Everybody RAGS UP RAGS UP (aka Music to Fly By)

Machel MontanoWhen I first heard this soca track, I didn't think much of it. It was being hyped through the stratosphere by some folk on a messageboard I read, but I didn't instantly feel it. But of all the songs that have grown on me lately, this one has probably come the farthest.

Also, it's airplane time. And I can't really imagine a better song exists to be jamming when those engines kick up for takeoff. Damn.

Machel Montano - Higher Than High (holla at Machel on MySpace)

More of my favorites of the year will be coming up later, but this is guaranteed on the list. Had to get it out there for all my comrades flying soon.