2012 Year in Review (Part 2): Top 12 Songs of the Year

Ahhh, the well crafted song. There’s nothing better than when musical notes and poetry come together to create a beautiful union. A good back-beat, well planned musical flourishes, instrumental solo’s, background vocals, a prefectly timed hand-clap breakdown; these are the things I look for in a great song. That and listenability, playability, and the overall feeling of the song. Regardless of how you listen, we all know a good song when we hear it. So here are my favorites of 2012. Enjoy.

Top 12 of 2012:

12. Ben Gibbard – Teardrop Windows


11. Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway


10. Heartless Bastards – Parted Ways


9. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Man On Fire


8. Justin Townes Earle – Look the other way


7. Dr. Dog – That Old Black Hole


6. The Lumineers – Ho Hey


5. Lee Fields – Faithful Man


4. Jack White – Love Interruption


3. Dr. John – Getaway


2. Michael Kiwanuka – I’ll Get Along


1. Alabama Shakes – Hang Loose


Honorable Mention:

Gary Clark Jr. – Bright Lights

Neil Young – Oh Susannah

Alabama Shakes – Rise to the Sun

Dr. Dog – Lonesome

Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again



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