My Top 100 Tracks of 2010 by my iTunes Playcount

It’s been a busy holiday season for me, so I haven’t had time to do a Top 30 tracks of the year or a favourite albums list. Boo.

So why not blog something a lot more honest and revealing?

Here, for realsies, is the Top 100 tracks that I’ve listened to the most this year according to my iTunes play count.

I made a few omissions of some Scott Pilgrim score and soundtrack stuff, as I listened to them a whole lot this year for work. Rest assured NIgel Godrich’s Universal Fanfare got a lot of play. But I’ve also left a couple of key tracks in.

Bubbling under the Top 100 are a whole bunch of gems like Anamanaguchi’s ‘Party Stronger’ from the Scott Pilgrim game soundtrack, ‘Radar Detector’ by Darwin Deez and ‘The Gaudy Side Of Town’ by Gayngs.

Not to mention tracks by Foals, Beach House, Panda Bear, Salem, Yeasayer, Dum Dum Girls, Sleigh Bells, The Walkmen and more.

But enough about them, it should be pretty clear what my fav new tracks, my fav oldies and my fav albums of the year were from this list below.

The play count never lies!

Happy New Year to all.

  • Pos. / Title / Artist / Playcount / Album
  • 1. Glitter Freeze Gorillaz Feat. Mark E Smith 39 Plastic Beach
  • 2. Superfast Jellyfish Gorillaz Feat. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul 36 Plastic Beach
  • 3. E.M.I The Hot Rats 29 Turn Ons
  • 4. Uh Huh Wu Tang Vs The Beatles 29 Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers
  • 5. World Sick Broken Social Scene 27 Forgiveness Rock Record
  • 6. Sweepstakes Gorillaz Feat. Mos Def & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 27 Plastic Beach
  • 7. Save Me Dear Wu Tang Vs The Beatles 27 Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers
  • 8. Meet Me In The Basement Broken Social Scene 26 Forgiveness Rock Record
  • 9. Stylo Gorillaz Feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def 26 Plastic Beach
  • 10. On Melancholy Hill Gorillaz 25 Plastic Beach
  • 11. Orchestral Intro Gorillaz Feat. Sinfonia ViVA 25 Plastic Beach
  • 12. Up the Junction The Hot Rats 23 Turn Ons
  • 13. Sweetest Kill Broken Social Scene 21 Forgiveness Rock Record
  • 14. Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach Gorillaz Feat. Snoop Dogg & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 21 Plastic Beach
  • 15. Forget Me Not Wu Tang Vs The Beatles 21 Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers
  • 16. White Flag Gorillaz Feat. Bashy, Kano & The National Orchestra For Arabic Music) 20 Plastic Beach
  • 17. Big Sky The Hot Rats 20 Turn Ons
  • 18. Got Your Money Wu Tang Vs The Beatles 20 Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers
  • 19. R.E.C. Room Wu Tang Vs The Beatles 19 Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers
  • 20. One Life Stand Hot Chip 18 One Life Stand
  • 21. The Lovecats The Hot Rats 18 Turn Ons
  • 22. Happy The Rolling Stones 18 Exile On Main Street
  • 23. C.R.E.A.M. Wu Tang Vs The Beatles 18 Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers
  • 24. Threshold Beck & Sex Bob Omb 17 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • 25. Cuddly Toy Harry Nilsson 17 Pandemonium Shadow Show
  • 26. West End Girls (Bonus Track) The Hot Rats 17 Turn Ons
  • 27. Flash Delirium MGMT strong>17 Congratulations
  • 28. Tighten Up The Black Keys 16 Brothers
  • 29. Threshold 8 Bit Brian LeBarton 16 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • 30. Celestica Crystal Castles 16 Crystal Castles (II)
  • 31. One Way Glass Manfred Mann Chapter Three 15 Manfred Mann Chapter Three
  • 32. Mighty Healthy Wu Tang Vs The Beatles 15 Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers
  • 33. Ready To Start Arcade Fire 14 The Suburbs
  • 34. Latin America Holy Fuck 14 Latin
  • 35. Black Sheep Metric 14 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • 36. Invaders Must Die The Prodigy 14 Invaders Must Die
  • 37. Factory Band of Horses 13 Infinite Arms
  • 38. Every Lasting Light The Black Keys 13 Brothers
  • 39. When We Wake Blood Red Shoes 13 Fire Like This
  • 40. Heartsink Blood Red Shoes 13 Fire Like This
  • 41. F**k You Cee Lo Green 13 F**k You – EP
  • 42. Gotta Get Up (Remastered 2004) Harry Nilsson 13 Nilsson Schmilsson
  • 43. Red Lights Holy Fuck 13 Latin
  • 44. I Feel Better Hot Chip 13 One Life Stand
  • 45. Alyo Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 13 Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
  • 46. All I Want LCD Soundsystem 13 This Is Happening
  • 47. Brian Eno MGMT 13 Congratulations
  • 48. Cuddly Toy The Monkees 13 Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
  • 49. Mahalo Ratatat 13 LP4
  • 50. Christine Architeq 12 From The Stars Vol.1
  • 51. Walkabout (w. Noah Lennox) Atlas Sound 12 Logos
  • 52. Getting Better The Beatles 12 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • 53. It Won’t Be Long The Beatles 12 With The Beatles
  • 54. Take It In Hot Chip 13 One Life Stand
  • 55. I Can’t Stand It The Hot Rats 13 Turn Ons
  • 56. Tightrope (feat. Big Boi) Janelle Monáe 13 The ArchAndroid
  • 57. Escape From New York King DJ 12 From The Stars Vol.1
  • 58. Drunk Girls LCD Soundsystem 12 This Is Happening
  • 59. I Found A Whistle MGMT 12 Congratulations
  • 60. White Sky Vampire Weekend 12 Contra
  • 61. Cousins Vampire Weekend 12 Contra
  • 62. When Will You Come? Wavves 12 King of the Beach
  • 63. Baby Say Goodbye Wavves 12 King of the Beach
  • 64. Baby You’re A Rich Man The Beatles 11 Magical Mystery Tour
  • 65. When I’m With You (Album) Best Coast 11 Crazy For You
  • 66. It’s Getting Boring By The Sea Blood Red Shoes 11 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • 67. Derezzed Daft Punk 11 Derezzed – Single
  • 68. Barbra Streisand (Original Mix) Duck Sauce 11 Barbra Streisand
  • 69. Jump Into the Fire (Remastered 2004) Harry Nilsson 11 Nilsson Schmilsson
  • 70. The Crystal Ship The Hot Rats 11 Turn Ons
  • 71. Sleep Baby James Murphy 11 Va – Greenberg: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • 72. Goodbye England (Covered In Snow) Laura Marling 11 I Speak Because I Can
  • 73. Pow Pow LCD Soundsystem 11 This Is Happening
  • 74. Siberian Breaks MGMT 11 Congratulations
  • 75. Hillcrest Park Nigel Godrich 11 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Original Score Composed by Nigel Godrich
  • 76. Land Of 1000 Dances Walker Brothers 11 The Silver Collection
  • 77. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) Arcade Fire 10 The Suburbs
  • 78. All To All Broken Social Scene 10 Forgiveness Rock Record
  • 79. Sentimental X’s Broken Social Scene 10 Forgiveness Rock Record
  • 80. Desire Lines Deerhunter 10 Halcyon Digest
  • 81. Helicopter Deerhunter 10 Halcyon Digest
  • 82. Best Friend The Drums 10 Best Friend – EP
  • 83. P.I.G.S. Holy Fuck 10 Latin
  • 84. Brothers Hot Chip 10 One Life Stand
  • 85. En Mi Nube (Get Off My Cloud) Sonya10 Absolute Belter
  • 86. No Reply The Beatles 9 Beatles For Sale
  • 87. Don’t Ask Blood Red Shoes 9 Fire Like This
  • 88. Light It Up Blood Red Shoes 9 Fire Like This
  • 89. Coronado Deerhunter 9 Halcyon Digest
  • 90. Doncamatic (feat. Daley) Gorillaz 9 Doncamatic (feat. Daley) – EP
  • 91. Flashover Klaxons 9 Surfing the Void
  • 92. Dance Yrself Clean LCD Soundsystem 9 This Is Happening
  • 93. One Touch LCD Soundsystem 9 This Is Happening
  • 94. I Can Change LCD Soundsystem 9 This Is Happening
  • 95. Lost a Girl New Young Pony Club 9 The Optimist
  • 96. Swim Surfer Blood 9 Astro Coast
  • 97. Giving Up the Gun Vampire Weekend 9 Contra
  • 98. Post Acid Wavves 9 King of the Beach
  • 99. Colours Fade Blood Red Shoes 8 Fire Like This
  • 100. Heathen Child Grinderman 8 Grinderman
  • I like your taste. Plastic beach = awesome.

  • Jharrison

    i love that you listened to your own soundtrack.
    actually, if you had to make a soundtrack for one day, what would it be?

    • There were more tracks on there and I took them off.

  • Aert

    Hey Edgar thanks this list you make me remember to listen to the Wu Tang vs The Beatles, thank you…. also nice to see 2 songs from The Black Keys they’re great , i recommend you to listen unknown brother from their last album

  • Sulu

    you should of put mark ronson bike song

  • Zack Sparrow

    Love your taste man, especially Daft Punk and Vampire Weekend.

  • Zack Sparrow

    Love your taste man, especially Daft Punk and Vampire Weekend.

  • Zack Sparrow

    Love your taste man, especially Daft Punk and Vampire Weekend.

  • Zack Sparrow

    Love your taste man, especially Daft Punk and Vampire Weekend.

  • Zack Sparrow

    Love your taste man, especially Daft Punk and Vampire Weekend.

  • Zack Sparrow

    Love your taste man, especially Daft Punk and Vampire Weekend.

  • Zack Sparrow

    Love your taste man, especially Daft Punk and Vampire Weekend.

  • Zack Sparrow

    Love your taste man, especially Daft Punk and Vampire Weekend.

  • Zack Sparrow

    Love your taste man, especially Daft Punk and Vampire Weekend.

  • Zack Sparrow

    Love your taste man, especially Daft Punk and Vampire Weekend.

  • Brolmes

    youve got some great taste dawg

  • Brolmes

    youve got some great taste dawg

  • Brolmes

    youve got some great taste dawg

  • My favorite track of the year was Sprawl II. Loved it so much. Good List Edgar!

  • My favorite track of the year was Sprawl II. Loved it so much. Good List Edgar!

  • My favorite track of the year was Sprawl II. Loved it so much. Good List Edgar!

  • Backdoor Chijad

    It makes me so mad I want to punch a baby that none of the songs from Scott Pilgrim were nominated for the Oscar’s Original Song!

    Dig the list though, I recommend ‘Yeasayer’ if you haven’t heard them already.

  • Sulu

    thats a pretty sick list edgar

  • csanchez

    holy crap you listen to surfer blood…
    awesome.

  • Anonymous

    I see someone likes him some Gorillaz, I take it you’ve heard “The Fall” by now?

    By the way, stop introducing me to new, awesome bands! Shaun started my love affair with Ash, now Scott Pilgrim gives me Metric, Anamanaguchi and Broken Social Scene., I heard the Janelle Monáe track Tightrope on your New Years Special on 6, and immediately had to get the record. Also, I’m now obsessed with Blood Red Shoes.

    My ears thank you, my wallet wants to kick your ass.

  • Anonymous

    I see someone likes him some Gorillaz, I take it you’ve heard “The Fall” by now?

    By the way, stop introducing me to new, awesome bands! Shaun started my love affair with Ash, now Scott Pilgrim gives me Metric, Anamanaguchi and Broken Social Scene., I heard the Janelle Monáe track Tightrope on your New Years Special on 6, and immediately had to get the record. Also, I’m now obsessed with Blood Red Shoes.

    My ears thank you, my wallet wants to kick your ass.

  • Anonymous

    Ah, so you did get Crystal Castles.
    Ashamed to say even though I bought it when it came out (winter of 2009?), still not listened to it all the way through.
    Nice to see The Monkees in there too.

  • Frederique

    I was searching for the Klaxons to make this a perfect list annnd I found it. You have a perfect (according to me) taste in music =D

  • Anonymous

    Eyy! There is actually some overlap between your iTunes and mine! OK, it’s mainly The Beatles but that’s a start 😉

    I do have Vampire Weekend, Tron Soundtrack and Scott Pilgrim Soundtrack too – but those are really my hubby’s more than mine.

    Oh and of course I love that Cee Lo song too 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Eyy! There is actually some overlap between your iTunes and mine! OK, it’s mainly The Beatles but that’s a start 😉

    I do have Vampire Weekend, Tron Soundtrack and Scott Pilgrim Soundtrack too – but those are really my hubby’s more than mine.

    Oh and of course I love that Cee Lo song too 🙂

  • The_Tried

    Love the list…. gonna check some of these i dont know, but the one’s i do i completely agree with….. man i sound like a fan.

  • Webhead93033

    i love the 8-bit version of threshold! its a genuis song.

  • I know nine (9) of these (I don’t get out much). I’m glad you listed NO REPLY; the music is excellent (quasi-classical dynamics in pop-rock, among other things) and the lyrics are genius. Let’s all make each other happy!

  • onlybob

    Awesome Work as always!.. from sudamerica..especially with the scott pilgrim soundtrack d(o.o)

  • AmberGrindstaff

    Ah awesome variety!!

    Thanks for sharing Edgar

  • I am over the moon that you did this. I am not lying when I say my current music taste has been formed as a result of these end-of-the-year music blogs you’ve been doing. Thank you, sir, I am eternally grateful!

    Warms my heart to see LCD Soundsystem on there. “Dance Yrself Clean” has the most intense drop. I lose my shit to it. My dream (albeit it’s an unrealistic one) is for you to direct an LCD music video. I’d probably lose my shit to that, too. Me gusta.

  • I am over the moon that you did this. I am not lying when I say my current music taste has been formed as a result of these end-of-the-year music blogs you’ve been doing. Thank you, sir, I am eternally grateful!

    Warms my heart to see LCD Soundsystem on there. “Dance Yrself Clean” has the most intense drop. I lose my shit to it. My dream (albeit it’s an unrealistic one) is for you to direct an LCD music video. I’d probably lose my shit to that, too. Me gusta.

  • I am over the moon that you did this. I am not lying when I say my current music taste has been formed as a result of these end-of-the-year music blogs you’ve been doing. Thank you, sir, I am eternally grateful!

    Warms my heart to see LCD Soundsystem on there. “Dance Yrself Clean” has the most intense drop. I lose my shit to it. My dream (albeit it’s an unrealistic one) is for you to direct an LCD music video. I’d probably lose my shit to that, too. Me gusta.

  • I am over the moon that you did this. I am not lying when I say my current music taste has been formed as a result of these end-of-the-year music blogs you’ve been doing. Thank you, sir, I am eternally grateful!

    Warms my heart to see LCD Soundsystem on there. “Dance Yrself Clean” has the most intense drop. I lose my shit to it. My dream (albeit it’s an unrealistic one) is for you to direct an LCD music video. I’d probably lose my shit to that, too. Me gusta.

  • I am over the moon that you did this. I am not lying when I say my current music taste has been formed as a result of these end-of-the-year music blogs you’ve been doing. Thank you, sir, I am eternally grateful!

    Warms my heart to see LCD Soundsystem on there. “Dance Yrself Clean” has the most intense drop. I lose my shit to it. My dream (albeit it’s an unrealistic one) is for you to direct an LCD music video. I’d probably lose my shit to that, too. Me gusta.

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised that Black Sheep is only at 14 plays on your list, because it’s at 31 on mine, but I suppose having to edit that scene over and over again leaves you wanting to listen to something a bit different when it comes to leisure time.

  • I’m loving the fact that the soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim creeps in there. Although, I’m sure that it wasn’t listed as part of the Scott Pilgrim OST when it was displayed in your iTunes. 😉

    And yeah, the Tron:Legacy Soundtrack just made my head spin. The whole movie was a geeks dream. Scott Pilgrim too. Geeks are taking over it seems.

    Edgar, would you ever consider a voice cameo in a fellow geeks movie?

  • gautsid

    Excellent taste, as expected.

    Just wanted to give you a hat tip/thanks because T-Rex – Teenage Dream was my 7th most played track of 2010 (76 playcounts). I’d never heard of the song before Scott Pilgrim; perfect placement in the movie.

  • gautsid

    Excellent taste, as expected.

    Just wanted to give you a hat tip/thanks because T-Rex – Teenage Dream was my 7th most played track of 2010 (76 playcounts). I’d never heard of the song before Scott Pilgrim; perfect placement in the movie.

  • kayce_m

    glitter freeze made my top 10, too! that and rhinestone eyes were my most-played of the album.

  • Wild Bill

    Happy New Year! Cool list. Black Sheep is my fave of the year.
    Now for something completely different. A not quite complete Trailer for John Carpenter’s “The Ward” has popped up…

  • Wild Bill

    Happy New Year! Cool list. Black Sheep is my fave of the year.
    Now for something completely different. A not quite complete Trailer for John Carpenter’s “The Ward” has popped up…

  • Wild Bill

    Happy New Year! Cool list. Black Sheep is my fave of the year.
    Now for something completely different. A not quite complete Trailer for John Carpenter’s “The Ward” has popped up…

  • erhector

    seems like someone rediscovered a passionate love for Gorillaz this year. that (Plastic Beach) and This is Happening, my personal favorites in 2010.

    good stuff.

  • Lore23

    Never thought I could love someone I’ve never met so much. You are a perfect person Edgar. By your choice of music, I can tell you live a happy life.

  • B-Fisch

    Gotta love “Land of 1000 Dances”! Do the watusi! (Was always partial to the Wilson Pickett version; his screams are legendary, but good music is good music.)

  • Tom

    Drunk Girls = best video of 2010?

  • Anonymous

    I see you liked Derezzed from Daft Punk. Get the whole TRON: Legacy album, it’s AWESOME.

    • I have it! These are not the only 100 tracks I listened to this year!

  • Legend_fish

    I’m so glad that Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles is representing so much. I love that album, and I’m always trying to show it to people! It’s pretty damn good.

  • hello

    <3

  • Great list! A real eclectic mix of different stuff (and it happens to look quite a bit like my own list!)

  • Glad to see Blood Red Shoes on there! I saw them when they came to SF earlier in the year…amazing show.