Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Top Tunes for Tuesday

Kelly's Top 9 of '09
9. "Single Ladies" by Beyonce
8. "Jars" by Chevelle
7. "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga
6. "I Will Not Bow" by Breaking Benjamin
5. "Uprising" by Muse
4. "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
3. "Lifeline" by Papa Roach
2. "Eyesore" by Janus
1. "Black Heart Inertia" by Incubus

Chicks ruled the music scene in 2009. Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce (and let's not forget Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Rihanna, and Katy Perry) all dominated the airwaves this year. Even this rocker had to download many of their pop songs this year, and two made my top 9 of '09 list.
Other 2009 music trivia:
*"Boom Boom Pow" by Black Eyed Peas was the most downloaded song on Itunes in 2009.
* The best selling album of 2009 was Fearless by Taylor Swift.
*The Grammy's will air on January 31. Yes, I will be watching (even though there is not enough rock 'n roll on it, I still love music). See this year's Grammy nominees. I'm hoping Kings of Leon will win the rock category. My son can't decide whether he wants Lamb of God, Slayer, or Megadeth to win the Metal category. Speaking of my son, look what he got from his grandma for Christmas! This bad boy is a Schecter Hellraiser! (Thankfully my son is not...)

What was your favorite song of 2009?

Today's Tune for Tuesday is my number two song of 2009 (my number one song has already been a Tune for Tuesday). I've played this song repeatedly the last three weeks. I am hoping to see this band with Chevelle in February. Both Chevelle and Janus are bands from the Chicago area. In fact, when I first heard this song, I thought it was by Chevelle. They have a similar sound. And of course they both ROCK!

And for you pop lovers out there, here's "Single Ladies" by Beyonce. How can you not dance to this song? And how many of you have tried out these moves while hearing this song? (Of course, I have! Numerous times! You know you have, too! ;)


Kim Kasch said...

You are so up on music - I'm usually just listening to my kids play the guitar, the drums, the piano or the violin. Not much time for anything else.

Sharon Mayhew said...

Wow,you know your stuff! I love Taylor Swift, but one of my favorite songs this year is ROOTS by Flo Rida. It is about accepting all the stuff that happened to you. All that stuff made you into who you are today.

Bish Denham said...

I admit it, I'm ignorant of what's popular in the way of music.

Keri Mikulski said...

Great music this year!

I'm really into Lady Gaga right now and Jay-Z. Great stuff. :)

Heather Kelly said...

Kelly--when I clicked on Single Ladies, Cowgirl (4 yrs old) rushed into the room--"Can you turn it up, mom?"

And the dancing commenced.

Anita said...

Two things:

1. I wish people would stop using Husband's back photo on their blog posts.
2. I was watching TV with the kids on New Year's Eve and the B.E.Peas came on. Boy said, "That's the Boom Boom Pow lady." We all just stared at Boy.

Rena said...

Great post, Kelly. I'd have to say "All of the Dreamers" by Powderfinger is my favorite song for 2009. I really love that band.

And LOL @ Anita and her husband's back comment!

Solvang Sherrie said...

That is a sweet guitar! I'll bet your son is stoked!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I didn't know any of that stuff. Wow, I'm getting old I think. My favorite song of 2009 was "Your Hands" by JJ Heller.

Kelly said...

Kim- It is so much fun listening to my son play guitar. For some reason, I am obsesssed with music though!
Sharon- I'll have to check out that song!
Bish- The best music is the kind you listen to and like the best :)
Keri- Lady Gaga had a huge year!
Heather- Yay! Go Cowgirl!!

Kelly said...

Anita- I think Boy may have a Fergie crush ;) And your hubby's tats are hot. :)
Rena- I have listened to them on occasion due to your interest. Pretty good!
Sherrie- He's so excited!! He can't wait to take it to guitar lessons and show his instructor.
Shannon- You're never too old to love music. My mom goes to concerts with me! :)

Wendy (aka quillfeather). said...

I love Lady Gaga and Pink. Oh, and Susan Bolye! She's an inspiration :)

Rhonda said...

I got all her moves...oh yeah!!!

Rhonda said...

I have all these moves...oh yeah

Tina Lee said...

My kids discovered Cyndi Lauper this year, which has me rediscovering her. That has been most fun.

Beyonce has been what they play at yoga. I do like her.

At home, I listen to The National station on Pandora.

Anonymous said...

Via my kids (11, 11 and 8):

How do you get Lady Gaga's attention?

Poke her face. (Get it?)

And if that doesn't work, just dance. (Get it?)

If that still doesn't work, she must be starstruck. (Get it?)

Yes, they really do say "Get it?" every time!

Loree Griffin Burns
(via the Comment Challenge!)

Kelly said...

Wendy-Susan Boyle had quite the year, too!
Rhonda- Shake it, girl!
Tina- Miley Cyrus does a cover of "Girls Just Wanna", I need to show my daughter the REAL tune!
LG- Too funny! My son told me the Pokerface joke, but not the rest. I'll be relaying the rest of the joke tomorrow to him!

Anonymous said...

I love Bad Romance by Lady GaGa, and Wild Horses by Susan Boyle brings on a huge lump in the throat.

MotherReader said...

I am so old. The only song of your top nine that I recognized by title was Single Ladies. But hey, at least I love that one.

Kate T said...

From your list I would pick "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon- they were one of my favorite new bands on 2009.

I do have a least favorite song though, it's that TiK ToK song by Ke$ha. I appreciate a good dance song like the next girl but I have yet to see why this has topped the iTunes charts for MONTHS. Ugh.

Shelli said...

climb by miley cyrus