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25 Best Songs of 2012

This list of the 25 best songs of 2012 is not the last list that I’ll be making for the year in music, but it was probably the toughest to narrow down. I thought 25 was a good number, because I think a best case scenario is that I get people to listen to all 25 of these, and I don’t think I could’ve dreamed for any more. This isn’t Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks of 2012 (which, like all their lists, is worth a look for the sake of discussion, at the very least) and doesn’t share much in common with it, but hopefully you can pull some new favorites out of this. There isn’t a video side-by-side with every track, like in the 10 Best Remixes of 2012 or the 15 Best Music Videos of 2012, but rather, a more efficient video playlist at the bottom. Hey, at least the page loads faster.

25. “Between Friends (feat. Captain Murphy and Earl Sweatshirt” by Flying Lotus
24. “Thinkin Bout You” by Frank Ocean
23. “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” by Tame Impala
22. “Knife In The Water” by METZ
21. “Backseat Freestyle” by Kendrick Lamar
20. “Lungs” by Py
19. “You’re The Kind Of Girl” by Lee Fields & The Expressions
18. “The Drums” by Δkkord
17. “Arcane Effigies” by Sharks
16. “Cherry Wine (feat. Amy Winehouse)” by Nas
15. “Joy / Fear” by XI
14. “Mercy” by G.O.O.D. Music
13. “I’ve Seen Footage” by Death Grips
12. “Goldie” by A$AP Rocky
11. “Big Beast (feat. Bun B and T.I.)” by Killer Mike
10. “The Symbol” by Action Bronson & Alchemist
9. “Drones Over BKLYN” by El-P
8. “Big Spender (feat. A$AP Rocky)” by Theophilus London
7. “Only You” by Ellie Goulding
6. “Professional Griefers (feat. Gerard Way)” by deadmau5
5. “40 Mark Strasse” by The Shins
4. “Vava Voom (feat. Lupe Fiasco)” by Bassnectar
3. “Animal” by The Men
2. “Brandy & Coke” by DJ Q
1. “Watch The Corners” by Dinosaur Jr.


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