Best Songs of 2012

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The Top Ten

1 Burn It Down - Linkin Park 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...

Users Like Me And BoredJeff02 Will Not Be Happy Seeing This At #1 - VideoGamefan5

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2 Payphone - Maroon 5 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.

Really original and catchy. Should be at #1.

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3 We Are Young - Fun 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!

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

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.

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

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4 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift 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

Just Like this song, and love taylor

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5 Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye

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!

This song is truly unique. It is really likable. - madoog

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6 Some Nights - Fun. 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!

Epic song. Way better than We Are Young.

This song is not annoying like the rest.

A love letter to Queen fans

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7 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen 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

This is catchy like crazy

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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

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

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!

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

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9 Wide Awake - Katy Perry 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

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

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

This song is great indeed - VideoGamefan5

The Newcomers

? King for a Day - Pierce the Veil King for a Day - Pierce the Veil
? Change Your Life - Little Mix Change Your Life - Little Mix

Love it, it's a really nice catchy song wiht a REAL meaning :) Personally I love Little Mix and are great idols! Their whole album is really fun and meaningful x

The Contenders

11 Starships - Nicki Minaj 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

Haha lol, this song is one of the top 5 worst songs I have ever heard in my life. - ThePwoperMuser101

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12 Lights - Ellie Goulding Lights - Ellie Goulding

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

^get up ellie! By the way where is "little talks"? The only song last year better than this?

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13 Hall of Fame - The Script Hall of Fame - The Script

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!

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

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

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14 It's Time - Imagine Dragons It's Time - Imagine Dragons

It is good, heartwarming, and atmospheric. - madoog

Such a song that can cheer up anyone

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15 Part of Me - Katy Perry Part of Me - Katy Perry

I used to not like this song. This song is addictive and great. The way she says "no" adds quality. - madoog

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16 Take Off - Conor Maynard Take Off - Conor Maynard
17 One More Night - Maroon 5 One More Night - Maroon 5

I notice that there is reggae influence, but at the same time, Adam Levine's vocals "one more night" does not sound that good. I do not like One More Night, no matter how many times I hear it. - madoog

How could it be in 19 it should be in top 10

Listen to the awesome beat it rocks

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18 Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Jackie Evancho Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Jackie Evancho

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. - Trancas

From the CD "Songs From the Silver Screen".

19 Bangarang - Skrillex

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

20 Powerless - Linkin Park

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

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

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