Happy New Year, everyone!!!  As a companion piece to the FOXLight Rewind 2010 radio special (airing on Sirius 145/XM 168 at 7pm Eastern on New Years' Eve, and again at 7pm Eastern on New Years' Day), here is the complete rundown.  Most of what follows made it into the show, but a bunch, including the Reissue wrap up at the end, was edited for time constraints.  Here we go:

MANY OF WHAT BECAME 2010'S BEST SELLING ALBUMS ACTUALLY CAME OUT EARLY IN THE YEAR.  SO LET'S BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING, WITH THREE TOP SELLERS THAT CAME OUT WAY BACK IN JANUARY...

KE$HA FOLLOWED A HOT GUEST SHOT ON FLO RIDA'S "RIGHT ROUND" WITH WHAT BECAME BILLBOARD'S #1 SONG OF 2010, "TIK TOK" ON HER DEBUT ALBUM ANIMAL...

THE COUNTRY CROSSOVER WITH THE WEIRD NAME, LADY ANTEBELLUM STARTED THEIR STELLAR YEAR EARLY WITH THE NOW TRIPLE-PLATINUM NEED YOU NOW...

INDIE FAVES VAMPIRE WEEKEND AVOIDED THE SOPHOMORE ALBUM CURSE WITH A #1 DEBUT FOR CONTRA.

FEBRUARY BEGAN WITH LI'L WAYNE GOING ROCK BEFORE HE CHECKED INTO THE CLINK ON REBIRTH...

SADE RETURNED AFTER A 10 YEAR BREAK AND SCORED HER FIRST #1 ALBUM SINCE 1986, AN AMAZING FEAT, WITH SOLDIER OF LOVE...

AN ENGLISH INDIE FOLK BAND WHO QUOTE STEINBECK AND SHAKESPEARE, MUMFORD AND SONS SEEMED AN UNLIKELY SELL FOR U.S. AUDIENCES, BUT THEY HIT WITH SIGH NO MORE.

MARCH CAME IN LIKE A LION, WITH A ONE-TWO ALTERNATIVE PUNCH...

THE SELF-TITLED DEBUT OF DANGER MOUSE AND THE SHINS' JAMES MERCER'S DUO BROKEN BELLS...

AND THE FIRST IN FIVE YEARS FROM CARTOON ROCKERS GORILLAZ, PLASTIC BEACH...

THE TEEN POP SENSATION THAT IS JUSTIN BIEBER DROPPED THE SECOND HALF OF HIS DEBUT, MY WORLD 2.0, AND EASILY OUTSOLD THE FIRST...BY DOUBLE...

USHER RETURNED QUICKLY AFTER THE DISAPPOINTING HERE I STAND AND REGAINED HIS FOOTING WITH THE ELECTRO-INFUSED RAYMOND VS. RAYMOND.

AS WINTER TURNED TO SPRING, THE GLEE PHENOMENON HIT FULL THROTTLE WITH THREE CONSECUTIVE RELEASES: THE EP'S THE POWER OF MADONNA AND JOURNEY TO REGIONALS, AND THE GOLD SELLING VOL. 3 SHOWSTOPPERS...

B.o.B. LAUNCHED NOT ONLY HIS OWN CAREER, BUT BRUNO MARS' AS WELL, ON THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY...

JACK JOHNSON CONTINUED HIS LAID BACK HIT STREAK WITH HIS THIRD CONSECUTIVE NUMBER ONE STUDIO ALBUM TO THE SEA...

HOT DUO THE BLACK KEYS RELEASED THEIR CAREERMAKER, BROTHERS...

TWO 90'S BANDS WITH NOTORIOUS LEAD SINGERS MOUNTED COMEBACKS WITH MIXED RESULTS:  COURTNEY LOVE REUNITED HOLE FOR NOBODY'S DAUGHTER...AND A CLEANED-UP, FOR THE MOMENT, SCOTT WEILAND BROUGHT BACK STONE TEMPLE PILOTS FOR A SELF-TITLED EFFORT...

BUT THE BIG COMEBACK STORY OF THE YEAR BELONGED TO CAROLE KING AND JAMES TAYLOR WITH THEIR SURPRISE HIT LIVE AT THE TROUBADOUR.

JUNE CLOSED OUT THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR WITH TWO OF THE BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS OF 2010:  DRAKE FOLLOWED UP A STEADY STREAM OF CRED-BUILDING MIXTAPES WITH HIS PLATINUM-SELLING OFFICIAL DEBUT THANK ME LATER...BUT THE BIG STORY HAS TO BE THE RETURN OF EMINEM, EXTENDING HIS MULTI-PLATINUM STREAK TO 11 YEARS, A LIFETIME IN THE RAP GAME, WITH RECOVERY.

BUT IF RAP AND R&B WEREN'T YOUR GAME, THERE WERE PLENTY OF CLASSIC ARTISTS WHO CAME BACK IN THE EARLY SUMMER WITH SOMETHING NEWTO SING...

TOM PETTY REUNITED WITH HIS HEARTBREAKERS AFTER A SEVEN YEAR BREAK AND FOUND SOME MOJO...

STEVE MILLER HAS TOURED REGULARLY, BUT DIDN'T RECORD ANYTHING NEW FOR ALMOST 18 YEARS UNTIL THIS PAST JUNE, WHEN HE RETURNED WITH BINGO!...

SARAH MCLACHLAN ENDED A SEVEN YEAR DROUGHT WITH LAWS OF ILLUSION...

AND OZZY OSBOURNE REVITALIZED HIS SOUND WITH GREEK SHREDDER GUS G. ON HIS LATEST, SCREAM.

FOLLOWING THE HUGE RELEASE MONTHS OF MAY AND JUNE, JULY PROVED TO BE SHORT ON BIG PRODUCT, BUT THERE WERE THREE NOTABLE HIGHLIGHTS: RAP FREAKSTERS OUTKAST HAVE BEEN QUIET SINCE THEIR DISAPPOINTING IDLEWILD PROJECT, BUT BIG BOI ROSE FROM THE ASHES WITH THE POPULAR AND CRITICAL HIT SIR LUSCIOUS LEFT FOOT, SON OF CHICO DUSTY...STING ADDED ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENTS TO MANY POLICE AND SOLO TRACKS, AND THE RESULT WAS SYMPHONICITIES...AND SHERYL CROW RETURNED HOME AND FOUND HER SOUL ON THE FUN AND FUNKY 100 MILES FROM MEMPHIS.

AUGUST KICKED OFF A REVVED-UP MUSIC RELEASE SCHEDULE FULL OF HEAVYWEIGHTS TO TAKE US THROUGH THE REST OF THE YEAR...

TEENAGE DREAM PROVED KATY PERRY (OR IS THAT KATY BRAND NOW?) WASN'T JUST A ONE ALBUM PONY, AND CAPPED OFF A SUMMER WHERE YOU COULDN'T TURN ON A RADIO AND NOT HEAR "CALIFORNIA GURLS"...

LADY GAGA SPENT THE YEAR TOURING AND HONING HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND ALBUM DUE NEXT YEAR, BUT SHE FILLED THE GAP WITH THE REMIX AND THE CHERRYTREE SESSIONS EP...

USHER CAME BACK JUST FIVE MONTHS AFTER HIS LAST RELEASE WITH A SORT OF PROLOGUE, 7 NEW TRACKS AND 2 REMIXES TITLED VERSUS...

MIKE POSNER HAD SOME NEWCOMER'S BUZZ GOING FOR HIM THANKS TO SEVERAL MIXTAPES AND COLLABORATIONS THAT LED UP TO HIS DEBUT FULL-LENGTH 31 MINUTES TO TAKEOFF, ALL WHILE ATTENDING DUKE UNIVERSITY...

THE BLACK CROWES DROPPED A SET OF GREATEST HITS DONE ACOUSTICALLY, CROWEOLOGY, WHILE ON THEIR WAY TO YET ANOTHER BAND HIATUS...

JOHN MELLENCAMP'S SEARCH FOR INSPIRATION LED HIM TO LEGENDARY MUSICAL HAUNTS LIKE SUN STUDIOS IN MEMPHIS AND ROBERT JOHNSON'S HOTEL ROOM FOR THE ROOTSY NO BETTER THAN THIS...

BUT FROM A SUCCESS STANDPOINT, THE BIGGEST AUGUST RELEASE WAS ARCADE FIRE'S THE SUBURBS, WHICH RANKED HIGH ON YEAR-END CRITICS' AND SALES LISTS ACROSS THE BOARD.

SEPTEMBER KEPT THE BIG NAMES COMING, BUT THINGS VEERED IN A DECIDEDLY MORE ROCK DIRECTION WITH NAMES LIKE SANTANA, CLAPTON, YOUNG AND PLANT LEADING THE WAY...

SANTANA RETURNED PAYING HOMAGE TO HIS WEAPON OF CHOICE, THE GUITAR, ON GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME...

ERIC CLAPTON COMBINED A RANGE OF STYLES, FROM BLUES TO NEW ORLEANS FUNK TO STANDARDS ON CLAPTON...

RESTLESS STYLISITIC CHAMELEON NEIL YOUNG OPTED FOR A SPARSE GUITAR PLUS ETHEREAL EFFECTS SOUND, PROVIDED BY ETHEREAL SPECIALIST DANIEL LANOIS, ON LE NOISE...

ROBERT PLANT TOOK THE NAME OF HIS PRE-ZEPPELIN BAND BAND OF JOY AND USED IT AS THE TITLE FOR HIS LATEST ROOTS-ROCK EXCURSION...

PHIL COLLINS NEVER HID HIS LOVE OF MOTOWN AND CLASSIC SOUL, AND GOING BACK FEATURED COVERS OF NOTHING BUT.

NEW ROCK ARRIVED AS WELL LED BY LINKIN PARK WITH A THOUSAND SUNS...

WEEZER, EVER THE CONTRARIANS, DITCHED THEIR MAJOR LABEL FOR AN INDIE ONE WITH THEIR LATEST, HURLEY...

PIANO ROCKER BEN FOLDS PLAYED ELTON TO  "HIGH FIDELITY" AUTHOR NICK HORNBY'S TAUPIN ON LONELY AVENUE.

COUNTRY, HAVING BEEN UNDERREPRESENTED FOR MOST OF THE YEAR, CAME BACK BIG WITH JAMEY JOHNSON'S THE GUITAR SONG...

AND THE ZAC BROWN BAND KEPT THEIR BUZZ AFLAME WITH YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE.

AND PAVING THE WAY FOR AN AUTUMN POP RESURGENCE, MAROON 5 DROPPED THE FRUITS OF THEIR COLLABORATION WITH DEF LEPPARD AND SHANIA TWAIN PRODUCER MUTT LANGE, HANDS ALL OVER.

OCTOBER BEGAN CONTINUING IN THAT POP VEIN WITH THE FULL-LENGTH DEBUT OF A VOICE THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN QUITE FAMILIAR TO THE MUSIC BUYING PUBLIC, BRUNO MARS, WITH DOO WOPS & HOOLIGANS...

LI'L WAYNE GOT SPRUNG, AND CELEBRATED WITH A RETURN TO HIS CROAKY FORM, I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING...

MICHAEL BUBLE FOLLOWED 2009'S CRAZY LOVE WITH AN EP OF 4 LIVE AND 4 STUDIO TRACKS, HOLLYWOOD: THE DELUXE EP...

COME AROUND SUNDOWN MARKED THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF TENNESSEE ROCKERS CUM WORLD DOMINATORS  KINGS OF LEON...

MEANWHILE A DIFFERENT LEON ALTOGETHER, ALMOST FORGOTTEN PIANO ICON LEON RUSSELL GOT THRUST BACK INTO THE SPOTLIGHT BY HARD TO FORGET PIANO ICON ELTON JOHN ON THEIR SURPRISE HIT THE UNION.

BUT IT WAS THE SOUTH THAT ROSE AGAIN, STAGING AN OCTOBER REVOLT THAT RESULTED IN NO FEWER THAN 5 BIG COUNTRY RELEASES...

TOBY KEITH CAME COCKED AND LOADED WITH BULLETS IN THE GUN...

DARIUS RUCKER KILLED OFF THE LAST REMNANTS OF HOOTIE WITH HIS SECOND SOLO COUNTRY SMASH CHARLESTON, SC 1966...

THE BAND PERRY ARRIVED ON THE SCENE WITH THEIR TOP 5 DEBUTING SELF-TITLED ALBUM...

SUGARLAND CAME BACK WITH THEIR ALREADY GOLD-SELLING FOURTH ALBUM, THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE...

BUT THE BIGGEST OF THEM ALL, AS IN THE BIGGEST CHART DEBUT OF THE YEAR IN ANY GENRE, GOING PLATINUM IN ITS' FIRST WEEK AND RISING ABOVE TRIPLE-PLATINUM IN UNDER TWO MONTHS, TAYLOR SWIFT'S SPEAK NOW.

BUT WE'RE NOT FINISHED...2010 ENDS IN A FLURRY OF BIG NAMES TO CLOSE OUT THE YEAR...

NEIL DIAMOND COVERED THE BEATLES, LEONARD COHEN, AND HIMSELF ON DREAMS...

A SLIMMED DOWN ELVIS COSTELLO STAYED ON THE ROOTS AMERICANA TRIP HE'S BEEN ON FOR A COUPLE YEARS ON NATIONAL RANSOM...

KID ROCK GAVE UP RAP ALTOGETHER AND BECAME WHAT HE'S BEEN LEANING TOWARD FOR A WHILE, A ROCK STAR, ON BORN FREE...

RASCAL FLATTS RETURNED TO TRY AND RECLAIM SOME OF THE AUDIENCE THEY'VE LOST OVER THE LAST YEAR OR TWO, WITH NOTHING LIKE THIS...

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE WENT THE CONCEPT ALBUM ROUTE ON DANGER DAYS: THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS...

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN DUG UP AND POLISHED 2 DISCS WORTH OF DISCARDED TRACKS RECORDED 32 YEARS AGO, THE PROMISE...

CEE-LO GREEN TOOK A CATCHY TUNE WITH AN EXPLETIVE TITLE WORLDWIDE, AND FOLLOWED WITH A GREAT UPBEAT SOUL ALBUM, THE LADY KILLER...

RHIANNA CAME BACK QUICK ON THE HEELS OF HER SMASH EMINEM DUET WITH HER OWN ALBUM, LOUD...

NE-YO RETURNED WITH WHAT MANY CALL THE BEST OF HIS CAREER, LIBRA SCALE...

KE$HA BOOKENDED THE YEAR WITH A CONTINUATION OF HER JANUARY DEBUT, CANNIBAL...

BLACK-EYED PEAS WENT BACK TO THE BEGINNING, AND RECEIVED A LUKEWARM RECEPTION...

NICKI MINAJ CAPPED TWO YEARS OF SCENE-STEALING GUEST APPEARANCES WITH A SMASH DEBUT, PINK FRIDAY...

AND SAVING THE BIGGEST FOR LAST, KANYE WEST RETURNED FROM SELF-IMPOSED EXILE TO TAKE BACK HIS THRONE ON MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY...

AND MICHAEL JACKSON RETURNED FROM THE GREAT BEYOND, OR AT LEAST WHAT PURPORTS TO BE HIS VOICE DID, ON MICHAEL.

BUT THAT'S JUST THE NEW STUFF...THERE WERE A LOT OF GREAT REISSUES AND BOXED SETS THAT DROPPED IN 2010, AND HERE IS THE CREAM OF THAT RICH CROP...

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN WENT BACK 32 YEARS IN HIS HISTORY FOR THE PROMISE: THE DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN STORY, WHICH FEATURED THE REMASTERED 1978 ALBUM (ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS BOX), 2 DVD'S OF CLASSIC AND RECENT LIVE MATERIAL, A DVD DOCUMENTARY SHOT AT THE ACTUAL ALBUM SESSIONS, AND THE ABOVE MENTIONED DOUBLE CD OUTTAKES SET THE PROMISE...

SONY LEGACY TOOK OVER CONTROL OF THE JIMI HENDRIX CATALOG, AND RELEASED RAPID FIRE REISSUES OF ALL THE CLASSIC ALBUMS AS EXPANDED DELUXE EDITIONS, EACH WITH BONUS DVD CONTENT, A NEW SINGLE DISC OUTTAKES COLLECTION TITLED VALLEYS OF NEPTUNE, AND A COMPREHENSIVE BOXED SET FEATURING HIS PRE-EXPERIENCE RECORDINGS ON SOUL SESSIONS AS A BACKING GUITARIST PLUS TONS OF OUTTAKES, WEST COAST SEATTLE BOY...

THE ROLLING STONES REMASTERED THEIR POST 1972 CATALOG YET AGAIN AS THE RIGHTS WENT TO UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, BUT THEY GAVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THEIR CROWN JEWEL, EXILE ON MAIN STREET, AS A DELUXE EDITION FEATURING 10 POLISHED UP OUTTAKES FROM THE LEGENDARY SESSIONS...

BEATLES-RELATED PRODUCT CAME OUT IN DROVES...FROM JOHN LENNON'S ENTIRE SOLO CATALOG REVERTING BACK TO THE ORIGINAL MIXES, CLEANED UP BY THE SAME TEAM THAT HANDLED THE BEATLES REMASTERS OF 2009, PLUS A NEW STRIPPED DOWN MIX OF DOUBLE FANTASY...PAUL MCCARTNEY LAUNCHING THE UPCOMING REISSUE CAMPAIGN FOR HIS OWN SOLO CATALOG WITH SUPER DELUXE EDITIONS OF A NEWLY REMASTERED (ALSO BY THE BEATLES CLEAN UP TEAM) BAND ON THE RUN...A 3 CD BOXED SET FROM GEORGE HARRISON AND RAVI SHANKAR, COLLABORATIONS...PLUS THE REMASTERING AND, IN SOME CASES, DEBUT CD ISSUINGS OF 16 ALBUMS RELEASED ON APPLE RECORDS BY JAMES TAYLOR, BADFINGER, MARY HOPKINS, BILLY PRESTON, AND OTHERS...AND, OF COURSE, THE BEATLES CATALOG FINALLY BECAME AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD VIA ITUNES...

THE STOOGES' FUN HOUSE SESSIONS BOXED SET WAS REISSUED AFTER WINNING A VOTE AT RHINO.COM...

BOB DYLAN DROPPED ANOTHER VOLUME OF HIS BOOTLEG SERIES, THE WITMARK DEMOS, AND A BOXED SET OF HIS SEMINAL '60S ALBUMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL MONO MIXES, THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS...

3 PIECES OF THE PERENNIALLY ABSENT FROM CD BILL WITHERS CATALOG GOT FILLED IN WITH THE CD DEBUTS OF 1973'S +JUSTMENTS, 1975'S MAKING MUSIC, AND 1976'S NAKED AND WARM, THANKS TO THE EXCELLENT REISSUE LABEL REEL MUSIC.  SUPPORT THEM!!!...

DISCO AND SOUL MUSIC FANS HAD A GREAT YEAR, NOT JUST FROM LABELS LIKE FUNKYTOWNGROOVES, GOLD LEGION AND BIG BREAK REISSUING TONS AND TONS OF CLASSIC ALBUMS, BUT FROM EXCELLENT COMPILATIONS SUCH AS PHILLY RE-GROOVED: THE TOM MOULTON MIXES, WHICH GAVE THE STILL ALIVE AND KICKING TOM MOULTON THE CHANCE TO REMIX 12 CLASSIC TRACKS FROM PHILLY GROOVE RECORDS (SHAME ABOUT THE MASTERING THOUGH...), GET DOWN WITH THE PHILLY SOUND, WHICH GAVE REMIXER DIMITRI FROM PARIS THE SAME OPPORTUNITY, BUT ON CLASSICS FROM THE PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL RECORDS CATALOG, AND NILE RODGERS PRESENTS: THE CHIC ORGANIZATION BOX SET VOLUME 1 - SAVOIR FAIRE, THE EXCELLENT AND LONG-AWAITED BOXED SET (POSSIBLY THE FIRST OF SEVERAL) DOCUMENTING THE CAREER OF THE GREATEST DISCO RHYTHM SECTION/PRODUCTION TEAM EVER.  THANKS, RHINO FRANCE, FOR MAKING THIS A REALITY!...

FINALLY, BOXED SET HONORABLE MENTIONS:  THE BEE GEES' MYTHOLOGY...STEVE WINWOOD'S REVOLUTIONS...JOHN MELLENCAMP'S ON THE RURAL ROUTE 7609, DONNY HATHAWAY'S SOMEDAY WE'LL ALL BE FREE (ANOTHER TREASURE FROM RHINO FRANCE)...AND THE COLOSSAL UNDERTAKING THAT WAS THE COMPLETE ELVIS PRESLEY MASTERS.

THAT'S IT...I THINK I'M GOING TO GO LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC NOW.  SEE YOU IN 2011!  I'M ROB MAURER, FOX NEWS TALK!