41 Best Songs From 2012

“Come Over” by Kenny Chesney

Most people have been in the position sometime when they're no longer with someone they love because they think we're bad for another. Kenny Chesney's song “Come Over” is about trying to let someone go, but it's too hard, so he's asking the person they want to be with to come over.

“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore

“Thrift Shop” was one of the most fun songs to come out in 2012. Macklemore did a great job with this song and getting people on their feet whenever it came on to start dancing. The song is simple lyrically, talking about going to the thrift shop to find new clothes and looking fabulous with the finds at the store.

“Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey's lyrics and music in “Summertime Sadness” are monumental. The song is still pretty popular years later, thanks to the relatable message about a romance being as fleeting as the summertime is. The song has won a Grammy and is arguably one of Lana's most well-known songs.

“I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons

The guitar work on “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons is intense and will immediately give you chills. Besides that, the lyrics are beautiful, and the singer of the band knows how to sing to your soul. The song is about waiting for as long as it takes for the person they love.

“Pyramids” by Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean's music isn't for everyone, but there was something about this song that people from all around the globe liked. The song's lyrics speak about Cleopatra and the Pyramids and tell an engaging story that's worth listening to if you've never heard the song.

“Girl Gone Wild” by Madonna

Madonna has been an icon in the music industry since the 1980s, and even her hit song “Girl Gone Wild” in 2012 showcased her unique style. This upbeat and electronic song was played on the radio, at parties, and whenever anyone needed a boost of serotonin.

“Live While We're Young” by One Direction

Before many of the One Direction group went solo, their songs were smash hits. “Live While We're Young” was arguably the best one of 2012, with an exhilarating beat, and the lyrics are fun to yell at the top of your lungs. While the younger girls went crazy for the song, everyone agreed it was fun to listen to.

“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons is known for its powerful alternative music and “Radioactive” saw a lot of success when it was released in 2012. The rock community was raving about the song, and with success on this front, more mainstream radio stations started playing the song in early 2013.

“Gangnam Style” by Psy

The South Korean singer, Psy, burst into the global music scene with the worldwide hit “Gangnam Style.” The lyrics are minimal, but the dance beat is one that no one will forget. As the song circulated the globe, the specific horse-riding dance became popular, and people would do it anytime the song came on.

“Somebody I Used To Know” by Gotye

Featuring Kimbra, this song has a nice beat and despite the somber topic (losing trust in people you used to care for), it’s a catchy tune that can become an earworm. It displays the variety of this year in music quite well and is still enjoyable today, much like the rest of Gotye’s music.

Top Songs From 2012, Final Thoughts

From Imagine Dragons to Madonna to Justin Bieber, and more, there's so much to love about the best songs from 2012. These are our favorites, which are yours?

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