Best of 2012 – Top 10 Songs.

by nicole on January 7, 2013

Our last “Best of” category is songs: songs we kept on repeat for days, songs that moved us (emotionally or physically!), songs that will be remembered as from the year 2012. If you’re an Rdio subscriber, you can play the whole list*.

(*songs -or versions- that weren’t available are linked below)


  1. Faithful Man (Lee Fields) – Yours Truly Session

and in no particular order:

Party Hard (Grouplove – AV Club Covers)
B.B. Guns and Dirtbikes (White Buffalo)
New Tattoo (Brad Fillatre)
Miriam (Norah Jones)
Islands (Hey Ocean)
I Shall Not Be Moved (Public Enemy)
Birmingham (Shovels and Rope)
Chase the Light (Matt Mays)
Animal Mask (Tom Fun Orchestra)


  1. Watch the Corners (Dinosaur Jr.)
  2. Fire’s Highway (Japandroids)
  3. Flaggin a Ride (Divine Fits)
  4. National Anthem (Gaslight Anthem)
  5. The Great Exhale (Great Lake Swimmers)
  6. Slow It Down (The Lumineers)
  7. Busy Bees (Silversun Pickups)
  8. Love Interruption (Jack White)
  9. Medicine Shows (Wool on Wolves)
  10. All Too Well (Taylor Swift)

Erin B:

  1. Continuous Thunder – Japandroids
  2. Laura – Bat For Lashes
  3. King and Lionheart – Of Monsters And Men
  4. A Soft Place To Land – Kathleen Edwards
  5. Let Your Heart Hold Fast – Fort Atlantic
  6. Gun Has No Trigger – Dirty Projectors
  7. Prairie Girl – Rah Rah
  8. The Stairs – Family of the Year
  9. Master’s Thesis – John K Samson
  10. You Know Me – Air Traffic Controllers


“I just want to say everything put out by iamamiwhoami because they don’t fit under album releases.”


  1. Adorn – Miguel
  2. Pyramids – Frank Ocean
  3. Running – Jessie Ware
  4. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  5. Love Sosa – Chief Keef
  6. Look Right Through (MK Don’t Talk To Me Dub) – Storm Queen
  7. Turn on the Lights (Future)
  8. Inspector Norse (Todd Terje)
  9. Run My Heart (Twin Shadow)
  10. Aaliyah (ft. Jessie Ware) – Katy B


  1. Ghosts That We Knew – Mumford and Sons
  2. Classy Girls – Lumineers
  3. Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey
  4. Faithful Man – Lee Fields
  5. Heaven – the Walkmen
  6. Change the Sheets – Kathleen Edwards
  7. Hurricane – Owls by Nature
  8. Tides – The XX
  9. Yet Again – Grizzly Bear
  10. Not With Haste – Mumford and Sons


  1. If It Ain’t Me – Hollis Brown
  2. Beam Of Light – D A W N S
  3. Let Me Go – Hacienda
  4. Hear Them Fear Them – The Indecent
  5. Birmingham – Shovels & Rope
  6. Medicine Shows – Wool On Wolves
  7. New Tattoo – Brad Fillatre
  8. Port Song – Adam Arcuragi
  9. Pull You Through – John Taylor
  10. Soul & Body – The Parlotones


  1. I’m Not Talking (A.C. Newman)
  2. The Once And Future Carpenter  (The Avett Brothers)
  3. Lost In the Light (Bahamas)
  4. Keep Me Drunk  (The Crackling)
  5. Emmylou (First Aid Kit)
  6. Call Me in the Afternoon (Half Moon Run)
  7. Resuscitate (Wintersleep)
  8. The House That Heaven Built (Japandroids)
  9. Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)


  1. When the Lilies Die (IO Echo)
  2. Default (Django Django)
  3. Know No Violence (Spanish Prisoners)
  4. Morning Angels (My Violaine Morning)
  5. Keep It Low (Hundred in the Hands)
  6. Art and a Wife (Rah Rah)
  7. Doused (DIIV)
  8. The House That Heaven Built (Japandroids)
  9. Young and Wild (Mean Creek)
  10. Slow It Down (Lumineers)

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