As of today, we are officially 1/3 through the decade that will undoubtedly end up being known as “The Teens” (where did the time go?). So here’s my “Best Tracks of the First 1/3 of the Decade” List.  As usual, I’ve excluded S-Curve artists from contention, but Andy Grammer’s “Keep You Head Up,” We The Kings; “Friday Is Forever,” Betty Wright’s “Go” and Joss Stone’s “The Love We Had” were all pretty awesome, in my opinion….



Lyfe Jennings – Statistics

The Black Keys – Tighten Up

B.o.B – Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)

Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For

Portugal. The Man – All My People

Broken Bells – The High Road

Bruno Mars – Somewhere In Brooklyn

Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill

Lauren Pritchard – Painkillers

Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On

Miranda Lambert – The House That Built Me

Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar

Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand

Adele – Rolling In The Deep

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – The Bike Song

Girls – Oh So Protective One

Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

The Pierces – You’ll Be Mine

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – We Almost Lost Detroit

Cults – Go Outside

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Two Against One (feat. Jack White)

Adele – Someone Like You

Chiddy Bang – Ray Charles

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)

Jay-Z & Kanye West – Otis (feat. Otis Redding)

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close – Radio Edit

Lady Gaga – The Edge Of Glory

Martin Solveig – Hello – Single Edit

Mister Heavenly – Hold My Hand

Rihanna – We Found Love

Timothy Bloom – ‘Til the End of Time (feat. V)

Rudimental – Feel The Love – feat. John Newman

Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

Fun. – Some Nights

Alabama Shakes – Hold On

The Shins – Simple Song

Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You

David Guetta – Titanium – feat. Sia

Elle Varner – Refill

Jimmy Cliff – World Upside Down

Regina Spektor – Don’t Leave Me (Ne me quitte pas)

K’NAAN – Is Anybody Out There?

Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments

Stooshe – Black Heart

Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?

Jack White – Love Interruption

Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do The Hump

Emeli Sandé – Next to Me

Avicii – Levels – Radio Edit

Best Coast – The Only Place

Drupatee & Machel Montano – Indian Gyal

Dizzee Rascal – Bassline Junkie

Little Mix – Wings

Laura Mvula – That’s Alright

Iggy Azalea – Work – Radio Edit

Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Radio Edit) [feat. Pharrell Williams]

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop – feat. Wanz

Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie

Paloma Faith – Picking Up the Pieces

Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man

Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit) [feat. John Martin]

Icona Pop – I Love It – feat. Charli XCX

Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing