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!

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