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99X Playlist December 2011 Top Songs

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The #1 song for December is “Monster You Made” by Pop Evil.

For a band that came out of the gate singing the brawny and hard-hitting, “Hero,” the softened, heartfelt “Monster You Made” shows the guys have real dimension to their sound.

A simply, almost mournful riff opens the tune, before singer Leigh Kakaty’s comes in with the pain-soaked verse: “Take a good look at me now / Do you still recognize me? / Am I so different inside? This world is trying to change me.”

One of the reasons this track works so well is because it’s evident Pop Evil wrote from their personal viewpoint being in a successful rock band, dealing with the temptations that come with fame and popularity in the music industry: “Erase this monster I’ve become / Forgive me for all the damage done.”

“Monster You Made” is refreshing, reflective, inspiring and begs once to look at their life. What’s important? What’s shallow? The chorus shatters from Dave Grahs and Tony Greve’s impassion guitar playing, and Kakaty’s powerful vocals erupt into a propulsive cry on the final chorus, brought alive by Matt DiRito’s solid bass guitar beats and Dylan Allison’s precise percussive delivery. “Monster You Made” sounds like the perfect cap to Pop Evil’s already solid catalog of rock hits and breaks new, softer ground.

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      1. Pop Evil - Monster You Made

      War Of Angels

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      2. Staind - Not Again

      Staind

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      3. Foo Fighters - Walk

      Wasting Light

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      4. Seether - Tonight

      Holding on to Strings Better Left to Fra

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      5. Bush - The Sound of Winter

      The Sea of Memories

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      6. Evanescence - What You Want

      Evanescence

    • 7. Sixx A.M. - This is Gonna Hurt

      This is Gonna Hurt

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      8. Adelitas Way - Sick

      Home School Valedictorian

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      9. Nickelback - Bottoms Up

      Here and Now

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      10. Chevelle - Face To The Floor

      Hats Off To The Bull

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      11. Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

      I'm With You

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      12. Breaking Benjamin - Blow Me Away

      Shallow Bay

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      13. Mastodon - Curl Of The Burl

      The Hunter

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      14. Seether - Country Song

      Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray

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      15. Adelitas Way - The Collapse

      Home School Valedictorian

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      16. Theory Of A Deadman - Lowlife

      The Truth Is

    • 17. Avenged Seven Fold - Buried Alive

      Nightmare

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      18. Five Finger Death Punch - Under & Over It

      American Capitalist

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      19. Sick Puppies - You're Going Down

      Tri-Polar

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      20. Sick Puppies - Riptide

      Tri-Polar

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      21. Shinedown - Sound of Madness

      Sound of Madness

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      22. Five Finger Death Punch - Remember Everything

      American Capitalist

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      23. Papa Roach - Lifeline

      Metamorphosis

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      24. Skillet - Monster

      Awake

    • 25. Alterbridge - Ghost of Days Gone By

      AB III

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      26. Three Days Grace - Break

      Life Starts Now

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      27. Shinedown - Devour

      The Sound of Madness

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      28. Aaron Lewis - Country Boy

      Town Line

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      29. Shinedown - Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)

      The Sound of Madness

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      30. Skillet - Awake & Alive

      Awake

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      31. Avenged Sevenfold - So Far Away

      Nightmare

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      32. Black Stone Cherry - White Trash Millionaire

      Between The Devils & The Deep Blue Sea

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      33. Metallica - Cyanide

      Death Magnetic

    • 34. Korn - Narsissistic Cannibal

      The Path of Totality

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      35. Foo Fighters - Rope

      Wasting Light

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      36. Disturbed - Hell

      The Lost Children

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      37. Black Keys - Lonely Boy

      El Camino

    • 38. Sixx A.M. - Lies of the Beautiful

      This Is Gonna Hurt

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      39. Theory Of A Deadman - So Happy

      single

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      40. Aranda - Undone

      single

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