Thursday, 3 January 2013

100 Songs: My Favourite Tracks from 2012 (or some of them, at least)



I've really enjoyed compiling my '10 Tracks' playlists over the last few months. I don't know if anyone else ever listens to them, but I find pleasure in putting them together anyway - partly because I like good music, but equally because I just like lists.

To mark the end of the year, I thought I'd look back over my musical pickings and put together a much longer list with my top 100 tracks from the last 12 months.

Some of them have featured on my shorter lists, but many of them haven't. Most were released in 2012, but one or two were released slightly earlier and only came to my attention this year. And I couldn't bring myself to rank them in any sort of preferential order, so alphabetical it is.

With all that in mind, here they are: 100 of my favourite tracks from 2012
  1. ‘”45”’ – The Gaslight Anthem
  2. ‘110%’ – Jessie Ware
  3. ‘A+E’ – Clean Bandit
  4. ‘All I Want’ – Kodaline
  5. ‘Angels’ – The XX
  6. ‘Anna Sun’ – Walk the Moon
  7. ‘Another Love’ – Tom O’Dell
  8. ‘Anything Could Happen’- Ellie Goulding
  9. ‘Ayla’ – The Maccabees
  10. ‘Bad Blood’ – Bastille
  11. ‘Bad Girls’ – MIA
  12. ‘Beg’ – Bombay Bicycle Club
  13. ‘Best of Friends’ – Palma Violets
  14. ‘Bikes’ – Lucy Rose
  15. ‘Blinding’ – Jakwob
  16. ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’ – Julia Stone
  17. ‘Bloodshake’ – Peace
  18. ‘Blue Jeans’ – Lana Del Rey
  19. ‘Bones’ – Michael Kiwanuka
  20. ‘Bones’ – Young Guns
  21. ‘Boy’ – Nina Nesbitt
  22. ‘Breezeblocks’ – Alt-J
  23. ‘Bruises’ – Band of Skulls
  24. ‘Caliban’s Dream’ – Underworld
  25. ‘Can’t Pretend’ – Tom O’Dell
  26. ‘Cannibal’ – Marika Hackman
  27. ‘Clouds’ – Newton Faulkner
  28. ‘Cough Cough’ – Everything Everything
  29. ‘Don’t Leave Me’ – Regina Spektor
  30. ‘Don’t Save Me’ – Haim
  31. ‘Esmerelda’ – Ben Howard
  32. ‘Every Single Night’ – Fiona Apple
  33. ‘Exits and Entrances’ – We Are the In Crowd
  34. ‘Figure 8’ – Ellie Goulding
  35. ‘Fineshrine’ – Purity Ring
  36. ‘Fingers Crossed’ – SOAK
  37. ‘Flaws’ – Bastille
  38. ‘Forever’ – Haim
  39. ‘Glockenspiel Song’ – Dog Is Dead
  40. ‘Handwritten’ – The Gaslight Anthem
  41. ‘Hang Loose’ – Alabama Shakes
  42. ‘Happy Pills’ – Norah Jones
  43. ‘Ho Hey’ – the Lumineers
  44. ‘Hurts Like Heaven’ – Coldplay
  45. ‘I Will Wait’ – Mumford & Sons
  46. ‘I Won’t Give Up’ – Jason Mraz
  47. ‘I’m His Girl’ – Friends
  48. ‘If Ever I Stray’ – Frank Turner
  49. ‘iLL Manors’ – Plan B
  50. ‘In the Open’ – Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  51. ‘Inhaler’ – Foals
  52. ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’ – Lianne La Havas
  53. ‘Kemosabe’ – Everything Everything
  54. ‘Kronos’ – Keaton Henson
  55. ‘Laura’ – Bat For Lashes
  56. ‘Lay Your Cards Out’ – Polica
  57. ‘Lightning Bolt’ – Jake Bugg
  58. ‘Lines’ – Lucy Rose
  59. ‘Little Talks’ – Of Monsters & Men
  60. ‘Love Interruption’ – Jack White
  61. ‘Love Is All I Got’ – Feed Me & Crystal Fighters
  62. ‘Matilda’ – Alt-J
  63. ‘Midnight City’ – M83
  64. ‘Myth’ – Beach House
  65. ‘Need Your Love’ – The Temper Trap
  66. ‘Never Fade Away’ – Spector
  67. ‘Never Let Me Go’ – Florence + the Machine
  68. ‘New York’ – Angel Haze
  69. ‘Night Light’ – Jessie Ware
  70. ‘No Church In the Wild’ – Jay Z & Kanye West
  71. ‘Oats In the Water’ – Ben Howard
  72. ‘Oblivion’ - Grimes
  73. ‘Ride’ – Lana Del Rey
  74. ‘She’ – Laura Mvula
  75. ‘Smother’ – Daughter
  76. ‘Sol.’ – Mausi
  77. ‘Some Nights’ – Fun.
  78. ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ – Gotye
  79. ‘Something Good’ – Alt-J
  80. ‘State Hospital’ – Frightened Rabbit
  81. ‘Stingin’ Belle’ – Biffy Clyro
  82. ‘Sun’ – Two Door Cinema Club
  83. ‘Take A Walk’ – Passion Pit
  84. ‘Taste It’ – Jake Bugg
  85. ‘Teenage Daughter’ – Dog Is Dead
  86. ‘Teenage Icon’ – The Vaccines
  87. ‘The Brightest Lights’ – King Charles
  88. ‘The Fall’ – Rhye  
  89. ‘The Woodpile’ – Frightened Rabbit
  90. ‘Tongue Behind My Teeth’ – The Staves
  91. ‘Two Fingers’ – Jake Bugg
  92. ‘Warm & Easy’ – The 2 Bears
  93. ‘Warrior’ – Foxes
  94. ‘We Take Care of Our Own’ – Bruce Springsteen
  95. ‘Went Away’ – The Maccabees
  96. ‘Wildest Moments’ – Jessie Ware
  97. ‘Yeah Yeah’ – Willy Moon
  98. ‘You Know You Like It’ – AlunaGeorge
  99. ‘Your Drums, Your Love’ – AlunaGeorge
  100. ‘Your Love’ – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 

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