5 4 3 2 1…. GO!

trophy Well I hope you’ve all had your thinking caps on for the last few days, because today is the first of two list days here on Song, by Toad.  This week the Friday Five is going to be your chance to list your five favourite songs of the year.  On the off-chance that enough people do actually vote for the same songs I will then add them up at the end and award some sort of Toadly Prize of Music Achievement to the winners.

And if you all vote for completely different things then I just won’t bother.

The five I’ve listed below are actually five songs which are not in my Festive Fifty, and looking at them I find myself with the inescapable feeling that this might be because in some important way my Festive Fifty is wrong, somehow, because they are all brilliant songs.

Anyhow, as times to de-lurk go, this should be ideal.  No wit or humour required, just chip in with the five songs released this year which have moved you the most.  And encourage your friends to vote as well – the more people chip in the more meaningful the results become.

Next week we’ll be doing the same with albums, so get head-scratching for that one as well, and then I’ll stop being so demanding and go back to my usual job of trying my very best to keep you entertained of an afternoon with minimal participation required.  I hope you actually find these things some fun, and don’t think it’s a bit like that terrible moment when a comedian looks around the auditorium and asks for a volunteer.

And so, without further ado, your five favourite songs of 2009 are…

The Builders & the Butchers – Barcelona
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/TheBuildersandtheButchers-Barcelona.mp3]

Samantha Crain – Long Division

[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/SamanthaCrain-LongDivision.mp3]

Bombadil – Sad Birthday

[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/Bombadil-SadBirthday.mp3]

Jason Lytle – Flying Thru Canyons
[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/JasonLytle-FlyingThruCanyons.mp3]

The Low Anthem – Charlie Darwin

[audio:http://songbytoad.com/tunes/TheLowAnthem-CharlieDarwin.mp3]

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