NPR: 100 Favorite Songs of 2012

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NPR Music: 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 (alphabetical)
Playlist: Rdio

  • Algodon Egipcio – “La Espina Del Cardenche”
  • AlunaGeorge – “You Know You Like It”
  • Ana Tijoux – “Las Cosas Por Su Nombre”
  • Ane Brun – “Do You Remember”
  • Angel Olsen – “The Waiting”
  • Arnaldo Antunes, Edgar Scandurra & Toumani Diabate – “Ce Nao Vai Me Acompanhar”
  • Baauer – “Harlem Shake”
  • Bang On A Can (David Lang) – “For Madeline”
  • Baroness – “Take My Bones Away”
  • Bat For Lashes – “Laura”
  • Behzod Abduraimov – “Danse Macabre”
  • Best Coast – “The Only Place”
  • Bill Fay – “The Never Ending Happening”
  • Bonnie Raitt – “Not Cause I Wanted To”
  • Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care Of Our Own”
  • Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
  • Ceclia Bartoli – “Amami, e vederai”
  • Chairlift – “I Belong In Your Arms”
  • Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless”
  • Daughn Gibson – “In The Beginning”
  • David Byrne & St. Vincent – “Who”
  • Death Grips – “I’ve Seen Footage”
  • Django Django – “Default” [pictured]
  • Egyptian Project – “Besharis”
  • Ellie Goulding – “Anything Could Happen”
  • Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
  • Fatouma Diawara – “Bakonoba”
  • FIDLAR – “Cheap Beer”
  • French Montana – “Pop That”
  • fun. – “We Are Young”
  • G.O.O.D. Music – “Mercy”
  • Gregory Porter – “Be Good”
  • Grimes – “Genesis”
  • Grizzly Bear – “A Simple Answer”
  • Heems – “Womyn”
  • High On Fire – “Fertile Green”
  • Hospitality – “Eighth Avenue”
  • Hot Chip – “Look At Where We Are”
  • Icona Pop – “I Love It”
  • Jack White – “Sixteen Saltines”
  • Jai Paul – “Jasmine”
  • Jamey Johnson & Alison Krauss – “Make The World Go Away”
  • JEFF the Brotherhood – “Sixpack”
  • Jeremih – “F—- You All The Time”
  • Jeremy Denk – “Ligeti: Automne e Varsovie”
  • Jeri-Jeri with Mbene Diatta Seck – “Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh”
  • Joey Bada$$ – “Waves”
  • John Fullbright – “Gawd Above”
  • John K. Samson – “When I Write My Masters Thesis”
  • John Talabot – “Destiny”
  • Julia Holter – “Marienbad”
  • Justin Martin – “Don’t Go”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Merry Go Round”
  • Kelan Philip Cohran and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – “Spin”
  • Kishi Bashi – “Bright Whites”
  • Kristen Kelly – “Ex-Old Man”
  • Le1f – “Wut”
  • Lianne La Havas – “Is Your Love Big Enough?”
  • Little Big Town – “Pontoon”
  • Loudon Wainwright III – “In C”
  • LV – “Nothing Like Us”
  • M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”
  • Machel Montano – “Go Down”
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Same Love”
  • Mala – “Mulata”
  • Marcel Khalife – “Oh, My Proud Wound”
  • Martha Wainwright – “Everything Wrong”
  • Metz – “Headache”
  • Miguel – “Adorn”
  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse – “Walk Like A Giant”
  • Perfume Genius – “Hood”
  • Ralph Peterson – “4 in 1 (Fo’tet)”
  • Rick Ross feat. Andre 3000 – “Sixteen”
  • Robert Raimon Roy – “Robert Raimon Roy”
  • Rufus Wainwright – “Montauk”
  • Ryan Truesdell – “Punjab”
  • Saint Etienne – “Tonight”
  • San Francisco Symphony (Adams) – “Short Ride In A Fast Machine”
  • Schoolboy Q – “Blessed (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”
  • Scissor Sisters – “Let’s Have A Kiki”
  • Sean Rowe – “Horses”
  • Shemekia Copeland – “Ain’t Gonna Be Your Tattoo”
  • Shovels & Rope – “Birmingham”
  • Simone White – “Big Dreams And The Headlines”
  • Sinead O’Connor – “The Wolf Is Getting Married”
  • Sinkane – “Jeeper Creeper”
  • Six Organs of Admittance – “Waswasa”
  • Solange – “Losing You”
  • Spiritualized – “Hey Jane”
  • Tame Impala – “Elephant”
  • Tanlines – “All Of Me”
  • The Mynabirds – “Generals”
  • The xx – “Angels”
  • THEESatisfaction – “QueenS”
  • Titus Andronicus – “In A Big City”
  • Todd Terje – “Inspector Norse”
  • Usher – “Climax”
  • Waxahatchee – “Be Good”
  • Wiley – “I’m Skanking” (The 2 Bears Remix)”
  • Y.N. Rich Kids – “Hot Cheetos and Takis”