In Review – Top 10 Songs of 2012

2012 provided us some great (and not so great) songs, and some songs that stayed with us after 2011 was over .  So what was the biggest song of 2012?  If you go off of air play, popularity, and YouTube spoofs then the winner is a Canadian by the name of Carly Rae Jepsen whose song “Call Me Maybe” spent 23 weeks in Billboards Hot 100 Top 10 list and peaked to #1 on June 23, 2012.  However, Ms. Jepsen’s song was beat out by Gotye featuring Kimbra hit “Somebody I Used To Know” which spent 24 weeks in the Hot 100 Top 10 and peaked to #1 in April of 2012.

Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” spent 21 weeks in the Top 10 and peaked at #5 back in April earning a spot at #3 on our list, Both Maroon 5 and fun. tie for spot #4 and 5 with their songs “Pay Phone” and “Some Nights*” which have each spent 19 weeks in the Top 10 with “Pay Phone” peaking at #2 while so far “Some Nights*” has peaked at #3.

Top Singles 2012 -2Newly engaged Kelly Clarkson comes in at spot #6 with “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” which spent 16 weeks in the Top 10 and peaked at #1 on Feb. 18, 2012.  British imports The Wanted land at #7 with “Glad You Came” which peaked at #3 and spent 15 weeks in the Top 10.  Spots 8 and 9 are once again a tie; that other British import band One Direction hit song “What Makes You Beautiful” spent 13 weeks in the Top 10 and peaked to #4 while Taylor Swift (aka Harry’s GF) first single off her album RED “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” also spent 13 weeks in the Top 10 but peaked at #1.

Now the number 10 spot on our list should by all rights go to either Flo Rida for “Whistle” or Justin Bieber for “As Long As You Love Me” but we chose to veto both those songs and go with Phillip Phillips “Home” which hit it’s stride during the 2012 London Olympics as the intro song for the “Fierce” Five aka the U.S. women’s gymnastic’s team.

  1. Somebody I Used to Know – 24
  2. Call Me Maybe – 23 weeks
  3. Starships – 21
  4. Payphone – 19
  5. Some Nights – 19* (as of Dec 29.)
  6. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – 16
  7. Glad You Came – 15
  8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – 13
  9. What Makes You Beautiful – 13
  10. Home – 5

*As of publishing date December 29, 2012

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