Favorite songs from 2012

I'm constantly on the lookout for new songs I enjoy and figured I'd share some of my favorites that I discovered in 2012 (all were released in either 2011 or 2012).  Each of these songs either never got many plays on the radio or I had started listening to them before they exploded (I'm looking at you Of Monsters and Men).  A few are even rather weird, such as the song from the Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack.  I'd love to know what you would have put on this list. Spotify playlist so you can listen in is here.

Here's my list :

  • Lucky Now - Ryan Adams
  • You Will Become - Glen Hansard
  • Once There Was a Hushpuppy - Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin (instrumental from Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack)
  • Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (this is an older song)
  • Blank Maps - Cold Specks
  • Somebody that I used to Know - Gotye
  • Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
  • Black Water - Apparat
  • Flaws - Bastille
  • Promise - Ben Howard
  • America - Imagine Dragons
  • Amsterdam - Imagine Dragons
  • Stubborn Love - The Lumineers
  • San Francisco - The Mowgli's
  • Shuffle - Bombay Bicycle Club

A few last minute editions heard last night on KFOG in San Francisco:

  • Battles - Hudson Taylor
  • Let Her Go - Passenger (I can't decide if I like his voice or if it's annoying)