The Top 5:
1. Ungirthed - Purity Ring
Nothing even challenged this one for my number one spot this year. It's perfect.
2. Need You Now - Cut Copy
At first I thought Dan's vocals were quite Roy Orbison-like, but after reading other comments and listening to it a few more times, I can't help but agree with the OMD comparisons. Is this the best thing Cut Copy has ever done? Not to diminish everything else, but I think so.
3. Midnight City - M83
(see every other 2011 Best Songs list)
4. The Knowing - The Weeknd
All my favourite elements of The Weeknd are on display within this track, which is a perfect closer for House of Balloons. …