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My Top Music of 2010

A couple of weeks late for this 2010 round-up post, but here goes.  According to Last.FM my top 10 most listened to artists of 2010 were:

  1. The NationalI particularly like the song Conversation 16.  What is not to like about a song that mentions eating brains??
  2. New Order – one of my all time favorite groups
  3. Arcade Fire along with The National’s latest album, the new Arcade Fire album was one of my most listened to new albums of 2010
  4. Radiohead – another favorite I can listen to over and over again each year
  5. The Beatles my mom loved them and so do I!
  6. Iron & Wine–  good music to relax to. sure to calm you down….maybe a bit too much. Plus you gotta love that beard. 😉
  7. Bjork – love her unique sound
  8. LCD Soundsystem – always gets me up and moving
  9. Joy Division – with New Order on this list it is not that unexpected to find their spawn Joy Division here as well.  Listening to Joy Division always makes me think of the movie 24 Hour Party People. It also makes me think of the Wombats song “Let’s Dance to Joy Division”
  10. Amy Winehouse – I know she isn’t the ideal role model, but I still like her music. It sets a certain mood.


What music did you find yourself listening to a lot over the past year?  Discover any new music that you love and care to share with me?

Music for Christmas Baking

Here’s a little mix to listen to while you do your Christmas baking. It starts out more on the mellow side but by the end you’ll be dancing along on a sugar high. There are some baking-themed non-Christmas songs thrown into the mix as well.

I wanted to post the iMix flash widget, but unforch, wordpress does not allow embedded flash.   Here’s a link to the iMix on iTunes.  And here’s the track listing for this festive playlist:

  1. Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy) — Duke Ellington 
  2. Crazy ‘Bout Them Cookies —  “Sir” Oliver Mally & Raphael Wressnig  
  3. Sweet Gingerbread Man — Sarah Vaughan  
  4. Sugar Cookies — Everett Bradley & Everett Bradley feat. Ann Hampton
  5. Incense and Peppermint — Strawberry Alarm Clock  
  6. Winter Wonderland (Future Loop Foundation Remix) — Vic Damone 
  7. Santa’s Cookies — Lauren Redpath  
  8. Gingerbread — Jumprope  
  9. Hot Fudge — Robbie Williams  
  11. Cherry — Amy Winehouse 
  12. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Stuhr Remix) — Kay Starr  
  13. The Nutcracker Suite (Operatica’s Nutcrackeratica Mix) — Berlin Symphony Orchestra  
  14. Cookies — Jacknife Lee  
  15. Hard Candy Christmas — Kristine W.  
  16. Chocolate — Kylie Minogue  
  17. Last Christmas — CASCADA 


Happy Listening & Happy Holidays!