Top 10 Air Songs

Air Songs

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Our Top 10 Air Songs list looks at the songs of a French Duo formed in the mid-1990s who have celebrated success in the genre of electronic music. The duo hails from the city of Versailles, Île-de-France, France. The duo of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel have released six studio albums. They are well known for composing the music to the film The Virgin Suicides. Their debut album Moon Safari was released in 1998. The album remains their biggest and most successful commercial album that have released. Out top 10 Air songs presents a mix of their biggest hits and most loved songs.

# 10 – Surfing on a Rocket

We open up our top 10 Air songs list with the intoxicating song entitled “Surfing on a Rocket.” The song  “Surfing on a Rocket” was released on the album entitled Talkie Walkie. It was the second single released from the album. The album was released in 2004. The song was a hit peaking at number one hundred on the National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing Charts which we will call simply the French Music Charts. The song “Surfing on a Rocket”  would become the duo’s highest charting single in the United States. It was a hit on the US Billboard Dance Charts reaching the number three spot. The song “Surfing on a Rocket” was composed by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel

# 9 – Alpha Beta Gaga

Continuing with our top 10 Air songs list we take a listen to the stirring song entitled “Alpha Beta Gaga.”  The song “Alpha Beta Gaga” was released on the album entitled Talkie Walkie. The album was released in 2004. It was the third single released from the album.  On The United Kingdom Official Singles Charts the song peaked at number forty four.

# 8 – Radio #1

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Air songs list we present the pulsating song entitled “Radio #1.” The song “Radio #1” was released on the album entitled 10 000 Hz Legend. The album was released in 2001. “Radio #1” was the first single released from the album. This one has a bit of a David Bowie feel to it. It sounds very different from most of Air’s songs.The song was composed by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel.

# 7 – Sing Sang Sung

In the number seven position on our top 10 Air songs list is the song entitled “Sing Sang Sung.” This one has a bit of a 10cc vibe to it in the vocals. The song was released on the album entitled Love 2. The album was released in 2009. It was the second single released from the album.

# 6 – Playground Love

We could not compose an Air Songs list without including this one. Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Air songs list we present the song “Playground Love.” The video for the song was directed by Sofia Coppola. The reason for that is the song was included on the soundtrack to the motion picture The Virgin Suicides which was also directed by Sofia Coppola. The song was released on the soundtrack album The Virgin Suicides. The album was released in 1999.

# 5 – Kelly Watch the Stars

At the halfway point on our top 10 Air songs list is the song entitled “Kelly Watch The Stars.” This one is a little more dance-driven than some of their other more spacy songs. The song was issued on the album entitled Moon Safari. The album was released in 1998. It was the third single released from the album. On The United Kingdom Official Singles Charts the song “Kelly Watch The Stars” peaked at number eighteen. The song “Kelly Watch The Stars.” also was a hit on the Australian Music Sales Charts, reaching all the way up to number seventy seven.

# 4 – Once Upon A Time

At the number four spot on our top 10 Air songs list we present the  high-spirited but moody song entitled “Once Upon A Time.” We love how this track is driven by a very cool-sounding piano riff. The song “Once Upon A Time,” was released on the album entitled Pocket Symphony. The album was released in 2007. “Once Upon A Time” was the first single released from the album. The song “Once Upon A Time” was composed by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel.

# 3 – All I Need

Dancing along on our top 10 Air songs list we present this emotional song entitled “All I Need” The song was released on the album entitled Moon Safari. The album was released in  1998. It was the third single released from the album. It was the group’s second biggest selling song of their career. On The United Kingdom Official Singles Charts the song broke into the top 40 peaking at number twenty nine.

# 2 – Cherry Blossom Girl

Just off the top spot on our top 10 Air songs list we celebrate the gorgeous song entitled “Cherry Blossom Girl.”  The song was released on the album entitled Talkie Walkie. The album was released in 2004. It was the third single released from the album. On The United Kingdom Official Singles Charts the song peaked at number one seventy four. The song was a hit on the French Music Charts peaking at eighty. The song “Cherry Blossom Girl” would become a top twenty hit in the countries of Belgium and Finland. The song was a  big hit on the US Billboard Dance Charts reaching the number six spot. The song “Cherry Blossom Girl” was composed by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel.

# 1 – Sexy Boy

This one sounds like Devo meets Garbage. We close out our top 10 Air songs list with the phenomenal song entitled “Sexy Boy.” This was the duo’s first big selling single and their first to go Silver in sales. The song “Sexy Boy” was released on the album entitled Moon Safari. The album was released in 1998. It was the first single released from the album. On The United Kingdom Official Singles Charts, the song peaked at number thirteen. “Sexy Boy” was their first song to chart in France. The song was a hit peaking at number sixty-five on the French Music Charts. “Sexy Boy” also was a hit on the Australian Music Sales Charts, reaching all the way up to number sixty eight The song “Sexy Boy” was a hit on the US Billboard Dance Charts reaching the number twenty-two spot. “Sexy Boy” was composed by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. The song “Sexy Boy” was later covered by Franz Ferdinand.

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