Pazz & Jop: Top 48 Singles of 2011

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The annual Village Voice Pazz+Jop poll: Top 48 Singles of 2011 [also: albums]

  1. Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
  2. Beyoncé – “Countdown”
  3. Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
  4. M83 – “Midnight City”
  5. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Niggas in Paris”
  6. Azealia Banks – “212”
  7. Britney Spears – “Till the World Ends”
  8. [tie] Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”
  9. Adele – “Someone Like You”
  10. Tyler – the Creator, “Yonkers”
  11. [tie] Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
  12. tUnE-yArDs – “Bizness”
  13. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
  14. Drake – “Marvin’s Room”
  15. EMA – “California”
  16. Frank Ocean – “Novacane”
  17. [tie] Wild Flag – “Romance”
  18. Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
  19. [tie] Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”
  20. Robyn – “Call Your Girlfriend”
  21. [tie] DJ Khaled featuring Drake – Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, “I’m on One”
  22. Cass McCombs – “County Line”
  23. Lady Gaga – “The Edge of Glory”
  24. Kreayshawn – “Gucci Gucci”
  25. [tie] Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
  26. Bon Iver – “Holocene”
  27. [tie] Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
  28. Das Racist – “Michael Jackson”
  29. Lykke Li – “Get Some”
  30. Pistol Annies – “Hell on Heels”
  31. [tie] Real Estate – “It’s Real”
  32. [tie] LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem”
  33. Joy Formidable – “Whirring”
  34. Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”
  35. [tie] PJ Harvey – “The Words That Maketh Murder”
  36. [tie] Florence + The Machine – “Shake It Out”
  37. [tie] Girls – “Vomit”
  38. [tie] The Rapture – “How Deep Is Your Love?”
  39. Taylor Swift – “Mean”
  40. [tie] Battles – “Ice Cream”
  41. [tie] A$AP Rocky – “Peso”
  42. [tie] Cults – “Go Outside”
  43. [tie] St. Vincent – “Cruel”
  44. Wilco – “I Might”
  45. [tie] Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne – “Motivation”
  46. [tie] Blawan – “Getting Me Down”
  47. [tie] Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – “Zan With That Lean”
  48. Lady Gaga – “Yoü and I”
  49. [tie] Adele – “Rumour Has It”
  50. [tie] James Blake – “The Wilhelm Scream”

See the Village Voice for a ranking of all the songs mentioned by the poll’s 700 respondents.