Published Dec 29, 201017. Born Ruffians - "Sole Brother"
Say It, the sophomore effort from Ontario pop minimalists Born Ruffians, wasn't exactly the explosive commercial or critical success it could have been. Regardless, anticipation for the album was clearly high as readers came in troves to check out lead single "Sole Brother" back in February.
16. Kanye West - "Power" (Mastered Version)
Though over-saturation made his presence tiresome, there was no denying the massive cultural impact Kanye had in 2010. When we first heard the final version of "Power," we knew this was his year. From the "Jesus Walks"-style production to a well-placed King Crimson sample, this was the first sign of Kanye's big things to come.
15. My Chemical Romance - "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)"
My Chemical Romance's triumphant return Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys proceeded its lengthy album title with an even longer lead single in "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)." As expected, the track is a juiced-up, obnoxious radio rock anthem with hooks aplenty and ridiculous lyrics about drugs, love and putting the pedal to the metal.
14. Baseball Project - "Don't Call Them Twinkies" ft. the Hold Steady's Craig Finn
The Hold Steady's Craig Finn stepped up to join a pinch-hitting team to record a single for the Minnesota Twins. "Don't Call Them Twinkies" also features Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey, Zuzu's Petals drummer Linda Pitmon, and is a working-class anthem sure to get you in the mood for some baseball.