Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s to hoping all of you guys have an amazing year ahead filled with love, joy success and of course, music. Now while there are so many wonderful things to look forward to as we move into 2012, we must not forget the fun times that 2011 brought along with it. I for one had my final board exams among other joyous occasions this year, so it was quite the party really. Even though I was stuck at home studying most of this year, I did love the music 2011 brought us. This past year also gave us many reasons to celebrate. Beyonce Knowle’s pregnancy and Lady Gaga visiting India were two of the biggest events of the year, along with the return of Coldplay and the incredible success of Adele’s album 21.
There were some songs that really blew the roof this year, and while I can’t list all of them, I have picked 11 songs that were the very definition of success. So here we go, my top 11 songs of 2011!
This song made a major impression on me when Bruno Mars performed it live on X-Factor this year. The intensity and beauty of the graphics on the stage and the beat of the song combined left a lasting impression on my mind.
Catchy and bright with a message, Jessie J’s debut track ‘Price Tag’ always brings a smile to my face.
If this song can’t get you moving and grooving, nothing will. Adam Levine outdoes himself vocally and looks fabulous in the music video. The addition of Christina Aguilera just gives the song that extra oomph it needs.
This song reminds me of Bill Kaulitz, and you all know my love for that man. The lyrics describe exactly how I view him; ‘Every move is magic’? HELL YES!
I have a deep emotional connection with this song, and I don’t know whether it has something to do with the video or Del Ray’s hauntingly beautiful voice. One thing is for sure, someday she will be huge.
One of the most popular songs this year and a personal favorite, ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ is Indie rock at it’s best. It’s best to listen to it with a group of friends while just hanging out and having a good time.
This song was on constant replay during exam months, and kept my spirits up. It’s light-hearted and full of fun.
This song had the entire world jamming this year, and I remember dancing a hundred times to it this year with my friends. All of us know the lyrics, the dance moves and can go on for hours to its beat.
If any artist can deliver time and time again it is Coldplay, and ‘Paradise’ is one of those songs that just bring a smile to your face.
Lady Gaga’s album Born This Way is very special to me on a personal level because the entire album makes a statement about freedom of all kinds, and standing together as one world and one family. My favorite track from the album is ‘Judas’ because I love her interpretation of the Biblical legend, as well as the vocal skill she has displayed on the song. The video is also one of my favorite Gaga video’s so far.
Adele has broken all the records in music this year. Her album 21 is one of the most successful albums of all time, with ‘Someone Like You’ having stayed on top of the charts for five weeks. This song speaks of coming to terms with a broken relationship and moving on with your life, no matter how hard it can be. The song is simple and beautiful and Adele’s vocals are absolutely divine, connecting with thousands of souls across the globe including mine.
So there you have it guys, my top 11 tracks of 2011. I would love to know YOUR favorites of 2011, so please go ahead and comment, telling me which songs you loved most in the past year! :)
Now there are a couple of things I am looking forward to in 2012. There are three albums that are set to release this year that have me so excited I can’t even begin to describe how I feel!
1. My favorite band Tokio Hotel are set to release their first album in 3 years. Now obviously I am jumping with joy, but it remains to be seen if the new record (still to be titled) will be able to match up to if not surpass their 2009 album Humanoid’s success.
2. Another artist I absolutely adore is Adam Lambert, and after I heard he is ready to release his new record Trespassing this year, it was enough to make me want to do cartwheels around the house. I hope to see more of his fabulous vocal skills on this album and a few dazzling new music videos.
3. I am also looking forward to the release of Robbie Williams’ new album after his disastrous last solo album Rudebox. Hopefully he is done with chasing UFOs and his vocal talent will shine through this time.
So let me know you guys: What songs/albums/artists are YOU looking forward to in 2012? Do comment and tell me all about it! Here’s to a brand new year, filled with music and love! Have a rocking 2012!