Two weeks ago, I presented my Top 25 Albums of 2011. Now…it’s time for the Top 50 Singles of 2011!
If the album list was tough, this was one step short of impossible, Shontelle style. Between rock-solid offerings from my favorite pop princesses, to stunning debut tracks from some of MuuMuse’s Most Anticipated artists, to throbbing dance floor bangers from DJs and producers worldwide–there was simply too much to love in 2011!
As a result, the list took a while. I didn’t sleep. I didn’t eat. I haven’t bathed. I’m literally a disgusting music-minded mess right now.
BUT NOW IT IS COMPLETE!
This is a list of 50 of my favorite offerings of the year (plus one honorable mention which was never actually released as a single.) Since I am giving like the Baby Jesus, I’ve created a full playlist of all my Top 50 tracks on Spotify. You are welcome in advance.
So without further ado, check out the full list below. Remember: If you have a problem with the final ranking, please…don’t hold it against me!
“Titanium (feat. Sia)”: The best song off of David Guetta‘s 2011 record Nothing But The Beat by a long shot–and now, an official single.
The video for the powerhouse uptempo follows a young boy (Ryan Lee, who fittingly starred in Super 8) as he runs from the law E.T. style because he’s hiding something a little–supernatural. It’s one of those videos that starts with a bang and, err, well…no spoilers up in here, but stay tuned up until the very end!
Although it’s disappointing that the Aussie alt-diva herself wasn’t featured, the clip still tells a great mini-story that works well with the song.
And while it’s still unclear whether or not “Titanium” will be making its way stateside (it would truly be the ultimate pop injustice if not!) the song’s already been serviced to much of Europe, charting within the Top 10 of dozens of countries already. Let’s make this one explode all around the world!
“Titanium (feat. Sia)” was released in December. (iTunes)
WHERE THEM MUUSERS AT?
Last week, superstar DJ David Guetta released his fifth studio album Nothing But The Beat, which rocketed to #5 on this week’s Billboard 200 albums chart–his first ever Top 10 Billboard debut.
Just as with his last studio album, One Love, Guetta’s latest release features collaborations from some of music’s hottest hit-makers, including “Where Them Girls At? (feat. Flo-Rida & Nicki Minaj),” “Sweat (feat. Snoop Dogg),” “Night Of Your Life (feat. Jennifer Hudson)” and of course “Titanium,” the explosive Sia-penned dance floor annihilator that became an instant favorite of the year here at MuuMuse.
Nothing But The Beat is the perfect companion to a killer night out, complete with celebratory dance floor anthems, filthy-mouthed throb fests, and of course, incredibly bangin’ beats. It’s simply a must!
To celebrate the album’s release, MuuMuse is proud to be giving away 3 copies of David Guetta’s new record, Nothing But The Beat.
I want to dance to NOTHING BUT THE BEAT with @MuuMuse!
Three winners will be randomly selected and notified on Wednesday, September 14. Good luck!
Sky Ferreira will release her debut EP, AS IF! this week, and it’s like, so…whatever.
Actually, that’s a flat out lie: It’s incredible.
BeyoncÃ© will be featured on the cover of March 2011 issue of French fashion magazine, L’Officiel.
The magazine, which is currently celebrating it’s 90th anniversary of publication, just uploaded a behind-the-scenes clip of the shoot featuring the leggy legend in African-inspired haute couture.
The photo shoot is likely the first of many promotional appearances to come before the follow-up to 2008′s I Am…Sasha Fierce, which is reportedly nearly complete.
In an interview with MTV Australia last week, Sia revealed that she’d just submitted a track for consideration on the record, although the album is already almost done: “Well, thereâ€™s only one song left for this album, so I probably wonâ€™t get on this album, but hopefully the next one. Thatâ€™s my dream, thatâ€™s my goal.”
Sia is just one of the many writers and producers tapped to work on the next record, including indie noise-rock group Sleigh Bells, Ne-Yo, Jim Jonsin and Diplo. As Sleigh Bells guitarist Derek Miller told NME: “BeyoncÃ© works with whoever she wants to work with, probably 30 or 40 producers.” As of right now, none of the producers are officially attached to the project.
But with the recently confirmed headlining set at the Glastonbury Festival in June (the first female headliner in the festival’s history–about time!), it’s a near guarantee that we’ll be hearing something new from Miss Beysus very shortly.
BEST YEAR OF POP EVARRRR.
BEST YEAR OF POP EVARRRR.