It's the most wonderful time of the year--you know, when every magazine, blog, and 13-year-old with a Tumblr compiles a "best of 2011" list and makes you feel old and out of touch for not having heard of half of the people on it. So hold on to your butts, because BUST is jumping into the fray with our very own Best of 2011 Spotify playlist. Yeah, Drake is on it. I'm just as ashamed as you are. Click here to listen and subscribe!
Notable omissions: "212" by Azealia Banks, which runs circles around Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass." Unfortunately, Ms. Banks hasn't made it to Spotify yet, so check her out below. Also, I'm totally willing to admit that I listened to Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" about a million times this year (especially after that tear-jerking Diego Luna video came out), but fortunately for you all it was technically released in 2010 and is therefore ineligible. And the Weeknd--right, I know, I've tried, but I just can't.
So what did we forget? What are you sick of? I almost deleted Adele's "Someone Like You" out of sheer annoyance at how often they play it in the drugstore, but I can't deny that I had several good cries to it in 2011 (and probably will in 2012, too). Bonus blog-only track: the best Christmas song of 2011. Even Aziz Ansari agrees.