I guess my musical preferences have shifted quite a bit in the last three to four years. Don't get me wrong, I still adore Beyonce and even latch on to the occasional top 40 hit, but beyond that, I'm really loving further exploring my musical palate.
I just submitted my picks for The Current's Top 89 of 2012 and thought it'd be fun to share my 10 favorite songs of the year. Enjoy!
**I'm always looking for new music, so feel free to share some of your favorites with me. :)
1. Alabama Shakes, Hold On
It seems Rolling Stone and I agree that this was the best song of 2012. Man, I love Alabama Shakes.
2. Jack White, Love Interruption
Along came this song, and I fell in love with Jack White all over again.
3. Django Django, Default
Catchiest tune of the year.
4. First Aid Kit, Emmylou
Their voices are so beautiful. And I love the tribute to some of music's all-time greats. My favorite chorus of all the top 10.
5. The Heavy, What Makes a Good Man
I dig The Heavy in a big way. Awesome rock band.
6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, feat. Mary Lambert, Same Love
Beautiful song. Powerful message. Right now, I'm also crazy obsessed with "Thrift Shop" (along with 28 million others apparently) but figured I should only include one Macklemore song in the top 10 ;)
7. Passion Pit, Constant Conversations
It's got a nice, smooth R&B sound that leaves you feeling a bit hypnotized.
8. Divine Fits, Would That Not Be Nice
Gotta love the Minneapolis shout-out. And, it's just a dang cool song.
9. The Chalice, Push It
Two words: female rappers. And local to boot.
10. Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean, No Church in the Wild
I know the "Watch the Throne" album came out in 2011, but this song was released earlier this spring. And it's phenomenal.
Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio, If I Didn't Know Better (from Nashville)
This song takes my breath away. His voice when he hits those high notes...wow.