With Trapt preparing for their upcoming album, they teased us with the double-A side of Bring It and Love Hate Relationship. Between the two songs, Love Hate Relationship proved to be a much more solid release. The band totally rocks out on this song with a dark and heavy, yet melodic sound.
This 80’s inspired pop song may have missed the mark on Billboard, but I totally loved it! It’s much less cheesy than Call Me Maybe, and is even a little more well refined. With a fun and catchy melody and an addictive chorus, this song proved that Carly Rae is capable of making some sickeningly sweet teen pop hits.
This band broke onto the scene in a big way. This catchy single proved that indie rock could be just as fun and catchy as anything in the pop market. Plus, the song’s music video may have been the single most fun thing about 2012!
This group had a rough year, but before things got messy, they released what is, in my opinion, their best song. This song combined today’s dance pop music with classic disco sounds for a really catchy song, with a seriously fun dance.
Aaron Bruno and his band have created one of the most unique songs of 2012. Sail was a dreamy piece of electro-indie music that captivated from start to finish. Right now, alot of bands are experimenting with electronic sounds, but Awolnation has incorporated them into their sound with much more cohesion than their peers. Sail pretty much sets the standard for the rest to follow.
The Wonder Girls’ have finally ditched their retro concept in order to give us something fresh and funky. This catchy hip-pop song literally begs us to dance along, and with such an addictive chorus, its hard not to. This was by far one of my favorite songs to dance to in 2012.
Despite being one of the youngest DJ’s in the genre right now, Madeon produced some music that defies his age. Icarus was a piece of electro-pop perfection, with a sound that was colorful, vibrant, and downright euphoric.
This dynamic duo proved just how dynamic they were with this song. Amy’s rapping ability far succeeds any other female rapper in the game at the moment, and this song is a testament to that. Add in the fact that her singing is no joke, and that she has actual musical talent, and you have yourself a future superstar. This song was just so full of hip-hop swagger that it was impossible to resist.
I’ve never been a fan of Kelly Clarkson, but I’ve always respected her immense amount of talent. However, this song was simply huge. Kelly has the vocal power to destroy any sound system, and she simply soars on the song’s empowering chorus.
Linking Park returned this year, and while they haven’t quite returned to the glory of their Hybrid Therory days, they’ve come much closer than anything they’ve done since. Burn it Down was a powerful song that recaptured their unique blend of metal, rap, and rave music that simply explodes with its thrashing chorus.