Modern Mystery’s Top 20 Songs of the Year

2009 was an incredible year for songs. No doubt about it. Even some of the last minute yearly additions were able to sweep the early year competitors off of their feet. In 2009 there was a surprise around every corner with the¬†quality of songs written. I’m not sure there could have been a better ending to the decade. Check out our Top 20 Songs below!

1. Matt Pond PA- “Starting”
2. Wooden Birds- “False Alarm”
3. Grizzly Bear- “Two Weeks”
4. The Drums-“Let’s Go Surfing”
5. The Spinto Band- “Jackhammer”
6. Sloan-“Take it Upon Yourself”
7. Vampire Weekend-“Cousins”
8. Ryan Adams-“Go Ahead and Rain”
9. Julian Casablancas- “11th Dimension”
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs-“Zero”
11. James Husband- “A Grave in the Gravel”
12. Alvin Band- “Temple Pressure”
13. Darwin Deez- “Constellations”
14. Surfer Blood- “Swim”
15. Bishop Allen- “Dimmer”
16. Jupiter One- “Flaming Arrow”
17. Phoenix- “1901”
18. Pains of Being Pure at Heart- “Young Adult Friction”
19. Japandroids- “The Boys Are Leaving Town”
20. Julian Plenti- “Games for Days”

Phoenix Does 3 Songs on SNL

Saturday Night Live is getting kind of boring, isn’t it? This season is almost unwatchable with the exception of some great musical guests stopping by. Case in point, French rockers Phoenix graced the stage last Saturday night. It seems the current ‘thing’ on SNL is that when there is a lack of good sketches, the band gets to perform three songs that night. Nice. Phoenix charmed the audience with ‘Lisztomania’, ‘1901’ and ‘Too Young’. The band was really the only reason to watch.

Phoenix will release Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix in the US on May 25th.

View the three performances from the night below.

‘Lisztomania’

‘1901’