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My top 5 hidden gem songs of 2010

Posted by Serena on Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Here, in no particular order are 5 of the coolest songs that have come out in 2010. I call them “hidden gems” because they’re probably not something you’d hear on the radio (but who knows… I don’t really listen to the radio anymore).

Perfume – Natural ni Koishite

This song was originally created as a commercial jingle for a Japanese apparel company called “Natural Beauty Basic”. It’s catchy and energizing, with chiptune-inspired electronic beats and sugar-sweet vocals.

Rainbow – Mach

Rainbow is a seven member group from Korea. I don’t have much to say about this song. It’s one of the best pop songs to come out of Korea in 2010. They are light on the Engrish, mostly keeping it a part of the backup vocals. I like this since awkward Engrish vocals can really ruin a song for native English speakers (I just couldn’t get into their first single, for that reason).

Uffie – ADD SUV

Uffie is someone I’ve been paying attention for a while now, since first hearing her on Justice’s (a song I’m not really a big fan of to be honest). Between this and released in January, I think ADD SUV is the stronger piece. Uffie is actually rapping about something other than her in-your-face apathy.

Mia – XXXO

This song definitely has more of a pop sound than the rest of her music… and that’s why I like it. The video is really stylish, I’ve never seen those tacky MySpace animated GIFs interpreted in such a classy way, with just a touch an irony. Combine that with the arabic-style lettering and you’ve got a really unique visual experience.

she – Touch and Go

“she” is the Polish (and male) musician Lain Trzaska. Like most of his pieces, this one is short and sweet. It’s a great mix of anime soundbites, hip hop samples and some gamer flair.

What is your favourite “hidden gem” of music from 2010? Please reply in the comments, nothing like sharing cool music!

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One Response to “My top 5 hidden gem songs of 2010”

  1. says:

    You’re a different type of girl Serena Samborski


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