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Posted on Thu, Dec 8, 2011 : 1:48 p.m.

Mayer Hawthorne's 'A Long Time' lands a spot on Time's Top 10 Songs of the Year

By Jenn McKee


Huron High and University of Michigan grad Mayer Hawthorne - a neo-soul singer who recently offered an alternative halftime show via webcast during the Lions' Thanksgiving Day game, and appeared on "Conan" singing his song, "Walk" - has earned the number 3 spot on Time Magazine's list of the top 10 songs of 2011 with his tune, "A Long Time."

The only 2 songs to rank higher than Hawthorne's on the list are Florence + the Machine's "No Light, No Light" and Adele's "Rolling in the Deep."

Check out the video for "A Long Time" and judge for yourself.

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.


Patti Hamel

Fri, Dec 9, 2011 : 5:52 p.m.

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Go Mayer!