Top 10 Best Songs of 2012

The Top Ten
1 Burn It Down - Linkin Park

Best rock song of 2012. However, this song was only number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100, which is unbelievable. It should have been number 2 instead. Call Me Maybe should have been number 100 or never made it onto the Billboard Hot 100. Call Me Maybe is a piece of garbage, whereas Burn It Down is an awesome rock song of 2012.

Whoever likes One Direction and Call Me Maybe... Please, be quiet, because that isn't proper music. It's great that Linkin Park is catching up. We Are Young should be under this, as the second (which it already is). Just swap Call Me Maybe with this, and everyone will be happy.

Linkin Park is back! I wonder what took them so long. The album is definitely worth every penny. "Burn It Down" deserves to be number one on the list! For those who said, "I don't like it," I know you lied.

2 Payphone - Maroon 5

The best song of 2012, in my opinion, is Enrique Iglesias's Finally Found You. 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 number 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 its best. A real song from a broken heart. Should be number 1.

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

3 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. Then, 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.

4 We Are Young - 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, 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

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, true to the band's name, it's FUN!

Linkin Park is in the past. No offense, guys. This song was an anthem when I heard it on the radio. Besides, Burn It Down got #100 on the Hot 100 Year-End. We Are Young got #3.

5 Some Nights - Fun.

Nate is comparable to legendary singers like Brad Delp 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 fantastic. 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 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.

6 Lost In the Echo - Linkin Park

A good quality Linkin Park song. Vocals and rhythm are good. But not enough to match Burn It Down.

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.

Really a fun song that makes 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.

8 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - 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 a really quite sassy song and one that many people can relate to, whether they admit it or not.

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

One of Taylor's worst breakup songs. 1/10

And this is why I praise Reputation for Taylor switching up her style, because it's for the better.

9 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

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

I love this song. Carly Rae Jepsen is such a good singer. This song became popular in America.

This song is so good that I cannot stop hearing it again and again... It's March 2013 and I am still listening.

10 Wild Ones - Flo Rida

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

The Newcomers

? Explosia - Gojira
? Electric Rattlesnake - Overkill
The Contenders
11 Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson

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

A true Kelly Clarkson masterpiece with striking lyrics and vocals.

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

12 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

"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 thing 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 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. I 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?

13 Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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

It 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!

14 Demons - Imagine Dragons

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 else!

This song touches my heart. Good lyrics, powerful rhythm...
It must be in the top 10.

15 Wide Awake - Katy Perry

This song is great. It describes how Katy was in her Teenage Dream with Russell Brand until they divorced. At that time, she's wide awake and realizes that this is a dream and Russell Brand is not what she dreamt of in her Teenage Dream. Such a great song from Katy Perry.

For me, this song shines the most compared to others. Why? Because we, humankind, are inspired if you listen to this song. First and foremost, in this song, we see that Katy, the killer queen, ends her Illuminati practices. That is only my opinion.

This song should be at #1! Katy is the best!

16 Hall of Fame - The Script

Brilliant song! It's 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 songs I have come across!

This is my favorite song, everything in this song is awesome, from the intro to the last verse. It deserves a higher spot.

17 Die Young - Ke$ha

This is my favorite Ke$ha song, and to be honest, how can you argue with me? It is the most infectious of all Ke$ha's songs with a great rap section and a chorus that you'll never feel ashamed to sing loud wherever and whenever you are. Great job, Ke$ha.

I miss the old Ke$ha. Before she changed the $ to an s, sounding passionate and didn't whine about white straight men, when she is rich as all hell.

This is her best song.

18 Bangarang - Skrillex
19 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," the 4th of July celebration on the Capitol lawn in Washington D.C. See the YouTube videos.

20 Take Off - Conor Maynard
21 Powerless - Linkin Park

The best song of 2012, combining 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, I'm waiting for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."

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

One word - Awesome!

22 Skyfall - Adele

I had never been familiar with Adele until "Someone Like You," but she is extremely talented. Especially since this song won an Oscar/Golden Globe and was featured in a James Bond movie, arguably 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 an elite group.

It's a Golden Globe and Oscar-winning song.

23 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. However, they did play other songs from their albums that I love, like Given Up, so it didn't bother me too much. This song deserves a spot in the top ten.

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!

It gives the feeling of what a child feels when his father is in the army! Too good!

24 Better Than I Know Myself - Adam Lambert
25 Gangnam Style - PSY

The best song of this year. The music video is really funny but also really creative. But the song (yes, it's in Korean, that might suck for us) is really cool and dancing to this song on the dance floor is really hot. Everyone thinks you're gay, but it's way cooler to dance to this song than any other this year!

This song is absolutely amazing. I do not mind that most of the song is in a different language. It is a really good song - nothing bad about it. He sings like he means it.

It's totally crazy. But crazy is awesome, so Gangnam Style is awesome too!

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