Was 2010 a good year for music? There are bright spots for sure, like Bruno Mars’ “Just they Way You Are” or Kris Allen’s “Live Like You’re Dying.” But neither of those upbeat songs made the top ten on iTunes’s year end chart. So I listened to the top 10 songs this year on iTunes to discovered good, bad, and ugly.
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- “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train
- “California Gurls” by Katy Perry
- “Love the Way you Lie” by Eminem and Rhianna
- “Airplanes” by B.o.B.
- “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz
- “OMG” by Usher featuring will.i.am
- “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz & Ludacris
- “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha
- “Need You Now” by Lady Antebelleum
- “Not Afraid” by Eminem
It seems like the guys in Train know how to make a really awesome song two years after people forgot about the band: Meet Virginia (1998), Drops of Jupiter (2001), Calling All Angels (2003), and now, Hey Soul Sister (2010).
By now you already have an opinion about the song Hey, Soul Sister. Either you love it or you used to love it but now you hate it because they won’t stop playing it on the radio.
In spite of some odd lyrics (untrimmed chest? what?) the words HEY SOUL SISTER define a song about guy in love with a girl. Given that most of the other “love songs” on the radio are about lust, it’s refreshing to hear the words “soul” and “sister” together on the radio. It may not be as profound as Matt Maher’s Set Me as a Seal, but on pop radio Soul Sister this just be as good as it gets.