WFNX Song of the Year
The Black Keys, Tighten Up
The Black Keys did the impossible in this year's BMP — they took down the mighty Mumford & Sons and prevented a fifth category win from the beloved British folksters. By a margin of only 15 votes, the pride of Akron, Ohio, found their easy-breezy, Danger Mouse-produced, street-struttin' soul jam "Tighten Up" taking home the award for WFNX Song of the Year, pretty much walking right into Mumford's vaunted "Cave" and showing them how-they-do out in the town LeBron James once betrayed. The smooth, jangly pop jam ended up on soccer video game FIFA 11, found its way into television commercial-land, and got pimped out to a few Hollywood flicks. But it was 'FNX's dedication to it — along with fellow Brothers single and future sporting-event mainstay "Howlin' for You" — that made "Tighten Up" one of the biggest songs of the year.
2. Mumford & Sons, The Cave
3. Adele, Rolling in the Deep
4. Arcade Fire, We Used to Wait