#21 Erykah Badu
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.
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.