Next week I will start counting down my top ten songs of 2011, focusing not necessarily on hot singles or songs that captured the zeitgeist this year but simply the songs that affected me the most for one reason or another.
First, though, I will spend a week on several odds and ends that didn’t make the countdown but made my musical year brighter each in their own way.
Kicking things off is my recognition of two terrific songs that would be in my top ten if their inclusion wouldn’t break my one cardinal rule for this blog — no repeats.
Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’ and LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’ were both featured during my series on summer singles. At the time, both were brand-new to me but they quickly became favorites. As ubiquitous as they’ve become, I’m still not tired of either one.
Today’s SOTD is a very effective mash-up of the two songs, with the added bonus of Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’ video for your visual enjoyment.