best of 2012: top 50 songs


I’ve got my best albums of 2012 ready for Friday, but I have to be honest that I always enjoy putting together my best songs lists.  You might not sit down and listen to your ten or twenty favorite albums at once, but you can relieve the year through single songs in a couple of hours.

My best of ____ mixes (and those throwback one’s made by Dan) are some of my favorite mixes of all time.  If you’re not already making best of ____ mixes, you need to start. Today.  The only rules? One song per artist, and the song was released in some fashion (album, EP, 7″, mp3) in 2012.

In the meantime, check out the list of my favorite songs of the year.  Jams, every single one of them.

Honorable Mention: Call Me Maybe x Walking On Broken Glass [listen]

50. Life Size Maps – Abstract Speed [listen]

49. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards [listen]

48. TRAILS AND WAYS – Mtn Tune [listen]

47. Ellie Goulding – Anything Could Happen [listen]

46. Summer Camp – Life [listen]

45. Wild Nothing – Shadow [listen]

44. Majical Cloudz – What That Was [listen]

43. The Eastern Sea – The Match [listen]

42. Passion Pit – I’ll Be Alright [listen]

41. Solange – Losing You [listen]

40. The Men – Open Your Heart [listen]

39. Taken By Trees – Dreams [listen]

38. Buxton – Boy of 9 [listen]

37. Corin Tucker Band – Groundhog Day [listen]

36. Young Mammals – Land Lady [listen]

35. El Perro Del Mar – Hold Off the Dawn [listen]

34. Hospitality – Friends of Friends [listen]

33. Allah-Las – Catamaran [listen]

32. Memoryhouse – The Kids Were Wrong [listen]

31. DIIV – Doused [listen]

30. Crocodiles – Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9) [listen]

29. The Tallest Man on Earth – 1904 [listen]

28. Fear of Men – Green Sea [listen]

27. The Babies – Alligator [listen]

26. Eternal Summers – You Kill [listen]

25. Wild Moccasins – Gag Reflection [listen]

24. The xx – Angels [listen]

23. Icona Pop – I Love it [listen]

22. Deep Time – Clouds [listen]

21. JJ – Beautiful Life [listen]

20. Cloud Nothings – Stay Useless [listen]

19. Charli XCX – You’re The One [listen]

18. Frankie Rose – Intersteller [listen]

17. Beach House – Myth [listen]

16. Lower Dens – Brains [listen]

15. Deerhoof – Fete d’Adieu [listen]

14. Chromatics – Kill For Love [listen]

13. Bat For Lashes – Laura [listen]

12. Grimes – Oblivion [listen]

11. Niki and The Dove – Tomorrow [listen]

10. The Orwells – Mallrats (La La La) [listen]

9. THEESatisfaction – QueenS [listen]

8. Jessie Ware – 110% [listen]

7. CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share [listen]

6. Twin Shadow – 5 Seconds [listen]

5. Henry Clay People – 25 For the Rest of Our Lives [listen]

4. Kishi Bashi – Manchester [listen]

3. Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built [listen]

2. Purity Ring – Fineshrine [listen]

1. Kwes – lgoyh [listen]

  1. Very cool and it’s nice to see REAL music up there!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  2. TMatt said:

    Great list. Japandroids!

    • That song is already a classic.

  3. This is great! I really like your list and I haven’t heard the number one! That never happens for me. Thanks.

    • Yeah, people slept on the kwes EP for some reason, but it was really great.

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