Amy’s Top50 Songs of 2011

These are my Top5 — the easiest to place because my iTunes says so. The most played of 2011 and best rated. These are the only 2011 tracks that have a five-star rating in my player. I’m stingy with my rating like that.

5. Bibi Zhou – Sherlock Holmes (福尔摩斯)

I effing LOVE this song. Bibi’s vocals always manage to bring out such emotion in me, and I feel Sherlock Holmes brings back the Bibi vocals that I love so much and I had been missing since… probably Your Love (你们的爱) [MV], and brings it to that level of maturity.

4. Laure Shang – Love Warrior

Do you know how hard it was for me to choose between this and The Way ! Am [MV]. Then I remembered the first time I listened to Shang’s Love Warrior. Her vocals have that strange mix of freedom — I always pictured the video with the camera flying across the Mongolian plains or something — and then you have the chanting.

3. tUnE-yArDs – Bizness

I’ve always felt this song is like a burst of creative energy. It’s raw and loud and big. [1]


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20 Responses

  1. Julyssa says:

    Damn you and you fucking lists! Now I also want to do this! But thing is I have my Kpop list (btw, cus u did 50 here I am so doing 50 in that list) I don’t know man… gah!

    • amy says:

      @Julyssa, if you have 50 Kpop songs without repeat artists, go ahead. I just don’t want to see 3 or 4 2NE1 tracks in one list coz that’d be effing unfair xD I can’t wait when you give me your full thoughts on my pick songs though hahaha.

      Btw, I’m listening to all of Mana-chan’s album. It’s… not bad actually. But then again, how can someone effin hate an album that’s called Happy Smile! xD

      • Julyssa says:

        @amy, I think there’s only one artist that got a repeat and that is really cus I can’t pick between his two songs. All other are pretty much a-okay.

        You need to explain this Mana-chan hate cus for the love of me I don’t understand. What’s going on?

        • amy says:

          @Julyssa, like I told you- there’s a lot of people voting negative online. For the love of me, I don’t know how could anyone vote down one of her videos. LOL

          Are you gonna do a just Kpop list?

          • Julyssa says:

            @amy, Haters, really. I mean, she is the cutest child ever!

            I don’t know man. Like if I where to do this list almost of the songs I have on my Kpop list would end up here… haha I shall think about it. I think this is a more fun list. My Kpop list is giving me an ulcer!

      • Rodrigo says:

        @amy, Excessive happiness can be a major turn-off in the same way depressing stuff turns off shiny, happy people, lol.

        Listened to the song and it didn’t do anything for me.

      • Rodrigo says:

        @amy, Haven’t listened to all the tracks here yet (lazyness), but I’d remove the Mana Ashida song and/or Britney’s (or Beyonce) and replace them with Little Black Submarines (Black Keys) or Black (Danger Mouse feat. Norah Jones). Dunno if I would ever make a 2011 ranking of songs, but I would manage to somehow include the 2NE1 song if I ever got into doing a delayed ranking.

  2. Mirella says:

    Once again, I am only familiar with the 2NE1 song, I AM THE BEST :P
    That’s what I get for only listening to soundtracks (of any media, whether it is movies, series, anime or videogames) and folkloric music of the world :P

  3. Antoinette Barton says:

    I’m glad you put Florence in your countdown but I think Ceremonials has better songs than Shake It Out, for example What the Water Gave Me or Breaking Down but it’s your list.

    Btw, I just realize that you are, what we call in San Francisco, a straight up hipster.

    • amy says:

      @Antoinette Barton, why am I a hipster? More than 75% of the list is popular music… if anyone is a hipster here, it’s you ;P

  4. Eri says:


    I love your list! So many of my favorite artists on there!
    (Singer Sen, Stefanie Sun, Shang Wenjie, Evelyn Evelyn, Brown Eyed Girls, Tokyo Jihen, St. Vincent, 2ne1, Björk, Amanda Palmer, Kaela Kimura, After School, Marit Larsen, Those Dancing Days, Jane Zhang, Cœur de Pirate) !!!

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