Kevin McSheffrey: The Best and Worst Songs of 2010

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We asked our writers to weigh in with their thoughts on songs from 2010. Here, in no particular order, are Managing Editor Kevin McSheffrey’s thoughts on the best and worst of 2010:

Ten Songs I’d Like To Hear Again in 2011

“Fuck you” by Cee-Lo Green: Catchy, funny, cool… the list goes on and on. Although this came out in the latter half of the year it certainly was the most played track on my iPod in 2010.

“Runaway” by Kanye West: Kanye carrying on for nine minutes may make some people want to “runaway” but when you sit down and listen to this surprisingly gorgeous song you won’t be going anywhere.

“Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida: My favorite dance track of the year, from a guy who really likes his dance tracks.

“Here Lies Love” by David Byrne & Fatboy Slim featuring Florence Welch: The lusciously beautiful opener to David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s collaboration is almost unfair for the other songs to follow… but do give them a listen as well!

“Dynamite” by Taio Cruz: Infectious and fun, if you say you didn’t actually throw your “hands up in the air” during this song in 2010 then you’re a liar.

“Radioactive” by Kings of Leon: This one isn’t even the best track on the album (See “Mary”), which is just another testament to the quality of the Kings latest release.

“I Like It” by Enrique Iglesias: Enrique left the ballads behind and burnt up the dancefloors with this summertime anthem.

“Superfast Jellyfish” by Gorillaz
: Funky, weird, and creative- just so Gorillaz.

“The Cave” by Mumford & Suns: So much to like about this song, even down to the way that Marcus Mumford pronounces “meat eater” (me-tea-ter). I like it all

“Boy” by Ra Ra Riot: Pretty violins and charming vocals blend to make this one of the most underrated songs of the year.

Some Songs I’d Like To Leave in 2010

“Baby” by Justin Bieber: What else can I say that hasn’t already been said about this overexposed, mop-topped toolbag. Just can’t wait until he fades away a la Jonas Brothers.

“Grenade” by Bruno Mars: This guy gets the airplay that more talented songwriters like John Legend and the Roots deserve.

“Raise Your Glass” by Pink
: I’ve never been a fan of Pink, and the sad thing is that I think the chorus on this one is actually kind of catchy, however, the verses are just so painfully lame. A “Dark Knight” reference, Pink? Really? Did you write this in ’08?

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