Top Songs of 2012: 1-100

Our year end lists are wrapping up at this point, but we wouldn’t be a legitimate music site without a list of the top songs from 2012.  Personally, I feel like this list is a thousand times more difficult to compose than an albums list because we’re dealing with close to 400-500 songs in the running.  It’s been a long process trying to narrow that iTunes playlist down to 100, and I know some incredible tunes from this year are missing, but we hope you enjoy.  Ladies and gentlemen, follow the jump for the ATH version of top 2012 songs.

  1. Five Seconds – Twin Shadow
  2. To Be Young – Two Wounded Birds
  3. Heaven – The Walkmen
  4. We Were Children – Tribes
  5. 1904 – The Tallest Man On Earth
  6. Open Your Heart – The Men
  7. I Hope You’ll Feel Alright – Tiger Waves
  8. Paradise – Wild Nothing
  9. Tumble Down – Terry Malts
  10. All of Me – Tanlines
  11. Yet Again – Grizzly Bear
  12. Run My Heart – Twin Shadow
  13. Yes Or No? – The Fresh & Onlys
  14. Myth – Beach House
  15. Radio – Nude Beach
  16. Someone Purer – Mystery Jets
  17. Who Knew – You Won’t
  18. Bloom – Gypsy & The Cat
  19. Winter Ghosts – JBM
  20. Plague – Crystal Castles
  21. Teenage Rebels – DUDES
  22. The Love You Love – The Walkmen
  23. Fineshrine – Purity Ring
  24. Chasing My Mind – Holograms
  25. Henrietta – Yeasayer
  26. October – The Helio Sequence
  27. Must Land Running – Stepdad
  28. The Sun and Moon – Cursive
  29. 1997 – Saint Motel
  30. Scared but not that Scared – 1, 2, 3
  31. Girls – Royal Headache
  32. Let Me In – Hunx
  33. Time To Run – Lord Huron
  34. Finer Points – English Singles
  35. Only In My Dreams – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
  36. Now I Know It’s You – Strawberry Whiplash
  37. Eat Me Alive – Gentleman Jesse
  38. Stop Messing Around – Plateaus
  39. Lite Me Up – Daughn Gibson
  40. Suitcase – Standard Fare
  41. All Night Long – The White Wires
  42. B$G P$MP$N – Natural Child
  43. Dressed For Space – Trust
  44. Golden Eyelids – Lost In The Trees
  45. Nye Nummer Et – Choir Of Young Believers
  46. Cotton Flower – Future Islands
  47. Turn It Around – The Men
  48. Expire – Screaming Females
  49. I Bought My Eyes – Ty Segall Band
  50. My Sense of Pride – Cats On Fire
  51. Got No Money – Fidlar
  52. Lies – Races
  53. About To Die – Dirty Projectors
  54. Not Talking – A.C. Newman
  55. Devil In The Old Folks’ Home – We Can’t Enjoy Ourselves
  56. (They Found Me In The Back Of) The Galaxy – The Intelligence
  57. Remembrance Of Things To Come – Princeton
  58. Too Late – Spiritualized
  59. Get Gone – White Arrows
  60. The Reflection of You – Bear In Heaven
  61. Waste A Lot Of Things – Jaill
  62. Asunder – Fang Island
  63. I Wait For You – Future Of What
  64. Ladybird Love – Holy Esque
  65. Gloria – Virals
  66. Days – The Bankees
  67. You Kill – Eternal Summers
  68. A Pattern Recognition – Sea Pinks
  69. Confetti – She’s So Rad
  70. A Lie – The Eastern Sea
  71. Spirits – Still Flyin
  72. Freaking Out The Neighborhood – Mac DeMarco
  73. Cry for Judas – The Mountain Goats
  74. Proceed To Memory – Pinback
  75. HEART – Oberhofer
  76. Apocalypse Dreams – Tame Impala
  77. Fireworks of the Sea – White Arrows
  78. You Left Me – Mirror Lady
  79. Chinese Braille – Suckers
  80. Broken Eyes – Two Gallants
  81. Walkin’ Down My Street – Nude Beach
  82. Unsurfed Waves – Snowblink
  83. Providence – Pujol
  84. Waiting In The Wings – Big Wave Riders
  85. Nancy from Now On – Father John Misty
  86. Who Do You Like? – Joywave
  87. Tuck the Darkness In – Bowerbirds
  88. Night Is Dark – Grand Resort
  89. Lonesome – Dr. Dog
  90. Please Don’t Go Away – SAUNA
  91. Hey Jaqueline – Papercuts
  92. Believe In My Blood – Cold Cave
  93. REM – The Pale Corners
  94. Ashes – Twin Cabins
  95. The Boy From Outer Space – The Hobbes Fanclub
  96. Nassau – Grassfight
  97. Birds – Poor Moon
  98. If I – Machine Birds
  99. Cholla – The Joy Formidable
  100. A little longer (original master) – Kirby Kaiser

Well that’s it kids.  Let us hear what you think.  We know we’re smarter than you.

Spotify Playlist by request.

4 Comments on “Top Songs of 2012: 1-100”

  • boom said on Dec 10th, 2012

    How about instead of a download file, you just hit us with a Spotify playlist?

    ehhhhh?

  • king tut said on Dec 17th, 2012

    educate yo self wit reagan by killer mike. truf.

  • kid_a said on Dec 30th, 2012

    I like this download system, you can get only what you want…

  • Jon-Luc Maclean said on Jan 30th, 2013

    Paradise is a great song.