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100 Greatest Songs From 2012

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.
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Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist

Gangnam Style single cover
Payphone single cover
Diamonds single cover
Live While We're Young single cover
Locked Out Of Heaven single cover
Starships single cover
Blow Me (One Last Kiss) single cover
Climax single cover
Thinkin' Bout You single cover
1
Gangnam Style
Psy
2
Payphone
Maroon 5 (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
3
Diamonds
Rihanna
4
Live While We're Young
One Direction
5
Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno Mars
6
Starships
Nicki Minaj
7
Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
Pink
8
Climax
Usher
9
Thinkin' Bout You
Frank Ocean
10
Ho Hey
Lumineers
11
Thrift Shop
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz)
12
Some Nights
fun.
13
Radioactive
Imagine Dragons
14
I Love It
Icona Pop (feat. Charli XCX)
15
Whistle
Flo Rida
16
Just Give Me A Reason
Pink (feat. Nate Ruess)
17
Let Her Go
Passenger
18
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Taylor Swift
19
Swimming Pools (Drank)
Kendrick Lamar
20
Scream & Shout
will.i.am (feat. Britney Spears)
21
I Will Wait
Mumford & Sons
22
Adorn
Miguel
23
Good Time
Carly Rae Jepsen (with Owl City)
24
Mercy
Kanye West (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz)
25
Stay
Rihanna (feat. Mikky Ekko)
26
Scream
Usher
27
Summertime Sadness
Lana Del Rey
28
Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)
Ne-Yo
29
Try
Pink
30
Same Love
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert)
31
I Knew You Were Trouble
Taylor Swift
32
When I Was Your Man
Bruno Mars
33
Sweet Nothing
Calvin Harris (feat. Florence Welch)
34
Next to Me
Emeli Sandé
35
Chasing the Sun
The Wanted
36
Harlem Shake
Baauer
37
One More Night
Maroon 5
38
Demons
Imagine Dragons
39
Madness
Muse
40
I Need Your Love
Calvin Harris (feat. Ellie Goulding)
41
Fuckin' Problems
A$AP Rocky (feat. Drake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar)
42
The House That Heaven Built
Japandroids
43
Die Young
Ke$ha
44
Anything Could Happen
Ellie Goulding
45
Little Things
One Direction
46
Pound The Alarm
Nicki Minaj
47
Take A Walk
Passion Pit
48
Give Me All Your Luvin'
Madonna (feat. Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.)
49
Sixteen Saltines
Jack White
50
Holes
Passenger
51
Angels
The xx
52
What Now
Rihanna
53
Breezeblocks
alt-J
54
Clique
Kanye West (with Jay-Z and Big Sean)
55
Let's Go
Calvin Harris (feat. Ne-Yo)
56
Who
David Byrne & St. Vincent
57
Read All About It, Pt. III
Emeli Sandé
58
I Belong In Your Arms
Chairlift
59
Stubborn Love
Lumineers
60
Kiss You
One Direction
61
Elephant
Tame Impala
62
Hold On
Alabama Shakes
63
Oblivion
Grimes
64
On Top Of The World
Imagine Dragons
65
Happy Pills
Norah Jones
66
White Walls
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Schoolboy Q, Hollis)
67
Youth Without Youth
Metric
68
Oh Love
Green Day
69
The Descent
Bob Mould
70
The Veldt
deadmau5
71
Cherokee
Cat Power
72
Into The Black
Chromatics
73
& It Was U
How To Dress Well
74
Yet Again
Grizzly Bear
75
Daughters
Nas
76
Myth
Beach House
77
Breathing Underwater
Metric
78
45
The Gaslight Anthem
79
Autre Temps
Alcest
80
We'll Be Coming Back
Calvin Harris (feat. Example)
81
Ruin
Cat Power
82
Va Va Voom
Nicki Minaj
83
My Kind Of Love
Emeli Sandé
84
Put It Down
Brandy
85
This Summer
Superchunk
86
Hey Jane
Spiritualized
87
The Celestials
Smashing Pumpkins
88
Dance For You
Dirty Projectors
89
Bad Girls
M.I.A.
90
Song For A Warrior
Swans (feat. Karen O)
91
Among The Leaves
Sun Kil Moon
92
Losing You
Solange Knowles
93
Tempest
Deftones
94
My Kind Of Woman
Mac DeMarco
95
Pyramids
Frank Ocean
96
Comeback Kid
Sleigh Bells
97
Simple Song
The Shins
98
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Father John Misty
99
The Only Place
Best Coast
100
White Flag
Guided by Voices
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101
Baby
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (feat. Dam-Funk)
102
Teenage Icon
The Vaccines
103
That's Why God Made The Radio
The Beach Boys
104
We Take Care Of Our Own
Bruce Springsteen
105
All Your Gold
Bat for Lashes
106
Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
Kendrick Lamar
107
Lightning Bolt
Jake Bugg
108
Big Beast
Killer Mike (feat. Bun B, T.I., Trouble)
109
Every Single Night
Fiona Apple
110
Met Before
Chairlift
111
Caravan
Rush
112
The Pit
Silversun Pickups
113
Zero Dark Thirty
Aesop Rock
114
Weather In My Head
Donald Fagen
115
You're Early
2:54
116
Would That Not Be Nice
Divine Fits
117
Girl Gone Wild
Madonna
118
Boozophilia
Low Cut Connie
119
Tattoo
Van Halen
120
A Night And A Day
Pepe Deluxé
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2012
Lew's Choice - An unheralded great record from 2012
*
Emmylou
First Aid Kit
Ryan's Choice:
*
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