Friday Top 50: Songs Of 2010

Oh it’s the most wonderful time of the year isn’t it?  I’m sure some of you people are just about sick of all this year end list mumbo jumbo (as we sort of are too).  We do however realize that some of you may have secretly been waiting for us to drop more lists your way.  Well here you go friends, I give you the Austin Town Hall Top 50 songs of 2010.  This list typically proves to be the hardest one to narrow down since we usually start with over 200 songs and somehow get it whittled down to a managable number.  I guarantee some of you will love it and some of you poop faces will be disgusted by it.  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.  Follow the jump for list.

50. Ariel Pink – Round and Round


49. Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday


48. The Thermals – I Don’t Believe You


47. The War on Drugs – Comin’ Through


46. Megafaun – Volunteers


45. Someone Still Loves you Boris Yeltsin – Sink/Let it Sway


44. Sleep Good – Schlitterbahn


43. Kanye West – Power


42. Mystery Jets – Dreaming of Another World


41. Kisses – Bermuda


40. Jail – Everyone’s Hip


39. Hollywood Gossip – Narcissus In A Window


38. Grouplove – Colours


37. Fresh and Onlys – Waterfall


36. Foals – Spanish Sahara


35. Woodpigeon – Empty-Hall Sing-Along


34. Jonquil – Fighting Smiles


33. Girls – Heartbreaker


32. Shout Out Louds – Walls


31. The New Pornographers – Your Hands (Together)


30. Tokyo Police Club – Breakneck Speed


29. Kelley Stoltz – Fire Escape


28. Darwin Deez – Radar Detector


27. Hey Marseilles – Rio


26. Twin Shadow – Slow


25. Miniature Tigers – Rock n Roll Mountain Troll


24. Les Savy Fav – Let’s Get Out of Here


23. Jenny and Johnny – Scissor Runner


22. Cults – Go Outside


21. Delorean – Stay Close


20. Lord Huron – Mighty


19. Horse Feathers – Belly of June


18. The Black Angels – Telephone


17. Wye Oak – I Hope You Die


16. Surfer Blood – Take it Easy


15. Superchunk – Digging for Something


14. Suckers – Black Sheep


13. Spoon – Trouble


12. The Black Keys – Tighten Up


11. The Morning Benders – Excuses


10. Cee-Lo Green – Fuck You


9. The Walkmen – Angela Surf City


8. Fyfe Dangerfield – When You Walk in the Room


7. Best Coast – Our Deal


6. Local Natives – Airplanes


5. Efterklang – Modern Drift


4. Yeasayer – Ambling Alp


3. The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio


2. Tallest Man on Earth – King of Spain


1. Beach House – Zebra


How did we do this year?  Let us know what you think and we’ll try to back up our choices.  We obviously had tons more songs that could have been here, but are they really the best of the best?

We also got in the Holiday spirit and decided to create an ATH playlist on youtube with all our top songs of the year.  We threw in some crazy cool official videos, a few sweet live performances, and a couple fan made vids.  Every song on our list is there minus our two small local bands Hollywood Gossip and Sleep Good.  Push play and enjoy!



  • Great list… great featured graphic!

  • Broken Bells – The High Road
    Gorillaz – Stylo
    Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
    Daft Punk – Derezzed

  • Solid list. I would say that ACL sealed it for me with regards to Beach House. They were amazing. I am prolly the most digital of the ATH contributors so my personal list would have to add:

    LCD Soundsystem – Dance Yrself Clean (ACL win)
    Caribou – Odessa
    Crystal Castles – Celestica
    Phantogram – When I’m Small
    Beat Connection – In the Water

    Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
    Warpaint – Undertow
    Land of Talk – Quarry Hymns
    Aloha – Moonless March
    Soft Pack – Answer to Yourself
    Deerhunter – at least one of them…

    Zune stats:
    359 “hearted” songs I have listened to more than once
    149 “hearted” songs I have listened to more than five times.
    3088 songs added to the collection this year

    It’s been a great year. Looking forward to 2011 with the Hall.

  • Wha? Cee-Low Green? Sorry guys, I thought you knew better. No Warpaint? No Interpol? No She and Him? And “Bloodbuzz Ohio” is maybe the 3rd best song on that album.

    I do agree with brian, on the other hand, that it has been another solid year, and yes, Beach House takes the cake. Can’t argue that.

    I too look forward to 2011 with you guys.

    Best always.

  • so, none of you guys cut a rug with the ‘shutterbug’ in 2010?!
    -red city radio ‘spinning in circles is a gateway drug’
    -joe pug ‘how good you are’
    -the slackers ‘sabina’
    -john k. samson ‘the last and’
    -gaslight anthem ‘the diamond church street choir’
    -tim barry ‘bozeman’

    nice list fellas. keep up the good work.
    happy holidays.

  • great list! – however, i think Lord Huron’s “The Stranger” and “When Will I See You Again” are both even better than “Mighty”, but that’s just me.

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