Monday, January 2, 2012

John's World's Top 30 Dance Songs of 2011, Part II: #'s 20-11

Hello and welcome back to Part II of John's World's Top 30 Dance Songs of 2011. So far we've seen several good club tracks from the past year and now we're really getting down to the really good stuff. Each of these tunes have given me a good workout during the year and I hope you enjoy my selections.

#20 - Only Girl in the World - Rihanna

This is the first of three Rihanna songs to make it to my list this year. It came off of RiRi’s 2010 “Loud” album and it’s Euro dance music at its best. A great song deserving of the word “anthem!”

Only Girl (In the World) - Loud

#19 - Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO

This official jam of the summer 2011 got played out way too much and frankly I’m really over it. I’m only including it here because it was a giant smash and should be recognized for its success. It was great fun while it lasted! Check out my original "Song of the Day" post featuring the song back in July right here, and you can even buy it here:

Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock) - Sorry for Party Rocking (Deluxe Version)

#18 - Give Me Everything – Pitbull, featuring Ne Yo, Afrojack and Nayer

I really wanted to place Pitbull a little higher on the list. After all, he really came into his own in 2011 with several songs and collaborations. This one, though the message isn’t as sweet and innocent as the melody, is a really great sing-a-long and very easy on the ears!

Give Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer) - Give Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer) - Single

#17 - I Wanna Go – Britney Spears

This was an early favorite of mine off of “Femme Fatale,” with a catchy, whistly background and a fun track. Great song!

I Wanna Go - Femme Fatale (Deluxe Version)

#16 - Rolling in the Deep – Adele

Even though the original version of this song was such a big, albeit, depressing kind of hit, it worked pretty good on the dance floors, as well, serving as one of the summer’s hottest anthems. Here's a short clip of one of the many remixes out there:

Rolling In The Deep (Remix) - Best of 2011 Dance Hits!

#15 - Born This Way – Lady Gaga

Yeah, yeah, so all the Gaga haters claim that this one is a rip off of Madge’s “Express Yourself.” Even though I disagree, isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery? All criticisms and hype aside, this is a great dance anthem and it inspired quite a few young LGBT’s, so I give it props for that alone!

I featured this one during Pride Week back in June, as it was THE song played over and over again the entire day of the Parade...check out the post right here. Buy it here:
Born This Way - Born This Way

#14 - Yeah 3X – Chris Brown

Even though Mr. Brown’s image will forever be tarnished because of he and Rihanna, he’s still a very talented young man with a knack for making radio and dance floor-friendly tunes. This feel good song is a lot of fun too dance to!

Yeah 3X - Yeah 3X - Single

#13 – Blow – Ke$ha

I really didn’t like Ke$ha too much until this one came out earlier in the year. So sassy, so dancy!

Blow - Cannibal

#12 - Hey Hey – Dennis Ferrer

Just an ordinary day
Till you came around
I had my feet on the ground...

This one is a longtime favorite, and many people love it when they hear it. It’s not played too often in the clubs, but when it is, everybody’s jamming! Click play...

Hey Hey - Back On Tracks

#11 - Time (Dirty Bit) – Black Eyed Peas

Even though this one technically came out in 2010, it was played a lot earlier in the year, though I think the straight-up version is much hotter than the mix they play in the clubs!

The Time (Dirty Bit) [Re-Pixelated] {Remixes} - The Black Eyed Peas

So there you have it, the middle ten of my Top 30 Dance/Club Songs of 2011. Ii hope you enjoyed reading and took the time to check out at least a couple of the videos. Stayed tuned for my top ten coming real soon... In the meantime, check out Part I here.

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