Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Songs of the Year

As 2007 comes to a close, there’s no better time to make a sonic time capsule in the form of a mix-tape. Use this list as a jumping-off point when creating your tape, CD, or MP3 playlist of fun, and wait for good times to roll as you recall the last 365 days in total clarity when you listen to it a few years from now.

1. “Roc Boys” by Jay-Z, off his album American Gangster Acappella

2. “A Few Words in Defense of Our Country” by Randy Newman (available from iTunes)

3. “Umbrella” by Rihanna, off her album Good Girl Gone Bad

4. “D.A.N.C.E.” by Justice, from Cross

5. “Four Winds” from Bright EyesCD Cassadaga

6. “Dough Is What I Got” by Lil Wayne, off his release Da Drought 3

7. “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse, from Back to Black

8. “Long Walk Home” from the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, and his release Magic

9. “Boyz” by M.I.A., off her album Kala

10. “Int’l Player’s Anthem” by Underground Kingz, featuring Three 6 Mafia and OutKast, from the Underground Kingz album UGK

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