Jan 12

The Freaky Trigger Readers’ Poll 2011: #97-#51

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“Hi! We’re amusing pop scamps Rizzle Kicks and we’d like to thank everyone who sent in their votes for this year’s poll! We had a great response in the end (485 songs nominated!) and have very much enjoyed sifting through your ballots on Kat’s behalf, though we’re kind of narked that our track only got to number… well, see for yourself.”

As per last year, here is a big list of lower reaches stuff (tracks that got more than one vote) to get you started – #50-#41 coming up later today!

97. Mary Mary – Walking
96. Lykke Li – Sadness is a Blessing
95. The Joy Formidable – Whirring
94. Nero – Crush On You
93. Rihanna – S&M
92. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
91. Lady Gaga – Judas
90. Lloyd feat. Lil Wayne & Andre 3000 – Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)
89. Example – Changed the Way You Kiss Me
88. Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
87. Gang Gang Dance – Mindkilla
86. Nicole Scherzinger – Right There
85. Kasabian – Velociraptor!
84. Mazzy Star – Common Burn
83. Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat
82. Rizzle Kicks – Down With The Trumpets
81. Frank Ocean – Novacane
80. Coldplay – Paradise
79. Katy B – Witches Brew
78. Mann ft 50 Cent – Buzzin
77. Eric Saade – Popular
76. JoJo – Marvins Room (Can’t Do Better)
75. John Maus – Believer
74. Nicola Roberts – Take a Bite
73. Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello
72. Toddla T – Take It Back
71. Björk – Crystalline
70. Little Dragon – Ritual Union
69. Tom Waits – Last Leaf
68. Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love
67. Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci
66. Lady Gaga – You And I
65. Miguel – Sure Thing
64. Cold Cave – Confetti
63. Bobby Brackins feat. Dev – A1
62. Lady Gaga – Born This Way
61. Joe Goddard featuring Valentina – Gabriel
60. Metronomy – Everything Goes My Way
59. Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me
58. Tom Waits – New Year’s Eve
57. Wild Flag – Romance
56. Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne – Motivation
55. Patrick Wolf – The City
54. Katy B – Easy Please Me
53. GD&TOP – High High
52. Chase & Status – Blind Faith
51. Diddy/Dirty Money – Sade

(If anyone wants to make a Spotify playlist out of these they’re more than welcome!)


  1. 1
    Weej on 6 Jan 2012 #

    I would’ve thought Last Friday Night, Down With The Trumpets, S&M, Judas, Changed The Way You Kiss Me, Witches Brew, Motivation and Born This Way would be certs for the top 50.

  2. 2
    Tom on 6 Jan 2012 #

    Surprised not to see “Gucci Gucci” do better! (And I wish I’d voted for “Sade” now)

  3. 3
    Alan not logged in on 6 Jan 2012 #


  4. 4
    katstevens on 6 Jan 2012 #

    I was surprised at Born This Way’s relatively poor showing as well, but Gaga has definitely suffered from a split vote across many tracks (we certainly haven’t seen the last of her yet).

  5. 5
    Pete on 6 Jan 2012 #

    What’s the methodology Kat. But yes surprised by how low ver Rizzle Kicks were. We are going to get most of the Gaga album aren’t we…

  6. 6
    punctum on 6 Jan 2012 #

    Fucking “The City.” Everyone who voted for that should be rounded up and sent to Helmand Province for target practice.

  7. 7
    katstevens on 6 Jan 2012 #

    #5 Methodology is SIMPLE but SECRET. However as you get further down the placings ‘mean’ less e.g. there is not a massive amount of difference between e.g. 79 and 75, but a reasonable amount between 79 and 51.

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    koganbot on 6 Jan 2012 #

    Surprised that someone else joined me in voting for “Hold It Against Me.” Not surprised that apparently only one person joined me in voting for “S&M,” as very few others can tell a good Rihanna song from a bad. (My other vote here was for “High High,” and just because I told you to listen to it doesn’t mean you did, right?) I feel that already my choices are doing surprisingly well.

  9. 9
    koganbot on 6 Jan 2012 #

    (Am actually expecting only one or two more of mine to place, though maybe a couple others have an outside shot.)

  10. 10
    Iain F on 6 Jan 2012 #

    “The City” was a 2010 single! Not that I would have voted for it anyway, even if I did vote for two others from that album

  11. 11
    Sabina on 6 Jan 2012 #

    I voted for “High High” *and* “The City”, for what it’s worth (although that last was the Richard X remix; the original wouldn’t have made my top 20, though I like it).

  12. 12
    Weej on 7 Jan 2012 #

    I didn’t vote for The City, but it was bubbling under. First plane to Kabul it is, then.

  13. 13
    Kat but logged out innit on 7 Jan 2012 #

    #6 – did you send in a ballot yourself? I don’t think I received it and it wasn’t in the spam folder.

  14. 14
    lex on 7 Jan 2012 #

    Noooooo “Sade” just missed the top 50 ;_;

    Four of my votes down already…surprised JoJo’s “Marvin’s Room” wasn’t higher. Where has the #cassiefanclub vote gone?

  15. 15
    swanstep on 7 Jan 2012 #

    Four of mine in the #97-51 band (Gucci Gucci, Crystalline, Novacane, Everything goes my Way – Metronymy’s English Riviera album is great BTW).

  16. 16
    lockedintheattic on 7 Jan 2012 #

    Am hoping this isn’t the last of Metronomy that we see – is probably my favourite album of the year, my problem was choosing which one to go for.

    (and I’m also yet another person who needs exiling – what’s your problem with ‘The City’ exactly?)

  17. 17
    Dave on 7 Jan 2012 #

    I’m sure “The Look” will place higher.

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    koganbot on 8 Jan 2012 #

    Oh, I voted for “A1” as well, and I give it great stoopid love. Somehow didn’t notice it on this list. So a good run for me, though I’m sure I’ve got only one more to go.

  19. 19
    Bob on 8 Jan 2012 #

    #10 -“The City” was released on 14th March 2011

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    Mark M on 9 Jan 2012 #

    Pleased I wasn’t the only one moved by Tom and Keef yowling like a pair of melancholy coyotes on Last Leaf.

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