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Best of 2010: Singles #25-21

NEW YORK - MARCH 29: Recording artist Erykah

NEW YORK - MARCH 29: Recording artist Erykah Badu visits BET's "106 & Park" at BET Studios on March 29, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) Credit: Getty/Bryan Bedder

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Welcome to the Backstage Pass year-end countdown. Happy holidays! Last week, we looked at the best albums of 2010. This week, we tackle the singles.

25. Josiah Leming, “Come on Kid” (Reprise): The kind of encouragement we needed this year.

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24. World Atlas, “Girl on a Boys' Bike” (Magic Marker): Brooklyn's answer to Belle & Sebastian has arrived.

23. Big Boi feat. Cutty, “Shutterbug” (Def Jam): Big Boi rides The System's “You Are in My System” sample for one of the biggest grooves of this year.

22. B.o.B. Featuring Hayley Williams, “Airplanes” (Rebel Rock/Atlantic): Don't lie. You sing “Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars” too.

21. Erykah Badu, “Window Seat” (Universal Motown): Even without the amazing video, “Window Seat” builds a remarkable world for Badu's voice.


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