Rory Flynn: The Best and Worst Songs of 2010

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We asked our writers to weigh in with their thoughts on songs from 2009. Here, in no particular order, are Editor-in-Chief Rory Flynn’s thoughts on the best and worst of 2010:

Ten Songs I’d Like To Hear Again in 2011

“Fuck You” – Cee-Lo Green: Probably the song of the year and even the radio edit was just as infectious.

“Airplanes” by B.o.B. with Hailey Williams: More and more Williams reminds me of Gwen Stefani. The Paramore frontwoman adds some sweet vocals to help make this a smash hit for the young rapper.

“Do You Love Me” by Guster: Guster doing what they do best. The song is very catchy, perhaps due to the use of bells, which recalls Band Aid’s “Do They Know Its Christmas?”.

“B.O.S.T.O.N.” by Bleu: He’s on the West Coast now but Bleu’s heart is surely in Boston. Need proof? Listen to this infectious soaring tribute to his hometown.

“Bullets in the Gun” by Toby Keith
: The country superstar has been very prolific songwriter over the past few years with a string of six releases in as many years. The title track here maybe his best in that period. Its a true bad ass outlaw tale that recalls a modern day Bonnie and Clyde.

“Beautiful Dangerous” by Slash featuring Fergie: With no GNR or Velvet Revolver, legendary guitarist Slash enlisted an all-star cast of guest vocalists for his latest solo offering. The album was a pleasant surprise and this was the standout track as the Black Eyed Peas star goes 80’s metal vixen.

“Dynamite” by Taio Cruz: I threw my hands up every time I heard this song… and that was never a problem unless I was driving.

“I Like It” by Enrique Iglesias: Dance floors across the world filled up with this hit and it even got me there.

“Born Free” by Kid Rock: A classic rock throwback for 2010 and perhaps the Detroit rocker’s best tribute to hero Bob Seger.

“Father’s Son” by Fistful of Mercy: The new trio of Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur jams out on this fun roots rocker.

Some Songs I’d Like To Leave in 2010

“Whip My Hair” by Willow: The only good thing that came out of this song was the parody by Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen… actually that was a great thing.

“Rain Is A Good Thing” by Luke Bryan: Nothing is good about this song. Period.

“Cooler Than Me” by Mike Posner: Purely overrated annoyance.

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