Best of 2012: Songs of the year - Reverb

Best of 2012: Songs of the year

Best Songs of 2012This week the editors and writers of Reverb are looking back on the music of 2012 — a year of “Gangnam Style” and that Gotye song. Today we are listing our favorite songs of the year, and don’t worry, neither “Gangnam Style” or that Gotye song made the cut. Wednesday we ranked our favorite Colorado artists and Friday we unveil the best albums of the year.

Here are the best songs of 2012. Please share your lists with us in the comments:

Matt Miller, Reverb managing editor

1. Kendrick Lamar, “Money Trees”


2. Beach House, “The Hours”
3. Frank Ocean, “Forrest Gump”
4. Tame Impala, “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
5. Twin Shadow, “When the Movie’s Over”
6. The Shins, “40 Mark Strasse”
7. Schoolboy Q, “Blessed”
8. The Weeknd, “House Of Balloons / Glass Table Girls”
9. Cloud Nothings, “Wasted Days”
10. Perfume Genius, “Hood”

Ricardo Baca, pop music critic, The Denver Post

1. Trapper Schoepp & the Shades, “Tracks”


2. alt-J, “Breezeblocks”
3. The Lumineers, “Stubborn Love”
4. Lana Del Rey, “Summertime Sadness”
5. Jack White, “Love Interruption”
6. First Aid Kit, “Emmylou”
7. fun., “Some Nights”
8. The Avett Brothers, “Life”
9. Beach House, “Myth”
10. Japandroids, “The House that Heaven Built”

John Wenzel, A&E reporter, The Denver Post

1. Metric, “Breathing Underwater”


2. Twin Shadow, “Run My Heart”
3. Paul Banks, “The Base”
4. La Sera, “Break My Heart”
5. Helio Sequence, “When the Shadow Falls”
6. Guided by Voices, “Chocolate Boy”
7. Divine Fits, “Flaggin a Ride”
8. Kendrick Lamar, “m.A.A.d. city (feat. MC Eiht)”
9. Efterklang, “Between the Walls”
10. Robert Pollard, “Big Groceries”

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    Jessica Dobson is amazing! Being one of the few lady guitarists that take on the stage of beauty and madness, she does an awesome job! Mercer sweeps my feet off when he starts to sing. I love their music and it is a definite truth that The Shins should make it to the top of any list. Thanks for sharing!