Best Of 2012: Songs For Your Playlist
Art by Aaron Frisby

Best Of 2012: Songs For Your Playlist

Art by Aaron Frisby

Best Of lists when it comes to music is a bit silly to me, because what one publication or source might say is the best, that “best” might not go down so smoothly with another persons taste. Writing paragraphs about the album and song and producers and where they recorded it and what they were wearing and all the “you did your research good” kind of details really means nothing to me. What it comes down to is do I like the song, will I add it to my playlist, and does it make me feel something. So we’ve simplified it for you. Below are the 30 songs that we consider to be the best of the year. If you think we left any songs that should TOTALLY be included, let us know, if you disagree, let us know, or if you just want to say “cool list!” that is fine as well. Now go dance!

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A$AP Rocky – Goldie

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Azealia Banks – Liquorice

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Beach House – Myth

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Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven

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Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

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Chairlift – I Belong In Your Arms

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Childish Gambino ft. Bun B – R.I.P.

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Chromatics – Cherry

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Fiona Apple – Every Single Night

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First Aid Kit – Emmylou

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Frank Ocean – Pyramids

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Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know

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Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments

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Kanye West ft. Jay Z & Big Sean – Clique

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Lana Del Rey – Ride

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Little Hurricane – Haunted Heart

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Miguel – Adorn

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Obedear – Purity Ring

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Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

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Passion Pit – Take A Walk

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Perfume Genius – Hood

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Rhye – The Fall

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S-Type – Billboard

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Santigold – Disparate Youth

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St. Lucia – We Got It Wrong

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Summer Camp – City

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Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

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The Lumineers – Ho Hey

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Usher – Climax

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Wild Nothing – Paradise

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SO Note: Tell where we went wrong or maybe even say something nice in the comments below or to @Serial_Optimist.

David Dean
David is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things that hopefully make people smile. You can also find him on HelloGiggles and Thought Catalog. He is a comedy lover and pop culture obsessive who loves crossing the line, a good story and original beauty.
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4 Comments

  1. Best Of 2012: Songs For Your Playlist http://t.co/fa4oFdPI via @Serial_Optimist

  2. GDyl says:

    We had some bangers this year, right? I think you missed the party anthem of the year tho… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLCqSMDEQsA

  3. Karen says:

    I spend an hour a week being entertained by SO. One great way to be entertained, inspired, & amazed.

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