It's Day Eight of the Tip of Your Tongue, Top of My Lungs year-end extravaganza! 100 Songs for 2011 will be available December 5. Until then, we're taking a daily look at five good songs that didn't make the cut. Today's theme: Randoms
Well, we've reached that inevitable point in the Outtakes process ... I can no longer come up with a theme to unite these five songs. Maybe the theme is Songs That Were Among the Final Cuts from 100 Songs for 2011. Catchy!
Billy Currington - "Love Done Gone"
Runner-up in the illustrious, semi-annual Aaron's Pop-Country Song of the Year competition.
Future of the Left - "Polymers are Forever"
20% TV on the Radio
20% "She Will Only Bring You Happiness"
20% "Paradise City"
20% "The Chemicals Between Us"
Icona Pop - "Nights Like This"
Air France - "It Feels Good to Be Around You"
Sweden! Again! Seriously, the final cuts were tough on Sweden. Then again, they have dogs that can ride the subway, so I imagine they'll be okay.
Adam & The Amethysts - "Prophecy"
Sorry, guys, you know my rule: No Re-Imagining "Auld Lang Syne" as a Sort of Weird Hymn About Witches. Every year, a promising song loses out on a spot on the list because of that rule. But it's there for a reason.