Anne Litt’s Top Songs of 2009

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Before 2010 begins, I wanted to get one more “best of” list in! Here are Anne Litt’s Top 10 Songs of 2009  — followed by some runner ups

  1. Bill Callahan “Too Many Birds”  I Wish We Were An Eagle
  2. Neko Case “This Tornado Loves You”  Middle Cyclone
  3. Mum “Illuminated”  Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know
  4. Alela Diane  “To Be Still”  To Be Still
  5. Mayer Hawthorne  “Maybe So, Maybe No”  A Strange Arrangement
  6. The Horrors “Sea Within A Sea”  Primary Colours
  7. Florence and the Machine “Hurricane Drunk”  Lungs
  8. Nosaj Thing  “Coat of Arms”  Drift
  9. Sonic Youth  “Malibu Gas Station”  The Eternal
  10. Fink “Maker”  Sort Of Revolution

Das Racist & Wallpaper  “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”
(love it or hate it, this track definitely made an impact this year!)

Florence and the Machine  “You’ve Got The Love”  (The XX remix)

Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele  “Oh Paris”  The Good Feeling Music of Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele

Phoenix “1901”  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Miike Snow  “Animal”  Miike Snow

John Doe and Sadies “Stop The World And Let Me Off” Country Club

Daniel Merriweather “Change”  Love and War

Dex Romweber Duo “Love Letters” feat. Cat Power  Ruins of Berlin

Generationals  “When They Fight, They Fight”  Con Law

Atlas Sound  “Quick Canal”  Logos

Anya Marina  “Move You”  Slow and Steady Seduction, Phase 2

Chin Chin “it’s OK”  The Flashing, The Fancing

Ben Gibbard, Jay Farrar  “These Roads Don’t Move”