Best Songs of 2011


The Top Ten

1 Burning in the Skies - Linkin Park

That's how you call a Linkin Park song!
Beats all others in here. Linkin Park is a juxtaposition on all the best bands ever and rules the earth. It beats Metallica, Poets Of the fall, Breaking Benjamin, Green Day, and IS A GOD!

THe great songs of Linkin Park:Burning in the skies, IriDescent, new Divide, what we don't know, catalyst, Numb, in the end, paper cut, held in hands, What I've done, Not alone, rolling in the deep, waiting 4 the end

Linkin Park know to make awesome music...
Every time I listen to this song I fall more in love with it...
Linkin Park truly are God of Music

Linkin Park Sucks And They Are ALWAYS Number #1

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2 Rolling in the Deep - Adele

THE BEST. A song that won grammy award for best record is at 12th you've got to be kidding me the vocals leave you breathless

"Rolling in the Deep" is the best song on this list. The song shows great emotion and shall be at #1. This song was according to Billboard, the top music ranking industry in the world, "#1 on the Year end Charts of 2011" is wrong, very very wrong.

Is this seriously lower than LMFAO's trash? Come on, up to Number 1. - DCfnaf

I mean, I really like Linkin Park, but this is 7 times better.

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3 Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

It is the most beautiful song I have ever heard. Adele sung it very beautifully. What an awesome song it is.

Song is beautiful and unique. - madoog

One of my favorites.

4 On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez

I think this song is quality! It has all the moves the beats and all of the talents we need in a song. Simply made and acted.

Before this, I've never been real familiar with Jennifer Lopez or Pitbull. But both of them are awesome in this song and I just don't know why I like this more than "Give Me Everything" but I just do. This is surprisingly awesome!

Just outstanding! Such a good Party song! It makes you just wanna dance to it! FANTASTIC! I'm having to write a lot here! Great

Such a great party song! I love it.

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5 My Heart is Broken - Evanescence

Evanescence is amazing. This song should be higher up!

Awesome song - spodermanfan1000

6 Give Me Everything - Pitbull

Best song ever and it's the first time I've heard it! It's just to amazing. I bet this is the best song ever because they use so good lyrics

Best song ever especially it being pitbull... Much better than kanye west... Yeah. Well why don't you add maroon 5 moves like jagger? That is amazing.

Absolutely brilliant song as the rapping is sick and a slowed down chorus is a mach made in heaven!

I just do not like this song. - madoog

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7 Someone Like You - Adele

The greatest song of the last 10 years, and I find it at the 11th position... All the people seem to be deaf...

She is so legitimate, everyone is a giant fan of her my sister even has her saint name as adele why do people chose lincoln park over the best singer of the 21st century

This is another song of 2011 that I do not like --- so depressing. The piano and her vocals make Someone Like You so depressing. - madoog

I Can't Believe TTT Thinks LMFAO Is Better Than This... - VideoGamefan5

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8 I Need a Doctor - Dr. Dre

This will smash up Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne

This is definitely the best song of 2011, Eminem always does make the best songs of each year

It features Eminem. That's why its the Best. And Dr. Dre n Skylar grey have also done Great Job. Please check my youtube Channel- PRATHAMESH207. It Has great Eminem Remixes.

Great song

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9 E.T. - Katy Perry

In my opinion, this is the best song I have ever heard in my life (much better than most songs these days) and also the best song of Katy Perry

This song is so darn good. Katy Perry's vocals --- kiss me, ki- ki- kiss me --- are so good. I love Kanye's auto-tune vocals. This is a song that needed auto-tune. - madoog

Would have totally been number one if Kanye West had nothing to do with it. Pitbull and Dre also did some good songs.

I like the version without Kanye.

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10 Born This Way - Lady Gaga

The BEST of lady Gaga... According to me! She really Put up a lot of Hard Work in the Making of Such a Superb Audio-Visual! But "Marry the Night" n "You and I" too deserve a spot in the TOP TEN LIST!

This song is extremely important, unlike other songs that simply entertain, and Lady Gaga really wanted to convey something important... think about it. So I think this song best in 2011

This is one of her best songs. Everybody hates it because it sounds like Express Yourself. That isn't fair. Everybody has a influence she just wrote a song like that. She was probably thinking about the song when she wrote Born This Way.

One of best songs of 2010s

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The Newcomers

? Satisfied - Stan SB
? Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind) - Panic! at the Disco

The Contenders

11 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

Amazing song it should be number 1, this is simply the best Avenged Sevenfold song ever. This song was dedicated to James Owen James Owen Sullivan aka The Rev we will remember him foREVer!

Amazing performance.

Music, lyrics, vocals are perfect.

Avenged Sevenfold rocks.

No doubt about a grammy for Hard rock performance.

Makes you weep like a baby. And the solo is heavenly! Just close your eyes while listening to the song and it all becomes clear!

This should be number 2, not Party Rock Anthem.

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12 Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

THIS IS THE AWESOMEST SONG OF THE YEAR! Should be in the top ten at least! Makes everyone move like Jagger!

It just ROCKS! I was actually looking for this song in the top ten. I was shocked that it is not there! Please vote for this song people! Bring it to the top 10!

It's a good song should be in top three songs... It really rocks... I've got the moves like Jagger. Is one of my favourite songs

When those songs in the top ten will be forgotten and rotten
This song will still move like jagger

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13 Paradise - Coldplay

This song is just amazing! I listen to it approximately 35 times per day. I just love this song! I mean, what the hell? Number 25! Linkin Park just sing crap while Coldplay's music can actually be heard, nice meaning, nice tune. Every time I listen to this song, I forgot about this world and I feel like I am in a paradise.

"Linkin Park just sing crap" you really should learn to respect the superior bands. - BillyBobJoe

One of the best song of Coldplay.

This song is the best song by Coldplay, why isn't this song in the top ten list.

Paradise. paradise. o-o-o-o-o-o-o-oooghhh - malamJONES

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14 Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao

Who gives if it's the popular one? The music is so infectious - everyday I'm shuffling!

I don't even know what the hell the first song is, but LMFAO has a great song. So, I am happy that it is the second song out of ten. You should all tots comment

This music is so addictive! I passed the whole summer saying "Everyday I'm Shuffling! " I don't care if it is commercial. I normally don't hear that type of songs, but this one made me addicted to all of LMFAO's songs, and made me become a huge fan of them! They're just so different and funny, the thing the music industry was just in need.

I do not like this. No. - madoog

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15 These Days - Foo Fighters

How is ' LMFAO and Pitbull higher than Foo Fighters!? This song has exceptional lyrics and vocals, the guitar riff is amazing, and Taylor Hawkins' drumming is amazing as always. Another thing; this song/band stand out from most of the other ones on this list: it's all ligit. No auto-tune, real drums, written by Dave Grohl, not some random ten people get paid to write lyrics that a kindergartener can write. This song isn't farmed out for money, this song is great and everything about it is powerful; the meaning and vocals. This is definitely the best song of 2011, tied with every other song in this album, of course.

16 The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga

Really a good clean song about her relationship. Also peaked at #3 on the Billboard. Plus the song is great and enjoyable to listen to. Its one those songs that makes you sing along and dance to.

I simply do not feel this song. - madoog

17 Hold It Against Me - Britney Spears

WHOA! Blast off Song

This is one of the best song I have ever heard in years... Of course there are better songs... But I kinda like' this song

The most inspirational Britney Spears song ever! Get this to #1!

I love this song! I think it has a good beat and she sounds lovely.

Magical song - madoog

18 Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

Hi katy perry my name is scotty masters I what to hear music of
last Friday night make me happy on radio stations of 107.7
hay katy perry did you know I love you are you be my girlfriend please make make me happy

19 Space Bound - Eminem

Xcellent Track! Makes you wanna listen to it over and over again...

Awesome just awesome like all the other songs from eminem

Perfect lyric, meaning & nice music video.

What is this... it should be in top 3... one of d best of Eminem..

20 Iridescent - Linkin Park

This is the best. It is very inspiring! It must be at the top and not here. This one of my best songs ever. The great musician Chester and his crew has done it again by creating this super-duper hit song.

This song is the best. It is very inspiring Chester and his crew has done it again by creating this super-duper hit song. Ng and awesome song to listen to.

This song is very inspiring, music is awesome. combination of mike and chester is awesome, this song should go to the top. Linkin Park rocks

How about no? - AlphaQ

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21 Till the World Ends - Britney Spears

One of the best songs of the year next to Party Rock Anthem! - codyisland

14? Desrves much better place in the list

22 I'm Going to Do It - Giles Corey

Barrett isn't an artist for everyone (and I'm not entirely sure if he is one for me), but I feel like everyone should give this a listen anyway. Absolutely depressing and sad. Crushes your soul. - DCfnaf

23 Just Can't Get Enough - The Black Eyed Peas

This groups is the definiton of perfection! How the heck is this behing Pitbull and Nicki Minaj?!

I just love this song
Just hear it
You will be mad about this song
Williams voice simply awesome
Fregies voice is awesome
The music-unbelieveable

-1I just love this song
Just hear it
You will be mad about this song
Williams voice simply awesome
Fregies voice is awesome
The music-unbelieveable fghfghjgjghkjuhk

24 What You Want - Evanescence

Amy Lee is amazing during this song, so is the instrumentation. - Swellow

NOT NUMBER 1 what - spodermanfan1000

25 Secret Door - Evanescence
26 The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
27 Lotus Flower - Radiohead

Come on, guys. Rate it. Radiohead members brought you truly masterpiece, and you don't even pay attention to them and their art. Don't forget that they made 4 albums that became one of the best albums of all time (OK Computer, Kid A, The Bends and In Rainbows).

28 My Town - Hollywood Undead
29 Somebody that I Used to Know - Gotye

Get this higher!

Great Pop Song

30 Lost In Paradise - Evanescence
31 I Wanna Go - Britney Spears

I love this song. I first listened to it on a bravo commricial.

This song should be numer 1 it's so catchy.

32 Undefeated - Jason Derulo
33 F**k You - Ceelo Green

Great modern song with swearing and it's a grace to music. Cee Lo Green doesn't suck. - malamJONES

34 In Waves - Trivium
35 Lighters - Bad Meets Evil

Best Song of 2011 in my Opinion, and Yeah, Eminem's lyrics is awesome, Please Vote for this song you all. I think it should be Number one Song of 2011. Damn man, its so awesome I can't stop listening to it, (Right now I am listening to it too) so what chu waiting for please vote for this and listen to it if you haven't done that till now

Please make this number 1! Most of the music this year has been appalling and this was like a breath of fresh air. Actually quite a lot of good electronic music was released, but that kind of stuff never reaches a mainstream audience. This one manages to keep the classic bad meets evel sound and bring it into 2011!

Lighters just sounds so depressing. I acknowledge that the song has meaning. "sky full of lighters" I think that is supposed to be a metaphor that means dreams. Bruno Mars's voice makes the song even more depressing. I do not like Lighters. I pass on this. - madoog

Good nice and superb song I listen to it daily life seems full

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36 What the Hell - Avril Lavigne

this I need a doctor just can't get enough = my fav's of my life... avril has a beautiful voice, eminem is the ruler of rapping (DUH! ), and the black eyed peas are awesome!

So awesome I LOVE it! I have missed Avril Lavigne! Her new album is epic! I loved her old stuff so am so happy she released this! Favorite song of this year so far.

East or west Avril is the best... Avril has the most beautiful voice and this song is really good


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37 Killed by Love - JLS
38 We Found Love - Rihanna

No. Sure. Rihanna's vocals are all nice, but there is something about this song. I do not know how to describe the instrumental --- that combined with repetitive lyrics does not work for me. I listened to eleven samples of this song and still do not like it. - madoog

People, are you serious? 67th? It's the best song ever!

What's wrong with everyone?
Have you people forgotten "RIHANNA"... We Found Love totally rocks!

39 Locust - Machine Head
40 N***** In Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West

This song is absolutely appealing. Jay Z and Kanye West collaboration is successful, and they did well. The hard beats, the static sounds, the vocals / The song has interesting verses. This is unique. This song goes hard. This song got me nodding my head. It is a great song from the collaborative Watch The Throne album. - madoog

The Beat, the Lines, the baller-ness. If you go by how catchy a song is, this is still ahead of everything else. I get if Rap isn't your thing, and if you don't like their excessively baller braggadocio attitudes though (but... BALL SO HARD).
I like Linkin Park and have heard a lot of their music, but there are too many fanboys/fangirls that pick them over everything else no matter what. I will say, Burning In the Skies is my favorite song off that album.
However, you should be judging music on a combination of catchiness, melody, lyrics, message, production, and overall quality of the artist. In no order whatsoever.
Finally, don't put songs on a yearly list when they were released off an album in a different year. That means you're judging the song off of popularity at the point of time, not quality.

That is a horrible name that makes me never want to hear about it again. I will try to never hear it.

The is appealing. It my type of song and I just love it. The collab is incredible, the verses and lyrics are fantastic while the flow is just phenomenal...and the 'N' stands for n! gga. This is hardcore and dope at all costs. 5/5 - AlphaQ

41 Lie to Me - The Wanted
42 The Collapse - Adelitas Way
43 The Ballad of Mona Lisa - Panic! at the Disco
44 Not Ready to Die - Avenged Sevenfold

There are currently 31 songs on this list. 29 of them are absolutely horrible pop crap that ignorant people listen to. This (and So Far Away) are the ONLY GOOD SONGS ON THIS LIST

... and... why is Friday on here? It's actually the worst song of all time, never mind best of 2011.

*sigh* - thunder850

45 Written in My Face - Sean Jenness
46 Blow - Ke$ha

I absolutely love this song, I think it is one of her bests ever, and definetely the best song on Cannibal! - keshaluvr


47 All of the Lights - Kanye West

This is song won 2 grammy awards and was nominated for 2011 best song in the 54th grammy awards edition. It is one of the best songs I have ever heard

This song is just so glorious. Hell, forget 2011. I think this might be the best song of the decade so far.

My #1. Kanye is great, Rihanna is great, everyone is good, and the trumpets are incredible.

Everything about this song is perfect. I don't see how it is not in the top 5!

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48 Help is on the Way - Rise Against
49 War of the Gods - Amon Amarth
50 Dark Horses - Switchfoot
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Top Remixes (53)

1. I'm Going to Do It - Giles Corey
2. Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
3. Secret Door - Evanescence
1. My Heart is Broken - Evanescence
2. So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Burning in the Skies - Linkin Park
1. Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao
2. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
3. On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez

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