Best Songs of 2011

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale)

The best Alternative, hip-hop and pop songs of 2011.

 

Best Rock and Indie Songs

  1. Holocene – Bon Iver
  2. Midnight City – M83
  3. Machu Picchu – The Strokes
  4. The Look – Metronomy
  5. Lotus Flower – Radiohead
  6. Towers – Bon Iver
  7. Up With The Birds – Coldplay
  8. Rope – Foo Fighters
  9. Bloom – Radiohead
  10. Ritual Union – Little Dragon
  11. U.F.O. – Coldplay
  12. Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
  13. Video Games – Lanan Del Rey
  14. Little Black Submarines – The Black Keys
  15. Walk  – Foo Fighters
  16. Charlie Brown – Coldplay
  17. Helena Beats – Foster The People
  18. Tongue Tied – Grouplove
  19. Lonely Boy – The Back Keys
  20. My Body – Young The Giant
  21. Montezuma – Fleet Foxes
  22. Under Cover of Darkness – The Strokes
  23. Cruel  – St. Vincent
  24. Ice Cream – Battles
  25. These Days – Foo Fighters
  26. Gratisfaction – The Strokes
  27. Color On The Walls (Don’t Stop) – Foster The People
  28. Kaputt – Destroyer
  29. A Real Hero – College and Electric Youth
  30. Taken For a Fool – The Strokes
  31. Cough Syrup – Young The Giant
  32. Monarchy of Roses – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  33. Gold On The Ceiling – The Black Keys
  34. Houdini – Foster the People
  35. Staircase – Radiohead
  36. Monday Morning – Death Cab for Cutie
  37. Isadore – Incubus
  38. Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes
  39. Separator – Radiohead
  40. St. Peter’s Cathedral – Death Cab For Cutie
  41. You Are A Tourist – Death Cab for Cutie
  42. Adolescents – Incubus

 

Best Hip-Hop and R&B Songs

  1. I’m On One – DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross, Little Wayne
  2. The End Of The World – Lupe Fiasco
  3. Yonkers – Tyler, The Creator
  4. Lord Knows – Drake featuring Rick Ross
  5. Niggas in Paris – Kanye West and Jay-Z
  6. Gotta Have It – Kanye West and Jay–Z
  7. HiiPower – Kendrick Lamar
  8. Underground Kings – Drake
  9. Letting Go – Lupe Fiasco featuring Sarah Green (4/5)
  10. Joaquin Phoenix – Lupe Fiasco
  11. Look At Me Now – Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
  12. Black & Yellow – Wiz Khalifa
  13. She – Tyler, The Creator featuring Frank Ocean
  14. The Spiteful Chant – Kendrick Lamar featuring Schoolboy Q
  15. Words I Never Said – Lupe Fiasco featuring Skylar Grey
  16. Lightworks – Lupe Fiasco
  17. SNDCLSH In Vegas – Lupe Fiasco
  18. The Race – Wiz Khalifa
  19. Dollar and a Dream III – J. Cole
  20. No Church In The Wild – Kanye West and Jay-Z
  21. We’ll Be Fine – Drake featuring Birdman
  22. When The Smoke Clears – Cyhi Da Prynce
  23. Novacane – Frank Ocean
  24. Bonfire – Childish Gambino
  25. Hol’ Up – Kendrick Lamar
  26. Lotus Flower Bomb – Wale featuring Miguel
  27. Over My Dead Body – Drake featuring Chantal Kreviazuk
  28. Ghetto Dreams – Common featuring NaS
  29. Ambition – Wale featuring Meek Mill and Rick Ross
  30. You See Me – Childish Gambino
  31. Nasty – Nas
  32. Wassup – A$AP Rocky
  33. 6 Foot 7 Foot – Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz
  34. Fast Lane – Bad Meets Evil
  35. John (If I Die Today) – Lil Wayne featuring Rick Ross

 

Best Pop Songs

  1. Midnight City – M83
  2. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
  3. Rolling In The Deep – Adele
  4. Safe And Sound – Capital Cities
  5. Video Games – Lana Del Rey
  6. Tongue Tied – Grouplove
  7. Wildfire – SBTRKT
  8. Someone Like You – Adele
  9. Motivation – Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne
  10. Bizness – tUnE-yArDs
  11. Cinema – Skrillex by Benny Benassi
  12. The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
  13. Till The World Ends – Britney Spears
  14. My Last – Big Sean featuring Chris Brown
  15. Paradise – Coldplay
  16. Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
  17. Give Your Heart A Break – Demi Lovato
  18. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
  19. Born This Way – Lady Gaga
  20. Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO
  21. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
  22. Drank In My Cup – Kirko Bangz

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