2012 was a seminal year of my life. Laid the foundation of some real internal struggles. Lots of great music though! Here it is. Again the years are a loose guideline. I'm a history buff (and major) I know the importance of accuracy, but in some cases it's debatable. Little Black Submarines is on an album that came out in 2011 but didn't blow up until 2012. The examples are endless and spoiler alert that's in the top 30. Remember if there's a song omitted from the list, don't fret it could very well be in my top 30 of the decade!
"Mind Mischief" Tame Impala
Like a lot of music in this curation; just because it's listed in a certain year doesn't mean that's when it came into my life.
I'll be the first to admit I didn't really get into Tame Impala until 2016. My friend Zach recommended Currents to me and I was fucking hooked from the first listen.
Mind Mischief comes off of their 2012 album Lonerism. If I was ranking videos of the decade this is easily top 10.
"Ho Hey" The Lumineers
I was allll about the folk revival of 2012 and still am. Like Tame Impala, we'll hear more from these folks (LOL) l8r.
"Take a Walk", "Carried Away" Passion Pit
You could not escape either of these songs on BRU (RIP!)
"Locked Out of Heaven" Bruno Mars
This song was when I started taking Bruno Mars seriously as an artist. This song still holds up and tbh I prob should've put in my top 30. Must've played this song at work for a month straight in late 2012.
"Hold On" Alabama Shakes
I don't know too much about the Alabama Shakes other than their 2 biggest alt-radio songs (IMO). This chick Liv I was obsesssssssed with for like four years liked them so I pretended to. I genuinely like this song though.
"Babel", "I Will Wait", "Hopeless Wanderer"
I was in love with this album and fucking pumped when it won Album of the Year. A few weeks back I made a post on the new @dozonlife IG (follow that shit) of my top 10 favorite albums of the decade just to get some quick posts up and totally forgot this. I'll prob add top 20 albums of the decade with my top 30 (maybe 40) songs.
"Somebody That I Used To Know (featuring Kimbra)" Gotye
I took great pride in predicting that this song would be a one hit wonder. That being said I still enjoyed just as much as everybody else that summer. As someone going through a break up at the time that shit hit deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep
(in that pussy, Dan Marino)
"Rack City" Tyga
God I'm a great writer.
TEN, TEN, TEN, TWENTIEZ ON YA TIDDIEZ BICCCCCCCCCCCCC
"Some Nights", "We Are Young", "Carry On" Fun.
Not only did fun. casually have three massive hits and then just bounce to do their own thing (although both Jack Antonoff and Nate Reuss both claim the band isn't broken up) but on the album the three songs mentioned were consecutive tracks. (2-3-4) Rumours type grouping.
"Bright Lights" Gary Clark, Jr.
I knew this song when it came out, but it wasn't until this year that I truly fell in love with GCJ. One of my favorite artists in all of music rn.
"From Nowhere" Dan Croll
Weird indie art rock will always have a place in my heart.
"Lego House", "The A Team" Ed Sheeran
I mean if you don't like Ed you can dip. I don't care if the year is off.
"Sweet Annie" Zac Brown Band
You Get What You Give is and always will be imo ZBB's best work. 2012's Jump Right In was rather disappointing for me. I remember listening to it for the first time at LUXE. First of back-to-back 2012 Ann songs.
"Anna Sun" Walk The Moon
When "Shut Up and Dance With Me" brought them to the mainstream I was shocked. I like this so much better. In Summer 2012 I had this "job" I found on craigslist where I was a canvasser for save the bay. Made like $35 and remember hearing this on my drive to Chipotle omw home. I was not asked back because I raised $0.
This chick's bangs always pissed me off but whatever.