Said the Gramophone: 100 Best Songs of 2012

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Sean Michaels of Said the Gramophone: 100 Best Songs of 2012. Click through for excellent commentary and links to audio.

  1. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
  2. Miguel – “Gravity”
  3. The Mouthbreathers – “Birthdays”
  4. Usher – “Climax”
  5. Brianna Perry – “Marilyn Monroe”
  6. Avec pas d’casque – “Intuition #1″
  7. Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
  8. Jessie Ware – “110%”
  9. Plan B – “Ill Manors”
  10. Eternal Summers – “Millions”
  11. Andy Stott – “Numb”
  12. MIA – “Bad Girls”
  13. BJ the Chicago Kid ft Kendrick Lamar – “His Pain II”
  14. Solange – “Losing You”
  15. Damien Jurado – “Museum of Flight”
  16. Frank Ocean – “Thinkin Bout You (Ryan Hemsworth bootleg)”
  17. Plants and Animals – “The End of That”
  18. Neal Morgan – “Fathers Day”
  19. Big Sean ft Kanye West & Jay-Z – “Clique”
  20. Chromatics – “Lady”
  21. James Irwin – “Needleye”
  22. Neneh Cherry & the Thing – “Dream Baby Dream”
  23. Micachu and the Shapes – “Nothing”
  24. Kendrick Lamar – “The Recipe”
  25. How to Dress Well – “It Was U”
  26. Joey Bada$$ – “World Domination”
  27. Dirty Projectors – “Impregnable Question”
  28. Purity Ring – “Obedear”
  29. PSY – “Gangnam Style”
  30. Sonny and the Sunsets – “Pretend You Love Me”
  31. Nap Eyes – “White Disciple”
  32. Flying Lotus ft Earl Sweatshirt & Captain Murphy – “Between Friends”
  33. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – “I See a Darkness”
  34. Milk Teddy – “Come Around”
  35. Peter Peter – “Une version améliorée de la tristesse”
  36. Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”
  37. Darq E Freaker ft Danny Brown – “Blueberry (Pills & Cocaine)
  38. Tune-yards + Angelique Kidjo + Ahmir ‘?uestlove’ Thompson + Akua Naru – “Lady”
  39. JLS – “Hottest Girl in the World”
  40. Zigi ft Sonniballi – “Amanda”
  41. Chris Malinchak – “So Good To Me”
  42. Zebra Katz ft Njena Reddd Foxxx – “Ima Read”
  43. Chris Cohen – “Heart Beat”
  44. White+ – “Red+”
  45. Fiona Apple – “Hot Knife”
  46. PS I Love You – “Princess Towers”
  47. Major Lazer ft Amber Coffman – “Get Free”
  48. Karneef – “We Found Money”
  49. The-Dream ft Pusha T – “Dope Chick”
  50. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Mary Lambert – “Same Love”
  51. Nicki Minaj ft 2 Chainz – “Beez in the Trap”
  52. Freelove Fenner – “Mint”
  53. Schoolboy Q – “There He Go”
  54. The Hood Internet x Ma$e x Diddy x Notorious BIG x Penguin Prison – “Fuck With Mo’ Money”
  55. Eric Chenaux – “Dull Lights (White or Grey)”
  56. Azealia Banks – “Fuck Up The Fun”
  57. Pat Jordache – “Steps (Damaged Goods)”
  58. Adam & the Amethysts – “Drinking in LA”
  59. The Doozies – “Independence Day”
  60. Thee Oh Sees – “So Nice”
  61. Bernice – “Rêve Général”
  62. Here We Go Magic – “How Do I Know”
  63. Arlt – “Tu m’as encore crevé un cheval”
  64. The Luyas – “Fifty Fifty”
  65. Jai Paul – “Jasmine”
  66. Way Yes – “Important”
  67. Tomas Barfod ft Nina Kinert – “November Skies”
  68. Killer Mike – “R.A.P. Music”
  69. Rose Cousins – “For the Best”
  70. Alt-J – “Tesselate”
  71. Olu Maintain – “NAWTi”
  72. Justin Bieber – “Die In Your Arms”
  73. Willis Earl Beal – “Evening’s Kiss”
  74. Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra – “Melody Dean”
  75. Young Galaxy – “Youth is Wasted on the Young”
  76. Katy B and Jessie Ware – “Aaliyah”
  77. Adam Torres – “Mountain River”
  78. Kitty Pryde – “okay cupid”
  79. Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”
  80. Rufus Wainwright – “Sometimes You Need”
  81. Guru – “Lapaz Toyota”
  82. Django Django – “Life’s a Beach”
  83. Parlovr – “You Only Want It ‘Cause You’re Lonely”
  84. Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
  85. Heartless Bastards – “Marathon”
  86. Gros Mené – “Vénus”
  87. Icona Pop ft Charli XCX – “I Love It”
  88. White Label – “Roberta”
  89. The Tallest Man On Earth – “To Just Grow Away”
  90. Death Grips – “I’ve Seen Footage”
  91. Isaac Delusion – “Early Morning”
  92. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – “That’s What’s Up”
  93. Bankrobber – “Soon”
  94. Cat Power – “Manhattan”
  95. Sean Price – “Bar-Barian”
  96. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
  97. Mirel Wagner – “No Death”
  98. Oregon Bike Trails – “A Summer Thing”
  99. Opossom – “Blue Meanies”
  100. The Fresh & Onlys – “Long Slow Dance”