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Top 50 Songs of December 2012

AC Newman, J Mascis, Thom Yorke
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At, we’ve got it bad, so bad, for new music. As such, we’re pleased to present our Top 50 Songs of December 2012 list. Our picks are based on the most-played tunes on Radio, the online station we launched in September, and this month’s inventory — like last month’s and the one before that — is a celebration of diversity. We’ve got Canadian power-poppers (AC Newman), Welsh noiseniks (the Joy Formidable), Vegas stadium stormers (the Killers) and everything in between. If you skim the list and don’t see something you like, we’ve got to assume you don’t like music.

Rather than rank the tracks by popularity or artistic merit, since that might land us in the middle of some messy arguments, we’ve listed the Top 50 songs of December 2012 in alphabetical order. Are we missing anyone? Drop us a line and tell us who you’d like to hear on the station.

Top 50 Songs of December 2012

AC Newman, ‘Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns’
Animal Kingdom, ‘Get Away with It’
Atoms for Peace, ‘Default’
Bat for Lashes, ‘All Your Gold’
The Black Keys, ‘Sister’
Blind Pilot, ‘We Are the Tide’
Bloc Party, ‘Kettling’
Blondfire, ‘Where the Kids Are’
Capital Cities, ‘Safe and Sound’
The Casket Lottery, ‘The Moon and the Tide’
Churchill, ‘Change’
Civil Twilight, ‘River’
Depeche Mode, ‘Angel of Love’
Dinosaur Jr., ‘Pierce the Morning Rain’
The Dirty Projectors, ‘About to Die’
Dispatch, ‘Circles around the Sun’
Foals, ‘Inhaler’
Frightened Rabbit, ‘State Hospital’
Gary Clark Jr., ‘Ain’t Messin’ Around’
The Gaslight Anthem, ‘Here Comes My Man’
Gold Fields, ‘Dark Again’
Grizzly Bear, ‘A Simple Answer’
How to Destroy Angels, ‘Keep It Together’
Jack White, ‘Freedom at 21’
Japandroids, ‘The Nights of Wine and Roses’
The Joy Formidable, ‘This Ladder Is Ours’
The Killers, ‘Miss Atomic Bomb’
Local Natives, ‘Breakers’
Milo Greene, ’1957′
Mumford and Sons, ‘Lover of the Light’
Muse, ‘Follow Me’
The Neighbourhood, ‘Sweater Weather’
The 1975, ‘You’
Passion Pit, ‘Carried Away’
Pinback, ‘Proceed to Memory’
Placebo, ‘B3′
Purity Ring, ‘Lofticries’
Ra Ra Riot, ‘Beta Love’
The Shins, ‘The Rifle’s Spiral’
Soundgarden, ‘Non-State Actor’
Stars, ‘Hold on When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It’
Tegan and Sara, ‘Closer’
Titus Andronicus, ‘In a Big City’
Twenty|One|Pilots, ‘Holding on to You’
Two Door Cinema Club, ‘Sun’
The Vaccines, ‘I Always Knew’
Walk the Moon, ‘Tightrope’
The Wallflowers, ‘Love Is a Country’

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