100 Greatest Songs From 2011

  1. Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
  2. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
  3. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (featuring Lauren Bennett)
  4. We Are Young - Fun. (feat. Janelle Monáe)
  5. Moves like Jagger - Maroon 5 (featuring Christina Aguilera)
  6. We Found Love - Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris)
  7. Someone like You - Adele
  8. Give Me Everything - Pitbull (featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer)
  9. Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
10. Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
11. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
12. Midnight City - M83
13. Countdown - Beyoncé
14. Niggas In Paris - Jay-Z and Kanye West
15. Paradise - Coldplay
16. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
17. Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
18. On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez (featuring Pitbull)
19. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
20. Holocene - Bon Iver
21. Video Games - Lana Del Rey
22. The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
23. Rope - Foo Fighters
24. Yonkers - Tyler, The Creator
25. Take Care - Drake (featuring Rihanna)
26. I'm On One - DJ Khaled (featuring Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne)
27. Otis - Jay-Z and Kanye West
28. Under Cover Of Darkness - The Strokes
29. I'm Into You - Jennifer Lopez (featuring Lil Wayne)
30. Look At Me Now - Chris Brown (featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes)
31. Lotus Flower - Radiohead
32. Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
33. Novacane - Frank Ocean
34. Walk - Foo Fighters
35. Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
36. Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson
37. You Make Me Feel... - Cobra Starship (featuring Sabi)
38. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae
39. What The Hell - Avril Lavigne
40. You and I - Lady Gaga
41. Turning Tables - Adele
42. It's Real - Real Estate
43. Out Of My Head - Lupe Fiasco (featuring Trey Songz)
44. Rumour Has It - Adele
45. Make It Stop (September's Children) - Rise Against
46. You Are A Tourist - Death Cab for Cutie
47. Headlines - Drake
48. Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine
49. Princess Of China - Coldplay (with Rihanna)
50. You Da One - Rihanna
51. Bangarang - Skrillex (featuring Sirah)
52. The Wilhelm Scream - James Blake
53. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) remix - Katy Perry (featuring Missy Elliott)
54. Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce
55. Wicked Games - The Weeknd
56. Vomit - Girls
57. Wildfire - SBTRKT (feat. Yukimi Nagano)
58. Need You Now - Cut Copy
59. The Great Pan Is Dead - Cold Cave
60. No Church In The Wild - Jay-Z and Kanye West
61. I Like It Like That - Hot Chelle Rae (featuring New Boyz)
62. Run The World (Girls) - Beyoncé
63. Judas - Lady Gaga
64. The Ballad Of Mona Lisa - Panic! At The Disco
65. The Words That Maketh Murder - PJ Harvey
66. Marvin's Room - Drake
67. Hiiipower - Kendrick Lamar
68. Alligator Sky - Owl City
69. Glass Jar - Gang Gang Dance
70. I Follow Rivers - Lykke Li
71. Cruel - St. Vincent
72. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay
73. Love On Top - Beyoncé
74. California - EMA
75. Jet Lag - Simple Plan (featuring Natasha Bedingfield)
76. Calgary - Bon Iver
77. Dance (Ass) - Big Sean (featuring Nicki Minaj)
78. What You Want - Evanescence
79. Smile - Avril Lavigne
80. Crawling Back To You - Daughtry
81. Faith (When I Let You Down) - Taking Back Sunday
82. Reunion - M83
83. The Look - Metronomy
84. Will Do - TV On The Radio
85. Radiosurgery - New Found Glory
86. Ice Cream - Battles (feat. Matías Aguayo)
87. Banana Ripple - Junior Boys
88. Still Life - The Horrors
89. Too Insistent - The Dø
90. When You're Young - 3 Doors Down
91. The Morning - The Weeknd
92. Ego - Thom Yorke, Burial, Four Tet
93. Te Amo - Atlas Sound
94. This Is Why We Fight - The Decemberists
95. Holing Out - Yuck
96. Strange Mercy - St. Vincent
97. Art of Almost - Wilco
98. Summer Paradise - Simple Plan (featuring K'naan)
99. Default - Django Django
100. Putting The Dog To Sleep - The Antlers
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Misty - Kate Bush
102. Damn These Vampires - The Mountain Goats
103. The Legacy - Black Veil Brides
104. Tree By The River - Iron & Wine
105. 212 - Azealia Banks
106. Don't Stop (Color On The Walls) - Foster the People
107. The Bay - Metronomy
108. So In Love - Jill Scott (featuring Anthony Hamilton)
109. Second Chance - Peter Bjorn and John
110. Towers - Bon Iver
111. How Come You Never Go There - Feist
112. Irresistible Force (Met The Immovable Object) - Jane's Addiction
113. Bizness - tUnE-yArDs
114. Taken For A Fool - The Strokes
115. Nasty - Nas
116. Sunset In July - 311
117. How Deep Is Your Love? - The Rapture
118. The Daily Mail - Radiohead
119. County Line - Cass McCombs
120. We All Go Back To Where We Belong - R.E.M.
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2011
Lew's choice -
An unheralded great record from 2011

* Violin - Amos Lee

Ryan's choice -
* Should Have - Cloud Nothings

Brett's choice -
* A Little Bit Of Everything - Dawes

Adam's choice -
* Cough Syrup - Young The Giant

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Last Updated: 2015-02-17

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.