Here is the final installment of the Top 20 of 2007!
7. Numb/Encore - Jay-Z & Linkin Park
6. Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix) - Nina Simone
It's fitting that these two songs should be side by side, because that's how they're featured in one particular scene from Miami Vice.
5. What Ever Happened - The Strokes
Perhaps it was nostalgia or perhaps it was Shia LeBoeuf's t-shirt in the movie Transformers, but The Strokes came back into my life in a big way. It may have also been because my fiancée had the soundtrack to Marie Antoinette laying around
4. LDN - Lilly Allen
Great summer song and definitely one of the standouts on Alright, Still.
3. Universal Truth - Matrix & Futurbound
It isn't often that a dance track comes along that rocks harder than anything in the rock and roll world. This is a banger; the type of song that just makes you want to put your head through a brick wall and fight a dinosaur.
2. Dig - Incubus
Incubus has been one of my favorite bands for a while now and Light Grenades quickly became one of my favorite Incubus albums by successfully blending the sounds of their previous works. "Dig" is derivative and not really ground-breaking, but if you like Incubus you can't help but fall for it.
1. Saturate - The Chemical Brothers
I first heard this song in January on the phenomenal House music radio podcast Dance Department and I hunted and hunted for it. Originally titled "Electronic Battle Weapon 8", the track was renamed "Saturate" and released on the album We Are the Night. If you've been paying attention, you will remember that the "Electronic Battle Weapon 8" version of this song was my #13 song on this list. Combined they have a playcount that surely far surpasses anything else I have listened to on my iPod this year.
Well, there you have it. The results of my top 20 songs of 2007. Please remember that the rank of these songs is determined by their play count according to my iTunes music software. So their ranking does indicate how much I actually like them, but rather how many times they were played from start to finish.
Until next January, thanks for reading.