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Songs of '11: #15-#11 Beastie Boys, Rihanna, Twilight Singers, Lady Gaga and Frank Ocean

Singer Lady Gaga is a supporter of the

Singer Lady Gaga is a supporter of the Viva Glam Campaign for the MAC AIDS Fund, whose mission is to raise awareness for AIDS. Photo Credit: AP / John Shearer

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.

#25-#21, #20-#16

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.

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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.


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