Best Songs Of 2010

December 29, 2010

My favorite songs of 2010! (probably NSFW)

10. Royal Bangs – War Bells

9. Tyler The Creator – French!

8. Vampire Weekend – Contra

7. King Fantastic – Lost Art Of Killing

6. Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait

5. Earl Sweatshirt – EARL

4. Get Busy Committee – Opening Ceremony

3. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man

2. LCD Soundsystem – One Touch

1. The Books – A Cold Freezin’ Night



  1. ammya on January 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    yeeaaah Mikee i support too a little lion man is one of my favorites here x)!!!

  2. meryemangel on January 6, 2011 at 7:37 am

    hi mike
    i see you like old music this is my favorite moroccan band from the 70’s and 80’s they have a good music i hope you like it even if the lyrics in arabic

  3. dandical on January 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm i know it’s kinda different from the approach to love, but hey whats wrong with diversity!

  4. 路人甲 on January 2, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Happy New Year! 2011 will be another successful year! =D

  5. thegluelpfan on January 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Well I can’t really say that we like the same music but congrats on the interesting choice of songs 🙂 I would definitely put A Thousand Suns in my list 🙂

  6. zahralp on December 31, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    This means alot to ur fans read the comments posted on the 31th of December

  7. sloboda89 on December 31, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Whoa… man =) frankly speaking you have a wierd taste in music you listen! It’s paradox cause the music you creat is amazing! You’re a way better song writer and performer then your list ones))

    P.S. That girl made a tattoo of you!!! OMG….

  8. Resurrection on December 31, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Happy easter!

  9. luckycat1 on December 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Hey Mike, thanks again for the list, I always enjoy it at the end of the year.I thought this is the right moment to create a new access to give you my favorite song of 2010.It’s only one artist.I politely recommend listen to Guante & Big Cats. Happy New Year!

  10. boger7lp on December 31, 2010 at 9:45 am

    RISE UP – Cypress Hill feat Tom Morello-good Drums and Good Guitar Solo
    for me the best was this song
    the res is the piece of pop poop
    -at the end of song laked power chords to acommpany the last voices
    and maybe The Catalyst

  11. kaoripo on December 31, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Mike, your recommendations are always interesting:) Happy new year to you and LP crew!!

  12. artemis2620 on December 31, 2010 at 4:49 am

    cant belive earlsweatshirt is one of y favorite songs…… mine is kings and wretches !!! and by the wey love y new hair !!! 🙂

  13. skyolker on December 31, 2010 at 3:33 am

    New version how to perform ‘Numb’ from Ukrainian folk band. MUST SEE! 🙂

    Happy New Year Mike! Greetings from Russia!

  14. takumademonreborn on December 30, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Love number 8,6,3 and 2 🙂

  15. whosmurry on December 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Kinda surprising to see Mumford & Sons on here. I love that song.

    My favorite song of the year is in sort of similar vein– “Champaign, Illinois” by Old 97’s. Because of this line, “If you died, fearing God and painfully employed, you will not go to Heaven, you’ll go to Champaign, Illinois.” And because they had the balls to rewrite “Desolation Row” and ask Bob Dylan if he liked it, then when he did, they gave him a co-writing credit. It’s here:

    And while we’re recommending things, have you watched Jay Smooth on YouTube? Every time I watch one of his videos, I think, “I bet Mike Shinoda would enjoy this.”

  16. adiek84 on December 30, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Epic choices! For most people probably more a list of recommendations as I bet that the most don’t know 80% of those songs, me included. By the way, you really seem to be into The Books! Oh boy! I wanna share my Top 10 songs, too:
    1. Laura Marling – Hope in the Air (who by the way played a big part in Mumford&Sons career, so props to her for that as well) 2. Linkin Park – When they come for me 3. Rihanna – Man Down 4. My Chemical Romance – Planetary Go 5. Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed 6. Diddy Dirty Money – Hello Goodmorning 7. Lykke Li – Get some 8. Get Busy Committee – Opening Ceremony 9. Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man 10. Far east movement – Like a G6

  17. anjalika on December 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    sorry Mike but apart from GBC and Mumford and Sons, the rest are crap…

  18. Rana LP addict on December 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Mike!! Cool choice!! Number 4 is my faaaveeeee ! You have Woow taste in Music ! Happy New Year 🙂

  19. tinalein76 on December 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Hi Mike thanks for posting your favorite music. You have a good taste 🙂
    Happy new year to you 🙂 Tina

  20. swollenwarrior on December 30, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I know half of the songs posted above… I thought there would be more rap songs. Get Busy Committee – the best!
    What about Cypress Hill’s “Rise Up” and The Roots’ “How I Got Over”? I find ’em as the best mainstream albums.

  21. Shinoda's Army on December 30, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Number 5 should be Number 1.

  22. alenakolesova on December 30, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Cool), good songs, although a bit strange)

  23. theexx on December 30, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Vote linkin park many times to be the best back in 2010

    you can vote as many times as you please

  24. dorito82 on December 30, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Royal Bangs were great and Vampire weekend are always good!

  25. Resurrection on December 30, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I like all this Songs. But my favorite are the Books, King fantastic, Vampire Weekend, LCD soundsystem, Royal bangs and Earl.

  26. lpwithme on December 30, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Thank u Mike 4 acquainting us with such a good music…

    P.S. But LP is better anyways 🙂
    Dontcha try to dissuade us from this=)

  27. sorajirachi on December 29, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    xD Cool

  28. Julian on December 29, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    omg, none that I’ve heard of except GBC
    Where’s my Empty Spaces? =P

  29. camila on December 29, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Si, Mike estoy de acuerdo con muchas de las canciones que elegiste. 😀
    Y no tengo nada mas coherente que decir :), pero no importa, de todos modos sé que no te darás el tiempo de leer esto porque está en español =D
    Bueno, solo desearte un gran fin año, felices fiestas y que el próximo año esté lleno de éxitos, que tu te lo mereces.
    saludos y blablabla xDD

  30. Alexandra Nofi on December 29, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    The music you like is not bad music, it’s just not my personal taste. Arcade Fire and Earl Sweatshirt are my picks of the ten you posted, I like things which are unusual or who don’t always appeal to the white, conservative, married couple with the 2.5 kids. I’m addicted to South Korean hip hop artists right now. I still encourage you to look up Jinusean, I wanna know what you think of them. They blend English and Korean, and their flow as rappers is godly. They are sort of like the South Korean version of Cypress Hill, songs like “Gasoline” and “Bing Bing Bing” are both organic and unique.

  31. milasouza11 on December 29, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Mikee… good songs of your list.. but i prefer this song: ROBOT BOY! *–* #amazing

  32. Tanner Wolf on December 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Good songs, good songs |D

  33. thabata_ms on December 29, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Awesome Mike *—-*

  34. melbapinckney on December 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Hi Mike! 😀 Oh my freaking god! I love your music collection of favorite songs of 2010! Some videos I saw already. GBC’s ‘Opening Ceremony’ like “YAY!” I love the song and video. The song, ‘Contra’ by Vampire Weekend, I hear that song alot! I love it! 😀 Mumford & Sons’ ‘Little Lion Man’ is a nice song and that band is great! (no drummer needed? Wow!!) I like Arcade Fire’s ‘We Used To Wait’ and King Fantastic’s ‘Lost Art of Killing.’ Old school sound with LCD Soundsystem’s ‘One Touch.’ Yeah, I remember Earl Sweatshirt and Cold Freezing Night’s “wicked” videos, hahahaha! I love this! I love you Mike! 😀 Thanks for sharing, Babe!

  35. vickykun on December 29, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I din=d´t knew any of these

    (well I mean, I knew Contra from Vampire Weekend,but Iy´s not my favorite)
    thanks for sharing ;3

  36. sinisternl on December 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    You got an intresting music taste :p, totally not my style, But i would kinda expect atleast 1 rock song in it. Even tho your totally hip-hop based.

  37. galinmitev on December 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    “Wretches And Kings” Video:

  38. Kristiina on December 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Hi, Mike!

    Such a nice and diverse collection! (Thumbs up for Get Busy Committee and Arcade Fire!!!). I think, i discovered some good new artists from this post, so Thank You!

    We ❤ U in Estonia!

  39. binghatch on December 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Just in addition…

    I make a mixture of electronica, rock, FUNK and rap/hip hop… not dunk or punk 😀

  40. binghatch on December 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Hey Mike,

    this is only a test…

  41. sajinokami on December 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    ‘3. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man’

    That is the song that got my attention and The Cave got me to buy the album.
    Epic banjo.

  42. lillyhfg on December 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I love GBC, too 😀 my favorite is “I don’t care about you”..:D
    I like your list but you missed some Linkin Park songs…:D (the catalyst, robot boy… I love the full album.. “a thousand suns” is amazing…)

    (it’s almost midnight here, (where I live) and I’m a little bit tired…but I have to listen these songs so I don’t think that I’m gonna sleep…)haha
    take care!
    Hungary loves you!

  43. fatimalp on December 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    cool! I only know GBC & Vampire Weekend though. I like it. oh and I remember you’ve posted this weird song/video earlier – The Books – “A Cold Freezin’ Night”. lol

    thanks for sharing Mike! 😀

  44. beniko on December 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I think you forgot about Kanye’s album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”. You’d give it a listen. I’m sure, that you’ll appreciate it. Jay-Z is also on it… TWICE in fact. Good “Top 10” though

    – KanyeToThe

  45. souneik on December 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm

  46. Ally on December 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Awww LCD Soundsystem I remember seeing videos of them from Incheon Pentaport Festival in Korea. Really good band x).

    Awesome list even though the last one is still weird as hell.

  47. tiasiandaly on December 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    number one is also mine and my sisters favorite, thanks to you aha! greaaat choices >:]

  48. millalp94 on December 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    awesome choice Mike !!:D

  49. nikkiann0100 on December 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I loved the video for opening ceremony as well. Ryu’s hat was classic.

  50. EpicLinkinPark on December 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Awesome song choices! These were awesome songs. Thanks for sharing your favorite 2010 songs. Hope all has been well, take care. 🙂

  51. hesht on December 29, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    It’s a good list, but you missed this one:

  52. ailinaannbe1988 on December 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    great choices mike i love them all

  53. anaphx on December 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    wow mike you are always surprising me with your favourite music / the music you listen to.

    thx for sharing!

    How about an album list? I think you posted sth about album of 2009?

    but definately

  54. evooba on December 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Yay for Get Busy Committee!!!! 😀 I love them 😀 did you see Ryu’s and Scoop’s appearance on Fuel TV yet? “Laura Ling” sounds so dope!

    I’ll check out the rest of the songs cause I admit I only know arcade fire from the rest. Thx for sharing your list. (Happy New Year in case you won’t post again until new years)

  55. Michael Gonzalez on December 29, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Mike, you forgot all the songs from A THOUSAND SUNS, like “When They Come For Me” or “The Catalyst” 🙂

    -Mike aka Butcher Mike

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