Gary Calamar’s Top 10 Songs of ‘09

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Every time I ask KCRW DJ Gary Calamar to make a Top 10 album list, he cringes. He’s just more of a song guy, which I can appreciate. It’s probably in part due to his work as a music supervisor, where each individual track is key. With that, I give you Gary’s Top 10 SONGS of the year.

(also, check out his program page for some of the excellent guests he’s hosted this year – Jody Stephens from Big Star, Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet, Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey and legendary songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.)


Gary’s Top 10 Songs

1. “Time Lapse Lifeline” Maria Taylor
2. “I and Love and You” The Avett Brothers
3. “You Never Know” Wilco
4. “How You Like Me Know” The Heavy
5. “Hindsight” Built To Spill
6. “Lisztomania” Phoenix
7. “Laughing With” Regina Spektor
8. “Help I’m Alive” Metric
9. “Blue Skies” Noah and The Whale
10. “Beyond Here Lies Nothing” Bob Dylan

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Phoenix after their MBE performance
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Metric after their MBE performance