I’m all set to unleash my Favorite Songs of 2018 list on the world early next week. As was a tradition on my old podcast, I’ll offer up this appetizer: a playlist of my #1 song of each year going back to 2004. I always offer the disclaimer that I do not update these lists. A few of these songs would likely not be #1 anymore if I went back and re-evaluated each year. But, still, good songs. Oh, and last year there were co-#1’s, thus two songs by The War on Drugs to finish the set. These go in chronological order, so you’ll start with 2004 and work your way forward.

“Float On” – Modest Mouse

“Going Missing” – Maximo Park

“Star Witness” – Neko Case

“Intervention” – Arcade Fire

“The Modern Leper” – Frightened Rabbit

“Whirring” – The Joy Formidable

“FootShooter” – Frightened Rabbit

“He Gets Me High” – Dum Dum Girls

“The House That Heaven Built” – Japandroids

“Holy” – Frightened Rabbit

“Red Eyes” – The War on Drugs

“California Nights” – Best Coast

“To Know You” – Wild Nothing

“Pain” – The War on Drugs

“Strangest Thing” – The War on Drugs