These are the songs of 2012. Maybe you danced to them; made love to them; cleaned your apartment to them; walked home in the rain to them; shared a moment to them; fell in love with them. Here’s to the year that was in music.

The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”

Of Monsters & Men – “Moutain Song”

First Aid Kit – “Emmylou”

Dr. Dog – “Lonesome”

The Walkmen – “We Can’t Be Beat”

Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”

Spiritualized – “Hey Jane”

Tanlines – “All of Me”

Dirty Projectors – “Dance For You”

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Only In My Dreams”

The Shins – “Simple Song”

Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”

Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds”

The Killers – “Runaways”

Blur – “Under The Westway”

Lana Del Ray – “Ride”

Bat For Lashes – “Laura”

Beach House – “Myth”

Gotye Feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Hot Chip – “Flutes”

Passion Pit – “Cry Like A Ghost”

Yeasayer – “Henrietta”

Chromatics – “Kill For Love”

Grimes – “Oblivion”

Ellie Goulding – “Anything Could Happen”

Metric – “Breathing Underwater”

Sleigh Bells – “Comeback Kid”

Icona Pop – “I Love It”

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”

Solange – “Losing You”

Santigold – “Disparate Youth”

M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”

Azealia Banks Feat. Lazy Jay – “212”

Nicki Minaj Feat. 2 Chainz – “Beez In The Trap”

Kanye West Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz  – “Mercy”

A$AP Rocky – “Goldie”

Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”

Usher – “Climax”

~ Caitlyn Holroyd