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#1 Paul

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:14 AM

68 SOMBies voted for a total of 1055 singles. These are the top 100. (Today we're doing #100-#71, tomorrow will be #70-#41, and then we'll finish on Friday with the top 40 and the SOMBie blurbs) SPOILERS 100 Lykke Li - Breaking It Up 99 Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart 98 Mystery Jets - Young Love (feat. Laura Marling) 97 Kanye West - Good Morning 96 Lupe Fiasco - Superstar (feat. Matthew Santos) / Superstar (Remix feat. Young Jeezy and T.I.) 95 Late of the Pier - Heartbeat 94 Crystal Castles - Courtship Dating 93 My Morning Jacket - I'm Amazed 92 Adele - Chasing Pavements 91 Paramore - That's What You Get 90 Fennesz - Saffron Revolution 89 The Killers - Spaceman 88 Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Night / Day 'N' Night (Crookers Remix) 87 Elbow - Grounds For Divorce 86 TV on the Radio - Golden Age 85 Miley Cyrus - See You Again 84 Gang Gang Dance - House Jam 83 AC/DC - Rock 'n' Roll Train 82 The Last Shadow Puppets - Standing Next To Me / Sequels 81 Blitzen Trapper - Furr 80 Kylie Minogue - Wow / Wow (CSS Remix) / Wow (MSTRKRFT Remix) 79 Duffy - Mercy 78 Nas - Hero (feat. Keri Hilson) 77 Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You / Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover / I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (Twelves Remix) 76 Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook 75 British Sea Power - No Lucifer (10" release) 74 Friendly Fires - Paris / Paris (feat. Au Revoir Simone) (Aeroplane Remix) / Paris (Justus Köhncke Remix) 73 Radiohead - House Of Cards 72 Chris Brown - Forever 71 T.I. - Swagga Like Us (feat. Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne) 70 Weezer - Dreamin' 69 Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines 68 She & Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? 67 The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name 66 Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire 65 T.I. - Whatever You Like 64 Panic At The Disco - Nine In The Afternoon 63 Aeroplane - Whispers (feat. Kathy Diamond) / Whispers (Hercules and Love Affair Remix) 62 British Sea Power - Waving Flags / Wandering Horn (Waving Flags Instrumental) / Everybody Must Be Saved / Elizabeth and Susan Meet The Pelican / Ooby Dooby Doo 61 Laura Marling - Ghosts / Ghosts (Instrumental) / The Man Sings About Romance 60 Feist - I Feel It All / I Feel It All (Diplo's Plastic Remix) / I Feel It All (Escort Remix) / I Feel It All (Britt Daniel Remix) / I Feel It All (Gonzales Remix) 59 Wiz Khalifa - Say Yeah 58 Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) 57 The Kills - Last Day of Magic 56 Amadou and Mariam - Sabali 55 Air France - Collapsing At Your Doorstep 54 David Byrne and Brian Eno - Strange Overtones 53 Annie - I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me 52 Usher - Love In This Club (feat. Young Jeezy) 51 Beck - Gamma Ray / Jay Reatard - Gamma Ray 50 Wire - One of Us 49 Empire of the Sun - Walking On A Dream 48 Bon Iver - Skinny Love 47 Glasvegas - Geraldine / The Prettiest Thing on Saltcoats Beach / Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime 46 Young Jeezy - Put On (feat. Kanye West) 45 Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire 44 Hot Chip - One Pure Thought - EP 43 Hercules and Love Affair - You Belong 42 T.I. - Live Your Life (feat. Rihanna) 41 Goldfrapp - A&E / A&E (Maps Remix) / A&E (Gui Boratto Remix) / A&E (Hercules and Love Affair Remix) 40 Rihanna - Disturbia 39 Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone / I'm Good, I'm Gone (Metronomy Remix) / I'm Good, I'm Gone (Fred Falke Remix) / I'm Good, I'm Gone (CB Remix) / I'm Good, I'm Gone (Black Kids remix) 38 Kanye West - Heartless 37 Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue 36 Santogold - Lights Out 35 Cut Copy - Lights & Music 34 TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose 33 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! 32 Lil Wayne - A Milli 31 Jay Reatard - Always Wanting More / You Mean Nothing To Me 30 The National - Fake Empire 29 Lykke Li - Little Bit / Little Bit (Loving Hand Remix) / Little Bit (CSS Remix) 28 Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened 27 Radiohead - Reckoner 26 Neon Neon - I Told Her On Alderaan / I Told Her On Alderaan (Richard X Andress Mix) 25 The Killers - Human 24 The Hold Steady - Sequestered In Memphis 23 The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go 22 Jay Reatard - See/Saw / Screaming Hand 21 Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes / Creator 20 Lil Wayne - Lollipop (feat. Static Major) / Lollipop (Remix feat. Kanye West) 19 The Mae Shi - Run To Your Grave 18 M83 - Graveyard Girl 17 The Juan Maclean - Happy House 16 Coldplay - Viva La Vida 15 Weezer - Troublemaker 14 MGMT - Electric Feel / Electric Feel (Justice Remix) 13 Portishead - Machine Gun 12 Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal 11 MGMT - Kids / Kids (Soulwax Remix) / Kids (Pet Shop Boys Synthpop Mix) 10 M83 - Kim & Jessie 09 Weezer - Pork And Beans 08 Portishead - The Rip 07 MGMT - Time To Pretend 06 Trai'd - Gutta Bitch / Gutta Bitch (Remix feat. DJ Khaled, Trina, Bun B, Ace Hood, & Hurricane Chris) 05 Kanye West - Love Lockdown / Love Lockdown (Remix feat. R. Kelly) / Love Lockdown (Mysto & Pizzi House Remix) 04 Weezer - The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn) 03 Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor / Shake A Fist (Diplo's Noise of Art Remix) / Bubbles They Bounce / Ready For The Floor (Smoothed Out On An R&B Tip Version) / Ready For The Floor (Soulwax Dub) 02 Estelle - American Boy (feat. Kanye West) 01 Hercules and Love Affair - Blind (feat. Antony Hegarty) / Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:15 AM

First, is it too late to vote?

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:15 AM

First Second, is it too late too vote?
Nice bowl of Crunchy Nut you got here, pretty expensive as I recall.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:16 AM

first, is it too late to vote?
edit: third







hahaha, oh never gets old

only 68 people voted?
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"After much thought into this, I have finally come to a conclusion as to why the ‘Meet the Spartans’ commercial is so funny:

It is an interesting choice to have Sanjaya sing ‘I’m not gay,’ as his final words on earth. As he is plummeting into a seemingly bottomless pit, he does not say ‘dear god no,’ ‘I love you mom,’ or even simply ‘argh.’ He instead takes the moment to reaffirm to the world, in spite of their doubts, that he is not a homosexual. Not only that, but he continues to sing, despite falling to his certain death. The distinct lack of plausibility of this situation is what produces giggles from our mouth. It is the antithesis to the belief that ‘it’s funny because it is true.’
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:22 AM

only 68 people voted?



My thoughts exactly.

Weak showing, SOMB.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:24 AM

If You're Crossing The Street I Might Be There

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Lykke Li - Breaking It Up

(1308 Points, 10 Votes)

US Chart Position
: n/a

UK Chart Position: n/a

The Lipster: The 25 Word Review: Stop-starts employed to rousing effect while kiddie choir and cathedral keys have Lykke’s breathless back, in this defiant confection about ditching your beau.

Artist's Previous Rankings on Our Singles Lists: n/a

Ranked Highest By: worrywort (#9)

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only 68 people voted?


It was only 70 last year, so I'm not too disappointed with the turnout.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:24 AM

only 68 people voted?

My thoughts exactly.

Weak showing, SOMB.


2007 singles - 70
2007 albums - 177

Hmmm, i realize the album turnout is higher, but i still figured we'd have a good 15-20% growth from the singles list since we have so many new boarders
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"After much thought into this, I have finally come to a conclusion as to why the ‘Meet the Spartans’ commercial is so funny:

It is an interesting choice to have Sanjaya sing ‘I’m not gay,’ as his final words on earth. As he is plummeting into a seemingly bottomless pit, he does not say ‘dear god no,’ ‘I love you mom,’ or even simply ‘argh.’ He instead takes the moment to reaffirm to the world, in spite of their doubts, that he is not a homosexual. Not only that, but he continues to sing, despite falling to his certain death. The distinct lack of plausibility of this situation is what produces giggles from our mouth. It is the antithesis to the belief that ‘it’s funny because it is true.’
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:25 AM

Let me be the first to say, should have been higher.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:26 AM

Excellent start. 68 seems fine for singles poll, as long as a good number of them with large lists as well.
Nice bowl of Crunchy Nut you got here, pretty expensive as I recall.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:30 AM

Always puzzled by the popularity of the album poll over the singles poll. Singles poll is so much more fun. But I guess that's the way it goes in the world of elite music.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:31 AM

There Are Days When Outside Your Window
I See My Reflection As I slowly Pass

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Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart

(1311 Points, 11 Votes)

US Chart Position
: #70 (Hot 100), #6 (Modern Rock)

UK Chart Position: #85

Music Under Fire Review: First off, let me say that I was not expecting something 8:36 long and this is something most bands do not do since they want to get their point across for what the rest of the album sounds like. If I were to take anything from this song and make an album based on just this one song, I would stand by the fact that this album is not upbeat, nor is it going to be over the edge with poppiness or catchy hooks, like many bands do to throttle their stardom. Death Cab, having more than a following may just further showcase each instrument, which is something that has been overlooked on the course of their past two albums.

"I Will Possess Your Heart" would make me look so right if this were the case for Narrow Stairs. The song is really just your classic DCFC intrumental, like that in "Stability" from the Stability EP (which is their longest song - 12:22 to be exact). It only takes a mere four minutes and thirty-six seconds until we hear Gibbard chime in, yet the song still does not pick up.

I'll get straight to the point - you'll love this if you're a DCFC fan, but it is by no means better than FIVE of the songs on Plans. I'll even name them: "Soul Meets Body", "Your Heart Is An Empty Room", "Brothers On A Hotel Bed", "Summer Skin", and "I Will Follow You Into The Dark". For me, Death Cab's best songs have generally been around three and a half minutes.

I'm not quite sure the purpose of making this song their single, since it ranks up there with other songs I would put at the end of an album (this song falls second in their track listing), but I can appreciate the slowed down instrumentation they used, although it wouldn't surpass one of my favorites "Transatlanticism".

The song eventually picks up at 6:46, but alas, it is too long for me. Perhaps their plan is to throw everyone off with this song and leave the true gems on the album to be heard later, afterall, it IS the singles that are killing the artists, isn't it? Cough, Cough!

"I Will Possess Your Heart" may be the "Yellow" of Parachutes - 6.9 out of 10.

Artist's Previous Rankings on Our Singles Lists: "Soul Meets Body" (#55 in 2005)

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:32 AM

Let me be the first to say, should have been higher.


I had it the highest on my list but we could be seeing four of her singles on the list so best not complain I guess.
Nice bowl of Crunchy Nut you got here, pretty expensive as I recall.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:33 AM

I forgot to mention in the first post that this is, in my opinion, probably the strongest and most consistent top 100 we've had. Not to get anyone's hopes up or anything.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:34 AM

Thank god that Death Cab song isn't higher. I can't stand that shit at all.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:36 AM

Thank god that Death Cab song isn't higher. I can't stand that shit at all.



Good call. I don't hate the song, it just really shouldn't be any higher.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:40 AM

I forgot to mention in the first post that this is, in my opinion, probably the strongest and most consistent top 100 we've had. Not to get anyone's hopes up or anything.


The benefit of the people posting singles lists having good taste. ;)
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:40 AM

I went from initally loathing it to kind of enjoying it, so when you even the two out, #99 seems about perfect. If this is how the list starts, I think I'm going to like the results.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:41 AM

"I Will Possess Your Heart" probably benefited from a good amount of mid level votes..... i had it on my list, but nowhere near the top ten
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"After much thought into this, I have finally come to a conclusion as to why the ‘Meet the Spartans’ commercial is so funny:

It is an interesting choice to have Sanjaya sing ‘I’m not gay,’ as his final words on earth. As he is plummeting into a seemingly bottomless pit, he does not say ‘dear god no,’ ‘I love you mom,’ or even simply ‘argh.’ He instead takes the moment to reaffirm to the world, in spite of their doubts, that he is not a homosexual. Not only that, but he continues to sing, despite falling to his certain death. The distinct lack of plausibility of this situation is what produces giggles from our mouth. It is the antithesis to the belief that ‘it’s funny because it is true.’
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:41 AM

You Don't Need Eyes To See
If Someones Got A Heart Of Glass

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Mystery Jets - Young Love (feat. Laura Marling)

(1316 Points, 8 Votes)

US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: #34

Digital Spy Review: Mystery Jets were a bit too odd to be taken seriously on their 2006 debut, Making Dens. With their unhealthy fascination with prog rock, and one of their dads on guitar duty, they had many indie fans rushing for cover behind their Razorlight safety blankets. However, with new single 'Young Love', the band have ditched the prog waffle, replaced the old fella with the rather fetching Laura Marling and crafted a bona fide smash.

Based around Marling and Blaine Harrison's wistful tales of a night-stand, it features a fabulous array of edgy, alluring lyrics. Despite Blaine's amusing recollection: "Is that you on the bus? Is that you on the train? You wrote your number on my hand. And it came off in the rain," Marling's seductive and sardonic responses win out, as she croons: "You don't need eyes to see if someone's got a heart of glass." Boasting sublime harmonies and the sort of bouncy bassline The Kooks would mug their own mums for, it should turn Mystery Jets from indie oddities into chart sensations.

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Ranked Highest By: Mitchell (#7)

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:43 AM

Ahhh, lovely song that. Great pop album, as well.