Bluejovanka's Top Ten Singles of 2012

2012 is nearly over, whatever people think it has certainly been memorable - especially when it comes to the music released this year. Here are my ten favourite songs:

 

10. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again

The top ten starts with a song from the very beginning of the year. Mr Kiwanuka was names as the "one to watch" all over the press but sadly he hasn't really hit the big time yet with this song only making #29. If ever there was an argument though for chart positions not equating to quality this is it :)

 

9. Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up

This ballad has been played not stop on the radio since its release and quite rightly so. If Westlife were still around its pretty much a guarantee that they would have covered this one with added key changes and over the top strings. Thank heavens for small mercies!

8. Owl City - Good Time

With a bit of help from Carly Rae Jepson, 2012 was the year that Owl City stopped becoming a one hit wonder and I'm so pleased it happened. Hopefully 2013 will be the year everybody else realises how brilliant this act is.

7.  fun. - Some Nights

The best band of the year. More on this later...

 

6.  Beyonce - Love On Top

I think it's fair to say that "4" was a bit rubbish, especially after her Beyonce's last album. Love On Top was easily the stand out track, catchy as hell and her best song since Crazy In Love. Let's hope we here more like this and less like Run The World from her on 2013.

 

5. John Legend - Tonight (Best You Ever Had) ft. Ludacris

While everyone rediscovered John Legend through The Voice overusing Ordinary People, this track got absolutely nowhere in the UK Charts this year but was a hit in the US. I hope at some point people over here realise how good it is and make it the huge hit it deserves to be.

 

4. Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks

The most remarkable thing about 2012 was the amount of very very good songs that never made it highly in the charts while the likes of Flo Rida and Chris Brown were having huge hits with substandard s*** [rant over.] Little Talks should have been huge.

 

3.  fun. - We Are Young

This song was massive practically everywhere else in the world before it hit number one in the UK nearly six months after it's release! I'm just very happy that the UK realised just how great it was eventually. The album "Some Nights" is full of songs as catchy as this one, fun. are easily the best band of 2012.

 

2. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know

This is the best selling song of the year after selling approximately 1,236,237,250,000,000 copies [I may be exaggerating!] Somebody That I Used To Know is a song that seems to have burrowed itself into my head and will not leave. Given that the song was released in January and is still selling well in the top 75 in December it seems that I'm not the only one under it's spell.

1. Kylie Minogue - Timebomb

What a year Kylie has had! 2012 for Kylie fans has been known as #k25 when Kylie has celebrated 25 years in the music industry and us fans have been spoilt with some amazing treats. She has performed at The Proms in the Park and the Diamond Jubilee, she had an "Anti Tour," a best of album, a monthly "Tweet to unlock" on Twitter, Holy Motors, a guest appearance at the Hit Factory anniversary concert and The Abbey Road Sessions. As well as all this she released Timebomb, a throbbing dance track with a stylish video to accompany it.  Kylie, I salute you!

 

Most people will probably disagree with the songs I have named here, but that's OK. These were my personal favourites and it has been seriously enjoyable listening to them [again and again] when I was making this list.

 

Merry Christmas to you all! :)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Comment from: JRawly
    02/01/13 @ 04:17:25 pm

    This suprises me a little. I thought you preferred Gotye to Kylie this year.. I have definitely heard that more than Kylie

  • Comment from: bluejovanka
    02/01/13 @ 05:11:39 pm

    It was close, but my ipod has Timebomb played at least 30 times more lol!

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