Day 77 means Now! #77, which came out on 22nd November 2010.
Let’s have a listen to the Christmas party tunes of 2010.
Track 1: Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
Great piece of pop, awesomely danceable tune.
Track 2: Katy Perry – Firework
I appreciate the epic nature of this song, but I’ve always found the tune irritating.
Track 3: Cheryl – Promise This
Another danceable pop track with some great vocal hooks.
Track 4: Flo Rida and David Guetta – Club Can’t Handle Me
Pleasant enough, but the tune’s a bit forgettable.
Track 5: Cee Lo Green – Forget You
Great, powerful track with an awesome mid-century retro feel. This song was everywhere in 2010.
Track 6: Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Brilliantly danceable tune with a great singalong chorus.
Track 7: Tinie Tempah and Eric Turner – Written In The Stars
I do like this tune – some lovely lines going on.
Track 8: Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
Great rhythm, really interesting song. Strangely, after this hit, Mike Posner disappeared from the charts for six years before showing up again in 2016 with the number one smash I Took A Pill In Ibiza (or just In Ibiza, if you’re listening to daytime radio).
Track 9: Enrique Iglesias and Nicole Scherzinger – Heartbeat
I like the piano bit, but the tune’s really boring.
Track 10: Usher and Pitbull – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love
Good beat, and there’s a nice singalong chorus. The verse is pretty generic though.
Track 11: The Wanted – All Time Low
Great tune, really like this one.
Track 12: Olly Murs – Please Don’t Let Me Go
Nice retro-sounding tune, but it’s a little saccharine for my liking.
Track 13: Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up
Great feelgood retro-tinged pop track. Quite like this tune.
Track 14: Michael Bublé – Hollywood
Nice epic tune, great feelgood pop song. Great track.
Track 15: Kylie Minogue – Get Outta My Way
Lovely tune, but the vocal line is a bit bland.
Track 16: The Saturdays and Flo Rida – Higher
Repeated artist alert! We’ve already had Flo Rida on track 4.
This is quite a good tune, though – nice and upbeat.
Track 17: Roll Deep – Green Light
Good dance beat, great bassline, interesting rap, but the tune on the sung vocals is pretty bland.
Track 18: Ne-Yo – Beautiful Monster
Not keen on the theme, but the tune’s okay.
Track 19: Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
I’ve always had a soft spot for this daft dance track – Geth used to play it when we were doing Electrolicious Sundays at Mr Modos.
Track 20: Swedish House Mafia and Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza
Repeated artist alert! We’ve already had Tinie Tempah on track 7.
Great beat, and I love the rap on this. Good track.
Track 21: Tinchy Stryder – In My System
Messy and dull – not keen on this one.
Track 22: Diana Vickers – My Wicked Heart
‘Not on Spotify’ Type 2: YouTube Pause (TM).
Quite an interesting track – like Florence & The Machine except exciting. The tune could be a bit more pleasant, though.
Track 23: Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Super saccharine, as was standard for Bruno Mars during this era. The tune’s nice, but it’s just too cheesy for me.
Track 24: B.o.B and Hayley Williams – Airplanes
Gorgeous atmosphere, really nice tune.
Track 25: The Script – For The First Time
Nauseatingly cheesy soft-rock – not my kind of thing at all.
Track 26: Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow – Shame
Daft duet to celebrate the former Take That bandmates being friends again after years of rivalry. The Brokeback Mountain-esque video is also hilarious.
Track 27: Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Cover of the Bob Dylan song. The vocals are gorgeous, but it’s just far too slow for my liking.
Track 28: Rumer – Slow
It certainly is slow. Slow and impossibly dull.
Track 29: Shontelle – Impossible
I appreciate the power ballad stylings, but the tune is super annoying.
Track 30: Nelly – Just A Dream
Lovely guitar on the intro, and it’s got a good rhythm. Quite like this one.
Track 31: Labrinth – Let The Sun Shine
Very pretty tune – great track.
Track 32: Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars – Billionaire
Repeated artist alert! We’ve already had Bruno Mars on track 23.
Nice jaunty song to which we can all relate. Good stuff.
Track 33: Alesha Dixon – Drummer Boy
As you might guess from the title, the drums on this are great. The theme is a bit daft, though.
Track 34: Mark Ronson and The Business Intl – Bang Bang Bang
Good head-nodder, pleasant tune, though it’s a little repetitive.
Track 35: Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
Nice tune, but a bit slow for my liking.
Track 36: Mumford & Sons – The Cave
This one’s a bit too acoustic-y for my current tastes.
Track 37: Plan B – Prayin’
Good beat, good atmosphere.
Track 38: Jay Sean and Nicki Minaj – 2012 (It Ain’t The End)
Annoying, cheesy tune, and the theme is pretty daft (and will get more and more dated – who’s even going to remember the 2012 apocalypse prophecy in a couple of decades’ time?).
Track 39: N-Dubz – Best Behaviour
I find the tune a little too cheesy for my tastes, but I do like the bassline once the track gets going.
Track 40: Jason Derulo – What If
On hearing the first notes of the piano intro just now, I was like ‘whoa! It’s Alone by Heart!’ Apparently this is not coincidental. Other than that bit of interest, the song’s a bit boring.
Track 41: Pixie Lott – Broken Arrow
Too ballad-y for me, like most of the stuff off Pixie Lott’s first album.
Track 42: Joe McElderry – Ambitions
The vocals are too high-pitched and irritating for me, and the tune’s pretty uninspired. It’s got quite a good beat though.
Track 43: McFly – Party Girl
Very messy track! Far too much going on here, very jarring sound.
Track 44: Katy B – Katy On A Mission
Good danceable track – happily nodding along here.