We All Want Someone To Shout For’s Best Songs Of 2010…So Far

By Will Oliver, July 4th 2010 — with 77 comments Other

With the 4th of July already here, its scares me to say 2010 is half way done. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was desperately waiting to hear Contra. That feels like so long ago now. Just goes to show you just how much music is out there now.

These are the 50 songs I’ve been giving warm love to all year. My hope is that you will find a few new songs that you will treasure. Or maybe you will re-consider a song that you passed over before. Either way, this is my list as honest as it comes. Only one artist got repeated on this list, and if any this year, they are deserving of two picks. You’ll figure out who it is…

So here it is, my favorite 50 songs of the year so far. Use it as a late 4th of July Playlist, or as the soundtrack for your next drive to the beach. I posted a ZIP file of all the songs at the end of the post, that way you can have them all in one convenient space. You can also just hit play and let the songs play through. Enjoy:

1. The Morning Benders – Excuses
2. The National – Conversation 16
3. Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill
4. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin- Sink/Let It Sway
5. Villagers – Becoming A Jackal
6. The Tins – The Green Room
7. Chief – Night & Day
8. Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
9. Beach House – 10 Mile Stereo
10. The National – Lemonworld
11. LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
12. Vampire Weekend – Diplomat’s Son
13. All The Damn Kids – Echoes
14. Yeasayer – O.N.E.
15. Stornoway – Zorbing
16. Young Empires – Rain Of Gold
17. Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
18. Delta Spirit – Bushwick Blues
19. Delorean – Grow
20. Hot Chip – I Feel Better
21. Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait
22. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
23. Free Energy – Bang Pop
24. Battles – The Line
25. Spoon – Out Go The Lights
26. Wavves – Green Eyes
27. Kanye West – Power (Feat. Dwele)
28. The Coral – 1000 Years
29. Broken Bells – The High Road
30. MGMT – Siberian Breaks
31. Arctic Monkeys – Joining The Dots
32. Blake Mills – Hey Lover
33. Big Boi – Shine Blockas (Feat. Gucci Mane)
34. Caribou – Odessa
35. Glass Vaults – Forget Me Not
36. Distractions – All Night
37. The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s On Fire
38. GROUPLOVE – Colours
39. The Soft Pack – Mexico
40. Tanlines – Real Life
41. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
42. Tokyo Police Club – Breakneck Speed
43. of Montreal – Coquet Coquette
44. Gauntlet Hair – I Was Thinking…
45. Jónsi – Go Do
46. Surfer Blood – Take It Easy
47. Sleigh Bells – Crown On the Ground
48. Cults – Go Outside
49. Pantha Du Prince – Stick To My Side (Feat. Panda Bear)
50. Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday

Here is a new zip download of all the songs for you guys (as of 9/9): ZIP


  1. Maria19 Jul 10

    …or something of that ilk? I have an oldish computer that does NOT like .zip files of this size.

  2. dcgonzal19 Jul 10

    Hi, thanks for the list of great songs. Just wanted to mention that your zip file is missing the song by arctic monkeys and has instead a song by drink up buttercup.

  3. Will19 Jul 10


    Yes all the songs are available to download individually if you right click and hit save as.

  4. Jake19 Jul 10

    Hey great list im impressed with your taste, especially gauntlet hairs I was thinking.. great song that not enough people have heard.

  5. ann23 Jul 10

    thanks heaps, awesome list!

  6. J26 Jul 10

    This list is just awesome. Cheers from Chile 🙂

  7. andrew9 Aug 10

    whatt no harlem?

  8. Jamy10 Sep 10

    It would be nice if you could make a torrent and upload. My connection speeds are not good and the download breaks.. 🙁

  9. Brooke26 Sep 10

    Let The Sunrise Say Goodbye from HWY-99 – amazing song !!!

  10. Joop12 Oct 10

    Hi Will,

    Nice play list.
    It seems like we’re both music lovers.
    I make every week a list on my website with not only alternative music but also world music jazz and electronic music.

    Greetings from The Netherlands

  11. vic12 Oct 10


  12. lockoer31 Oct 10

    no sabes que no.

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