12 For ’12: A Dozen Songs From This Year That You Should Hear Right Now


In this week’s Voice I offered up a midseason report of sorts, listing 12 particularly outstanding tracks from this year. Here, for your listening pleasure, are the 12 songs in streamable form (via a combination of YouTube and Soundcloud so as to not lock anyone—or any songs—out). Happy listening, and if you’d like to share a 2012 song that’s particularly tickled your ears, by all means do so in the comments.

The Flaming Lips feat. Ke$ha and Biz Markie, “2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)”

Evans The Death, “I’m So Unclean”

Kindness, “That’s Alright”

(be sure to check out the Trouble Funk song it flips, too)

Adam Lambert feat. Sam Sparro and Nile Rodgers, “Shady”

Sylver Tongue, “Creatures”

Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny, “Sweet Tooth Bird”

Arctic Monkeys, “R U Mine?”

FOE, “A Handsome Stranger Called Death”

R. Kelly, “Feelin’ Single”

Rebecca Ferguson, “Nothing’s Real But Love”

Fiona Apple, “Every Single Night”

Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

… and as a bonus, one more that I inexplicably forgot about: “I Love It” by the Swedish duo Icona Pop, an absolute ball-buster of a track written by Charli XCX:

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