Thursday, December 22, 2005

40 favorite 2005 songs

Less chit-chat, blah, blah today. If you haven't already read it, my 2005 album list is here and Troy's is here. I was going to do some bitching about the worst of 2005 too, but frankly, I'm too exhausted to generate bile at the moment. Maybe later.

These are the tunes that stuck with me in 2005--my personal top 40 radio station. Songs I blogged about, built mixes with, listened to til my ears ached. My number one pick makes me supremely uncool, I think. I don't care.

Some of the links are actual mp3s, others link to sites where you can download or stream. Unfortunately, hosting space and bandwidth constraints make it impossible to just hand everything over. I suggest you check out Hype Machine and search for some of the other songs.

Trivia: # 4 is the track that lent its name to our Monday heavy-rotation song feature. Good thing I still love it these eight months later.

1. It's All In My Mind - Teenage Fanclub
2. O, KY - Archer Prewitt

3. Sister In Love - Envelopes
4. No Hits - Black Mountain
5. The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
6. Stranger to None - Fancie

7. The Bleeding Heart Show - The New Pornographers
8. Blame the English - The Lovekevins
9. Drug Song - The White Foliage
10. The Entryway - Foreign Born
11. Since K Got Over Me - The Clientele
12. Shine a Light - Wolf Parade
13. NE Winter - Mazarin
14. I Am A Full Grown Man (I Will Lay in the Grass) - Phosphorescent
15. C-C (You Set the Fire in Me) - Tom Vek
16. For Real - Okkervil River
17. Models - Girls Aloud
18. Friend of Mine - The National
19. Gideon - My Morning Jacket
20. Is It Any Wonder - The Shortwave Set
21. Over the Ocean - Nine Black Alps
22. Everyday I Love You Less and Less - Kaiser Chiefs
23. Rachel's Underground - Autumn Thieves
24. Testify - Common
25. Stay in the Shade - Jose Gonzalez
25. The Velvet Cell - Gravenhurst
26. Black Cab - Jens Lekman
27. 18 - The Shocking Pinks
28. A Nervous Tic Motion Of The Head To The Left - Andrew Bird
29. My So-Called Celibate Life - The Pernice Brothers
30. In Between the Days - The Coral Sea
31. The Banquet - The Deadly Snakes
32. Ring A Ding Ding - Brakes
33. Was It You? - Spoon
34. Feel Good Inc. - Gorrillaz
35. Dear Mr. Bush, There Are Over 100 Words For Shit & Only One For Music. Fuck You, Out Hud - Out Hud
36. The Well - Smog
37. Glass Conversation - The Ponys
38. Baby C'mon - Stephen Malkmus
39. Gold Digger - Kayne West
40. The Ghost That Haunts Your World Will Disappear - Doleful Lions


Blogger -tr0y- said...

from teenage fanclub to "gold digger"--great amy. i like your #1 alot! i need to get my hands on this out hud tune--no idea what/who that is!

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Teenage Fanclub. Another wonderful album from them. -Dan M., Boston

12:49 PM  
Blogger D said...

Excellent list, and definitely good to see Teenage Fanclub at the top! Gotta say again, you have good taste in music Amy!


5:08 PM  
Blogger No Frontin' said...

Awesome, makes me realize I missed a ton! Consider me humbled.

2:49 PM  

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