22-year-old Jack Tatum wasn't even born when '80s indie pop was at its peak, but the kid who performs as Wild Nothing knows the sound better than anyone in music today. After building a buzz with a stream of singles late last year, "Chinatown" dropped at the top of 2010 and the nostalgic single immediately caught our attention. The three minutes of layered vocals and hazy instrumentals almost makes crying alone over your last break-up seem cool.
#24. Wild Nothing "Chinatown"