best songs of 2010 mixtape

happy new years eve! this is my own personal collection of my favorite songs of 2010. it was a tough decision to narrow down the best from out of 500 tracks, but the below addictions (in no particular order) seemed to take over my speakers for the most of this year. a collection of everything from indie rock, pop, r&b, soul, hip hop, electronica, and acoustics that made music in general feel good again. personally this year was a rollercoaster of happy emotions from moving to florida to starting a new line of jewelry to beginning new friendships to renewing a relationship with my own father, and sad feelings of my own health scares to feelings of uncertainty to an unfortunate loss of family members.  from the bottom of my heart, thank you to these artists who kept on inspiring the love of making and sharing beautiful sounds for those of us who truly needed it to get through this year. may 2011 bring us new special memories of music, art, love, light, and joy!


artwork by natalie shau

be sure to check out some of these amazing 2010 lists: gvb, stg, mdm

the 50 best songs of 2010 mixtape

janelle monae – cold war

the black keys – howlin’ for you

kanye west – monster

lcd soundsystem – dance yrself clean

robyn – dancing on my own

arcade fire – we used to wait

broken bells – the ghost inside

kid cudi – ghost!

deerhunter – helicopters

crystal castles ft robert smith – not in love

bonobo ft andreya triana – stay the same

sleigh bells – rill rill

ariel pink’s haunted graffiti – round & round

the national – terrible love

sufjan stevens – i walked

erykah badu – window seat

four tet – angel echoes

caribou – jamelia

james blake – limit to your love

twin sister – i want a house

beach house – silver soul

sade – soldier of love

crookers ft rye rye – hip hop changed

massive attack – paradise circus (gui boratto remix)

mumford & sons – little lion man

lali puna – remember

tame impala – solitude is bliss

broken social scene – all to all

best coast – boyfriend

the knife – colouring of pigeons

yeasayer – o.n.e.

gorillaz – on melancholy hill

lykke li – get some

alicia keys – try sleeping with a broken heart

sharon jones & the dap kings – the game gets old

flying lotus ft thom yorke – and the world laughs with you

sharon van etten – love more

the walkmen – angela surf city

adele – rolling in the deep

cee lo green – fuck you

foals – spanish sahara

cut copy – where i’m going

the drums – down by the water

iron & wine – walking far from home

morning benders – excuses

warpaint – undertow

tennis – marathon

wolf parade – semi precious stone

laura marling – alpha shallows

the coral – 1000 years


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4 Responses

  1. Meade

    Interesting list. I dont really listen to Mainstream music, but I did like the Country song by Lady Antebellum called ” I need you know”. That should be on the list.