One of the best things about being back in Australia has been rediscovering Australian music. Especially now that I have a car and am regularly listening to Australia’s youth radio station and all round promoter of Aussie music, I’ve been a lot more exposed to the country’s best hip hop, alternative rock, electronic, and indie artists. I’m sure many fellow drivers have been amused when they’ve looked into my car windows and seen me in my protective car cocoon impersonating a rock star!
So when it came to picking my Hottest 100 songs of 2011, Australian artists definitely dominated. Here were my top songs of the year (in no particular order):
- 360 – Boys Like You [Ft. Gossling]
- Art Vs Science – A.I.M. Fire!
- Aston Shuffle, The – Start Again
- Busby Marou – Biding My Time
- Drapht – Sing It (The Life Of Riley)
- Emma Louise – Jungle
- Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me
- Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know [Ft. Kimbra]
- Hilltop Hoods – I Love It [Ft. Sia]
- San Cisco – Awkward
What were your favourite songs of 2011?
4 thoughts on “The sounds of 2011”
Awesome, I’ve needed to find some new music to listen to. How do you source new tunes?
I have serious problems with needing to update my music collection with music from the last 3 years.
One of the only benefits of driving to work is being able to listen to the radio! I had a blackout period of something like 12 years where I didn’t have a car and never found out about new music unless someone told me about a band, or I’d read so much hype about a band that I’d finally download something to listen to e.g. now with Florence + the Machine!!
Haha I saw this go around on Facebook and not actually watched it until now. Hilarious!! I thought it was a joke at first!
I’m not sure it’s a 2011 hit, but I gotta say this is one of my guilty pleasures…I DARE you not to crack up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0