The countdown resumes with numbers 6-10, in descending order to prolong the suspense. 1-5 tomorrow...
10. Girlfriend (remix) – Avril Lavigne f/ Lil Mama
Avril’s overly bratty pop + Lil Mama’s wicked flow = better than the original ever was.
9. Built To Last - Melee
Unabashedly melodic pop, with hooks flying all over the place.
8. Wait For You – Elliott Yamin
And lo and behold, my favorite R&B song this year comes from Elliott Yamin? Yep. “Wait For You” is Brian McKnight-ish, catchy, and it’s smooth as butter
7. Brighten Up – No Second Troy
This modern rock gem is my favorite local single from this year. It takes its moody beginnings and then bursts into a very cool pre-chorus/chorus progression. Yeah, it’s probably a little overproduced, but gloriously so.
6. Car Crash – Matt Nathanson
Matt Nathanson cranks up the electric guitar here with a lurching, urgent rocker - and I want more...