Most of these songs I started listening to once I tuned into the radio again on my commutes. So, I don’t “own” most of these yet, which sounds like a lot of iTunes purchasing in the future. As always, I’m not entirely sure about the ranking, aside from the fact that the top 5 are correct and the general location of every single is about right.

  1. Phoenix – One Time To Many
  2. Belle & Sebastian – Funny Little Frog
  3. The Tragically Hip – In View
  4. Pink – Who Knew
  5. The Mountain Goats – Alibi
  6. Mobile – Out Of My Head
  7. Boy Kill Boy – Suzie
  8. The Blow – True Affection
  9. Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous Girl
  10. Muse – Starlight
  11. Jessica Simpson – A Public Affair
  12. Pilate (Pilot Speed) – I Won’t Blame You
  13. The Killers – Bones
  14. Rihanna – Unfaithful
  15. The Strokes – Juicebox
  16. Five For Fighting – The Riddle
  17. Phoenix – Consolation Prize
  18. Pink – U & Ur Hand
  19. John Mayer – Waiting On The World To Change
  20. Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ (Star Wars song btw)
  21. Joey Plaskett Emergency – Nowhere With You
  22. KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See
  23. The Pussycat Dolls – Stickwitu
  24. Prozzäk – When I Think Of You
  25. Chantal Kreviazuk – All I Can Do
  26. The Cardigans – Don’t Blame Your Daughter
  27. Nelly Furtado – Maneater (Pink Panther song btw)
  28. The Killers – When You Were Young
  29. The Magic Numbers – Love Me Like You
  30. Justin Timberlake – SexyBack
  31. Kelly Clarkson – Because Of You
  32. Madonna – Sorry
  33. Mobile – See Right Through You
  34. Shakira ft Wyclef – Hips Don’t Lie
  35. Blue October – Hate Me
  36. Daniel Powter – Jimmy Gets High
  37. Dixie Chicks – Not Ready To Make Nice
  38. Nick Lachey – What’s Left Of Me
  39. I kind of dislike these songs, but at one point liked them.

  40. Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Record On
  41. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy

Best Free iTunes Singles
There were 400 or so free downloads from the US iTunes Store (thanks to 250 tracks from Facebook), and I probably download about 300 of them. This is generally hit or miss but there were a couple of tracks I really liked. I also missed d/ling a track by The Guillemots (damn!). Also, there is some conflicts between this list and the above; but on this list a factor for the placement of the song is whether I would have found out about it if not for the ITS.

  1. Sophie Milman – Back Home To Me
  2. The Blow – True Affection
  3. Boy Kill Boy – Suzie
  4. Phoenix – Consolation Prizes
  5. The Magic Numbers – Love Me Like You
  6. The Format – Time Bomb
  7. Bettie Serveert – Attagirl
  8. The Little Ones – Lovers Who Uncover
  9. Psapp – Tricycle
  10. Asobi Seksu – Thursday
  11. The Go! Team – Junior Kickstart
  12. The Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control
  13. Augustina – Boston
  14. Editors – Munich


I really didn’t buy any albums this year, and the ones I did buy I was already pretty sure they were awesome beforehand (and thus made it onto this list). Unfortunately, what I think the best album of this year (The Guillemots’ Through The Window Pane) wasn’t released in Canada.

  1. Belle and Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
  2. The Strokes – First Impressions of Earth
  3. John Mayer – Continuum
  4. Prozzak – Cruel Cruel World

I spent $126.25 on CDs, buying 21 of them and spending $6.01 on average. This is way down from last year’s 74 CDs and $362.78 spent.