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Top 10 Songs of 2013

09. “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Juding from the glut of ’80s dance-rock in today’s alternative mix, you can’t rent a Brooklyn apartment furnished without pedals and synthesizers (hear: Bastille, New Politics, Imagine Dragons, Passion Pit, Capital Cities, CHVRCHES, etc.).

But this track from DEJrJr ditches the hipster-nostalgia and embraces the zeitgeist’s past, with a half-winked answer to “what’d you do last night?”

2 thoughts on “Top 10 Songs of 2013

  1. Joe, great list. I opened after reading WFUV’s 2013 list, and was happy to see Phosphorescent’s gorilla-POV hit the top. But HAIM at #1?! Genius. Obvious. Best sound of the past year. Plus, now I get a few more great songs I must hear. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Pat. I’m glad you brought up the “Song for Zula” POV. I’ve been trying to dig up an “official” outing from Matt Houck, but I’ve not been able to find anything. Have you seen anything (other than Tom Morello’s tweet)?

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