Readers' Poll: The Best Songs of 2011

Selections include tunes by Adele, the Black Keys and Lady Gaga

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3. The Black Keys, 'Lonely Boy'

The Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" has only been out for a little while now, but it's not a surprise that it almost immediately became so many readers' song of the year. The Ohio rockers have been on their grind for years, and "Lonely Boy" is their crowning achievement as full-on rock stars – the perfect blend of blues-rock grit and show-biz razzle-dazzle.

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