“Thursday” Tunes: chart-toppers 2010, part 2.

hello, hello! who’s ready for the remaining 7 songs of 2010?

now all of the songs in part one and part two of chart-toppers comprise my favorite songs of the year, but one could argue the seven that make up part two are my most favorites, including my “song of the year” at the very bottom of this post.

i shall not leave you in suspense…let’s continue the count-down!

{note: a number of the following videos are restricted & can only be played on YouTube…so please do yourself a favor, press play & then click Watch on YouTube.}

my jam: Club Can’t Handle Me by Flo Rida — folks, I am not one who enjoys rap music all that much, but i absolutely LOVE this song. i became an instant fan after watching Step Up 3 in August and i couldn’t figure out why this song wasn’t on the radio — a month later it was the #1 song on iTunes &  all over the airwaves…i said to myself “it’s about time.”

to worship: Give Me Faith by Elevation Worship — Elevation Church in Charlotte is one of the fastest growing churches in the country. I dare say I’ve listened to this one at least 100 times in the last couple months and its words are an ever present reminder of His strength and goodness. (thanks for sharing Marisa!)

rock to the roll: Immortals by Kings of Leon — how did I ever doubt KOL’s latest album? Silly, silly me. Seeing as that I have become quite obsessed with a number of the guys’ new songs, it was tough to just pick one, but Immortals is an anthem of epicness that simply can’t be ignored. 

up close & personal: Lay’Em Down by Needtobreathe — i went to a lot of concerts this year, 3 of which were Needtobreathe, and this particular song is without a doubt my absolute favorite live song of the year…maybe even of all time. the bridge starting at 2:17 quite literally has the power to stop me in my tracks.

a wonderful story to accompany the above song — one day at work after just seeing Needtobreathe a few nights before, a co-worker and I were talking about our favorite songs live. I shared that mine was Lay’Em Down because of a moment i experienced at a concert over the summer with Chels…little did I know. That very night after getting home from work I found an e-mail in my inbox from Chels (who is currently overseas): Listening to Lay Em Down and thinking about how the bridge to that song is my favorite part of their live show- and just thinking how much I miss my best friend and getting a little teary eyed. 😦 Love you. I literally had goosebumps all over my arms — what crazy, beautiful, perfect timing.

moving on…

the award winner: Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars — please forgive me, but i must brag for a moment on this one. i don’t remember how i discovered this song way back at the beginning of 2010, but i knew instantly it would be around for years to come. it’s been such a treat to watch as others have finally discovered this incredible duo (including Taylor Swift) and to know that i somehow managed to listen to them first. ’twas an honor, indeed. this song is pure musical perfection…

artist of the year: Mumford & Sons — for yours truly, 2010 was all about Mumford & Sons. their latest album Sigh No More hit the U.S. market in February and i would argue it’s one of the greatest albums of the decade…utter brilliance from start to finish. it should come as no surprise that i struggled a great deal to pick just one song, so i didn’t… i picked two. Awake My Soulin these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die, where you invest your love, you invest your life…

Song of the Year: Timshel by Mumford & Sons — as much as i tried not to pick a somber song for song of the year, I simply kept coming back to Timshel over and over again. Words fail me on this one but to say it’s my favorite…

have a shoved enough music in your face this week? my apologies & a warning: 2011 is just around the corner…prepare yourselves (;

One response to ““Thursday” Tunes: chart-toppers 2010, part 2.

  1. Pingback: a tale of two weekends: part 2. | Through Eyes Wide Open

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