PopMatters: 75 Best Songs of 2012

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PopMatters: 75 Best Songs of 2012

  1. Grimes – “Oblivion”
  2. Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”
  3. Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”
  4. Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”
  5. Plan B – “Ill Manors”
  6. ∆ (Alt-J) – “Breezeblocks”
  7. Beach House – “Myth”
  8. Lianne La Havas – “Is Your Love Big Enough?”
  9. Hot Chip – “Night and Day”
  10. Jessie Ware – “Wildest Moments”
  11. Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
  12. Killer Mike – “Big Beast” feat. Bun B & T.I”
  13. Santigold – “The Keepers”
  14. Gotye (feat. Kimbra) – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
  15. Django Django – “Life’s a Beach”
  16. Blur – “Under the Westway”
  17. The Avett Brothers – “Live and Die”
  18. Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
  19. Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”
  20. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
  21. Death Grips – “Get Got”
  22. Pepe Deluxé – “A Night and a Day”
  23. Anathema – “Untouchable”
  24. Chairlift – “I Belong in Your Arms”
  25. Chromatics – “Kill for Love”
  26. Jack White – “Love Interruption”
  27. Esperanza Spalding – “I Can’t Help It (Heads Up)”
  28. Charli XCX – “You’re the One”
  29. fun. – “Some Nights”
  30. Wrongtom meets Deemas J – “At the Dancehall”
  31. POLIÇA – “Lay Your Cards Out”
  32. Stars – “Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It”
  33. Cat Power – “Nothing But Time”
  34. Bruce Springsteen – “Death to My Hometown”
  35. The Vaccines – “Aftershave Ocean”
  36. Justin Townes Earle – “Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now”
  37. Killer Mike – “Reagan”
  38. Grimes – “Genesis”
  39. Amanda Palmer – “Melody Dean”
  40. Spiritualized – “So Long You Pretty Thing”
  41. Murder By Death – “I Came Around”
  42. Adele – “Skyfall”
  43. La Sera – “Please Be My Third Eye”
  44. The Shins – “Simple Song”
  45. Saint Etienne – “Tonight”
  46. Swans – “A Piece of the Sky”
  47. Bat for Lashes – “Laura”
  48. The Coup – “The Guillotine”
  49. Icky Blossoms – “Heat Lightning”
  50. Ryan Bingham – “Heart of Rhythm”
  51. Alice Smith – “Cabaret”
  52. Cloud Nothings – “Wasted Days”
  53. Ceremony – “Hysteria”
  54. Kendrick Lamar – “B_tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”
  55. iamamiwhoami – “Play”
  56. Titus Andronicus – “In a Big City”
  57. Kathleen Edwards – “Empty Threat”
  58. Sharon Van Etten – “Leonard”
  59. Filastine – “Gendjer2″
  60. Nas – “Bye Baby”
  61. The Mountain Goats – “Cry for Judas”
  62. Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks”
  63. Nicki Minaj – “Starships”
  64. Passion Pit – “Take a Walk”
  65. Azealia Banks – “212”
  66. Islands – “Hallways”
  67. PS I Love You – “Sentimental Dishes”
  68. Dum Dum Girls – “Lord Knows”
  69. Pet Shop Boys – “Leaving”
  70. Laura Gibson – “Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed”
  71. Sun Airway – “Close”
  72. Menomena – “One Horse”
  73. El-P – “The Full Retard”
  74. The Afghan Whigs – “Lovecrimes”
  75. Bob Mould – “The Descent”