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December 31, 2012

Aural Only: The Best Music of 2012

Manhunt Daily's picks for the best music of 2012

Please don’t take this list very seriously! At some point after (somewhat accurately) picking my top ten favorite songs of the year, I found myself haphazardly copying and pasting links… Like, do I really think Christina Aguilera‘s “Your Body” is better than Grizzly Bear’s “Yet Again“? Is it entirely honest for me to omit “Call Me Maybe“? Was I too blinded by Andrew Doriane‘s sexiness to include “She’s Like Gay” or “My Leather Pipe“? Nobody knows for sure. Nobody will ever know.

If anything, consider this my last ditch effort to expand your musical horizons and/or remind you about some old favorites. It’s also a good opportunity to masturbate to this, because that’s what I’ll be doing for the next four minutes and eight seconds after I finish typing this sentence…

– Dewitt

Click through for the 70 “best” songs I wrote about in 2012:

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70-61:


70. Nicki Minaj: “Stupid Hoe”
69. Aiden James: “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
68. HAIM: “Don’t Save Me”
67. The xx: “Angels”
66. Róisín Murphy – “Simulation”
65. Pet Shop Boys: “Invisible”
64. Ellie Goulding: “I Know You Care”
63. The Gossip: “Move In The Right Direction”
62. Liane La Havas: “Forget”
61. Stepdad: “Will I Ever Dance Again?”

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60-51:

60. Alison Valentine: “Peanut Butter”
59. Taylor Swift: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
58. Jhené Aiko: “3:16AM”
57. Yuna: “Live Your Life”
56. Party Art: “Escape”
55. Ke$ha: “Die Young”
54. Grizzly Bear: “Yet Again”
53. Big Dipper: “Drip Drop”
52. SWIM DEEP: “King City”
51. Fantasia Barrino: “Lose To Win”

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50-41:


50. Elle Varner: “Refill”
49. Hot Chip: “Look At Where We Are”
48. Michael Kiwanuka: “I’ll Get Along”
47. Amanda Mair: “The House”
46. Years & Years: “I Wish I Knew”
45. Tracey Thorn: “Joy”
44. JoJo: “We Get By”
43. Jessie Ware: “Wildest Moments”
42. Perfume Genius: “Take Me Home”
41. Azealia Banks: “Liquorice”

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40-31:

40. Marina And The Diamonds: “Primadonna”
39. Dum Dum Girls: “Lord Knows”
38. Death Grips: “I’ve Seen Footage”
37. Florence + The Machine: “Spectrum”
36. Ciara: “Got Me Good”
35. Lord Huron: “Time To Run”
34. Santigold: “The Keepers”
33. Christina Aguilera: “Your Body”
32. LE1F: “Wut”
31. Frida Sundemo: “Indigo”

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30-21:

30. Jack Magma: “Cat Gotcha Tongue?!?”
29. D E N A: “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools”
28. Bright Light Bright Light: “Cry At Films”
27. Nelly Furtado: “Parking Lot”
26. Papa: “Put Me To Work”
25. Grimes: “Oblivion”
24. Jetta: “Start A Riot”
23. Passion Pit: “I’ll Be Alright”
22. Frank Ocean: “Sweet Life”
21. of Montreal: “Feminine Effects”

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20-11:


20. Mikhael Paskalev: “I Spy”
19. Fibes, Oh Fibes!: “Cerahtonia”
18. Calvin Harris & Florence Welch: “Sweet Nothing”
17. Lana Del Rey: “National Anthem”
16. TIE: DaQuan – “Where Did You Go?” / DeShawn Timothy: “55”
15. TV Girl: “Loud and Clear”
14. Jade Alston: “Sober”
13. HAERTS: “Wings”
12. Sky Ferreira: “Everything Is Embarrassing”
11. Cheers Elephant: “Leaves”

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10. USHER – “CLIMAX”:

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9. ICONA POP – “I LOVE IT”:

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8. P!NK – “TRY”:

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7. MYKKI BLANCO – “WAVVY”:

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6. FIONA APPLE – “EVERY SINGLE NIGHT”:

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5. SOLANGE KNOWLES “LOSING YOU”:

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4. JAPANDROIDS – “THE HOUSE THAT HEAVEN BUILT”:

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3. WOODPIGEON – “FOR PAOLO”:

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2. MIGUEL – “ADORN”:

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1. ALABAMA SHAKES – “HOLD ON”:

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Dex Bracewell 4:09pm on January 1, 2013

Not a bad list. Yes is it perfectly OK to omit Carly Rae Jepsen.

  • TWEWY

    Too bad Garbage didn’t make the list.

  • what are you blind, theres garbage all over this list!

    *rimshot*

  • what are you blind, theres garbage all over this list!

    *rimshot*

  • TWEWY

    That was pretty good.

  • TWEWY

    That was pretty good.

  • TWEWY

    That was pretty good.

  • Not a bad list. Yes is it perfectly OK to omit Carly Rae Jepsen.