Best Songs of 2012

The Top Ten

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

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

The song is best they had played in thire entire life. They are burning the world into the ground because LP knows how to do it. Their next album Living Things wil be the biggest Hit.

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

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...

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

I am listening to this song right now! This has amazing lyrics and I hope it gets to #1!

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.

Wally somehow collaborated with a no name singer named Kimbra to create the best break up song of all time.

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

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

Nate is comparable to legendary singers like Brad Dell and Freddie Mercury on this single.
Some Nights is arguably the best motivational song of the 2000s. The opening lyrics are incredibly meaningful and the chorus is a fantastic song along.
Please come back fun., everyone with a good taste in music loves you.

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!

The opening 45 seconds are arguably the best combination of songwriting and music in pop history.- Spydyr

Epic song. Way better than We Are Young.

6 Demons - Imagine Dragons Demons - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

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.

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

How is this so low? Seriously, it's arguably the best song on this list.

This is really meaningful, no idea why it's behind Taylor. 11/10

7 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

I wonder this will be the first song in top ten list

8 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons Radioactive - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

The utter POWER and terrifying howls coming from Dan Reynolds holds you frozen in your seat and make you feel like you can achieve the impossible.

Every time I hear this I want to run outside, throw my fists in the air, and yell with all my might.
There are very few songs that get me as pumped up as Radioactive does.- Spydyr

"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!

9 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.

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

Ah! I love this song. So here's my vote so you're 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

This is so amazing they used this on the miss usa pagent. This should be #1

The Newcomers

? Phantom of the Opera Medley - Lindsey Stirling

The Contenders

11 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.

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

This is the great song in 2012

12 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!

One of the most meaningful song I came across!

Not the best The Script song, but I'll vote it because of how nice it is.- Spydyr

Got to be in the top 2 song ever it's one of the best

13 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!

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

Haha lol, this song is one of the top 5 worst songs I have ever heard in my life.

14 Wide Awake - Katy Perry Wide Awake - Katy Perry Cover Art

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

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.. !

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

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 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".

17 Take Off - Conor Maynard Take Off - Conor Maynard Cover Art
18 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.

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

This song sounds very similar to Best Day of My life by The American Authors.

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

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

I really like songs that go outside the norm and diss their own style.
Case in point, Thrift Shop.
Ryan Lewis's catchy as all hell saxophone loop, Macklemore's stellar rapping with thought provoking lyrics, and Wanz phenomenal baritone all add up to create one of the best rap songs of this decade

imagine if Thrift Shop was made in 2020, or any gate after 2017. the world would be even more shaken then when they heard this masterpiece in 2012.

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!

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

I was SO happy to hear this at the end of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

POWERLESS OF Linkin Park DESERVE THE NO 4 SPOT. AFTER PAYPHONE

One word - awesome!

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

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