Top 12 Songs of 2012

Since I’m woefully behind the times of a music industry that moves at lightning pace, here’s my top 12 tracks of 2012, simply ranked by number of listens in Last.fm. I’ve included the release date of each so you can see how behind I am (only one song actually released in 2012):

12. Chromatics - “Kill For Love” (2012)

From the album of the same name. Posted here before, commenting that, “Feels a little bit like Erasure, or Depeche Mode, or the only Jesus and Mary Chain song that I know.”

11. Flo Rida - “Wild Ones (featuring Sia)” (2011)

I have a soft spot for the occasional epic club track. This one works just right.

10. Beach House “Walk In The Park” (2010)

Had to look this up to remember the song. It’s not great. Just ended up on some Genius playlists on heavy rotation…

9. The Temper Trap - “Sweet Disposition” (2009)

From the (500) Days of Summer soundtrack of course. I guess I’m still hooked on this one. Did not like the rest of this single’s album, however.

8. M83 - “Midnight City” (2011)

I heard this described as “synthcore.” Well constructed, and saxophone solo to boot. Yes, please.

7. Warpaint - “Undertow” (2010)

A 2010 Fluxblog Survey find. Really shines at 2:45 onward.

6. M83 - “Claudia Lewis” (2011)

Maybe it’s considered cliché now, but the standout tracks on Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming are just great songs.

5. Jay Electronica - “Exhibit C” (2009)

Mean, mean track. Love this. Only hip-hop song to make this little list.

4. Passion Pit - “Swimming In The Flood” (2009)

Not even a single, but easily my favourite Passion Pit track.

3. Crystal Castles - “Not In Love (featuring Robert Smith)” (2010)

Early start to my current interest in this sort of “industrial synthpop” genre.

2. Robyn - “Dancing On My Own” (2010)

An enduring classic? Probably.

1. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - “Round and Round​” (2010)

Gotta like that chorus hook. Also discovered on the 2010 Fluxblog Survey. Feel embarrassed that this is my most listened track, but sometimes the truth hurts!

Look forward to my 2013 list for top hits from 2011 and 2012!

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