20 best tracks of the year 2011, as voted by you

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20 best tracks of the year 2011, as voted by you

We gave you our Top 20 tracks of the year, then you had your say. Here's who you voted for. 20. White Lies - 'Bigger Than Us'. The song is featured on the soundtrack for video game Need For Speed : Hot Pursuit. Listen.

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20 best tracks of the year 2011, as voted by you

19. Bon Iver - 'Holocene'. The song title comes from both a Portland bar and (here comes the science bit) the current climactic era, which began some 12,000 years ago and follows on from the last major Ice Age. Listen.

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20 best tracks of the year 2011, as voted by you

18. Adele - 'Rolling In The Deep (Jamie xx Remix)'. Adele said: "I wrote it as a sort of 'fuck you.'" Listen.

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20 best tracks of the year 2011, as voted by you

17. Bombay Bicycle Club - 'Shuffle'. The song was originally written by Jack Steadman in the late '00s and then re-jigged for the album. Listen.

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20 best tracks of the year 2011, as voted by you

16. Metronomy - 'The Bay'. Joe Mount called it "the most tongue-in-cheek song on the record." Listen.

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20 best tracks of the year 2011, as voted by you

15. M83 - 'Midnight City'. Anthony Gonzalez described the creature on the cover as: "a crazy looking alien, a sort of mix of owls and E.T." Listen.

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14. The Vaccines - 'If You Wanna'. Justin Young said: "The lyrics are pretty defeatist, maybe even slightly pathetic."  Listen.

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13. The Vaccines - 'Post Break-Up Sex'. Justin Young said: "Hopefully it's interpreted as frank rather than crass!"  Listen.

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12. SBTRKT feat Little Dragon - 'Wildfire'. SBTRKT's real name is Aaron Jerome. Listen.

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20 best tracks of the year 2011, as voted by you

11. Florence And The Machine - 'Shake It Out'. Flossie admitted that the song is about a hangover and waiting to get rid of it.  Listen.

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10. Lana Del Rey - 'Video Games'. She said the track was about "A boy. I think we came together because we were both outsiders."  Listen.

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9. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - 'If I Had A Gun'. This was intended as the first single, but Noel thought it sounded too much like Oasis.  Listen.

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8. Foster The People - 'Pumped Up Kicks'. FTP's Mark Foster said the song was: "about a kid that basically is losing his mind and is plotting revenge."  Listen.

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7. Kasabian - 'Days Are Forgotten'. The band got L.L Cool J to appear on the remix. Listen.

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6. The Horrors - 'Still Life'. This was the first track the band wrote for the album 'Skying'. Listen.

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5. Katy Perry - 'Last Friday Night (TGIF)'. K-Pez called the song a "no brainer." Listen.

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4. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'AKA…What A Life!'. Noel called it "a disco tune." Listen.

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20 best tracks of the year 2011, as voted by you

3. Arctic Monkeys - 'The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala'. Most of the stock of this top three single was destroyed in the PIAS fire earlier in the year. Listen.

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2. The Strokes - 'Under Cover Of Darkness'. Julian Casablancas said of the track: "it's about someone who works in the military and has a girlfriend." Listen.

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1. Alex Turner - 'Piledriver Waltz'. Turner re-recorded the track for the Arctic Monkey's 'Suck It And See'. Listen. NME's 50 Tracks Of 2011.

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