Because Songs Matter

TOP 5: YOUR FAVORITE 5 SONGS OF 2010 (today):


This will be the final Top 5 of 2010, so it seems appropriate that it would be a “best of” list. I don’t really think this one requires much explanation. You post your 5 most favorite songs of 2010 as your mood today dictates it to you. I know narrowing the year down to a mere 5 songs is a monumental task but with a little work, I believe you can do it.

Here are mine in alphabetical order:

American Graveyard - Common Ones     

Glossary - Through The Screen Door     

Tim Barry - Thing of the Past     

Two Cow Garage - Jackson     

and my favorite song of 2010:

Joe Pug - Not So Sure     

I was thinking about making a ninebullets.net readers Top 10 of 2010 comp/post together. I’ll take your comments on this thread until 12/30. After that, I’ll tally the votes and put up the comp in early January. So start commenting.

39 Comments

  1. December 22, 2010    

    5. mark cutler – cousin mary’s car
    4. black dub – silverado
    3. superchunk – my gap feels weird
    2. joe pug – not so sure
    1. joanna newsom – good intentions paving company

  2. Big Brent Big Brent
    December 22, 2010    

    5. Bushwick Blues – Delta Spirit
    4. The Dog Bites – Powder Mill
    3. Rattlesnake – American Aquarium
    2. Birthday Boy – DBT
    1. Save Your Money For The Weekend – Glossary

  3. December 22, 2010    

    5. Direction of the Wind – Ryan Bingham
    4. No Better Than This – John Mellencamp
    3. Boxer – The Gaslight Anthem
    2. Bend With the Breeze – Glossary
    1. Bluegrass State – Truckstop Darlin’

  4. December 22, 2010    

    Bluegrass State was so close to making my Top 5.

  5. brz brz
    December 22, 2010    

    number 1: Feelings Like This – Jayke Orvis

    the rest in no order:

    Landlady – Tom VandenVond
    West – Lucky Tubb & Wayne Hancock
    Lookin For a Mountain – Hank III

  6. lisa lisa
    December 22, 2010    

    In no particular order
    1. Against Me! – Ache With Me
    2. Glossary – Save your Money For The Weekend
    3. Langhorne Slim – Boots Boy
    4. Two Cow Garage – What Dying is For
    5.Frank Turner – Heartless Bastard Mutherfucker

    May not be songs of 2010, but were in heavy roatation in 2010 and especially as of late

  7. Brit Brit
    December 22, 2010    

    Without thinking too hard:

    Glossary – Pretty Things
    Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Let Me Down
    Two Cow Garage – Lucy & The Butcher Knife
    Kelly Kneiser – Happiness Looks Good On You
    13Ghosts – Stella (ok not officially released, but it’s a kickass song regardless)

  8. Martin Luther Presley Martin Luther Presley
    December 22, 2010    

    Otis Gibbs – Something More
    The Fox Hunt – Sinners Like Me
    The .357 String Band – Rags To Rags
    Justin Townes Earle – Wanderin’
    Two Cow Garage – Jackson Don’t You Worry

    (and pretty much every other tune on Sweet Saint Me)

  9. December 22, 2010    

    In no order:

    1. “I was a Photograph” by Kasey Fucking Anderson
    2. “Not So Sure” by Joe Pug
    3. “Save Your Money for the Weekend” by Glossary
    4. “Four Horses” by The Fox Hunt
    5. “Postcards” by The Sadies

  10. Brit Brit
    December 22, 2010    

    Wait, Kasey’s album didn’t come out this year, did it?

  11. AdHoff AdHoff
    December 22, 2010    

    #1: Glossary – Save your money for the weekend
    Rest of the top five (in no particular order):
    Austin Collins & the Rainbirds – Frailer Ground (I hope this is 2010)
    Frank Turner – I Still Believe (very catchy, although the hater in me says that some of his stuff sounds a little too much like Dashboard Confessional)
    Hellbound Glory – Be My Crutch
    Doc Dailey – Let me Down (definitely my favorite “new find” of the year)

  12. nick nick
    December 22, 2010    

    Glossary – Save Your Money for the Weekend
    Tim Barry – Thing of the Past
    J Roddy Walston and the Business – I Don’t Wanna Hear It
    The Fox Hunt – The Only Sounds I Hear
    The Black Keys – Next Girl

  13. CMS CMS
    December 22, 2010    

    YES Bluegrass State! That Truckstop Darlin’ album is definitely in my Top 5 Listened to Straight Through Albums of the Year.

  14. Big Brent Big Brent
    December 22, 2010    

    dang it! i forgot J. Roddy. knew i was forgetting something. if you haven’t checked out Powder Mill – Marbles Dust and Chalk, do yourself a favor and get it. Missouri’s version of DBT mixed with a touch of 80’s hard rock….sounds weird but its really good and their live show is great. thank me later 😉

  15. BoogieStudio22 BoogieStudio22
    December 22, 2010    

    In no particular order:

    Kasey Anderson – I Was A Photograph
    Joe Pug – The Sharpest Crown
    Ryan Bingham – Depression
    Spoon – Written in Reverse
    The Black Keys – Unknown Brother

  16. Martin Luther Presley Martin Luther Presley
    December 22, 2010    

    Oh wait! 28th & Stonewall was 2010, not late 2009? Dammit!

    I probably listened to (memento mori) more than any other tune. Fuckin’ great song, album, and dude (most probably)!

  17. rob rob
    December 22, 2010    

    Glossary- Trembling Boy
    Magnolia Mountain- Redbird Green
    Joey Kneiser- The Big Ocean
    Steeldrivers- Reckless Side of Me
    Drag the River- Here’s to the Losers

  18. December 22, 2010    

    1 boxer – gaslight anthem
    2 Harlem river blues – jte
    3 bloodbuzz Ohio – national
    4. Heathen child – grinderma
    5 sprawl 2 – arcade fire

  19. December 22, 2010    

    I’ll add a couple of locals to the list as well
    halfway – tell them I called
    the Wilson pickers – come back to my love.
    These are both from Brisbane Australia. And wrote some cracking tracks this year

  20. Adam Fenwick Adam Fenwick
    December 22, 2010    

    Hmm…No particular order…

    The Steeldrivers – Ghosts of Mississippi
    Drive-By Truckers – After The Scene Dies
    The Fox Hunt – No Penance
    American Graveyard – Common Ones
    Two Cow Garage – Jackson, Don’t You Worry

  21. Lynchie from Aberdeen Lynchie from Aberdeen
    December 22, 2010    

    The Steeldrivers – Where Rainbows Never Die
    The New Madrids – Cold Hearted Alaska (unreleased?
    – live version on youtube)
    The Trishas – Trouble About My Soul
    Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three – La La Blues
    Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I Learned the Hard Way

  22. Nick Nick
    December 22, 2010    

    Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby
    The Black Keys – Tighten Up
    Glossary – Save Your Money for the Weekend
    Magnolia Mountain – Redbird Green
    Superchunk – Digging for Something

  23. The Chairman The Chairman
    December 23, 2010    

    5. J. Roddy & The Business- I Don’t Wanna Hear It (party)
    4. Two Cow Garage- Soundtrack To My Summer (An MDD reference)
    3. Gaslight Anthem- Old Haunts (makes me cry)
    2. Titus Andronicus- Theme From “Cheers” (for young alcoholics)
    1. Gaslight Anthem- The Diamond Church Street Choir (should be a smash hit on commercial radio)

  24. Domagoj Domagoj
    December 23, 2010    

    So many songs…at this moment (while america is dreaming and I start to work) 1. American Graveyard: Hallelujahland 2. Tim Barry: (memento mori) 3. Root Jack: 30 days 4. Otis Gibbs: where only the graves are real 5. Gill Landry: Careless love

  25. river river
    December 23, 2010    

    save your money for the weekend-glossary
    brave man’s death-j. roddy walston and the business
    harlem river blues-justin townes earle
    rattlesnake-american aquarium

  26. acedbt acedbt
    December 23, 2010    

    I really loved Javi Garcia and the Cold Cold Ground’s double album so I’m gonna pick one from each.

    In no particular order
    1.Lose Control- Javi Garcia Disc 1

    2. 14 Days- Javi Garcia Disc 2

    3. Good Bye Princess- Chase 56 Come to find out they recorded in my home town but I found out about em here.

    4. Jackson Don’t Worry- TCG

    5. My Morning Song- Black Crowes Its an acoustic version of an earlier song but I love it

  27. Brandon Brandon
    December 23, 2010    

    Wow… Late to the party on this post, 26 comments already.

    lets see……

    5.The Roots-Dear God 2.0

    4.Ray Lamontagne-God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise

    3.The Black Keys- The Go Getter, and the fav album of 2010

    2.Mat D- Three A.M.

    and for the #1. slot got to go with The Hold Steady- The Weekenders which was hands down the most played track of the year… Cheers!

  28. Good Gravy Good Gravy
    December 23, 2010    

    5. The Steeldrivers – Can You Run
    4. ICLASOBITH – Ghost
    3. Josh Ritter – Lantern
    2. Frightened Rabbit – Living In Colour
    1. Joe Pug – Messenger

  29. Jody Jody
    December 23, 2010    

    1. The Menzingers – Time Tables
    2. Against Me! – Because of the Shame
    3. Justin Townes Earle – Christchurch Woman
    4. The Gaslight Anthem – The Queen of Lower Chelsea
    5. Against Me! – Bamboo Bones

  30. December 23, 2010    

    I have a top 11 songs of the year I will be posting next week sometime, but the top 5 will end up looking like this:

    5. You Won’t Let Me Down Again – Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
    4. Through The Screen Door – Glossary
    3. Slippin’ And Slidin’ – Justin Townes Earle
    2. Tell Her What I Said – The Sadies
    1. I Was A Photograph (Blake’s Song) – Kasey Anderson (this has been song of the year since last year!)

  31. December 23, 2010    
  32. C60 C60
    December 23, 2010    

    1. Save Your Money for the Weekend – Glossary
    2. Shanghai Cigarettes – Caitlin Rose
    3. We Don’t Live Here Anymore – Jakob Dylan
    4. Father’s Son – Fistful of Mercy
    5. Christchurch Woman – Justin Townes Earle

  33. December 23, 2010    

    Rogers Park – Justin Townes Earle
    I Don’t Care If There’s Cursing – Phosphorescent
    Shanghai Cigarettes – Caitlin Rose
    The Road – Travel By Sea
    Wild Folk – Jim Bryson And The Weakerthans

  34. Eli Eli
    December 23, 2010    

    1. Joe Pug “Not So Sure”
    2. Two Cow Garage “Jackson, Don’t You Worry”
    3. Alejandro Escovedo- “Down In the Bowery”
    4. Kasey Anderson “All Lit Up”
    5. Cary Ann Hearst “The Thread”

  35. December 24, 2010    

    Ryan Bingham – Hallelujah
    The Black Keys – Tighten Up
    Turnpike Troubadours – Every Girl
    Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward – Guitars
    Kings of Leon – Pickup Truck

  36. losneighbor losneighbor
    December 24, 2010    

    1. Mat D – Ford Marriage

    2. American Graveyard – Common Ones

    3. Mat D – Dishwater Bourbon

    4. Truckstop Darlin’ – King Of The Highway

    5. Chase Fifty Six – Ready Tonight

  37. December 27, 2010    

    1. Jason and the Scorchers – Beat on the Mountain

    The rest (no order)
    American Graveyard – Common Ones
    Hellbound Glory – Another Bender Might Break Me
    The Molenes – Good Luck Charm
    Whitey Morgan and the 78s – Buick City

    Honorable Mention: Hayshaker – The Dilemma

  38. December 29, 2010    

    Hmmmm

    Caitlin Rose – Shanghai Cigarettes
    Gaslight Anthem – Orphans
    John K Samson – The Last And
    Justin Townes Earle – ChristChurch Woman
    Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans – Metal Girls

  39. brian s. brian s.
    December 30, 2010    

    Against Me! – Bamboo Bones
    Murder by Death – As Long as There is Whiskey in the World
    Cee-Lo Green – Fuck You
    Tim Barry – Will Travel
    Adam Haworth Stephens – Cities That You’ve Burned

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