53 More Great Songs From 2011


Earlier today, Maura offered a list of the 47 songs on her “2011 Awesomeness” Spotify playlist; to complement that, here are the 53 songs from my less cleverly named playlist, “2011.” As is the usually the case with these mega-lists, I compiled mine a bit haphazardly, throwing together a substantial portion of it over the last couple of hours; some of the older selections were likely based around inside jokes that I’ve already forgotten. Either way, because we only had three overlaps (predictably, Azealia Banks’s “212” and Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”; oddly, Das Racist’s “Girl”) you now have 97 songs to take with you as exit 2011, which, it seems, wasn’t so bad after all.

Trash Talk, “Awake”

James Ferraro, “Dubai Dream Tone”

Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Gotta Have It”

Pistol Annies, “Lemon Drop”

Kendrick Lamar, “Rigamortus”

Josh Thompson, “Comin’ Around”

Main Attrakionz, “Perfect Skies”

Dierks Bentley, “Am I the Only One”

Nicola Roberts, “Take a Bite”

Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Who Says”

Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”

Das Racist, “Girl”

Azealia Banks, “212”

2 Chainz, “Spend It”

Sunny Sweeney, “From a Table Away”

Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, “We Found Love”

Britney Spears, “How I Roll”

Trina, “Long Heels Red Bottoms”

Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End”

Avril Lavigne, “What the Hell”

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”

Danny Brown feat. Dopehead, “Bruiser Brigade”

Colbie Caillat feat. Common, “Favorite Song”

Young L, “Loud Pockets”

Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, “On the Floor”

Lil B, “Unchain Me”

Mr. Collipark feat. Ying Yang Twins, “Let the Beat Hit”

Taylor Swift, “Mean”

Rustie, “Ultra Thizz”

Prince Royce, “El Amor Que Perdimos”

Tyler, the Creator, “Yonkers”

Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer, “Give Me Everything”

Gunplay, “Rollin”

LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, “Party Rock Anthem”

Eric Church, “Springsteen”

Beyonce, “Love on Top”

Waka Flocka Flame feat. Slim Dunkin & Wooh da Kid, “Bickin Back Bein Bool”

Lloyd feat. Trey Songz & Young Jeezy, “Be the One”

EMA, “California”

Romeo Santos feat. Luis Vargas, Antony “El Mayimbe” Santos, & Raulin Rodriguez, “Debate De 4”

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx, “We’re New Here”

Lana Del Rey, “Video Games”

DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Drake, & Lil Wayne, “I’m On One”

Fucked Up, “The Other Shoe”

Drake, “Look What You’ve Done”

Frank Ocean, “Novacane”

Lady Gaga, “Hair”

Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire feat. everyone, “The Last Huzzah”

The Weeknd, “Glass Table Girls”

Liturgy, “Generation”

Spaceghostpurrp feat. Main Attrakionz, “Stonergang Raiders”