33. Santigold "Disparate Youth"
Album: Master of My Make-Believe
Producer: Ricky Blaze
Whereas most tunes grab your ear with surging hooks and, sometimes, cheap tricks, "Disparate Youth" weasels its way into your brain without as much as a noticeable chorus. Santigold's single succeeds in its tropically-tinged instrumentation, which hits with guitar stabs and a steady groove. Also, the throwback new-wave influence is undeniably catchy. — AM