100 Greatest Songs From 2009

Criteria: These songs from the year 2009 were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

I Gotta Feelin' single cover
Boom Boom Pow single cover
Empire State of Mind single cover
My Girls single cover
While You Wait for the Others single cover
Sexy Bitch single cover
1901 single cover
Right Round single cover
1 I Gotta Feelin' Black Eyed Peas
2 Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas
3 Empire State Of Mind Jay Z (feat. Alicia Keys)
4 My Girls Animal Collective
5 While You Wait For The Others Grizzly Bear
6 Sexy Bitch David Guetta (feat. Akon)
7 1901 Phoenix
8 Right Round Flo Rida and Ke$ha
9 New Divide Linkin Park
10 Know Your Enemy Green Day
11 Two Weeks Grizzly Bear
12 Stillness Is The Move Dirty Projectors
13 Zero Yeah Yeah Yeahs
14 Daniel Bat for Lashes
15 Lisztomania Phoenix
16 Knock You Down Keri Hilson, Kanye West and Ne-Yo
17 Crystalised The XX
18 Run This Town Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
19 Exhibit C Jay Electronica
20 Telephone Lady Gaga (feat. Beyoncé)
21 Bonkers Dizzee Rascal
22 Dominos The Big Pink
23 You Found Me The Fray
24 Crack A Bottle Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent
25 Bulletproof La Roux
26 Hey, Soul Sister Train
27 In For The Kill La Roux
28 Hyph Mngo Joy Orbison
29 Young Hearts Spark Fire Japandroids
30 Summertime Clothes Animal Collective
31 Walkabout Atlas Sound (feat. Noah Lennox)
32 Tik Tok Ke$ha
33 In My Head Jason Derülo
34 Heavy Cross Gossip
35 Brother Sport Animal Collective
36 I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) Pitbull
37 Best I Ever Had Drake
38 Bedrock Young Money
39 I'mma Be Black Eyed Peas
40 Sea Within A Sea The Horrors
41 Islands The XX
42 Bad Romance Lady Gaga
43 Down Jay Sean (feat. Lil Wayne)
44 Die Slow HEALTH
45 Birthday Sex Jeremih
46 Rude Boy Rihanna
47 Let's Go Surfing The Drums
48 The Fear Lily Allen
49 Warm Heart Of Africa The Very Best
50 Turnin Me On Keri Hilson and Lil Wayne
51 Heads Will Roll Yeah Yeah Yeahs
52 Surf Solar Fuck Buttons
53 Animal Miike Snow
54 Young Adult Friction The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
55 Obsessed Mariah Carey
56 Fire Burning Sean Kingston
57 Blood Bank Bon Iver
58 The Reeling Passion Pit
59 Digidesign Joker
60 Hotel Room Service Pitbull
61 Velvet The Big Pink
62 11th Dimension Julian Casablancas
63 Raindrops Basement Jaxx
64 This Tornado Loves You Neko Case
65 French Navy Camera Obscura
66 Knotty Pine Dirty Projectors and David Byrne
67 Cornerstone Arctic Monkeys
68 When I Grow Up Fever Ray
69 Fireflies Owl City
70 Ready, Able Grizzly Bear
71 Papillon Editors
72 Moth Burial
73 Two Antlers
74 People Got A Lotta Nerve Neko Case
75 Sugar Flo Rida and Wynter Gordon
76 Shine Blockas Big Boi (feat. Gucci Mane)
77 Replay Iyaz
78 Alejandro Lady Gaga
79 I And Love And You The Avett Brothers
80 Never Come Down (The Brownie Song) CunninLynguists
81 Love Etc. Pet Shop Boys
82 Whatcha Say Jason DeRulo
83 Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home) Usher
84 No Surprise Daughtry
85 Break Up Mario, Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett
86 Do You Remember Jay Sean (feat. Sean Paul & Lil Jon)
87 Throw It In The Bag Fabolous and The-Dream
88 Say Aah Trey Songz (feat. Fabulous)
89 She Wolf Shakira
90 Love Drunk Boys Like Girls
91 I Love College Asher Roth
92 Young Forever Jay-Z (feat. Mr. Hudson)
93 Carry Out Timbaland (feat. Justin Timberlake)
94 21 Guns Green Day
95 How Low Ludacris
96 Meet Me Halfway Black Eyed Peas
97 All The Right Moves OneRepublic
98 According To You Orianthi
99 Forever Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem
100 Pretty Wings Maxwell
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Who Can Say Horrors
102 Party In The U.S.A. Miley Cyrus
103 Rock That Body Black Eyed Peas
104 Good Girls Go Bad Cobra Starship and Leighton Meester
105 Breakeven The Script
106 Hard Rihanna
107 Secrets OneRepublic
108 Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) Alicia Keys
109 Sweet Dreams Beyoncé
110 Break Your Heart Taio Cruz
111 Whataya Want From Me Adam Lambert
112 Never Say Never The Fray
113 How You Like Me Now? The Heavy
114 Tie Me Down New Boyz
115 Feel It All Around Washed Out
116 Every Girl Young Money
117 Her Diamonds Rob Thomas
118 Oblivion Mastodon
119 Two Is Better Than One Boys Like Girls (feat. Taylor Swift)
120 Fire Kasabian
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2009
Bruce's Choice - An unheralded great record from 2009
* Right Here In My Arms Ray Collins
Lew's Choice:
* You Collective Soul
Adam's Choice:
* They Don't Want Me Electric Wire Hustle
Brett's Choice:
* Let Your Loved One Sleep Dennis Diken with Bell Sound
Ryan's Choice:
* There Are Listed Buildings Los Campesinos!

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