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My (Apparent) Top 10 Tracks of 2010

Taken, in ascending order, from my iTunes play counts, limited to tracks I picked up in 2010.  This means things I picked up early in the year have weight over more recent tracks (the only late addition to really make it in comes from the Roots).  And the whole thing is a bit tilted toward things I enjoy while running, it seems, and excludes lots of older music that was still in heavy rotation.  But enough with that, here’s the music:

10. DJ Fox’s Club Can’t Use Somebody (An *excellent* running track.)

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9. Metrics’ Combat Baby (2003 release, but just introduced to me this year)

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8. The Hood Internet’s Ignition (Which, despite my deep dislike for all things R. Kelly, is another favorite track for running.)

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7. DJs from Mars’ California Jump (A Katy Perry/Van Halen mashup.)

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6. Dan Black’s Get into Cloudbusting (Perhaps my second favorite track of the year, subjectively)

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5. DJs from Mars’ Teenage Gay (Katy Perry & OMD mashup)

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4. The Pixies’ Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Remix) (You need real speakers for most music, but especially for this)

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3. The Roots’ How I Got Over (If I can’t convince you to buy the album, at least get this track.)

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2.  DJs from Mars absolute masterpiece of a mashup – Love the Way You Lie in Paradise City (mixing – not just in audio – Eminem/Rihanna & Guns ‘n Roses)

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1. DJ Clive$ter’s Heartbreaking Maps (Mashup of Metronomy & the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s (also my subjective top pick of the year). Video not related.)

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Map of Slavery in the United States


Music to Start a Year By


  1. Peej

    You posted California Jump for the DJ Clive$ter one…

  2. MB

    Fixed. Holy jeebus am I slow sometimes. Everyone? Click on the #1 track video now. Turn the video off. Enjoy the music.

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