Blurred Lines - Robin ThickeI have to admit I heard ABOUT this song first and went and tracked it down on YouTube. I liked the song a lot initially. I like it a little less after the whole Miley Cyrus thing on whatever awards show that was. I generally pay no attention to entertainment news, but the Miley thing was all over the place so I finally went and watched part of the video of it just out of curiosity. Anyway, that incident diminished my enjoyment of this song somewhat, but it's still a pretty good song.
Jolene - Miley CyrusSpeaking of Miley... I am NOT a Miley fan. She annoys me and I really can't stand to look at her facial expressions when she sings. Nonetheless, this is actually a good remake of this Dolly Parton song. Miley is actually wearing clothes in this video, but she still had annoying mannerisms, so just close your eyes and listen to the song.
Roar - Katy PerryI don't dislike Katy Perry, I just wouldn't say I'm a fan. In fact, this is the only song I think I know of hers. I actually heard this song first on a video someone posted on Facebook of a little girl singing to the song in the car. But it's a great sing at the top of your lungs song, and it has a great stand up for yourself message.
Wagon Wheel - Darius RuckerThis is probably the only album I bought all year. Mainly because I've been a Darius Rucker groupie since way back when he was the lead singer for Hootie and the Blowfish and they were still playing bars all over North and South Carolina. The man absolutely has one of the best voices I have ever heard. This song was originally done by Old Crow Medicine Show, and I love that version too, but there's just something about Darius.
Carolina - ParmaleeJust heard this one towards the end of the year. I'm a sucker for just about any song that has a singer longing for his Carolina home. This is a new to me group that I'm going to be checking out a little more soon.
Think I'm missing something great? Let me know in the comments!