadsheet later, we arrived at this Top 50. We sorted and sorted and sorted, listened through a TON OF STUFF, “traded jabs” on whether James Blake or Jamie Woon put on the tougher persona, etc. Thanks for reading and we hope y’all enjoy the list!

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01. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream (Buy It) (Read)

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02. The Weeknd – The Morning (Buy It) (Read)

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03. Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Buy It) (Read)

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04. Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (Feat. Kimbra) (Buy It) (Read)

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05. Britney Spears – ‘Till the World Ends (Buy It) (Read)

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06. Maverick Sabre – I Need (Buy It) (Read)

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07. Drake – Marvin’s Room (Buy It) (Read)

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08. Beyonce – Party (Feat. Kanye West & Andre 3000) (Buy It) (Read)

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09. Jamie Woon – Lady Luck (Buy It) (Read)

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10. Michael Kiwanuka – I Need You By My Side (Buy It) (Read)

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11. Kendrick Lamar – ADHD (Buy It) (Read)

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12. The Alabama Shakes (formerly The Shakes) - I Found You (Buy It) (Read)

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13. Nneka – My Home (Buy It) (Read)

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14. Rihanna – We Found Love (Feat. Calvin Harris) (Buy It) (Read)

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15. DJ Khaled – I’m On One (Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne) (Buy It) (Read)

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16. Adele – Rumour Has It (Buy It) (Read)

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17. Labrinth – Earthquake (Feat. Tinie Tempah) (Buy It) (Read)

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18. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Otis (Buy It) (Read)

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19. Flo Rida – Good Feeling (Buy It) (Read)

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20. Bon Iver – Towers (Buy It) (Read)

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21. Azealia Banks – 212 (Buy It) (Read)

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22. Big Black Delta – Huggin’ & Kissin’ (Buy It) (Read)

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23. Florence + The Machine – What the Water Gave Me (Buy It) (Read)

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24. Flight Facilities – Foreign Language (Feat. Jess) (Buy It) (Read)

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25. Cults – Abducted (Buy It) (Read)

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26. Raphael Saadiq – Good Man (Buy It) (Read)

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27. Spector – Never Fade Away (Buy It) (Read)

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28. Marina & the Diamonds – Radioactive (Buy It) (Read)

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29. Afrojack – Lionheart (Buy It) (Read)

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30. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – If I Had a Gun… (Buy It) (Read)

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31. Active Child – Playing House (Feat. How to Dress Well) (Buy It) (Read)

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32. M83 – Midnight City (Buy It) (Read)

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33. Radiohead – Lotus Flower (Buy It) (Read)

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34. Madlib & Freddie Gibbs – Thuggin’ (Buy It) (Read)

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35. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (Buy It) (Read)

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36. NO CEREMONY/// – Hurtlove (Buy It) (Read)

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37. Ifan Dafydd – No Good (Buy It) (Read)

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38. Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle (Buy It) (Read)

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39. TOKiMONSTA – Little Pleasures (Feat. Gavin Turek) (Buy It) (Read)

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40. Colleen Green – Cujo (Buy It) (Read)

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41. Foxes – Youth (Buy It) (Read)

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42. Jacques Greene – Another Girl (Buy It) (Read)

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43. Grouplove – Gold Coast (Buy It) (Read)

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44. Family of the Year – St. Croix (Buy It) (Read)

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45. Lucy Rose – Middle of the Bed (Buy It) (Read)

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46. LIPS – Everything to Me (Buy It) (Read)

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47. Trophy Wife – Wolf (Buy It) (Read)

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48. Dev – In the Dark (Buy It) (Read)

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49. John West – Lovely (Feat. Pusha T) (Buy It) (Read)

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50. Anchorsong – Ghost Touch (Buy It) (Read)

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2 Replies to B3SCI TOP 50 SONGS OF 2011, why not make your own

  1. selorm denu says:

    Otis over Niggas in Paris…I dont know about that one bro…but I guess thats the busy of music. And John West’s “Lovely” needs to be a bit higher on the totem pole in my opinion.

  2. [...] band Cloud Castle Lake (word to Vladimir Nabokov) do an excellent space soul cover of one of our favorite tracks from 2011. It’s Jacques Greene’s “Another [...]

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