Monday, November 29, 2010

100 Songs Outtakes: Monday

(It's Day Eight of our look at some quality songs that couldn't crack the Top 100.  The full list of my 100 Songs for 2010 will be available December 6.) 

One week away. No more themes, just songs.

Fyfe Dangerfield – "When You Walk in the Room"

Heard this song last December, then posted on Facebook that I had found the first song for 100 Songs for 2010. Shouldn't tempt fate like that.

Extra Lens - "Only Existing Footage"

No proper Mountain Goats album in 2010, but we did get a John Darnielle side project. And he joined Twitter! So, if you're wondering if I'm still an obsessive Mountain Goats fan, the answer is absolutely yes. That fandom just doesn't extend to side projects, apparently.

Fresh and Onlys - "Waterfall"

Came very close to being this year's "Song by a San Francisco band that makes the Top 100, then Ellard wonders if it just made the list because the band is from San Francisco, and I think, well, maybe he's right." This year, sadly, I don't think we have a song like that. You win this round, Ellard.

Sufjan Stevens - "I Walked"

Like Sufjan Stevens, other things I used to really like that I now find largely boring include The National, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and most regular-season NFL games.

Kings of Leon - "Radioactive"

As of today, I like this song. I like that the kids drink orange Jarritos in the video. I like Cee-Lo's stripped down cover. I like it all. But, like every other Kings of Leon single, I just know I'm going to hate it eventually, and I don't want to have to see it on the Top 100 for all eternity. For now, though, still fine.

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