A Look Back at Music in 2010

As we start a new year sure to be full of new experiences and new music, let's take a look back at music in 2010.

The most downloaded song according to itunes was Soul Sister by Train. A song that I really like, but oddly enough, didn't download. Hmm maybe it was because I couldn't go anywhere without hearing it's constant refrain ♪hey soul sister ain't that Mister Mister on the radio♪ 
I have to wonder how many people knew that the song refers to an 80's band in Mister Mister.

As ipods got smaller in 2010, headphones got bigger as we saw many earbuds replaced the retro influenced headphone styles. I've got my own pair of purple metallic headphones, but if anyone wants to get me a pair of Dr. Dre's Beats, I wouldn't turn them down... I'm just saying.

Jennifer Grey proved that despite a nose job, Baby's still got moves when she won Dancing with the Stars in November.

Glee continued to show that musicals are cool as it danced it's way onto our TV Screens and into Season 2 with such guest stars as John Stamos, Brittany Spears, Carol Burnett, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth gave one of my favorite performances of the season with a cleaned up version of Cee Lo Green's F*** You. ♪I see you driving 'round town with the girl I love, and I'm like forget you♪

The critics bashed Burlesque the musical with Cher and Christina Aguilera, but everyone I know that saw it loved it. So, what do critics know?!

It was the year that a meat bikini either overshadowed the cutting edge musical contributions of Lady Gaga, or helped to keep her relevant. Still undecided.





My concert memories of 2010 included: An amazing but drenched and muddy Rob Zombie and Korn show, the return of Limp Bizkit with Puddle of Mudd, and Tim McGraw with Lady Antebellum which was the start of number 1's mono episode.

2010 saw the death of some very influential musicians from all generations and genres. The New York Times put together this cool music collage in honor of those that died this past year.



Here's hoping that music surrounds you and enriches your life in 2011. Happy New Year!