Pazz & Jop: Top 50 Singles of 2012

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Pazz & Jop: Top 50 Singles of 2012 (an annual poll published by The Village Voice)

  1. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
  2. Miguel – “Adorn”
  3. Usher – “Climax”
  4. Frank Ocean – “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You”
  5. [tie] Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”
  6. Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
  7. Solange – “Losing You”
  8. Gotye (ft. Kimbra) – “Somebody That I Used to Know” *
  9. Kanye West (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) – “Mercy”
  10. Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”
  11. Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”
  12. Psy – “Gangnam Style”
  13. Grimes – “Oblivion”
  14. fun. (ft. Janelle Monae) – “We Are Young”
  15. Icona Pop (ft. Charli XCX) – “I Love It”
  16. [tie] fun. – “Some Nights”
  17. [tie] Sky Ferreira – “Everything Is Embarrassing”
  18. M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”
  19. Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care of Our Own”
  20. Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
  21. Drake (ft. Rihanna) – “Take Care” *
  22. Todd Terje – “Inspector Norse”
  23. [tie] Ke$ha – “Die Young”
  24. [tie] Frank Ocean – “Bad Religion”
  25. Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
  26. [tie] Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
  27. [tie] Grimes – “Genesis”
  28. [tie] Santigold – “Disparate Youth”
  29. [tie] Kacey Musgraves – “Merry Go ‘Round”
  30. Chairlift – “I Belong in Your Arms” **
  31. [tie] Juicy J (ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz) – “Bandz a Make Her Dance”
  32. [tie] Nicki Minaj (ft. 2 Chainz) – “Beez in the Trap”
  33. Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
  34. [tie] Bat for Lashes – “Laura”
  35. Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”
  36. [tie] Passion Pit – “Take a Walk”
  37. [tie] Killer Mike – “Reagan”
  38. [tie] First Aid Kit – “Emmylou”
  39. Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds”
  40. [tie] Bob Dylan – “Duquesne Whistle”
  41. [tie] Future – “Turn on the Lights”
  42. [tie] Jack White – “Sixteen Saltines”
  43. [tie] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop”
  44. Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless”
  45. [tie] Nicki Minaj – “Starships”
  46. [tie] Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”
  47. [tie] Chief Keef – “Love Sosa”
  48. [tie] Beach House – “Myth”
  49. [tie] Kanye West (ft. Jay-Z and Big Sean) – “Clique”
  50. [tie] Kendrick Lamar (ft. Gunplay) – “Cartoon & Cereal”