Readers' Poll: The Best Songs of 2011

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

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9. Coldplay, 'Paradise'

Coldplay's new album Mylo Xyloto features a number of strong, arena-ready numbers, but your favorite is "Paradise," a stately ballad that borrows the essence of its "para, para, paradise" hook from Rihanna's smash "Umbrella."

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