Matt and Kim's punk dance pop reached an even wider audience this year with their album Sidewalks opening at #30 on the album chart. Their music is undeservedly overlooked by mainstream pop radio and audiences.
"Little Lion Man" is the debut single from British folk rock band Mumford and Sons. It has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song as well as the group being nominated for Best New Artist.
Despite what might seem gimmicky about the use of the "f" word in an alternative version of this song, "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" shows Enrique Iglesias in the club dance mode that is his musical comfort zone.
It was a year later than fans originally expected, but when Coldplay's Christmas record finally appeared, it sounded like a potential perennial holiday hit. The song begins in a melancholy tone but ends up proudly hopeful for the future.