Where do I begin on 2011?
After 2017 and 2012 probably the most turbulent year of the decade for me, personally. Highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Much like Tim Tebow's 2011.
A lot of this could have been considered 2012 but is already in the 2011 playlist on my apple music and since this really just a curation of the entire decade it's not that big of a deal. Just know, I know.
Please remember if there's a song you think I forgot, it could be in the top 30!
"Run Right Back", "Lonely Boy", "Dead and Gone"
El Camino is my favorite album of the first half of the decade. Could easily be 1-11.
"Rumour Has It", "Someone Like You", "Rolling In the Deep" Adele
21 was the album of the year in the truest sense of the award. Didn't matter what you prefer you likely enjoyed this album. Hit, after hit, after hit. Probably the most famous break-up record of all time. Impossible to tell the story of 2011 music without it.
"Can't Get Enough", "Lights Please", "Lost Ones", "Work Out" J. Cole
Saw Cole live at Lupos in late 2011. Unreal show. That 2010-12 range I was obsessed with this man. Probably my favorite rap album of the decade. Countless great memories associated with these songs (I mean not so much with lost ones. it's just a great song).
"Midnight City" M83
"Till I'm Gone" Tinie Tempah (ft. Wiz)
Back in the frostwire days I had a Top 100 playlist from some random week in July. This was on it and I've listened to this song probably 200 times. Love it on the elip. (dozo for elliptical)
A.D.H.D. Kendrick Lamar
I've been saying "fuck thaaat" in Kendrick's cadence for nearly a decade now, holy shit.
"Yonkers" Tyler, The Creator
I'll never forget the first time I saw this music video. Life changing.
"Walk" Foo Fighters
IMO one of Foo's best songs ever.
"Cough Syrup" Young the Giant
Sad but groovy. Massive cross over hit. This shit was on Glee.
"Pumped Up Kicks" , "Helena Beat", "Call It What You Want" "Houdini" Foster The People
Only in America can a song about school shootings be so fucking good and accepted with open arms. Entire album is v good. I got it at FYE for $5 in like 2015.
"What You Know" Two Door Cinema Club
Always thought this was Death Cab for Cutie at first. I was basically right.
"Tomorrow" Chris Young
I fucked with country, hard during these days.
"Crazy Girl" Eli Young Band
Kind of fucked up the video takes place in actual psych-ward in a song that is called Crazy Girl but whatever. In 2011 you could still get away with anything on twitter.
"Young Blood" Naked and Famous
This shit jazzes me tf up.
"Edge of Glory", "Born This Way" Lady Gaga
Gaga is a queen. Yeah, I finally learned how to link blogs the right way.
"Wide Awake" Katy Perry
Imagine someone telling you in 2011 that Katy Perry would have to basically give tickets away in like 6 years later?
"Headlines", "HYFR", "The Motto" Drake
ooooooo I neeeded that
Are you high right now?
YOLO is straight 2012 and I do not care. I loved this album. I can remember listening to it walking to class at URI.
"Grenade" Bruno Mars
Shit you could call this 2010 if you really wanted to.
"The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" RHCP
cockblockin isn't allowed (when there is consent)
"Not Over You" Gavin DeGraw
JV 2003 John Mayer but that's okay. It's a good song!
"Lights" Ellie Goudling
I was well documented on my deceased twitter account that Ellie has the voice of an angel.
"No Church In The Wild", "People in Paris", "Otis" Jay Z & Kanye West
Forgot about this but it was massive in 2011.
"Hocolene" Bon Iver
I didn't know Bon Iver was a band, not a solo artist until I was like 24....hand up.