Top Tracks of 2012

When I started making this list, I felt like I hadn’t listened to enough new music this year to pick and rank fifty of my favorite tracks. But  it turns out that wasn’t the case! (This was lucky because this consumed a great deal of time that I probably would have spent re-watching episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or staring at myself in the mirror, which I have done a lot since I recently acquired a whole lot of new makeup and side bangs.)

I just want to note that it’s likely I will immediately regret this order and that, in case you happened to wonder about this, Grimes’ ‘Oblivion’ and Chromatics’ ‘Kill For Love’ do not appear here because they were both on my 2011 list.

Anyway, here are my favorite tracks of the year!:

50. Prinzhorn Dance School: ‘I Want You’
49. Daughn Gibson: ‘Tiffany Lou’
48. Charli XCX: ‘You’re the One’
47. Fear of Men: ‘Your Side’
46. ScHoolboy Q: ‘There He Go’
45. Death Grips: ‘Get Got’
44. Killer Mike (feat. Bun B, T.I. and Trouble): ‘Big Beast’
43. Dum Dum Girls: ‘Lord Knows’
42. Peaking Lights: ‘Beautiful Son’
41. Laurel Halo: ‘Thaw’
40. Frankie Rose: ‘Know Me’
39. King Tuff: ‘Bad Thing’
38. Lower Dens: ‘Brains’
37. A$AP Rocky (feat. Drake, 2Chainz & Kendrick Lamar): ‘Fuckin’ Problems’
36. Carly Rae Jepson: ‘Call Me Maybe’
35. Miguel: ‘Adorn’
34. Lana Del Rey: ‘Ride’
33. Twin Shadow: ‘Five Seconds’
32. Tame Impala: ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’
31. Cloud Nothings: ‘Wasted Days’
30. DIIV: ‘How Long Have You Known’
29. TOPS: ‘Diamond Look’
28. Julia Holter: ‘In the Same Room’
27. Purity Ring: ‘Fineshrine’
26. Sharon van Etten: ‘Serpents’
25. Bat For Lashes: ‘Laura’
24. Angel Olsen: ‘The Waiting’
23. Chairlift: ‘I Belong In Your Arms’
22. Earl Sweatshirt: ‘Chum’
21. Blood Diamonds (feat. Grimes): ‘Phone Sex’
20. AlunaGeorge: ‘Your Drums, Your Love’
19. Beach House: ‘Myth’
18. Frank Ocean: ‘Thinkin Bout You’
17. ScHoolboy Q (feat. A$AP Rocky): ‘Hands on the Wheel’
16. Grimes: Vowels = Space and Time
15. Jessie Ware: ‘110%’ 
14. Ke$ha: ‘Die Young’
13. La Sera: ‘Please Be My Third Eye’
12. CHVRCHES: ‘The Mother We Share’
11. Kendrick Lamar: ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’
10. Susanne Sundfor: ‘White Foxes’
9. Dirty Projectors: ‘About to Die’’
8. Fiona Apple: ‘Werewolf’
7. Usher: ‘Climax’
6. Major Lazer (feat. Amber Coffman): ‘Get Free’
5. Grimes: ‘Genesis’
4. Solange: ‘Losing You’
3. Chromatics: ‘Back From the Grave’
2. Sky Ferreira: ‘Everything Is Embarrassing’
1. Jessie Ware: ‘Wildest Moments’

And here’s a Spotify playlist, minus the Jessie Ware songs as they’re no longer available (which is why I included them above):

 

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