Top Twelve Songs of 2012


2012 wasn’t a great year in music for me. I don’t know why, but I found myself listening more to older tracks and classics than new stuff (which is unusual for me). Some of the bigger “pop” songs of the year make my list, but maybe that’s because they were pretty good tunes that got deserved recognition. Or maybe it’s because I wasn’t able to be exposed to a lot of cool, indie rock as I had in the past and only migrated to the newer popular songs. Having teenagers in the house who listen to top 40 pop doesn’t help. Anyway, I was able to cull my yearly list to twelve, and here they are:

12 – The Lumineers – Ho Hey

11 – Lana Del Ray – Video Games

10 – The Shins – Simple Song

09 – The Black Keys – Gold On the Ceiling

08 – Grouplove – Tongue Tied

07 – Garbage – Blood For Poppies

06 – David Byrne & St. Vincent – Who

05 – Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks

04 – fun. – We Are Young

03 – Gotye w/ Kimbra – Somebody That I used To Know

02 – Delta Spirit – California

01 – Nada Surf – Waiting For Something

Honorable Mentions (Songs that have been constant on my ipod this year)

Alabama Shakes – Hold On

Andrew Bird – Eyeoneye

Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour

Bat For Lashes – Laura

Beach House – Myth

Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway

Bonnie Raitt – Right Down the Line

Civil Twilight – Fire Escape

Django Django – Default

Dr. Dog – Control Yourself

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Man on Fire

Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

Foster The People – Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)

fun. – Some Nights

Jack White – Love Interuption

Miike Snow – Padding Out

Neon Trees – Everybody Talks

Of Montreal – Dour Percentage

Robert Francis – Heroin Lovers

Sleigh Bells – Born To Lose

Superchunk – This Summer

The Drums – Money

The Kills – Blue Moon

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Immigrant Song w/ Karen O

Twin Sister – Bad Street

Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone


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