Presenting our 100 favorite songs of 2011. Like our albums of the year list, we had to leave off a ton of great jams, but this is a pretty thorough representation of what we were most into this year. Turns out it was a pretty great one. Check the list after the jump…


GORILLA vs. BEAR’s SONGS of 2011

TOP 50:

50 John Maus + Molly Nilsson – Hey Moon
49 Pure X – Dry Ice
48 Joe Goddard – Gabriel feat. Valentina
47 Twin Sister – Kimmi in a Ricefield
46 Smith Westerns – All Die Young
45 Azealia Banks – 212
44 Neon Indian – The Blindside Kiss
43 Puro Instinct – Vapor Girls
42 Big K.R.I.T. – Dreamin
41 Bleached – Think of You

40 White Denim – No Real Reason
39 Kindness – Cyan
38 RUN DMTDreaming / Romantic
37 Dum Dum Girls – Coming Down
36 Massive Attack vs. Burial – Paradise Circus
35 Gang Gang Dance – Mindkilla
34 Tyler, the Creator – Yonkers
33 The Sandwitches – Joe Says
32 Beyonce – Countdown
31 Freddie Gibbs + Madlib – Thuggin’

30 Darkside – A1
29 James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
28 Grouper – Moving Machine
27 M83 – Midnight City
26 Toro y Moi – How I Know
25 Jamie xx – Far Nearer
24 Diplo / Busta / Weezy, etc. – Look at Me Now
23 Korallreven – As Young As Yesterday
22 Jhene Aiko – Stranger
21 araabMUZIK – Streetz Tonight

20 Clams Casino – I’m God (instrumental)
19 Ford & Lopatin – Too Much MIDI (Please Forgive Me)
18 John Maus – Believer
17 The Weeknd – House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls
16 Grimes – Oblivion
15 Cass McCombs – County Line
14 Kurt Vile – Baby’s Arms
13 Julianna Barwick – Prizewinning
12 Real Estate – Green Aisles
11 Charli XCX – Stay Away / Nuclear Seasons

10 Girls – Vomit
09 Glass Candy – Warm in the Winter
08 A$AP Rocky – Peso
07 Purity Ring – Lofticries
06 Girls – Honey Bunny
05 Shabazz Palaces – Are you… Can you… Were you? (Felt)
04 Peaking Lights – All The Sun That Shines
03 Lana Del Rey – Video Games
02 White Denim – Street Joy
01 Panda Bear – Alsatian Darn
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NEXT 50 (alphabetical):

Adele x Jamie xx – Rolling in the Heat (the Heatwave refix)
Africa Hitech – Out in the Streets
Air France – It Feels Good to Be Around You
A$AP Rocky – Bass
Atlas Sound – Terra Incognita
Balam Acab – Oh, Why
Blouse – Videotapes
Bodies of Water – Open Rhythms
Danny BrownXXX / Fields
Catcall – Satellites

Chromatics – Kill For Love
ceo – ave maria
Coasting – Portland
Elite Gymnastics – h e r e , i n h e a v e n 2
Friends – I’m His Girl
Jacques Greene – Another Girl
Grimes – Vanessa
Hotel Mexico – Dear Les Friends
Jai Paul – Flip Out
Jesse Ruins – Dream Analysis

Juicy J – A Zip and a Double Cup
Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers
Major Lazer – Original Don
Nite Jewel – One Second of Love
Octo Octa – I’m Trying
Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica
Panda Bear – Last Night at the Jetty
Peaking Lights – Tiger Eyes (Laid Back)
Perfume – Glitter (album mix)
Planningtorock – The Breaks

Rainbow Arabia – Without You
SBTRKT – Wildfire (feat. Yukimi of Little Dragon)
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – I’ll Take Care of U
Shlohmo – Seriously
Silky Johnson – Chasin Paper
Sleep ∞ Over – Romantic Streams
Soft Metals – Psychic Driving
Summer Camp – Better Off Without You
The Babies – Caroline
The Caretaker – Libet’s Delay / I Feel As If I Might Be Vanishing

The Field :: Then It’s White
Thundercat – For Love I Come
Mina Tindle – To Carry Many Small Things
Toro y Moi – Still Sound
Twerps – Dreamin
Vivian Girls – Sixteen Ways
Washed Out – Amor Fati
Widowspeak – Harsh Realm
Young Galaxy – Peripheral Visionaries
Zomby – Natalia’s Song
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related:

gorilla vs. bear’s ALBUMS of 2011
gorilla vs. bear’s VIDEOS of 2011
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