100 Greatest Songs From 2009

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.

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.

1. I Gotta Feelin'
Black Eyed Peas
2. Boom Boom Pow
Black Eyed Peas
3. Empire State of Mind
Jay Z (feat. Alicia Keys)
4. My Girls
Animal Collective
5. While You Wait for the Others
Grizzly Bear
6. Sexy Bitch
David Guetta (feat. Akon)
7. 1901
8. Right Round
Flo Rida and Ke$ha
9. New Divide
Linkin Park
10. Know Your Enemy
Green Day
11. Two Weeks
Grizzly Bear
12. Stillness Is the Move
Dirty Projectors
13. Zero
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
14. Daniel
Bat for Lashes
15. Lisztomania
16. Knock You Down
Keri Hilson, Kanye West and Ne-Yo
17. Crystalised
The XX
18. Run This Town
Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
19. Exhibit C
Jay Electronica
20. Telephone
Lady Gaga (feat. Beyoncé)
21. Bonkers
Dizzee Rascal
22. Dominos
The Big Pink
23. You Found Me
The Fray
24. Crack A Bottle
Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent
25. Bulletproof
La Roux
26. Hey, Soul Sister
27. In For The Kill
La Roux
28. Hyph Mngo
Joy Orbison
29. Young Hearts Spark Fire
30. Summertime Clothes
Animal Collective
31. Walkabout
Atlas Sound (feat. Noah Lennox)
32. Tik Tok
33. In My Head
Jason Derülo
34. Heavy Cross
35. Brother Sport
Animal Collective
36. I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
37. Best I Ever Had
38. Bedrock
Young Money
39. I'mma Be
Black Eyed Peas
40. Sea Within a Sea
The Horrors
41. Islands
The XX
42. Bad Romance
Lady Gaga
43. Down
Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne
44. Die Slow
45. Birthday Sex
46. Rude Boy
47. Let's Go Surfing
The Drums
48. The Fear
Lily Allen
49. Warm Heart of Africa
The Very Best
50. Turnin Me On
Keri Hilson and Lil Wayne

51. Heads Will Roll
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
52. Surf Solar
Fuck Buttons
53. Animal
Miike Snow
54. Young Adult Friction
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
55. Obsessed
Mariah Carey
56. Fire Burning
Sean Kingston
57. Blood Bank
Bon Iver
58. The Reeling
Passion Pit
59. Digidesign
60. Hotel Room Service
61. Velvet
The Big Pink
62. 11th Dimension
Julian Casablancas
63. Raindrops
Basement Jaxx
64. This Tornado Loves You
Neko Case
65. French Navy
Camera Obscura
66. Knotty Pine
Dirty Projectors and David Byrne
67. Cornerstone
Arctic Monkeys
68. When I Grow Up
Fever Ray
69. Fireflies
Owl City
70. Ready, Able
Grizzly Bear
71. Papillon
72. Moth
73. Two
74. People Got a Lotta Nerve
Neko Case
75. Sugar
Flo Rida and Wynter Gordon
76. Shine Blockas
Big Boi (feat. Gucci Mane)
77. Replay
78. Alejandro
Lady Gaga
79. I and Love and You
The Avett Brothers
80. Never Come Down (The Brownie Song)
81. Love Etc.
Pet Shop Boys
82. Whatcha Say
Jason DeRulo
83. Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)
84. No Surprise
85. Break Up
Mario, Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett
86. Do You Remember
Jay Sean (feat. Sean Paul & Lil Jon)
87. Throw It in the Bag
Fabolous and The-Dream
88. Say Aah
Trey Songz (feat. Fabulous)
89. She Wolf
90. Love Drunk
Boys Like Girls
91. I Love College
Asher Roth
92. Young Forever
Jay-Z (feat. Mr. Hudson)
93. Carry Out
Timbaland (feat. Justin Timberlake)
94. 21 Guns
Green Day
95. How Low
96. Meet Me Halfway
Black Eyed Peas
97. All The Right Moves
98. According To You
99. Forever
Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem
100. Pretty Wings
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Who Can Say
102. Party in the U.S.A.
Miley Cyrus
103. Rock That Body
Black Eyed Peas
104. Good Girls Go Bad
Cobra Starship and Leighton Meester
105. Breakeven
The Script
106. Hard
107. Secrets
108. Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)
Alicia Keys
109. Sweet Dreams
110. Break Your Heart
Taio Cruz
111. Whataya Want From Me
Adam Lambert
112. Never Say Never
The Fray
113. How You Like Me Now?
The Heavy
114. Tie Me Down
New Boyz
115. Feel It All Around
Washed Out
116. Every Girl
Young Money
117. Her Diamonds
Rob Thomas
118. Oblivion
119. Two Is Better Than One
Boys Like Girls (feat. Taylor Swift)
120. Fire
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2009
An unheralded great record from 2009
Bruce's choice
* Right Here In My Arms
Ray Collins
Lew's choice
* You
Collective Soul
Adam's choice
* They Don't Want Me
Electric Wire Hustle
Brett's choice
* Let Your Loved One Sleep
Dennis Diken with Bell Sound
Ryan's choice
* There are Listed Buildings
Los Campesinos!
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Last Updated: 2013-08-13