@ZackTeibloom Here we are. Finally. A week into January and we’ve arrived at the finals. Last year The Black Keys took down LCD Soundsystem so convincingly that LCD was forced to break up forever. Let’s hope Young the Giant either beats The Black Keys, or decides to stick it out for another dozen years or so anyway. I really don’t even know who I’m voting for here. I personally had The Black Keys winning it all, but this is not even their best song. This is by far Young the Giant’s best song and it’s one for the ages. I’ll remember this year as theirs, so I may just pull for them. But ahh The Black Keys! The new kings of rock! I want them to win everything. I hope this decision is as tough for you.
If this was still the Catchiest Song of the Year contest, “Lonely Boy” would be the winner of these two songs. Alas, “My Body” is simply the better song. Sure, it has catchy elements to it, but it’s the full package. It’s a high energy, jump up and down, sing at the top of your lungs sort of song. The reason Young the Giant closes every show with it, is simply because it demands that you leave everything out there. Summon every last ounce of energy you have and release it through celebration of what truly was, the Best Song of 2011. -Andy S.
@ZackTeibloom I don’t even know that The Black Keys have a catchier song. Andy and I both agree we would have scrapped all the rules and had Nicky Minaj and her “Super Bass” take that title. I think The Black Keys have the most instantly lovable song. The kind of song that when they’re sequencing the album, they didn’t have a choice but to make it first. For whatever reason, Young the Giant made “My Body” second behind “My Apartment.” The ten seconds of “Lonely Boy” guitar build-up before the drums come in sets the tone for a rollicking rocking jaunt of a single and it never lets up. The oh-oh-oh-oh’s are infectious and it just goes. It’s the stand-out on my favorite album of the year. Is it enough to repeat? You have until Monday at 3 pm to decide…
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- Favorite song of 2011: Round 2: Justice “New Lands” vs. Young the Giant “My Body”
- Favorite Song 2011: Round 1: Young the Giant “My Body” vs. Ezra Furman “Mysterious Power”
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