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Favorite Songs Of 2011

Here are my 5 favorite songs that are NOT on my Top 25 album list (which will be posted tomorrow). It’s quite the eclectic mix, but I’ve absolutely loved them this year. And in most cases, I’m not a huge fan of the album in its entirety. I will say, The Black Keys album would probably be towards the top of my album list, but I haven’t heard the whole thing! Since it came out so recently, I’ve only heard a few songs…it’ll qualify for next year’s list.

The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”

Beyonce – “Countdown”

Katie Herzig – “Free My Mind”

Bell X1 – “Velcro”

The Belle Brigade – “Losers”

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Song Of The Day

Beyonce – “Countdown”

I simply cannot stop listening to this song and watching this brilliant video. When someone borrows artistic ideas from what’s already been done, there’s always an outcry. And with this video, Beyonce is doing that times ten. There’s everything from the very obvious Audrey Hepburn nod to the not so obvious borrowing of famous Belgian choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Here’s my two cents – If a contemporary artist has the ability to draw A LOT of attention to something that’s  otherwise overlooked, that’s a good thing for everyone. If not for this Beyonce video (and my sister’s email, thanks J!), I never would have been aware of Rosas Danst Rosas, a piece of choreograpy that really shaped the dance world in 1983. Check out this AMAZING piece below and see Beyonce’s video for “Countdown”…a song I cannot get enough of.


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