I've been lazy this year with music. I did little new music research and just sort of felt my way through the dark. For example, I spent little time in 2011 listening to recent music on the radio. These, my top twenty songs of 2011, are more of a hodgepodge than usual; some weren't even released in 2011. They're all pretty great, though.
I've provided links to official videos on YouTube whenever possible.