Monday, December 31, 2012

The Top 50 Songs of 2012

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Based on an aggregate of 39 best-of lists, these are the top 50 songs of 2012:

Call Me Maybe

1. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
2. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know”
3. Usher “Climax”
4. fun. with Janelle Monae “We Are Young”
5. Miguel “Adorn”

Somebody That I Used to Know

6. Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
7. fun. “Some Nights”
8. Kanye West with Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz “Mercy”
9. Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa “Payphone”
10. Japandroids “The House That Heaven Built”


11. One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
12. Psy “Gangnam Style”
13. The Lumineers “Ho Hey”
14. Grimes “Oblivion”
15. Fiona Apple “Every Single Night”

We Are Young

16. The Wanted “Glad You Came”
17. Nicki Minaj “Starships”
18. Kelly Clarkson “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
19. Frank Ocean “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You”
20. Solange “Losing You”


21. Alabama Shakes “Hold On”
22. Beach House “Myth”
23. Adele “Set Fire to the Rain”
24. Icona Pop with Charli XCX “I Love It”
25. Alex Clare “Too Close”

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

26. Flo Rida with Sia “Wild Ones”
27. Kendrick Lamar “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
28. Jack White “Sixteen Saltines”
29. Katy Perry “Wide Awake”
30. Frank Ocean “Pyramids”


31. Grizzly Bear “Yet Again”
32. Jai Paul “Jasmine”
33. Katy Perry “Part of Me”
34. Of Monsters and Men “Little Talks”
35. Neon Trees “Everybody Talks”


36. Rihanna “Where Have You Been”
37. Jessie Ware “Wildest Moments”
38. First Aid Kit “Emmylou”
39. Bat for Lashes “Laura”
40. Ellie Goulding “Lights”

The House That Heaven Built

41. Kanye West with Jay-Z & Big Sean “Clique”
42. Muse “Madness”
43. Sky Ferreira “Everything Is Embarrassing”
44. Chairlift “I Belong in Your Arms”
45. Frank Ocean “Bad Religion”

What Makes You Beautiful

46. Father John Misty “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
47. Train “Drive By”
48. Jason Mraz “I Won’t Give Up”
49. Jessie J “Domino”
50. Bruno Mars “It Will Rain”

Gangnam Style

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