After a worrying opening two days in which nine people voted, things gathered momentum massively over December and we were left eventually with an incredibly impressive amount of votes, and an incredibly annoying amount to have to count together.
Here are your results, then:
Your Top 30 Singles of the Year
01. Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You
02. Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love
03. Lily Allen – The Fear
04. Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
05. Alexandra Burke ft Flo Rida – Bad Boys
06. Pixie Lott – Boys and Girls
07. Beyoncé – Sweet Dreams
08. Lady Gaga – Poker Face
09. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
10. Lady Gaga – Paparazzi
11. Agnes – Release Me
12. Britney Spears – 3
13. Florence and the Machine – Rabbit Heart
14. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
15. Miley Cyrus – Party In The USA
16. Sugababes – About A Girl
17. Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
18. Leona Lewis – Happy
19. Jordin Sparks – Battlefield
20. Alesha Dixon – Breathe Slow
21. Katy Perry – Waking Up In Vegas
22. Pixie Lott – Mama Do
23. Tinchy Stryder ft. Amelle – Never Leave You
24. Lily Allen – Not Fair
25. La Roux – Bulletproof
26. Little Boots – Remedy
27. Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got The Love
28. Miley Cyrus – The Climb
29. Britney Spears – If U Seek Amy
30. Lily Allen – 22
Notes: After giving you 100 options and an “Other” box, we were planning on going the whole hog and telling you the entire Top 100 in order, but inevitably it got to a point in the mid-30s where songs were recieving the same numbers of votes and we couldn’t be arsed with all the ties etc… plus with Excel being temporamental it was a great excuse to relieve ourselves of the mind-numbing pain of counting votes manually. Anyroad, nice surprise to see Our Kel at the summit, and overall this is quite a well voted-for list. Well done everyone. Lord knows how ‘Battlefield’ only scraped into your Top 20, but we digress…
Worst Single of 2009
1st: Mariah Carey – I Want To Know What Love Is
2nd: Pitbull – I Know You Want Me
3rd: Little Boots – Remedy
Notes: If Mariah hadn’t performed on ‘The X Factor’ then nobody would have noticed how shit the single was. Unfortunatley she did, and you all did. Pitbull’s single is probably even more deserving of the title, but WHY DID SO MANY OF YOU VOTE FOR ‘REMEDY’?!?!?!?!
Best Album of 2009
1st: Taylor Swift – Fearless
2nd: Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.
3rd: Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You
Notes: Didn’t know we had such a Taylor Swift following (we’ve never posted anything about her) but NOTE TAKEN. Noteable absence from the universally-bummed Lady Gaga. She came 4th however.
1st: Pixie Lott
3rd: Lady Gaga
Notes: Pixie and JLS were runaway contenders, with Miss Lott winning by a mere handful of votes. Given the underwhelming averageness of the JLS album we wouldn’t have ranked them so highly, but good for them for doing so well post-’X Factor’.
Absolute God-Awful Artist of 2009
1st: La Roux
2nd: Lady Gaga
Notes: EVEN THE BAD AWARDS ARE INVADED BY THE GAGA. We thought we were very rare in our dislike of La Roux, but apparently not. In fairness, the first two singles were quite pleasing. It was just a shame that they bought out an album that sounded pretty much the same.
1st: Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
2nd: Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
3rd: Beyoncé – Single Ladies
Notes: Only about half the voters bothered with this category, but obviously the Lady Gaga video repertoire is quite impressive. Beyoncés video was technically around in late 2008, but seeing as the next one down was Lady Gaga again and ’Single Ladies’ was officially released in February, we included it anyway.
1st: Alesha Dixon – To Love Again
2nd: Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
3rd: Pixie Lott – Cry Me Out
Notes: YES, ALESHA DIXON’S VIDEO WAS AWFUL. In fact, all three of these vids accompany songs that are actually quite strong. Pixie’s in particular is a fantastic song, but all three were hindered somewhat by horrendous videos. Note how ‘Paparazzi’ is the second-best AND the second-worst video of the year. Make up your minds, people.
Most Disappointing Musical Release of 2009
1st: Cheryl Cole – 3 Words
2nd: La Roux – La Roux
3rd: Rihanna – Rated R
Notes: A few people specified dislike for ’3 Words’ as a single and some for it as an album, and seeing as the majority didn’t specify either way we just grouped them all together. Yes, Cheryl’s album was a bit naff next to the best of Girls Aloud’s back catalogue, but it wasn’t a bad album by any means. La Roux’s was hilariously disappointing, and we can’t say we’ve even heard Rihanna’s :/
Best Lyric of Any Song from 2009
Obviously there were so many different combos for this cateogory, but the majority came from Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Gotta Feeling’. A few were recieved for “A good beat never hurt no-one” from Pixie Lott’s ‘Boys and Girls’, and other recipients included Lily Allen’s ‘Not Fair’, Miley Cyrus’ ‘Party In The USA’, Britney Spears’ ’3′, Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ (quelle surprise) and Girls Aloud’s ‘Untouchable’. Beautiful robots dancing alone indeed.
Thanks for all the votes :)