Eagle All Gone and No More Caribou

I leave the decade much as I came in; I'm all about the flow. Scott Woods and I counted down our favourite songs of the '00s--I believe the technical name is "the Nits"--on CKLN this past Sunday. If you listened to our pre- election show last fall, or have any familiarity with college radio at all, you'll know that Murphy's Law is always in full effect (triply so with me). So of course on this particular Sunday, the main-studio mikes were completely down, which necessi- tated that the music and control board were being operated in one room, while the conversation took place in another. Since that wasn't complicated enough, we figured we'd try to converse overtop tracks to get in as much music as possible. Mostly, and miraculously, we made out okay; when we didn't, well, you can hear for yourself. Here's a top 10 from each of us, plus 10 runners-up (alphabetical for me, ranked for Scott). We did the same 10 years ago. In 2019, things will be much simpler, as everyone will have their decade-end lists uploaded directly onto their driver's licenses and made available for public inspection. Phil 1. “Outta Control,” 50 Cent w/Mobb Deep (2005) 2. “You! Me! Dancing!” Los Campesinos (2007) 3. “How Some Jellyfish Are Born,” Yo La Tengo (2002) 4. “Gardeninginginging,” Knight School (2009) 5. “Handshake Drugs,” Wilco (2003) 6. “Frontline,” Pharcyde (2000) 7. “Airborne,” Wussy (2005) 8. “The Samurai in Autumn,” Pet Shop Boys (2002) 9. “Your Therapy,” She Mob (2001) 10. “My Spy,” Imperial Teen (2002) “Echo’s Answer,” Broadcast (2000) “Field of Stars,” Oliver Schroer (2006) “I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas (2009) “Mandarinerna,” Kim Hiorthoy (2004) “99 Problems,” Dangermouse (2004) “Red, White and MILF,” Figghole (2008) “Whatever You Want,” Resonars (2007) “When the Last Time,” Clipse (2002) “Will You Be Here Tomorrow,” Mendoza Line (2004) “With Every Heartbeat,” Robyn (2007) Scott 1. “Digital Love,” Daft Punk (2001) 2. “The Long Way Around,” Dixie Chicks (2006) 3. “Early Winter,” Gwen Stefani (2008) 4. “Unwritten,” Natasha Bedingfield (2004) 5. “Don’t Stop the Music,” Rihanna (2007) 6. “Do It to It,” Cherish (2006) 7. “Oh,” Ciara (2005) 8. “Biology,” Girls Aloud (2005) 9. “Galang,” M.I.A. (2005) 10. “You! Me! Dancing!” Los Campesinos (2007) 11. “Too Little Too Late,” JoJo (2006) 12. “Irreplaceable,” Beyonce (2006) 13. “Lollipop,” Lil Wayne (2007) 14. “Kerosene,” Miranda Lambert (2005) 15. “Potential Breakup Song,” Aly & AJ (2007) 16. “The Warning,” Hot Chip (2006) 17. “Hey Ya!” Outkast (2003) 18. “Ayo Technology,” 50 Cent w/Justin Timberlake (2007) 19. “LDN,” Lily Allen (2006) 20. “Intro-Introspection,” Osymyso (2002)

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