This year’s top 10 was particularly difficult; just rummaging through the songs and albums I listened to in 2010 seemed daunting enough. But alas, it wouldn’t be the end of 2010 without a top 10 something and continuing where I left off last year,  I shall bring it to your attention once again. In no particular order, I bring to you my top 10 of 2010.

10. The Morning Benders and the Echo Chamber Orchestra – Excuses

For bringing back Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound technique – thank you!

9. Yuna – Decorate

Our favorite Malaysian indie-pop chanteuse and her very short and sweet song.

8. Benny Benassi feat. Kelis, and Jean-Baptiste – Spaceship

Not sure if I really need to justify why this song’s on the countdown – epic, perhaps?

7. Luisa Maita – Lero-Lero

This Brazilian export has taken the world by storm and has quickly edged to the forefront of the hottest stars from her country. One listen and it’s easy to see why.

6. Anathema – Dreaming Light

The British kings and queens of atmospheric rock hit the nail on the head with their latest album, We’re Here Because We’re Here, and this song is, in many ways, the climax of that magnus opus.

5. Adam Marshall and Milosh – The Valley

While just a few weeks old, this song not only does wonders for tech-house and Marshall’s New Kanada label, it really justifies what, in my mind, has been the reason for growing exposure of Canadian DJs and producers: their talents. Keep it coming, Toronto.

4. Laya Project – Glorious Sun Remix

This remix of the song found on Laya Project’s album is simply stunning. The album collects songs from countries affected from the tsunami of 2004 and this song represents such hope and such relaxed vibes from regions that are known for their vibrant cultures and thriving, chaotic metropolises and tourist sites.

3. AudioDax – All the Koalas

This song was my unofficial song of the summer. You don’t need to be a college student like AudioDax to leave work on Fridays singing “Thank God for the weekend”. Friday feeling like, Saturday evening like, Sunday morning wake up and I can’t wait for next weekend.

2. Los Rakas feat. Favi – Abrazame

Kudos to Los Rakas and Uproot Andy for doing much more than sampling Gyptian’s hit “Hold Yuh”, but creating a new song that was catchy as hell. Listen to these guys’ mixtapes and you’ll know it just keeps on getting better.

1. Afrojack and Eva Simons – Take Over Control

After this year’s Electric Zoo I’d say I went hard on this song, as we always do with songs we absolutely love. I’m predicting even bigger things for both Afrojack and Eva Simons with their own careers next year!

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