Top 107 Songs of 2011 Countdown

From #107 to #1! Here’s WPGU’s top songs of 2011!

#107 “Take For a Fool” – The Strokes - Angles

#106 ”American Slang” – The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang

#105 “Polish Girl” - Neon Indian - Era Extrana

WPGU Presents: Elsinore, Kreayshawn & Neon Indian (Oct. 2011, Dana Taylor)

 

#104 “Post Break-Up Sex” – The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?

#103 “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” – Panic at the Disco - Vices & Virtues

#102 “White Knuckles” – OK Go - Of the Blue Colour of the Sky

#101 “Cyanide” – Bad Religion - The Dissent of Man

#100 “Second Chance” – Peter, Bjorn and John - Gimme Some

#99 “The Fixer” – Pearl Jam - Backspacer

#98 “Memories” – Weezer - Hurley

#97 “Calamity Song” – The Decemberists - The King Is Dead

#96 “The Chills” – Blue October - Any Man In America

#95 “Blood Pressure” – Mutemath - Odd Soul

#94 “Closer to the Edge” – 30 Seconds to Mars - This Is War

#93 “Everybody Talks” – Neon Trees - Picture Show

#92 “Underground” – Jane’s Addiction - The Great Escape Artist

#91 “Stay Young, Go Dancing” – Death Cab For Cutie - Codes & Keys

#90 “A Heavy Abacus” – The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar

#89 “We Are Young” - fun. feat. Janelle Monáe - Some Nights 

#88 “Ghost Inside” – Broken Bells -  s/t

#87 “Satellite” – Rise Against - Endgame

#86 “Tongue Tied” – Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song

#85 “Around My Head” – Cage the Elephant - Thank You, Happy Birthday 

#84 “Take It or Leave It” – Sublime with Rome - Yours Truly

#83 “21 Guns” – Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown

#82 “After Dark” - Withershins

#81 “Louder Than Ever” – Cold War Kids - Mine Is Yours

#80 “Monarchy of Roses” – Red Hot Chili Peppers - I’m With You

#79 “Pyro” – Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown 

#78 “Ready to Start” – Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

#77 “Sing” – My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

#76 “Busy Bein’ Born” – Middle Class Rut - No Name No Color

#75 “Coffee And Cigarettes” – Jimmy Eat World - Invented

#74 “Springfield” - Santah

#73 “Mustache Man (Wasted)” – Cake - Showroom of Compassion 

#72 “You’ve Got the Love” – Florence + the Machine - Lungs

#71 “Radioactive” – Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

#70 “Lost in My Mind” – The Head and the Heart - s/t

#69 “Not In Love” – Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith - s/t 

#68 “Uprising” – Muse - The Resistance

#67 “Impossible” – Anberlin - Dark is the Way, Light is a Place

#66 “If I Had A Gun…” – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - s/t

#65 “My Best Theory” – Jimmy Eat World - Invented

#64 “Moneygrabber” – Fitz & the Tantrums - Pickin’ Up the Pieces

#63 “1983″ – Neon Trees - Habits

#62 “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)” – Foster the People - Torches

#61 “Monster” – Paramore

#60 “Not Your Fault” – AWOLNATION - Megalithic Symphony 

#59 “New Low” – Middle Class Rut - No Name No Color

#58 “All I Ever Wanted” – The Airborne Toxic Event - All At Once

#57 “Two Against One” – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi feat. Jack White - Rome

#56 “Make Some Noise” – Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2

#55 “Holdin’ on to Black Metal” – My Morning Jacket - Circuital

#54 “Blackbirds” - New Ruins - This Life is Not Ours to Keep 

#53 “Get It Daddy” – Sleeper Agent - Celabrasion

#52 “Sunset in July” – 311 - Universal Pulse

#51 “We Used to Wait” – Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

#50 “These Days” – Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

#49 “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I Moved Your Chair” – Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See

#48 “Roll Away Your Stone” – Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

#47 “Promises, Promises” – Incubus - If Not Now, When? 

#46 “Under Cover of Darkness” – The Strokes - Angles

#45 “Life Inside An Elephant” – Elsinore - Life Inside An Elephant [EP]

#44 “Will Do” – TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light 

#43 “Long Time” – Cake - Showroom of Compassion 

#42 “Aberdeen” – Cage the Elephant - Thank You, Happy Birthday

#41 “Paradise” – Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

#40 “Shake It Out” – Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials

#39 “After Midnight” – Blink-182 - Neighborhoods 

#38 “Junk of the Heart” - The Kooks - Junk of the Heart

#37 “Lotus Flower” – Radiohead - The King of Limbs

#36 “Face to the Floor” – Chevelle - Hats Off to the Bull 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1EYcAUTXaU&ob=av2e

#35 “Midnight Snakes” – The Dirty Feathers

#34 “Helena Beat” – Foster the People - Torches

#33 “Lonely Boy” – The Black Keys - El Camino

#32 “Dark Horses” – Switchfoot - Vice Vereses

#31 “Howlin’ For You” – The Black Keys - Brothers

#30 “Help is on the Way” – Rise Against - Endgame

#29 “Waiting For the End” – Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns

#28 “Colours” – Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song

#27 “This Is Why We Fight” – The Decemberists - The King is Dead

#26 “Make It Stop” – Rise Against - Endgame

#25 “Adolescents” – Incubus - If Not Now, When?

#24 “The Sound of Winter” – Bush - The Sea of Memories

#23 “Cough Syrup” – Young the Giant - s/t

#22 “Panic” – Sublime with Rome - Yours Truly

#21 “Sick of You” – Cake - Showroom of Compassion 

#20 “Punching in a Dream” – The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You

#19 “Machine Gun Blues” – Social Distortion - Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes 

#18 “Whirring” – The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar

#17 “Up All Night” – Blink-182 - Neighborhoods 

#16 “Walk” – Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

#15 “The Adventures of Raindance Maggie” - Red Hot Chili Peppers - I’m With You

#14 “Irresistible Force” – Jane’s Addiction - The Great Escape Artist

#13 “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” - Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

#12 “What You Know” – Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

#11 “Tighten Up” – The Black Keys - Brothers

#10 “My Body” – Young the Giant - s/t

#9 “Dog Days are Over” – Florence + the Machine - Lungs 

#8 “You are a Tourist” – Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys

#7 “The Cave” – Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

#6 “Young Blood” – The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You

#5 “Changing” – The Airborne Toxic Event - All At Once

#4 “Sail” – AWOLNATION - Megalithic Symphony 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAuecwigFN8

#3 “Rope” – Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnxI762S9dA

#2 “Shake Me Down” – Cage the Elephant - Thank You, Happy Birthday

#1 “Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster the People - Torches

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2 Responses to Top 107 Songs of 2011 Countdown

  1. Sarah January 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Half of these songs aren’t even from 2011…

  2. Ashley Kordik January 2, 2012 at 2:31 am #

    What an extraordinary list… Tuned in in the car when I got to Champaign and was hit with Sail by AWOLNATION toward the end of the countdown.. Then, proceeded to blast it until my eardrums were shot. That song will remind me of the greatness of the year 2011 for the rest of my life. Cheers! :)