Best Songs of 2012

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The Top Ten

1 Burn It Down - Linkin Park

Not going too well on itunes because peeps r downloading the album from the LP site, so that means it's a huge hit LP forever

Best songs of the year 2012 such great efforts by lp
i like it very very very much and I will wait for its new album living things releasing on 26 June I will try to download all the of this album... Linkin park rocks

Deserves much more higher position... Linkin Park is back which means heat is rising... Just BURN IT DOWN...

NO this song is abysmal and the only reason it's 1# is because is made by these talentless hacks, Linkin Park sucks

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2 Payphone - Maroon 5

I am at a payphone... Trying to call home... All of my change I spent on you... Great lyrics and melody... Maroon 5 at it's best... A real song from a broken heart... Should be on 1...

The best on the list but in my opinion the best of the year is 'one more night' by maroon 5

Ok... I'm a great LP fan n m so happy to see so many of their songs in the top ten, but I have to admit that Adam Levine is just great.

If happy ever after did exist...

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3 Some Nights - Fun.

This song is great! It has great harmony and lyrics, but the auto tuned thing at the end of the part c was quite strange and might have done better without it... Other than that, it was just about perfect!

Good hit in us charts hits

Epic song. Way better than We Are Young.

A love letter to Queen fans

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4 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift looks so beautiful. She sings awesome. I love her. Just remembering the words "We are never ever getting back together". Can't get this song out of my head. I love you Taylor Swift

WANEGBT is an understatement to her talent, and doesn't really represent Red for what it is.. but she's still absolutely amazing. It's really quite a sassy song and one that many people can relate to whether they admit it or not.

I do not hate this song, but I do not care for it. - madoog

Super amazing song. I'm a Swiftie forever. She is super fantastic! When I first heard it I loved it. I didn't realize it was her. This shows I'm unbiased. Go Taylor

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5 Blown Away - Carrie Underwood
6 We Are Young - Fun.

The band Fun is really great and I wish that We Are Young was ahead of the others. This song is so catchy and a really great song to dance to. Everyone should try to listen to it because it has meaningful lyrics and, it is in the band's name, FUN!

I understand how the scar lyric can be questionable, but this is all in the past tense. If you can take a questionable decision, and reflect on it to form a story, and turn that story into a song about having a drink and not thinking straight because of these past flaws and the atmosphere of this bar, backed up with one of the best vocal performances in a number one hit, bombastic production, a glorious hook, and extra points for nostalgia, yeah, I dig it. 6/5 - ProPanda

How? It has lyrics about beating a girl, the tempo changes, which is really annoying, and.... This guys voice makes me want to jump off a bridge. Its like Bieber's brother or something. 2012 was one of if not the worst year for music. It had some good songs, but this one winning best song of the year?! That is crap. This song is crap. I hate everything about it. - ckets4769

I do not like this song, at all. This song is overrated. - madoog

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7 Starships - Nicki Minaj

Starships is such an awesome and colorful song, and it is really catchy. Nicki Minaj's voice is beautiful. The song just draws me in. - madoog

I don't really like Nicki Minaj but I like this song - venomouskillingmachine

Nick minaj has a beautifully voice + she is beautiful

One of the biggest songs of 2012 and I really like it. Definitely a good Pop song from Nicki Minaj

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8 Lost In the Echo - Linkin Park

Belongs in the top of the list :D LP'S OLD STYLE IS BACK :D

This is the great song in 2012

A good quality Linkin Park song. Vocals and rhythm are good. But not enough to match burn it down.

IT DESERVE THE NO 2 SPOT. AFTER BURN IT DOWN IT IS THE BEST SONG OF 2012. EVERY SINGLE SONG OF LIVING THINGS IS HIT AND GREAT

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9 Castle of Glass - Linkin Park

Awesome chilled song from Linkin Park. When they came to South Africa to promote Living Things I was disappointed they didn't play it but they did play other songs from their other albums that I love (Given Up) so it didn't bother me too much. This song deserves a spot in the top ten - Danielsun182

Way better song than burn it down, should be top ten at least. BEST SONG FROM LIVING THINGS!

Deserves the top 5 position. It has an awesome music video which can touch anyone's heart. I would request people to vote for this song. Linkin Park is back!

'Cause I'm only a crack in this castle of glass
Hardly anything there for you to see
For you to see

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10 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

This song is so good that I cannot stop hearing it again and again... Its march 2013 and I am still listening

I love Carly Rae Jepsen, she is beautiful, she has an amazing voice and Call Me Maybe is so so so great! But, if I made this list it would be, What Makes You Beautiful first, As Long As You Love Me then Call Me Maybe.

I heard some guy say this was the best pop song heard in 10 years. I absolutely agree

Nic song I m fan of u

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The Newcomers

? Ronan - Taylor Swift

The Contenders

11 Lights - Ellie Goulding

This song actually has a deep meaning. Unfortunately, many people are too shallow to see this.

Good song should be in the top 10

Lights is a 2011 song!

My list

1:Lights
2: Payphone
3: Wide Awake


by the way payphone is the best song of Maroon 5

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12 Wide Awake - Katy Perry

This song is great. It describes how Katy was in her 'Teenage Dream' with Russell Brand until they divorce which at the time, she's wide awake and realize that this is dream and Russell Brand is not what she dreaming in her 'Teenage Dream'. Such a great song from Katy Perry. - BeaM456

For me this song shine the most than other song... Why? Because we humankind inspired if you listen to this song.. First and foremost in this song see that katy the killer queen end her illuminati practices that is only my OPINION.. !

I love you Katy Perry and I would love to meet you

This song is really nice. - madoog

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13 Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson

This song should be in the top 3. Come on guys! The song has a great lyrics and superb vocal from Kelly. Plus nice and very inspirational video - Magnolia

A true Kelly Clarkson masterpiece and striking lyrics and vocals.

I love this song. It is very inspiring. Kelly Clarkson is a good singer.

14 It's Time - Imagine Dragons

This song is wonderful, and I'm not really sure why Taylor is above this.

Imagine Dragon's first song! - Aiyman

It is good, heartwarming, and atmospheric. - madoog

Such a song that can cheer up anyone

15 Take Off - Conor Maynard
16 Skyfall - Adele

It's a Golden Globe and Oscar winning song.

I have never been famillar with Adele until "Someone Like You" but she is talented in this. Espically if the songs was Oscar/Golden Globe won and it was featured in a James Bond Movie and the best one ever. This is even better than Gangnam Style

Very few artists can claim to have won Academy Awards. Adele is now in a eite group.

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17 State of Grace - Taylor Swift
18 Bangarang - Skrillex

:O Woah! A skrillex song on this list? HOW COOL IS THAT? :'D (votes)

19 Better Than I Know Myself - Adam Lambert
20 Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Took a struggling indie rapper to platinum and opened people's eyes to the rest of his music (which is also good), but bottom line you go find me a song that's easier to get stuck in your head.

Oops, should of voted for this, but whatever - VideoGamefan5

Seriously? How has this not been added yet? This was literally the 3rd best song of 2012 (according to the charts) and it's amazing! Great music, lyrics, it's amazing!

Should be in the top 5 - venomouskillingmachine

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