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100 Greatest Songs From 2011

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.
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.
No.
Song
Artist

Somebody That I Used To Know single cover
Born This Way single cover
Party Rock Anthem single cover
We Are Young single cover
Moves Like Jagger single cover
We Found Love single cover
Someone Like You single cover
Give Me Everything single cover
1 Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye
2 Born This Way Lady Gaga
3 Party Rock Anthem LMFAO (feat. Lauren Bennett)
4 We Are Young Fun. (feat. Janelle Monáe)
5 Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 (feat. Christina Aguilera)
6 We Found Love Rihanna (feat. Calvin Harris)
7 Someone Like You Adele
8 Give Me Everything Pitbull (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer)
9 Sexy And I Know It LMFAO
10 Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
11 Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Kelly Clarkson
12 Midnight City M83
13 Stereo Hearts Gym Class Heroes (feat. Adam Levine)
14 Countdown Beyoncé
15 Niggas In Paris Jay-Z and Kanye West
16 Paradise Coldplay
17 Set Fire To The Rain Adele
18 Lonely Boy The Black Keys
19 On The Floor Jennifer Lopez (feat. Pitbull)
20 Super Bass Nicki Minaj
21 Holocene Bon Iver
22 Video Games Lana Del Rey
23 The Edge Of Glory Lady Gaga
24 Rope Foo Fighters
25 Yonkers Tyler, The Creator
26 Take Care Drake (feat. Rihanna)
27 I'm On One DJ Khaled (feat. Drake, Rick Ross, & Lil Wayne)
28 Otis Jay-Z and Kanye West
29 Under Cover Of Darkness The Strokes
30 I'm Into You Jennifer Lopez (feat. Lil Wayne)
31 Look At Me Now Chris Brown (feat. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes)
32 Lotus Flower Radiohead
33 Gold On The Ceiling The Black Keys
34 Novacane Frank Ocean
35 Walk Foo Fighters
36 Helplessness Blues Fleet Foxes
37 Mr. Know It All Kelly Clarkson
38 You Make Me Feel... Cobra Starship (feat. Sabi)
39 Tonight Tonight Hot Chelle Rae
40 What The Hell Avril Lavigne
41 You And I Lady Gaga
42 Turning Tables Adele
43 It's Real Real Estate
44 Out Of My Head Lupe Fiasco (feat. Trey Songz)
45 Rumour Has It Adele
46 Make It Stop (September's Children) Rise Against
47 You Are A Tourist Death Cab For Cutie
48 Headlines Drake
49 Shake It Out Florence + The Machine
50 Princess Of China Coldplay (with Rihanna)
51 You Da One Rihanna
52 Bangarang Skrillex (feat. Sirah)
53 The Wilhelm Scream James Blake
54 Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) Remix Katy Perry (feat. Missy Elliott)
55 Best Thing I Never Had Beyoncé
56 Wicked Games The Weeknd
57 Vomit Girls
58 Wildfire SBTRKT (feat. Yukimi Nagano)
59 Need You Now Cut Copy
60 The Great Pan Is Dead Cold Cave
61 No Church In The Wild Jay-Z and Kanye West
62 I Like It Like That Hot Chelle Rae (feat. New Boyz)
63 Run The World (Girls) Beyoncé
64 Judas Lady Gaga
65 The Ballad Of Mona Lisa Panic! At The Disco
66 The Words That Maketh Murder PJ Harvey
67 Marvin's Room Drake
68 Hiiipower Kendrick Lamar
69 Alligator Sky Owl City
70 Glass Jar Gang Gang Dance
71 I Follow Rivers Lykke Li
72 Cruel St. Vincent
73 Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall Coldplay
74 Love On Top Beyoncé
75 California EMA
76 Jet Lag Simple Plan (feat. Natasha Bedingfield)
77 Calgary Bon Iver
78 Dance (Ass) Big Sean (feat. Nicki Minaj)
79 What You Want Evanescence
80 Smile Avril Lavigne
81 Crawling Back To You Daughtry
82 Faith (When I Let You Down) Taking Back Sunday
83 Reunion M83
84 The Look Metronomy
85 Will Do TV On The Radio
86 Radiosurgery New Found Glory
87 Ice Cream Battles (feat. Matías Aguayo)
88 Banana Ripple Junior Boys
89 Still Life The Horrors
90 Too Insistent The Dø
91 When You're Young 3 Doors Down
92 The Morning The Weeknd
93 Ego Thom Yorke, Burial, Four Tet
94 Te Amo Atlas Sound
95 This Is Why We Fight The Decemberists
96 Holing Out Yuck
97 Strange Mercy St. Vincent
98 Art Of Almost Wilco
99 Summer Paradise Simple Plan (feat. K'naan)
100 Default Django Django
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Putting The Dog To Sleep The Antlers
102 Misty Kate Bush
103 Damn These Vampires The Mountain Goats
104 The Legacy Black Veil Brides
105 Tree By The River Iron & Wine
106 212 Azealia Banks
107 Don't Stop (Color On The Walls) Foster The People
108 The Bay Metronomy
109 So In Love Jill Scott (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
110 Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
111 Towers Bon Iver
112 How Come You Never Go There Feist
113 Irresistible Force (Met The Immovable Object) Jane's Addiction
114 Bizness tUnE-yArDs
115 Taken For A Fool The Strokes
116 Nasty Nas
117 Sunset in July 311
118 How Deep Is Your Love? The Rapture
119 The Daily Mail Radiohead
120 We All Go Back To Where We Belong R.E.M.
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2011
Lew's Choice - An unheralded great record from 2011
* Violin Amos Lee
Ryan's Choice:
* Should Have Cloud Nothings
Brett's Choice:
* A Little Bit Of Everything Dawes
Adam's Choice:
* Cough Syrup Young The Giant
Bruce's Choice:
* The Walk Mayer Hawthorne



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