Top 25 songs of 2012
1) Frank Ocean “Pyramids”
When I hear this song for the rest of my life, I will think about 2012. I listened to this song more than any other song this year. It’s an amazing journey and masterpiece. I always listened to this song during the peak of my treadmill workouts, and at one point, I danced with a bunch of friends in my basement while waving glowsticks around. We weren’t raving, we just had glowsticks. This song is awesome. I also loved when he played video games while performing this song on SNL.
2) Kanye West and R Kelly “To The World”
I don’t just love this song because I think it’s dedicated to me. I love it because it’s two of the most creative and crazy guys who ever lived making the most powerful song of the year. And they know it. They know how awesome they are, and they should. “Mih Romney don’t pay no tah” is my favorite lyric of the year too.
3) Frank Ocean “Thinkin Bout You”
Yeah, Frank made 2 of the top 3 songs on my list. He made the best album of the year, so he deserves two of the top spots. This song is in my head every single day of my life. I never get sick of it. “Do you not think so far ahead? Cause I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout forever…ooo ooo ooo oo”. I love that.
4) Bruno Mars “Locked Out Of Heaven”
I like how Bruno Mars makes some of the worst songs and also some of the best songs. This is one of the best ones. Watching him perform it live with a synchronized dancing band is so cool. I almost called Bruno the new Michael Jackson but that’s just blasphemy. Dude can definitely sing his buns off though!
5) Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Alright fine, I give in. You don’t get catchier than this. She seems like a nice girl who writes nice songs. At one point, I rode around in a Cadillac full of men listening to this full blast. I liked it.
6) Blue Of Colors “Goodbye Stranger”
I wouldn’t be in a band with Steve if I didn’t think he was the best songwriter I know. He proves it again with this song. Great lyrics that Ben Gibbard would probably love. “There are so many better things, better things” part always gives me goosebumps. I hope that before Steve releases his album, he just decides to drop the Blue Of Colors thing and just be Steve Soboslai though. John Lennon didn’t release his solo albums as Man With Glasses.
7) Nas “The Don”
Nasty Nas makes me feel tough when I listen to this.
8) Chalk Dinosaur “Sediment”
I’m glad that in 2012 I became friends with John O’Halloran. Crazy talented dude who also loves Ween. Ween probably wishes they wrote this song. I feel very peaceful when I listen to this song.
9) Passion Pit “Carried Away”
This song sounds like a great party that I wish I was at.
10) Trey Songz “Sex Ain’t Better Than Love”
It’s a beautiful piece of music by Trigga.
11) Miguel “Use Me”
My good buddy Jayson gave me a flash drive with the Miguel album on it. I always love when a good buddy gives me a flash drive with some great sexy R&B music on it. I love this song the best.
(I got a little lazier with my song descriptions and reasoning at this point)
12) Lana Del Rey “Off To The Races”
This song makes me believe she’s crazy.
13) The Weeknd “The Birds, Pt. 1”
This song would probably be higher on the list if I had enjoyed his live show more.
14) Farraday “Lockdown”
Should be a top 40 hit. Come on America.
15) Useless ID “New Misery”
Best melodic punk rock song of the year.
16) The Catastrophe “Valleys”
2nd best melodic punk rock song of the year.
17) The Composure “Satan”
It’s actually too catchy. I didn’t know if that was possible.
18) Karmin “Brokenhearted”
Would be higher on the list but I heard it too many times.
19) Frank Ocean “Super Rich Kids”
Earl Sweatshirt’s verse on this in incredible.
20) Gotye “Somebody That I Used To Know”
I don’t even necessarily listen to this song, but I can’t deny that it’s great.
21) Harrison “Like A Star”
He’ll be on my 2013 list a lot. This song is great, but not nearly his best.
22) Big Sean “24k of Gold”
I like gold.
23) Ben Folds Five “Draw A Crowd”
Such a clever song, especially after seeing the walls of clubs for the past 15 years.
24) Gene The Werewolf “The Ballad of Gene”
When I hear this song, I really believe that Belan believes he is a lonely wolf.
25) I’m leaving this space blank for whatever great song from 2012 that I’m obviously forgetting. Help me out.
Top 25 songs of 2012
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