Today’s GOOD is a year’s worth of guilty pleasures. I wouldn’t necessarily say I like all of these songs, but I can’t help but pay attention when I hear them. And to be honest, if some of these songs weren’t so overplayed, they would probably be legitimate favorites. What were your guilty pleasures this year?
♪ Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (from Torches)
I had this stuck in my head for weeks. They are like a pretty, Disney channel version of MGMT.
♪ Adele – Someone Like You (from 21)
This record was hard to miss this last year. Probably the most played song of 2011, but it deserves to be here. Adele stomped on the idea of a sophomore slump with her second effort, 21, and proved that a girl with a great voice can sell millions of albums. It was refreshing to see such a talent that wasn’t overproduced or autotuned.
♪ Lil Wayne ft. Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foot (from The Carter 4)
I can’t do Lil Wayne anymore, I feel like he has become a caricature of himself. He is funny and has some good stuff, but is probably the most over hyped rapper out there. That being said, this track is awesome. I love the production and it reminds me of the old Weezy.
♪ Waka Flocka Flame ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale – No Hands (from Flockaveli)
I’ve heard other rappers talk about this dude in interviews, rappers that I like, so I had to check him out. It’s weird, dirty south shit, but fun. Give it a try.
♪ Dev – In The Dark (single)
This is my silly club track, it is a straight up Euro-trash dance beat, but fun if you’re on the dance floor or in a club. I heard about this chick on The Hundreds blog, she has some cool artsy videos, and the song is catchy.
♪ Beyoncé – Countdown (from 4)
Not since “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” have I felt so guilty listening to (and liking) a Beyoncé track. This track won’t be the dancehall staple “Put a Ring on It” is, but I’d be lying if I told you I liked it less.