Top 50 Songs of 2009: 10-1

Posted by Jakub

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Here it is for those of you that have been following all week, the top 10 songs of 2009, Monday I will be releasing the Top 10 albums of 2009. Give your thoughts in the comment section on what you thought of these songs and what maybe its laking so 2010 can be all that you want it to be.

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10 – Toro Y Moi – Blessa
09 – Rustie – Bad Science
08 – Atlas Sound – Walkabout
07 – Junior Boys – Work
06 – Kings of Convenience – Mrs. Cold
05 – The Horrors – Whole New Way
04 – Bullion – Time For Us All To Love
03 – Fever Ray – Triangle Walks
02 – Washed Out – Feel It All Around
01 – The Drums – I Felt Stupid

This is part of a series of posts on the top 50 songs from 2009. Click here to view all posts in the series

25 Comments Leave A Comment


Will says:

December 18, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Hey Guys!

I’ve got “Walkabout” by Atlas Sound on my iPod, and the warm fuzzy sonic textures make it a treat to listen to. One song I haven’t seen on your lists yet is “Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear. That jaunty piano riff that starts the song out and the infectious drumming make this a great song in my opinion. And even though he hasn’t put out any records in a year or so, I would definitely vote for Christopher Willits, especially his latest record, “Surf Boundaries”. Great sounds and experiments. Anyway, great job – the lists have been amazing!


Salemid says:

December 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I have been really impressed overall with the Top 50 so far, but the number 1 song is dreadful. Great job otherwise.


REUBER1 says:

December 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm

That new Horrors track is extremely good. They have really evolved as a group, and for the better (I personally could not get into their first CD…way too meek). Primary Colours was excellent, can’t wait to get into their new work.


icajan says:

December 19, 2009 at 2:20 am

your top song is good for me!

I want to check this my favorite song and PV!yes



Alex / HeadUp says:

December 19, 2009 at 8:18 am

I too have Washed Out – Feel It All Around in my #1, with Bullion – Time For Us All To Love in a close second. Great list, thanks to Jakub and ISO50 Blog for introducing me to so much good new music! What a great year of new tunes.


joe says:

December 19, 2009 at 10:29 am

Love the bottom 49… #1 really was pretty hard for me to listen all the way through… Thanks for the list!


mg33 says:

December 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm

It’s been an interesting journey through your list, but that #1 song is awful. What were you thinking? I’d rather listen to the abysmal Vampire Weekend instead of this.


greg says:

December 20, 2009 at 9:32 am

Broadcast — “The Be Colony”

That’s MY song of the year. Then again, your tastes are only very occasionally in line with my own.


J.P. says:

December 20, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Agreed with the above comments about song #1, but overall loved the list. The top 10 definitely needs some Grizzly Bear and, yes, some Little Dragon would have been nice too.


Ted says:

December 21, 2009 at 12:05 am

Number one for this year would have to be
Jonathan Boulet – A Community Service Announcement (The Album Leaf Remix).
Was an epic top 50.


Chris Stevens says:

December 21, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Listening to The Horrors – Whole New Way and then listening to the Saint Eteinne – The Palace track that you have in the play list on the upper right and I notice a very similar melody between the two… anyone else notice this?


alex says:

December 22, 2009 at 10:09 am

the drums? really? I’m not sure why ripping off a genre that was terrible to begin with works 20 years later. at least the horrors are building on something.

rustie, fever ray, or grizzly bear could have taken #1 easily.


AndresM says:

December 22, 2009 at 5:05 pm

In defense of The Drums, Let’s Go Surfing was my #2 song of the year. aaand just for some context ;)
1. my girls/animal collective 2. letsgosurfing^ 3. walkabout/atlas sound 4.messy enough/the radio dept 5.rusty nails/moderat 6.happy house/the juan maclean 7.psychic chasms/neon indian 8.young adult friction/pains of being pure at heart 9.lover’s carving/bibio 10.claustrophobia/choir of young believers

All in all, LOVED your top 50 Jakub.
Now what about your top 10 movies!!?? post that shiz!
(here’s a free list to use:
making my top albums/songs and movies is always my favorite time of the year. everyone have awesome holidays!


Bryn says:

December 31, 2009 at 12:37 am

Hey Jakub, great top 50 list, I was wondering if you had plans to compile all top 50 into one ISO50 playlist? It would be pretty nice to just click play and hear em all in a row :)


sweetie says:

February 3, 2010 at 7:57 am

hi jakub,

could you link me please to the top 10 albums 2009 list? i can’t locate it on your blog.