So after lots of searching and organizing, my Top 15 of '06 list is finally done! I am pleased to present you with all of my favorites (complete with downloads). To download a song, just right-click the link and click "Save Target As". Have funn!
15. Jackie Jackson - Franz Ferdinand
Most Brilliant Kids song ever. End of story. The whole "Colours Are Brighter" album is genius, though. For more of the brilliance, check out the Colours are Brighter myspace/website.
14. Beyond the Surface - Kutless
I love this song. It's really all I can say. Kutless has an amazing sound, plus they are a Christian band. Double points, for sure. Check out their myspace/website to see them in all their glory.
13. This Could Be - Mainstay
Although Mainstay isn't exactly topping the charts with their album "Well Meaning Fiction", it doesn't make this song any less amazing. You should definately check out their myspace/website.
12. Boyhunter (Simlish) - Skye Sweetnam
Okay, so I know that "Sound Soldier" isn't supposed to be released until later in the year, but this version of Skye's song "Boyhunter" is a riot. Having the awesome sound of Skye, but the sheer hilarity of the Simlish language, "Boyhunter (Simlish)" was an obvious choice for my list. Check out Skye's myspace/website (and her fanspace).
11. Miss Murder - AFI
The only band with a lead singer that can make someone go "What a stupid haircut..." and "I love his haircut!" at the same time. Miss Murder is one of those songs that you just couldn't avoid, whether it's because you love it, or all of your friends love it (I fall into the first category...). You should definately check out their myspace/website, too.
10. Don't Lets Start - They Might Be Giants
Okay, Okay. I know technically "Don't Lets Start" isn't a song from '06, but it was on their newest album "Then: The Earlier Years", so I counted it eligible on my list. Check out their myspace/website for more of their undeniably catchy songs.
9. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Amazing song. Amazing Video. Winning combination. "Chasing Cars"' lyrics and tone have a very peaceful feel to them. While your in that zen mood, do them a favor and check out their myspace/website.
8. White & Nerdy - "Weird Al" Yankovic
You knew it was coming. You can't have a best songs of '06 list without including "Weird Al"s "White & Nerdy". By far the funniest song (and quite possibly, the most well known) on the list, "White & Nerdy" is only sitting so low on the list because it was over played. Stop by Al's myspace/website while your flipping through that comic collection, too!
7. Activate - Stellar Kart
Stellar Kart's sophmore album "We Can't Stand Sitting Down" absolutely blew me away. Other great songs from their album are "Me and Jesus" and "Procrastinating". Check out their myspace/website.
6. Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace's "Animal I Have Become" has an awesome dark and frustrated sound to it. Definately worthy of your air guitar. Check out their myspace/website.
5. High School Never Ends - Bowling for Soup
Accurate. Catchy. Great Music video. Sounds good to me. The song (for some reason...) reminds me of their song "1985". Don't ask me why, but I love 'em both anyway. Check out their myspace/website.
4. Fidelity - Regina Spektor
Regina Spektor proved she's a song writing genius with this one. I loved her use of the piano in this one, and her voice is absolutely perfect for this song. Check out her myspace/website, you know you want to.
3. When You Were Young - The Killers
Another popular song on the list (surprise, surprise). "When You Were Young" has been all over the place since it's release. It's sheer popularity is enough to put it on the list, but the song itself brought it up to #3. So, for those of you who live in a cave and haven't heard of the Killers, check out their myspace/website. Now.
2. Swallow Smile - Franz Ferdinand
The scottish-accented Franz Ferdinand strike again! This song (which is an official B-side) is one of Franz Ferdinand's best songs yet. Check out their myspace/website!
1. Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs
Enormously catchy song. It has a good musical value, but not to the point where it's not user-friendly. Not to mention the video has Peewee Herman in it (Or at least the guy who played him). Their myspace/website
You're Pitiful - "Weird Al" Yankovic
Over My Head - The Fray
What You Waiting For? - Franz Ferdinand
Me and Jesus - Stellar Kart