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10 Best Songs of 2011

The Top 10 Songs of 2011 contain several club-friendly high octane dance songs including favorites by Rihanna, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and LMFAO. On the other hand, indie favorites from Foster the People and Adele crossed over into the mainstream which suggests that the definition of what is traditionally described as "pop music" has evolved to become more expansive of other genres. 2011 comprised of many surprise hits by various acts but below we've compiled the 10 biggest songs that ran our stations over the course of the year.
'Pumped Up Kicks'
Having the only debut single on the AOL Radio Top 10 of 2011 list, Foster the People rose from the indie scene in 2011 and made their own mark in the mainstream world with their hit 'Pumped Up Kicks.' The song spread like a wildfire after its debut in 2010 and as the band and the song gained notoriety, DJs across the country found the song fit nicely in playlists that also featured the likes of Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. 'Pumped Up Kicks' was a favorite on AOL Radio's playlists across multiple formats, which is why the song has earned it's spot on the Top 10 of 2011 list.
Foster the People Pumped Up Kicks


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Winamp for Android v1.1 Available Now

Winamp for Android

Winamp for Android™ v1.1 has just been released and offers users even more free music! In our previous release Winamp for Android introduced free downloads with Spinner's MP3 of the Day. From the app's Home screen, select "Free Music" and then tap on "Spinner" and you'll have the option to play (stream) any of the tracks from the last 20 days. You can download the free MP3 tracks individually, or stream them all like a playlist. Check back daily for new free MP3s!

In addition to free Spinner MP3 of the Day tracks, the new Winamp for Android 1.1 offers Full CD Listening Party. With the CD Listening Party, you'll have free access to the hottest new full-length albums (streaming playback only). Each week the list of available albums is updated with the latest releases from the most popular artists. From the Home screen, select "Free Music" and then tap on "Full CD Listening Party". This week you can stream full albums from David Bowie, Depeche Mode & Def Leppard... just to name a few. Check back weekly for new free albums!


Top 10 End of the World / Apocalypse Songs

May 21, 2011 is the date that religious author Harold Camping has written to be the "end of the world," and while there isn't any scientific evidence to prove it, we couldn't help but wonder: If the apocalypse were here, what would be on your playlist to mark the occasion? Well, you'd probably have other things on your mind beyond listening to music, but here's what we believe should be the soundtrack to our last moments.

'Till the World Ends'
Britney Spears
This pop star isn't afraid of the apocalypse. In fact, she's going out in the club. Going by the hit 'Femme Fatale' track, the singer is spending her last night on the dance floor, and is going to "keep on dancing till the world ends." After all, she's Britney, bitch.
Britney Spears Till The World Ends


Filed under: Top 10 Lists

Top 10 '90s Hip-Hop Songs

The Top 10 '90s Hip Hop Songs include hits by some of the biggest rap artists in history. The decade began with the gangsta rap of N.W.A. and the mainstream rap of MC Hammer, and ended with the glitzy hip-hop of artists like Puff Daddy. In between, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg created the G-Funk sound, while 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G. both recorded influential albums from opposite sides of the West Coast-East Coast rivalry before their careers were tragically cut short just six months apart. These are AOL Radio's choices for the Top 10 '90s Hip-Hop Songs.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Back when Will Smith was still the Fresh Prince, he and Jazzy Jeff scored the ultimate summer hip-hop jam with 'Summertime,' a song about the sunny days they spent hanging out at the park and riding around the streets of Philly. In 1991, the track became the duo's biggest hit and their only No. 1 on the R&B and rap charts.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince Summertime


Filed under: Top 10 Lists, Hip-Hop

David Guetta, 'Where Them Girls At?' Feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj -- New Song


French producer and DJ David Guetta has enlisted the help of Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj to release the new single 'Where Them Girls At?' from his as-yet-untitled upcoming album due out this summer.

'Where Them Girls At?' starts with a fist pumping synth line and a swirling, pulsating bass line. Guetta's signature European house production is proudly on display with plenty of flourishes and layering, allowing for massively energetic performances from Flo Rida and Minaj.

Flo Rida drops a dancehall-inspired chorus before his first verse: "So many girls in here, where do I begin? / I see this one, I'm about to go in / Then she says I'm here with my friend / She got me thinking and that's when I said / Where dem girls at? / So go get them, we can all be friends."


Filed under: New Music, Pop

Eight Acts Remain in Rolling Stone Magazine's 'Choose the Cover' Contest

Courtesy Rolling Stone

In the spirit of March Madness, Rolling Stone has narrowed the field from 16 to 8 in its 'Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star' contest.

That leaves four rock bands (Empires, the Fictionist, the Sheepdogs and the Romany Rye), two indie-pop songstresses (Skyler Stonestreet and Lelia Broussard), one screamo-drummer-turned-hip-hopper (Mod Sun) and one "urban pop" collective (Tha Boogie) vying for the grand prize: their mugs -- or mug -- on the cover of the magazine, as well as a record contract with Atlantic. The winner will be announced on Aug. 1, after two semi-finalists have had the chance to battle it out onstage at June's Bonnaroo festival.

Home handicappers, adjust your brackets accordingly.

Like the NCAA tourney, this one's tough to forecast. In a sense, the remaining artists are all Cinderellas -- more Gonzagas than Dukes. They're hard-working, road-tested musicians who, despite representing a range of musical styles, share the kind of dogged determination that leads people to climb in and out of vans, suffer rejection from labels and generally try to succeed in a business very much in flux.


Filed under: Contest

10 Best Nate Dogg Songs

The Top 10 Nate Dogg songs include the collaborations that made the Long Beach, Calif. rapper/singer one of the go-to voices in hip-hop throughout the '90s, and up until his death in 2011 at age 41. Born Nathaniel Hale, Nate hooked up with Death Row Records early in his career, and ultimately scored nearly two dozen hit singles with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Eminem. Here is AOL Radio's list of the Top 10 Nate Dogg songs.
'I Got Love'
Nate Dogg was always known best as a collaborator and sidekick. Often lost in that image was his success as a solo artist. 'I Got Love' was the lead single off his second record, 'Music and Me,' and hit No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released in late 2001. It found Nate Dogg exploring his softer side, offering shout-outs and love to family and friends before returning to comfortable territory where he reminded listeners of his jewelry collection, and the fact that he always carries a gun.
Nate Dogg I Got Love


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