No song was more infectious this year than Foster the People’s Pumped up Kids. What started as a catchy indie rock diddy took off and became an international hit rocketing up the Billboard charts and propelling rock album sales. Most people still don’t know the song is about a school shooting. Maybe that why despite its popular success, it’s still retained its indie cred. Hopefully this is a sign that there’s still a place for rock music on the charts…or maybe it’s opening the floodgates for a rock music revival. One can only hope.
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Here are the 55 Best Songs of 2011 (12-22):
13. Bright Eyes – The People’s Key
14. Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
16. Wye Oak – Civilian
17. Jeff the Brotherhood – We Are Champions
18. Foster The People – Torches
19. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne
20. Jason Isbell – Here We Rest
21. VHS or Beta – Diamonds and Death
22. Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong
Buy these albums and more from 2011…all for under $5…for a limited time!!!