HelloGiggles' Best of 2011 Playlist!

I’m one of those people that always feels out of touch with the “pulse” of pop music because I rarely listen to the radio. Who has time – not to mention the patience – to tune in? Sure, I’ll pop on Radio 1 on occasion if an artist I like is scheduled to be on the Live Lounge or something, but generally I rely on my internet prowess to keep me up to date on what’s happening in the world of song. This means, of course, that I often miss out on big releases until well after the fact. However, somehow that didn’t happen this year and I managed to stay on top of mostly all of what I consider to be the best releases.

So I’ve compiled a Spotify playlist containing 27 of the HelloGiggles team’s favourite tracks from this year – this is not a complete list by any means (your time is limited, I figure) but hits all the major tracks.

HelloGiggles Best of 2011

  1. Florence + the Machine – ‘Shake It Out’
  2. Drake feat. Rihanna – ‘Take Care’
  3. Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
  4. Jessie J – ‘Domino’
  5. Katy Perry – ‘Last Friday Night’
  6. Beyoncé – ‘Countdown’
  7. Lady GaGa – ‘Born This Way’
  8. Jay-Z & Kanye West – ‘Otis’
  9. Coldplay – ‘Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall’
  10. Bon Iver – ‘Holocene’
  11. Noah and the Whale – ‘L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.’
  12. Fleet Foxes – ‘Montezuma’
  13. Little Dragon – ‘Ritual Union’
  14. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – ‘We Found Love’
  15. M83 – ‘Midnight City’
  16. Childish Gambino – ‘Heartbeat’
  17. St. Vincent – ‘Cruel’
  18. Wye Oak – ‘Holy Holy’
  19. Frank Ocean – ‘Novacane’
  20. Lykke Li – ‘I Follow Rivers’
  21. Kelly Clarkson – ‘Mr Know It All’
  22. Destroyer – ‘Chinatown’
  23. Feist – ‘Caught a Long Wind’
  24. Wild Beasts – ‘Loop the Loop’
  25. Friendly Fires – ‘Running Away’
  26. The Civil Wars – ‘Poison & Wine’
  27. Jamie Woon – ‘Shoulda’

Did we get it right? Did we miss anything? What was your favourite track of the year? Let us know in the comments below and give it a listen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1310361048 Penelope Dawn

    Gasp! This is great! Not because I think it’s comprehensive, I’ve never heard most of these songs. But now I get to learn them! Yay. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/katrinambarnett Katrina Barnett

    Niiice. Especially awesome to see The Fleet Foxes on there, how I love them! And Chinatown! Such a random song, glad to see it on here, too. It didn’t really stand out to me, but I listened to it ALOT…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510947952 Amanda Martignetti

    I love that you have Childish Gambino on here! Good song! Donald Glover is AWESOME!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashley.lynn.cook Ashley Lynn Cook

    Where’s LMFAO “Sexy and I Know It”?! It’s so awesome my husband dances to it! (And he hates top 40 pop music usually). Loving the Adele, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga songs on here!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8629708 Anna Ficken

    this is such a lovely list! thanks! I can’t use spotify because I live in Chile, but I’ve saved the entire list in a youtube video playlist. Here´s the link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBD182A2332A8C493

    Happy listening and thanks Jennifer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=43600617 Liz Jacobus

    Thank You!!! This will keep me happy while at work on Monday while everyone else is kickin it in their PJs on the day off…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=72611568 Randi Bergsma

    “Shake It Out” is #1 on my list as well!!!!!!


  • http://www.facebook.com/jmtadena John Mark Valenzuela Tadena

    Where’s the country?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tianalyn Tatiana Daugherty

    The only band lacking is Foster the People. I cannot praise their album Torches enough…I can listen to it from start to finish without skipping a single song, and that’s really rare for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zelina Zelina Garza

    great playlist! You need some mumford and sons and Bon Iver there too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000436192682 Caitlyn Lechuga

    I LOVE that you included The Civil Wars. One of my favorites

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1278630040 Alison Manthei

    #11. YESSS – Love!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=760214431 Sarah Armstrong

    Ah, Friendly Fires :) Ed’s dancing alone in that video merits it being an awesome tune.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739969623 Martha Macias

    Wild Beasts!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000775013538 Natasya Wulandari Vanwyngarden

    Florence + the Machine and Friendly Fires XD

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