Friday, 17 December 2010

List: Best 50 Songs of 2010 [21 - 30]

This top 50 list contains the 50 tracks from 50 different artists and like all lists they represent the music which I adore at this very moment in time.







21: Fia Rua - More Magic


I love the conviction with which Fia Rua sings this song with. It's a charming warm song which delivers a great chorus.


Fia Rua - More Magic by 2uibestow






22: BellaJane - Man Overboard


Ronan over at Swear I'm Not Paul prefers the track 'Marionette' from Bella Jane's debut EP 'No String Attached' but I love the Fiona Apple sounding 'Man Overboard'. The whole EP is wonderful and deserves your attention.


BellaJane - Man Overboard by 2uibestow






23: The Dead Flags - Anymore


When I began this list I had this track in the high 30s but it beat it's way to number 23 due to the rocking quality of this single. It's a perfect pop rock track with a killer video.








24: Fiach - Stop


Fiach finally released his debut album which I really enjoyed but failed to make Fiach the household name many people including me predicted. Stop is an attitude filled stomper of a track.


Fiach - Stop by 2uibestow






25: The Dirty 9s - Trouble


.... deep breath .... "There's no better live rock band in Ireland at this present moment than The Dirty 9s." .... they can quote me on that! Album closer 'Trouble' kicks off with a trumpet and builds up to an intense finish.









26: Maria Byrne - All You Need


I love the simplicity and vulnerability of this track. It has a simple message delivered effectively with delicate vocals and sweet harmonies.










27: A Band Called Wanda - Two by Two

Galways folk act 'A Band Called Wanda' released their debut EP this year and includes this fun and wacky folk song.

A Band Called Wanda - Two by Two by 2uibestow






28: The Ambience Affair - Parting Patterns


I first heard this song when I found out it was used in a CSI and couldn't spot listening to it for ages. It's the type of harmless noise which is difficult to describe as there's so much going on. I suppose it's the mood of the track which I admire most.








29: Owensie - Subtle Connections


Owensie is a superb guitarist and songwriter. He makes the kind of mesmerising music which is truly wonderful to listen to. 'Subtle Connections' is the stand-out track of his self released and difficult to find EP.

Owensie - Subtle Connections by 2uibestow






30: Simon Fagan - Damn Honey


'Damn Honey' is a great little song from Navan based Simon Fagan. It's the lead single of his fine debut 'Outside Looking In'.





31: Villagers - That Day
32: The Long Knives - Pheremones
33: Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn
34: Skibunny - Miles Iz Dead
35: Groom - This Golden Age
36: James Vincent McMorrow - From The Woods!!
37: Bobby Noonan - I Love The Sound Of Rain
38: Kate O'Callaghan - When I Get Low
39: The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco
40: El Hombre Jokes - Just Don't Get Along
41: Gavin Glass - Just Like Rome
42: Ollie Cole - Need You Strong
43: Scarecrow Disco - Your Parrot's Low On Batteries...
44: James Guilmartin - Untimely Tails
45: New Amusement - Gone to Sea
46: Eleanor McEvoy - Take You Home
47: Hal - Down in the Valley
48: Gavin Mulhall - Surrender to Reason
49. Vyvienne Long - Happy Thoughts
50: Awake Young Soldiers - Auburn
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