My votes for end of year music lists

Another music related bonus post this week! I have been voting up a storm for the end of year lists which are going round and I thought I’d share two of them: song of the year 2013 by 3voor12 and the Top2000 of Radio 2. Both are Dutch contests and I thought it would be nice to show you my picks. I still have to vote for my favorite albums in the annual best album of the year competition hosted by my local record store, but I will mostly make a general music of 2013 round up before the end of this month and feature those then. Here are my picks:


Vampire Weekend – bDiane Young
Villagers – Nothing Arrived
Bastille – Pompeii
Foals – My Number
Hadouken! – Levitate
Imagine – Dragons Radioactive
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years
Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharell – Blurred Lines
Savages – She Will

All these songs have been special to me this past year. Not only because they are on some of my favorite albums, but also because they take me back to hot simmering summer days on open field at music festivals, long train journeys or just soothing sounds when I’d hit a rough patch. I only voted for songs that were shortlisted. Some of these songs are not my favorites at all, but hey, when choices are limited you go with what you can get.


Deep Purple – Child In Time

Adele – Skyfall

Jacques Brel – Marieke

The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Ike & Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits

Kate Bush – Cloudbusting

Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love

Marty Wilde – Abergavenny

New Order – Blue Monday

Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Radiohead – Paranoid Android

Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind

The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil

Snow Patrol – Run

Marvin Gaye – Ain’t That Peculiar

Bobby Hebb – Sunny

Frank Ocean – Sweet Life

London Grammar – Wasting my young years

The XX – Angels

And my picks for the annual Top2000 of all time. Between Christmas and New Year this list will be broadcast and it’s a family tradition to vote and listen together during Christmas dinner. I voted for my favorite Golden Oldies as well as my favorite middle of the road/ easy listening stuff. I couldn’t help myself to include a few more current picks in my 5 wild card choices. However, I was a bit offended when the shortlist did not include my favorite Marvin Gaye song so I added that myself as well.

What do you think of my picks? Click the links to vote yourself!

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