Best Songs of 2012

The Top Ten

1 Burn It Down - Linkin Park Burn It Down - Linkin Park Cover Art

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

Whoever likes one direction and call me maybe... Shut the hell up, because that ain't proper music, great thing that LP is catching up,
We are young should be under this, as second (already is) so just swap call me maybe with this and evry1 will be happy

Linkin Park is back! I wonder what took them so long o_O
The album is definitely worth every penny.
And burn it down deserve to be number one on the list!
For those who said "I don't like it" I know you lied

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

2 Payphone - Maroon 5 Payphone - Maroon 5 Cover Art

The best song of 2012 is Enrique Iglesias's Finally found you in my opinion. This one would probably be 2nd, or 3rd though. Somebody that I used to know sucks so bad. I can't believe it was actually 1 to MTV and others.

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...

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.

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

3 We Are Young - Fun. We Are Young - Fun. Cover Art

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

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.

Just going to say that everyone saying the song is meaningful, obviously hasn't listened to the lyrics that closely. The guy beats his girlfriend. "My seats been taken by some sunglasses, asking bout a scar and... I know I have it to you months ago" Enough said.

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!

4 Somebody that I Used to Know - Gotye Somebody that I Used to Know - Gotye Cover Art

This song never gets old, no matter how many times I listen to it, it still sounds awesome, than, it gets stuck in my head, and I still don't mind!

This song is by far the best song so far this year. It has this ring to it that just gets stuck in your head. And that is what makes a song popular.

This song will be timeless.. Always makes me sing... Awesome! Keeps playing in my head... And I love it!

Why is this ranked so low?! This should be in the top 5 at least! Just can't get over this song

5 Some Nights - Fun. Some Nights - Fun. Cover Art

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!

Frank Ocean and the Black Keys should be on here, but this is the next best option.

Epic song. Way better than We Are Young.

This song is not annoying like the rest.

6 Demons - Imagine Dragons Demons - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

This is 35?! Behind Skrillex and Nicki Minaj?! Seriously? This song changed music forever! It made me an Imagine Dragon! VOTE FOR IT PEEPS

45? How is this behind... NICKI MINAJ?! I've lost faith in this website. Seriously, nicki minaj is trash. She isn't even an artist.

Lost my faith on this list after seeing radioactive and demons on these positions even after so many years

#14 isn't high enough. It should be first. More meaningful than everything up!

7 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons Radioactive - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

"Radioactive" is a song that creates a feeling of a change- an immense, almost incomprehensible transformation- coming about and does it without overdoing it. Graced with a generously killer beat and a fittingly heavy bass line, the only that could improve on this song is somehow managing to fit in some acoustic guitar. And what does this single do? Exactly that. The single is made even better within the context of Imagine Dragon's now two year old record, "Night Visions". All in all, "Radioactive" is the best 2012 has to offer and should surely make it to the top of this list.

How can it this be ranked lower than demi lovato and taylor swift's songs? Seriously guys; I shudder to think this represents the preference of the voting majority. ! Demons and Radioactive should be in the top 10!

This song's on the radio all the time. Don't know what is wrong with you all.
Best song of 2012 for sure! I understand linkin park, but this at the 69th place? Seriously?

OH MY GOD THIS SONG SHOULD SHOULD DEFINITELY BE NUMBER 1! It is actually so amazing it gives me the goosebumps what is wrong with the voters, 69th place!?

8 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift Cover Art

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.

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

She is just awesome.Words are just not enough to describe her and I just love love love Taylor Swift

9 Lost In the Echo - Linkin Park Lost In the Echo - Linkin Park Cover Art

I like it :) hahaahahaaha this song makes me feel sexy even more sexy then anyone else could have made me feel I love boobs and that's what this song is all about boob boobs and more boobs everywhere mwahahaa who doesn't like boobs right I mean the name of the song should be more like lost in the biggest boobs on the planet instead if lost in the echo I mean really come on and I love linkin park too they are pretty damn awesome peace!

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

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

Oh! Yeah This Is The Best Song When You Lost Someone.

10 Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson Cover Art

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

A true Kelly Clarkson masterpiece and striking lyrics and vocals.

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

The Newcomers

? New Jack - Smoke Dza

The Contenders

11 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Art

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.

Ah! I love this song. So here's my vote so your the best. Best song ever in the whole world. You rock who ever did this. Love you

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

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

12 Starships - Nicki Minaj Starships - Nicki Minaj Cover Art

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.

Really a fun song that make you go to your happy place. Plus it was really big on Mainstream last year! She is a really good rapper!

That song got my brother into her. She is one of my favorite. SINGERS OF ALL TIME. She rocks!

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

13 Wide Awake - Katy Perry Wide Awake - Katy Perry Cover Art

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.

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.. !

All these songs except the one in commenting on are reasons I wish I lived in the seventies and the eighties when good songs were on the radio an none of these songs fun. Is only famous because of the super bowl Katy Perry I like and I'm an eleven year old boy I think she's trying to get all the the teenage girls to get into pop rock

Hi my name is scotty masters are you katy perry I love you my life to hear music of
wide awake make me happy on radio stations of 107.7
hay katy perry do you love scotty masters forever

14 Hall of Fame - The Script Hall of Fame - The Script Cover Art

Brilliant song! Its been in the top 10 for ages and should be included in the top 10 at least! Inspiring song with all the lyrics that can make your day feel much better!

This is my favorite song, everything IN this song is awesome, from the intro, to the last verse, it deserves a higher spot

This is the greatest song of all eternity and should be #1! VOTE FOR THIS ONE PEOPLE!

One of the most meaningful song I came across!

15 Wild Ones - Flo Rida Wild Ones - Flo Rida Cover Art

This song is stunning! Flo Rida is a great rapper.

Tune sia got an amazing voice

16 It's Time - Imagine Dragons It's Time - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

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

Why are Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, and Carly Rae Jepsen above this

This should be on top. Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift are cancer

I don't know this song, but my sister says it is boring.

It's the opposite of boring, it's an amazing debut and one of their best of all time

17 Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Jackie Evancho Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Jackie Evancho Cover Art

From Jackie's second PBS Great Performances "Music Of The Movies" concert as well as her "Songs From The Silver Screen" album. Also performed at "A Capitol Fourth 2013" 4th of July celebration on the Capitol lawn in Washington D.C. See the YouTube videos.

From the CD "Songs From the Silver Screen".

18 Take Off - Conor Maynard Take Off - Conor Maynard Cover Art
19 Skyfall - Adele Skyfall - Adele Cover Art

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.

It's a Golden Globe and Oscar winning song.

Should be first.
I love this song a lot.

20 Better Than I Know Myself - Adam Lambert Better Than I Know Myself - Adam Lambert Cover Art

Best song of Adam lambert in tresspassing

21 Bangarang - Skrillex Bangarang - Skrillex Cover Art

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

22 Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Cover Art

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.

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!

Oops, should of voted for this, but whatever

Should be in the top 5

23 Just in Case - Conor Maynard Just in Case - Conor Maynard Cover Art
24 Finale - Madeon Finale - Madeon Cover Art
25 Powerless - Linkin Park Powerless - Linkin Park Cover Art

The best song of 2012, a combination of all their softer hits, and it rocks

The perfect way to end their album "LIVING THINGS" because it is a truly emotional and spectacular track, also waiting for 'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter'

A COMBINATION OF ALL THEIR BEST SOFT SONGS FROM THEIR BEST ALBUM YET! This is the song of 2012, then lost in the echo and burn it down... Yep that's rite, I'm a huge lp fan and it'll be that way for a long time

Not going to lie... THIS SONG BEATS 'BURN IT DOWN' BIG TIME :D their best ballad by far and gonna be a mega chart topper :) good on ya LP another great hit, can't w8 for the movie

A combination of all their best hit soft songs, this is the perfect song of 2012, LP ARE THE GREATEST

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