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Sunday, December 18, 2011

EQ's Top 100 Singles Of 2011 - Top Picks featuring Bright Light Bright Light, Nina, The Young Professionals, Adrian Lux ft. The Good Natured, Beth Ditto, Adam Tyler, Darren Hayes, Frankmusik, Johnny Lazer and Sirpaul


by Raj Rudolph

Well if you thought 2011 was a bad year for pop music, well you might want to reconsider that notion and take a look at our Top 100 List of pop and electronic singles for 2011.  It's sure to be much different than any other singles chart you'll see at this year end.

We love this time of year over at EQ, it gives us time to reflect on the musical sound-scape that has sound-tracked life this year and gives us an opportunity to be thankful for all the artists that have put out amazing new pop music over the last twelve months.

The EQ Top 100 Singles chart is a celebration of what's different, cool and cutting-edge in electronic pop, not what sells the most, gets the most radio airplay or is funded and manipulated into chart positions by the big machine.  Nope - it's simply a list of songs that are equally brilliant and some you may not have heard before.

Congratulations to Bright Light Bright Light whose single "Disco Moment" truly deserved being a favorite single of the year and in our opinion, deserved to be a number one global smash.  Nina's haunting "Take Me Away" also proved to be one of those audio nuggets that lodged itself into our psyche and brought us hours of audio pleasure.  Surprsingly one of the singles that really captivated our ears this year was "Going Down In La-La Land" by Sirpaul whilst the gritty dirty electro of Johnny Lazer's "Bad Boyfriend" sent us into a complete tizzy every time it invaded our iPod.

So without any further hesitation, check out our Top 100 pop and electronic single picks of 2011 after the jump - where did your favorite EQ song rank?

  1. Disco Moment :  Bright Light Bright Light
  2. Take Me Away:  Nina
  3. D.I.S.C.O:  The Young Professionals
  4. Alive:  Adrian Lux ft. The Good Natured
  5. I Wrote The Book:  Beth Ditto
  6. I Won’t Let You Go:  Adam Tyler
  7. Talk Talk Talk:  Darren Hayes
  8. Do It In The AM:  Frankmusik
  9. Bad Boyfriend:  Johnny Lazer
  10. Going Down In La La Land:  Sirpaul

  11. Hello:  Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette
  12. Stay In Touch:  Garcon Garcon
  13. The Edge Of Glory:  Lady Gaga
  14. Mr. General:  Archeo
  15. Killed By A Cop:  Eric Saade
  16. We Don’t Miss A Beat:  Van Go Lion
  17. Call Your Girlfriend:  Robyn
  18. Glad You Came:  The Wanted
  19. Operator:  DJ Dan & Uberzone ft. Blake Lewis
  20. Marry The Night:  Lady Gaga

  21. You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful:  One Direction
  22. No ID:  Frankmusik ft. Colette Carr
  23. In The Dark:  Dev
  24. Cool And The Gang:  Cereal Killers
  25. Gay Best Friend:  Heven
  26. Shoot The Bullet:  Queen Of Hearts
  27. 20 Seconds:  The Young Professionals
  28. (We Do It) Primo:  Colette Carr
  29. Hungry For The Power:  Azari & III
  30. Nova:  The Sound Of Arrows

  31. Papi – Jennifer Lopez
  32. Birdsong:  Saint Saviour
  33. Electric Touch:  Sergey Lazarev
  34. Born This Way:  Lady Gaga
  35. Popular:  Eric Saade
  36. Toes:  Lights
  37. Flesh:  Simon Curtis
  38. Party Rock Anthem:  LMFAO
  39. Sun Of A Gun:  Oh Land
  40. Finish Line:  Yasmin

  41. Stay Away:  Charli XCX
  42. Come Around:  Tim & Jean
  43. Valentine:  Jessie & The Toy Boys
  44. Get Over You:  Neon Hitch
  45. Free:  Natalia Kills
  46. Till The World Ends:  Britney Spears
  47. Hands Down:  Angelo
  48. Black Out The Sun:  Darren Hayes
  49. Gutter:  Medina
  50. Hotter Than Fire:  Eric Saade ft. Dev

  51. New High:  Johnny Lazer
  52. Judas:  Lady Gaga
  53. Jealousy:  Will Young
  54. The Fear Of Charlie Sunrise:  Baby Monster
  55. Lost In Love:  Max Birskih
  56. Enemy:  Simon Curtis
  57. This Aint No Hymn:  Saint Saviour
  58. Made Of Pop:  Eric Saade
  59. Unlove Pill:  Ro Danishei
  60. You And I:  Lady Gaga

  61. Soul Electric:  Raff
  62. ICU:  Nick Hagelin
  63. I’m Still Hot:  Luciana ft. Betty White
  64. She Makes Me Wanna:  JLS ft. Dev
  65. Hearts In The Air:  Eric Saade ft. J-Son
  66. Tomato:  Autobahn Voyage
  67. Fireworks:  Wolfram ft. Hercules & Love Affair
  68. Don’t Know Why:  Soundgirl
  69. Follow Me Home:  Killabite
  70. Asthma Attack:  Cocknbullkid

  71. Just In Love:  Joe Jonas
  72. Stupid:  Databoy
  73. You Know You Like It:  Aluna George
  74. Drunk Txt:  Ro Danishei
  75. Wolves:  The Good Natured
  76. Waiting For The Explosion:  Wolfette
  77. Homosapien:  Mathew Duffy
  78. When I Start To Break It All Down:  Erasure
  79. Starlight:  Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  80. Dirty Dancer:  Oh My!

  81. Nights Like This:  Icona Pop
  82. Love U More:  Sunday Girl
  83. Psycho:   Killian Wells
  84. My House:  Hercules And Love Affair
  85. I’m Into You:  Jennifer Lopez
  86. Hold On To Your Misery:  Cocknbullkid
  87. Suck My Kiss:  Ultraviolet Sound
  88. Don’t Stop:  Tim & Jean
  89. Wolf & I:  Oh Land
  90. Changed The Way You Kissed Me:  Example

  91. How To Be A Man:  Markus Riva
  92. Stars Above You:  Locnville
  93. Boy:  Adrian Lux ft. Rebecca & Fiona
  94. Sex Indigo:  Diana Diez & Kostas Martakis
  95. In The House:  Goldfish & Blink ft. Altimet and Ze!
  96. Swagger Jagger:  Cher Lloyd
  97. Werk:  Cherie Lily
  98. Love:  Kazaky
  99. Goodbye, Goodnight:  Her Majesty & The Wolves
  100. Haircut:  Ze!


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nice list! lots for me to discover.

in this list though I am really missing the beauty of Electric Lady Lab, a Danish duo that made the best album of 2011, full of beautiful stuff. The cd is called Flash and is heavily recommended. greetings from the Netherlands

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