It's time to end the pretense that I know much about these songs. I turned 55 in 2008, and the only ones of the following ten songs that had an impression on me were the Bruce song and "That's Not My Name". So I present these without comment, which will mostly be the default the rest of the year, as I use Music Friday to catch up on music I missed.
Hercules and Love Affair, "Blind".
Lil Wayne, "A Milli".
Portishead, 'The Rip".
Bruce Springsteen, "The Wrestler". The title song from an Oscar-nominated film. Bruce won a Golden Globe for this one. I saw him sing this in concert once, in 2009.
Estelle featuring Kanye West, "American Boy".
Erykah Badu, "The Healer".
Girls, "Hellhole Ratrace".
Ting Tings, "That's Not My Name". I saw them open for Pink.
TV on the Radio, "Golden Age".