2012 Favorites: Songs of the Year

  • by David Greenwald | 12.10.2012

Rawkblog 2012 Favorite Songs of the Year

One track per artist. What a year. I like when Jay-Z raps about his daughter.

1. DIIV – “How Long Have You Known”
2. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
3. Jens Lekman – “I Want a Pair of Cowboy Boots”
4. Sky Ferreira – “Everything is Embarrassing”
5. Usher – “Climax”
6. Frank Ocean – “Sweet Life”
7. Hospitality – “Eighth Avenue”
8. Swearin’ – “Kenosha”
9. R. Kelly – “Feelin’ Single”
10. Fiona Apple – “Anything We Want”

11. Rick Ross ft. Dr. Dre and Jay-Z – “3 Kings”
12. Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless”
13. Sally Shapiro – “What Can I Do”
14. Jay-Z ft. B.I.C. – “Glory”
15. Sweet Hearts – “Dear Sweet Heart”
16. Grimes – “Genesis”
17. Taylor Swift – “Stay Stay Stay”
18. Memoryhouse – “Punctum”
19. Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”
20. Violens – “Totally True”

21. Jessica Pratt – “Half Twain the Jesse”
22. Big Deal – “Cool Like Kurt”
23. Haim – “Forever”
24. Goldroom – “Fifteen”
25. Alphabet Backwards – “Big Top”
26. Dude York – “The Lake”
27. Japandroids – “The Nights of Wine and Roses”
28. First Aid Kit – “Emmylou”
29. Kitty Pryde ft. Dante – “Ay Shawty: THE SHREKONING”
30. Mansions on the Moon – “Leaves Fall”

31. Tennis – “Traveling”
32. Kanye West – “White Dress”
33. Ravens & Charms – “Division Street”
34. Allo Darlin’ – “Europe”
35. Dirty Projectors – “Unto Caesar”
36. Beth Orton – “Dawn Chorus”
37. Projectionists – “I Never Wanted Anything”
38. Standard Fare – “Darth Vadar”
39. Lotus Plaza – “Monoliths”
40. Freelance Whales – “Spitting Image”

41. Will Stratton – “If You Wait Long Enough”
42. Divine Fits – “Baby Get Worse”
43. Grand Resort – “Night is Dark”
44. Kendrick Lamar – “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst”
45. Pianissimo Brothers – “Rainbow Connection”
46. Of Montreal – “Dour Percentage”
47. States – “Versus the Mirror”
48. Rufus Wainwright – “Out of the Game”
49. Best Coast – “My Life”
50. The Eastern Sea – “Wasn’t For Love”

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