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Songs of '11: #15-#11 Beastie Boys, Rihanna, Twilight Singers, Lady Gaga and Frank Ocean
Happy holidays! It's the time of year when we look back. Last week, we looked at the 25 best albums. This week, we'll review the 25 best songs.
15. Beastie Boys feat. Santigold, “Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win” (Capitol): The Beasties go reggae and let Santigold shine.
14. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, “We Found Love” (Def Jam): Spare, beautiful, risky and somehow still a smash.
13. Twilight Singers, “She Was Stolen” (Sub Pop): Tough guys get hurt too and Greg Dulli sings a song for them.
12. Lady Gaga, “Born This Way” (Interscope): Political statements as pop hits rarely sound this good.
11. Frank Ocean, “Novacane” (Def Jam): The Odd Future member who gets attention for actually making music offers a stunning introduction to his brand of R&B.