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January 5, 2010

The Top 30 Local Songs of 2009

It might be 2010 already, but I'm still in looking-back mode.

A ton of great music came out of the region in 2009, and I want to give it all its proper due. Here are the Top 30 Local Songs of 2009, according to myself and the rest of the Baltimore Unsigned crew ...

30. SoulStice – “Bird’s Eye View”
29. John Mancini Band – “Don’t Go Easy”
28. Earthtone – “Old Manhattan”
27. Shook – “Feel Alright”
26. Jah Works – “Twisted”
25. DNA – “Take Your Time”
24. Can’t Hang – “Strangers at Your Funeral”
23. Paul Masson – “My Girl Baltimore”
22. The Seldon Plan – “Lost and Found and Lost”
21. Jagged Hearts – “Merlequin”
20. Dan Deacon – “Get Older”
19. Jason Dove – “Big Red Truck”
18. Ms. Sara and the Help – “Try”
17. Caleb Stine – “Comes From the West”
16. ellen cherry – “1864: A Civil War Bride”
15. Laura Brino – “The Biggest Meteor I've Ever Seen”
14. Young Sir Jim – “Stick Shift”
13. Nelly’s Echo – “Young Man”
12. Sticky Mulligan – “Recipe”
11. Justin Jones And The Driving Rain – “California”
10. Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys – “ Church on Saturday Night”
9. Title Tracks – “Every Little Bit Hurts”
8. The Everlove – “You’re the Sun”
7. Double Dagger – “No Allies”
6. Middle Distance Runner – “The Unbeliever”
5. The Oranges Band – “Ottobar After Hours”
4. Beach House – “Norway”
3. Wye Oak - “Dance My Pain Away”
2. Tommy Tucker – “Keep Good Time”
1. Vandaveer – “Divide & Conquer”

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:52 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Local music


Uh oh.... I don't see Fools & Horses here.... I will assume that it is because their most recent album came out in 2008.
Happily, they are in the studio this month and will have newness for us soon!

Sam you should check "Bmore State of Mind" by a local artist ala Jay-Z & Alicia Keyes. It's in your inbox depending on if they've changed the email restritions since I was over there.

Hey Tif - how about a link to that song??? : - )

Nothing from Ponytail? That's a 2008 thing too, I'm assuming.

here's a video

You forgot the link Tif. I wanna check it out!

You just click my name or cut and paste this:

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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