I've seen a number of people put up their own 'Best of 2009' mixes. And because I like the idea, I thought I'd do one too.
A disclaimer first though: A lot of these songs are from the beginning of the year, because that's when I found myself with a particular penchant for seeking out new music. I'm sure there were plenty of other songs that I loved later in the year, but I just wasn't paying attention enough to actually remember things like titles and band names. Such is the way it goes.
Bombay Bicycle Club - Always Like This
When I moved into my new flat in October, I had this song on repeat for about a week. In my mind, it still sounds like the excitement of new beginnings.
Dan Black - Alone
This song has finger clicks in it. Do I need to say any more? It's catchy like you won't believe.
Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden - Bonkers
I shocked myself by falling in love with a rap song. A rap song. I think it's the dirty electro beat. This song is wildly popular. And for good reason.
Duck Sauce - aNYway
I go weak at the knees for disco. I like to think of it as an amusing character trait.
Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses
I have been a fan of Franz Ferdinand for 6 years now. And they're still bringing out corker after corker. This song kicked off my 2009. What a great way to start the year.
Jack Peñate - Tonight's Today
This is the ultimate feelgood song. It's impossible not to sing along to the chorus. Impossible.
Kasabian - Fire
I normally find Kasabian a little too dirgy for my tastes. But they really pulled out all the stops for their latest album. This is a fantastic song to rock out to.
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Everyone loves this song. I love it too. And not just for the catchy chorus and the sexy accents, but because of the joke my Dad told: says he, "That sounds really painful."
MSTRKRFT feat. John Legend - Heartbreaker
MSTRKRFT keep pulling out the tunes. This is no different. See the above comment about disco <3
Peter Bjorn and John - Nothing to Worry About
This song reminds me of my old flatmates in London and good times involving cadres and hippie love-ins.