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Throw those fucked up kicks (Olivr’s Top 11 Songs of 2011)

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This year brings a bucketful of worthwhile hits totally putting me into a state where I have to – you know – do this list.. again. The method for coming up with this list is pretty simple: the roll is plainly based on the number of plays for each single in my playlist. So to say, let's count..


11. Science and Faith – The Script (28 plays)


I still remember the first time I heard this hit. It was a Saturday afternoon at UPLB Main Lib when I was looking for journals for my thesis. I downloaded it due to the dumb fact that it’s The Script. Expectedly, I played it for hours the moment I reached the dorm.  Repeatedly. Non-stop. And sure enough, it grew on me the same way ‘The man who can’t be moved’ stole my musical sensibilities for the next weeks that followed.

10. Tonight Tonight – Hot Chelle Rae (30 plays)


This tune never failed to cheer me up during those desperate times. This was my company during those rare occasions when I badly seek for a friend to lend a hand, those days when waking up each morning was such a chore – Sem Break 2011.

9. Ready to Go – Panic! At The Disco (31 plays)


Heard it first on the radio and eventually fell in love with it – love at first hear. But my most memorable recall about it was when I watched Isko’t Iska 2011 at D.L. Umali Hall. This was the background music of one of the play’s sponsor organization’s AVP. 

8. Linda Blair – Tanya Markova (35 plays)


A close friend always accuses me of being bias in disliking OPM hits. But that claim is not always the case. Tanya Markova is a clear exception, at least.

7. If I Die Young – The Band Perry (37 plays)


I deeply admire the manner the song was written. Pretty nice requiem. Just in case.


6. Glad You Came – The Wanted (37 plays)


I had hard time fighting to get the beat out of my head. Think of those hours this song erratically played on my mind while walking, eating, and even in taking exams. Depressing. But I do love its groovy treat.

5. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues – Paul McDonald (39 plays)


Paul McDonald was a phenomenon. American Idol 2011 wouldn’t be complete without him. And 'I guess that's why they call it the blues' is just too epic. Plus, I made a great deal of good memories out of this hit this year.

4. Animal – Neon Trees (44 plays)


As it turned out, this was really the best song off the album (which was pretty dense with good songs) which I also eventually fell in love with. The song’s just too contagious, it ruled my entire summer.

3. Rocketeer – Far East Movement (57 plays)


I proudly admit that this song is my absolute guilty pleasure for 2011.

2. Paradise – Coldplay (73 plays)


The best Coldplay hit next to ‘The Scientist’ to date. Talk about reality, and how painful it is. However, the song itself is a paradise to me.

1. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People (93 plays)


Houselizards, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, and all other creatures thriving at Room 4212 Vet Dorm UPLB are living witnesses of the obsession I had for this goddamn hit. Expect the song played at least once every time my PC’s turned on. I desperately fell in love with the tune despite the dark lyrics. Keep the Torches burning.
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Lumangoy sa alaala ko (Olivr's Top 10 Songs of 2010)

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Despite the horrendous traffic jam in the airwaves due to the massive get off of those filthy trashes as we face the new decade, a few valuable hits has found their way to surface and grace the radio with some good sound treat. So to say, here is the list of the top 10 singles for 2010, according to my ever reliable taste. Lol. I actually had hard time picking ten since a few more options were running in my head. I had to re-think and re-listen again and again on the songs to narrow down and come up with the rankings. So,

10. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man. This is the single I could pour my heart out while listening to. There are those times when we can’t find the courage to do something and we end up blaming ourselves for not trying. Sadly, I have a fair share at that.

9. Hale – Kalesa. ‘Kalesa’ is a feel-good tune for good people. This is basically, ‘Pitong Araw’ Part 2.

8. The Wanted – All Time Low. I’m not generally a sad person but my choice of music makes me think otherwise. This single is not sad itself, though. I just feel the need to give it an ear during those desperate times.

7. Tanya Markova – Disney. Talk about splendidly warped imagination packed in a creatively written single of slyly humorous genre. Tanya Markova is surely a group worth watching out for in the coming years.

6. Train – Hey Soul Sister. Modern classic. Catchy, tone-wise. When I first heard this on the radio, I felt sad for the dead. Literally, they missed a huge part of their party life. I mean, party, on another context, if you get it right. If you never ever liked this song (not even once, not even a bit), you might as well donate those pair of ears away. You don’t deserve them.

5. Taio Cruz – Dynamite. The most explosive thing that ever happened this year. Though, ‘Dynamite’ is essentially empty, both lyrically and musically. It’s not the usual deep single destined to be loved by deep diggers of deeply meaningful lyrics. For once, let’s not be deep, but settle for its catchy commercial appeal and its hugely infectious chorus.

4. Parokya ni Edgar – Pakiusap Lang (Lasingin Nyo Ako). Just the right dose of drama, if you wish.

3. Mike Posner – Please Don’t Go. Plainly relaxing. This offers a smooth, vulnerable Mike Posner vocal line bearing an incredible riff that would go on your head for weeks.

2. Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare. This single validates A7X’s music mastery. Rev must be proud at this.

1. Sugarfree – Hangover. This song will always remind of how I deeply fell in love with NU107. This will be wedged forever in my heart. There are certain things which are just too hard to forget and move from. 


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