Earlier today, due to overwhelming demand — and the fact that things are kind of slow this week — I published my picks for The Best Songs Of 2011 (So Far), the 20 tracks that have shaped the first half of the year.
In a shocking twist (especially to anyone who read my mid-term round-up of the year's best albums), both Britney Spears and Beyonce made the cut ... along with the likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Adele and Kreayshawn, though that hasn't stopped our readers from picking apart my selections, something that has become as much of an annual tradition as my lists at this point.
Seems that Britney should have been higher on my list (her "Till The World Ends" came in at #3), or that Lady Gaga's "Heavy Metal Lover" (my #2 pick) should've been replaced by "Scheiße." Still others complained that I didn't include a song from Eminem and Royce Da 5'9"'s Bad Meets Evil project — "Take From Me" and "Lighters" are popular suggestions — or that Beyonce's "Run The World (Girls)" really deserved better than #10.
Simply put, the reaction has been so great already that, much like we did for my Best Albums piece, we've decided to let you determine the Best Song from the first half of 2011 ... with another Newsroom poll.
So if you're bummed that Britney wasn't #1, or that Bad Meets Evil didn't make the cut (or any other sundry of complaints,) well, now's your time to shine. We've taken the most popular tunes and pitted them against each other, to determine who truly reigns supreme. Cast your vote for your favorite song below!