Christopher Smith, aka DJ Spinz, checks in below with his Top 50 list, accompanied by some extended artist analysis!
"Greetings party people! 2010 was a tremendous year filled with many peaks and valleys. On the music side of the equation we had a slew of jams that kept our bodies moving to the beat! In countdown fashion here are my Top 50 dance songs of 2010! - DJ Spinz"
50) Empire State Of Mind- Jay Z ft Alicia Keys
49) All I Want Is You- Miguel ft J Cole
48) Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon
47) Letting Go (Dutty Love)- Sean Kingston ft Nicki Minaj
46) Forget You - Cee Lo Disclaimer: "This was only used for bar and club appearances"
45) It Takes Two- Rob Base and EZ Rock
44) Bulletproof- La Roux
43) Billionaire- Travie McCoy ft Bruno Mars
42) Single Ladies (Ted Smooth RMX)- Beyonce
41) Your Love- Nicki Minaj
40) Find Your Love- Drake
39) Your Love Is My Drug- Ke$ha
38) Aston Martin Music- Rick Ross ft Drake and Chrisette Michele
37) Miss Me- Drake ft Lil Wayne
36) Ridin Solo- Jason Derulo
35) Airplanes- B.O.B ft Hayley Williams
34) One (Pharell RMX)- Swedish House Mafia ft Pharell
33) Party In The U.S.A.- Mylie Cyrus
32) Pon Di Floor- Major Lazer
31) All I Do Is Win- DJ Khaled
30) Hold Yuh (RMX)- Gyptian ft Nicki Minaj
29) How Low- Ludacris
28) Hot Tottie- Usher ft Jay Z
27) Pokerface- Lady Gaga
26) Tik Tok- Ke$ha
25) Calle Ocho- Pitbull
24) Teach Me How To Dougie- Cali Swag District
23) BMF(Blowin Money Fast)- Rick Ross
22) Bottoms Up- Trey Songz ft Nicki Minaj
21) Over- Drake
20) Deuces- Chris Brown ft Tyga
19) Just The Way You Are- Bruno Mars
18) Stereo Love- Edward Maya ft Vika Jigulina
17) The Time (Dirty Bit)- Black Eyed Peas
16) California Gurls- Katy Perry
15) Club Can't Handle Me- Flo Rida ft David Guetta
14) Cupid Shuffle- Cupid
13) Raise Your Glass- Pink
12) Just Dance- Lady Gaga
11) Hey Soul Sister- Train
10) Say Aah- Trey Songz ft Fabolous
9) DJ's Got Us Fallin In Love- Usher ft Pitbull
8) Sexy Chick- David Guetta ft Akon
7) We No Speak Americano- Yolanda Be Cool ft D Cup
6) OMG- Usher
5) Like A G6- Far East Movement
4) I Like It- Enrique Iglesias ft Pitbull
3) Only Girl (In the World) - Rihanna
2) Taio Cruz- Dynamite
1) ** Shots- LMFAO **
Breakout artists of the Year:
5) Pitbull- riding a slew of club hits, Pitbull has maintained his status as one of the hottest collaborators in the music industry.
4) Usher- Mr. Raymond always seems his best after some sort of relationship issue. His recent divorce seems to have sparked such a creative surge, resulting in some of Usher's best music since the Confessions album.
3) Bruno Mars- Perhaps a bit sappy but nonetheless Bruno has scored some of the biggest hits this year with collaborations on Travie McCoy's mega hit Billionaire, and B.O.B's smash "Nothing on You." These hits were topped only by Bruno's solo effort Just the way you are which rocketed up the charts and is becoming a favorite amongst bride's and grooms.
2) Drake- The Canadian born rapper, singer and actor first graced us with the summer love anthem "Best I Ever Had" and carried on with smash after smash, crushing every mix tape and guest spot he appeared on. Young Money CEO Lil Wayne quickly scooped up this rap phenom and created a dream team of artists that will most likely dominate the music scene for the next decade. Drake has enjoyed wide crossover appeal due to his clever rhymes, melodic singing and dapper good looks. He has made numerous guest spots including a seemingly endless amount of songs with Nicki Minaj! Drake is poised to be hip hop's poster boy for the foreseeable future.
1) Nicki Minaj- Nicki has single-handedly changed the game with a uniqueness reminiscent of early Missy Elliot. Her clever wordplay and manic delivery is a breath of fresh air in a "me too" society. Although not all of her tracks hit the mark, "her collaborations brought Nicki superstar status seemingly overnight. Her recent album Pink Friday has garnered platinum status with 7 singles in the hot 100. Nicki's style and good looks have made her a megastar, not to mention that she is also a member of Lil Wayne's Young Money record label. Nicki is in a league of her own with no formidable competition on the horizon, so be prepared for 2011 as I predict a Pink takeover (lol)!
Thanks DJ Spinz!
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To view DJ Gregg's Top 50 songs of 2010, click here.