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DHM – Favorite 100 Songs of 2012

April 30, 2015

(Original Dead Horse March Article Part 1)

(Original Dead Horse March Article Part 2)

I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to make another list quite like this one again. I actually went through the process of listening to songs one by one pitting them against each other, picking which one I liked more. I only allowed myself one song per artist, and I originally started with a few hundred songs before narrowing it down. It’s fun to look back and see which songs have stood the test of time to my judgmental ear pallet and which ones haven’t. My number 1 song of the year makes me laugh since I probably haven’t listened to it since 2012, but then again, its almost a perfect number 1, because it was a song of the moment for me. Other songs by Grimes, Polica, Beach House, Blue Hawaii, Hundred Waters, Father John Misty and several others could probably be moved to the top looking back from present day, but I’m glad I was honest with myself at the time and made the top song one I actually liked the most. Someone please pay me to do this again.

100. Phedre – “In Decay”

99. The Mynabirds – “Body Of Work”

98. Yuna – “Live Your Life”

97. Blacks& – “The Race is On“

96. E-Dubble – “Honors Bio“

95. Memoryhouse – “The Kids Were Wrong“

94. Nick Urata – “Inseparable”

93. La Sera – “Love That’s Gone”

92. Jessie Ware – “110%”

91. Pure Bathing Culture – “Ivory Coast“

90. Sunrom – “Le Sable”

89. Way Yes – “Important”

88. Woodpecker Wooliams – “Gull“

87. Glowing House – “Taming Lions“

86. Hospitality – “Friends Of Friends”

85. Yeasayer – “Henrietta“

84. Rachel Sermanni – “The Fog”

83. Noosa – “Walk On By”

82. Father John Misty – “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings“

81. Mary Epworth – “Black Doe”

80. Norah Jones – “Take It Back”

79. Ellie Goulding – “High For This”

78. Tanlines – “All Of Me”

77. Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”

76. Chairlift – “I Belong In Your Arms”

75. Schoolboy Q – “There He Go“

74. Peaking Lights – “Dream Beat“

73. Electric Guest – “This Head I Hold”

72. Maia – “The Grandfather Plan”

71. Wildcat! Wildcat! – “Mr. Quiche“

70. Mac Demarco – “Ode to Viceroy”

69. MVSCLES – “Where You Are”

68. Caves – “1993“

67. AlunaGeorge – “Your Drums, Your Love”

66. Cold Specks – “Winter Solstice“

65. Sleigh Bells – “Comeback Kid“

64. Metric – “Youth Without Youth”

63. Cheek Mountain Thief – “Cheek Mountain”

62. Friends – “Friends Crush”

61. The Raveonettes – “Observations”

60. Regina Spektor – “Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)“

59. Deptford Goth – “Life After Defo“

58. ProleteR – “April Showers“

57. Crystal Castles – “Plague“

56. Mean Lady -“Bop Bop”

55. Lemolo – “Letters”

54. Pupkulies & Rebecca – “ici”

53. The Staves – “Mexico”

52. First Aid Kit – “The Lion’s Roar”

51. Dr. John – “Revolution”

50. Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has No trigger”

49. Skinny Lister – “Rollin’ Over“

48. Deep Time – “Clouds”

47. All We Are – “Cardhouse“

46. Beth Jeans Houghton – “Dodecahedron”

45. Miner – “Golden Ocean”

44. Stealing Sheep – “Shut Eye”

43. Frankie Rose – “Interstellar”

42. Niia – “BTSTU” (Jai Paul Cover)

41. Melody’s Echo Chamber – “Quand Vas Tu Rentrer“

40. The Peach Kings – “By Your Side”

39. Nick Waterhouse – “I Can Only Give You Everything”

38. Starlight Girls – “Flutterby”

37. Lord Huron – “Time To Run”

36. Shovels & Rope – “Birmingham“

35. Chromatics – “Lady”

34. Deep Sea Diver – “You Go Running”

33. MØ – “Pilgrim“

32. AFKA – “To Follow”

31. Animal Collective – “Today’s Supernatural“

30. Tame Impala – “Elephant“

29. KoKo/Pacific Air – “Float”

28. Leonard Cohen – “Amen”

27. The xx – “Angels“

26. Daughter – “Smother”

25. Pillowfight – “Get Your Shit Together”

24. Rhye – “Open“

23. Zambri – “Hundred Hearts“

22. Hundred Waters – “Visitor”

22. Django Django – “Firewater”

21. Menomena – “Heavy Is As Heavy Does”

20. Steffaloo – “Can’t You See”

19. Blonds – “Time“

18. Death Rattle – “The Dig“

17. Emily Wells – “Let Your Guard Down”

16. Blue Hawaii -“In Two”

15. Alt-J – “Something Good“

14. Soko – “We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow“

13. Vum- “Strange God“

12. Julia Holter – “Marienbad“

11. Wild Belle – “Keep You“

10. Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”

9. Beach House – “Myth“

8. Dum Dum Girls – “Lord Knows“

7. Nosaj Thing – “Eclipse/Blue” (Feat. Kazu Makino)

6. The Dig – “I Already Forgot Everything You Said“

5. Geographer – “Kites“

4. Poliça – “Wandering Star“

3. Grimes – “Genesis“

2. Porcelain Raft – “Unless You Speak From the Heart“

1. Major Lazer – “Get Free” (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors)

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