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Monday, December 3, 2012

My Top 10 Songs of 2012

Nothing edgy this year and a few songs that have been overplayed near the top of the list.

1) Regina Spektor, "All the Rowboats"
2) The Lumineers, "Ho Hey"
3) Magnetic Fields, "Andrew in Drag"
4) Lana Del Rey, "Video Games"
5) Father John Misty, "I'm Writing a Novel"
http://youtu.be/5_ztOeup6BE (live version)
6) Alabama Shakes, "Hold On"
7) Dr. Dog, "That Old Black Hole" (might be from 2011, in which case, substitute The Avett Brothers "I Never Knew You")
8) Matt and Kim, "Let's Go"
9) Cat Power, "Ruin"
10) First Aid Kit, "Emmylou"


Carilyn said...

I hate to admit this, but I only recognize a few of those :( Now I feel old. And uncool. And slow :)

sea legs girl said...

I love your taste in music.

SteveQ said...

SLG, it's time for your list! There were a lot of songs that came out late last year, like "We Are Young" by Fun, that were big this year and some just coming out now that might've made the list if they'd only been around in August.

Colin said...

Wow, some great music there (none of which I'm aware of having heard before other than "Ho Hey")! Gotta admit that I was pleasantly surprised -- I didn't figure your choices would be accessible to somebody of my limited taste! Most of what I listen to these days is selected by my seven-year-old (which currently consists of the Christmas station on the radio - ugh!).

Looks like a few of your songs have been out there for years (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wodKgZVw4M and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUjMX3vLRA0); makes me wonder what other great songs are out there that haven't yet been "discovered"!

SteveQ said...

Colin, it's common for artists to kick around a song for a while before putting it on an album. There's one out now that's been played in concert but not on album for 20 years!

I'm feeling a little guilty as a former punk for such laidback choices.

sea legs girl said...

Steve, I have had a year of too little time to research new music and this has brought me deep sadness. I simply don't have enough material to make a list this year. It will use newborn + 4 year old + 2 stepkids as my (pathetic) excuse. Your songs are getting me in the mood to get back to my old hobby. I am so glad you included Video Games - sure most everyone knows it by now, but it is a modern masterpiece!

SteveQ said...

86 hits so far from the UltraRunners Podcast for this list! Maybe I should have listed songs you can run to...

Amy said...

I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check it out- http://healthyandfitforreal.com/2012/12/07/liebster-blog-award-nominations/