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The Top 20 Café Songs for 2010
April 25, 2010
By Ramy Abu-Yousef

Here we are again, at the beginning of a new decade,
and we’ve compiled the best of the best new songs
released in the past year for use in a restaurant or
café setting.  

As always, the criteria we used in coming up with this
list are as follows:

1) It must have a release date from 2009;
2) It must create or enhance a mood that works in a
café setting (happy, uplifting, loungy, etc.);
3) It must contain no dramatic audio or tempo changes
or audible profanity;
4) We try to avoid mainstream music as often as
possible as you’ve likely already heard those songs
and can decide for yourselves which of them you’d like
to add to your playlist.

Our goal is and always has been to introduce and
expose you to new music that works well in a
restaurant or café setting.   We hope, and judging by
your feedback and comments over the last 3 years,
think we have done that successfully.

If you like a song, download the entire album as most of
these artists have several other gems in their
repertoire.  In fact most of these albums are packed
with additional great café songs.

For a list of more great artists and songs that didn’t
make the final cut, or to have your input heard, feel
free to email info@r-innovations.com and request

some of the other incredible music not included on this
list!

So without further ado, we give you our picks and say
adieux!

By Ramy Abu-Yousef and Alyson Vidoli

Ramy Abu-Yousef is the CEO of Restaurant
Innovations, an international restaurant consulting
company based out of the United States.  


Alyson Vidoli is the music director for Go!Music
services.
  Artist
Song
Album
1.
Miike Snow
Animal
Miike Snow
2.
Mos Def
Quiet Dog
The Ecstatic
3.
Phoenix
Lisztomania
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4.
Julia the Menace
Love it Like it Shines
Not Yet Released
5.
Kings of Convenience
Mrs. Cold
Declaration of Dependence
6.
V V Brown
Everybody
Travelling Like the Light
7.
The Very Best
Warm Heart of Africa
Warm Heart of Africa
8.
Fanfarlo
The Walls are Coming Down
Reservoir
9.
Florence & The Machine
Cosmic Love
Lungs
10.
Fool's Gold
Surprise Hotel
Fool's Gold
11.
Harlem Shakes
Sunlight
Technicolor Health
12.
Islands
Vapours
Vapours
13.
Julian Casablancas
11th Dimension
Phrazes For The Young
14.
Little Boots
Hearts Collide
Hands
15.
Norah Jones
It's Gonna Be
The Fall
16.
Pete Yorn & Scarlett  
Johansson
Relator
Break Up
17.
Fleet Foxes
Mykonos
Fleet Foxes
18.
Grizzly Bear
Two Weeks
Veckatimest
19.
Matias Aguayo
Rollerskate
Ay Ay Ay
20.
Tegan & Sara
Alligator
Sainthood