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2009 Start of School Year September Empire State of Mind Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys
Empire State of Mind
CD Source: The Hits Collection vol. 1 (1998-2009) (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 4:37
Sequenced by: single
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In January 2010 the annual Pazz and Jop poll of music critics conducted by The Village Voice ranked "Empire State of Mind" as the #1 song of 2009.
 
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The Fixer Pearl Jam
The Fixer
CD Source: Backspacer
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: Backspacer album
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First released August 20 exclusively at Target stores and independent retailers.
 
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Just Breathe Pearl Jam
Just Breathe
CD Source: Backspacer
Time: 3:36
Sequenced by: Backspacer album
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First released August 20 exclusively at Target stores and independent retailers.
 
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Lust for Life Girls
Lust for Life
CD Source:
Time: 2:25
Sequenced by: Album album (Independents chart)
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October White Liar Miranda Lambert
White Liar
CD Source: Revolution
Time: 4:49
Sequenced by: Revolution album
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November Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Bad Romance
CD Source: The Fame Monster
Time: 4:54
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Tik Tok Ke$ha
Tik Tok
CD Source:
Time: 3:22
Sequenced by: single
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2010 January Giving Up The Gun Vampire Weekend
Giving Up The Gun
CD Source: Contra
Time: 4:46
Sequenced by: Contra album
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February Telephone Lady Gaga Feat. Beyonce
Telephone
CD Source: The Fame Monster
Time: 3:41
Sequenced by: single
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Rude Boy Rihanna
Rude Boy
CD Source:
Time: 3:43
Sequenced by: single
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March Nothin` On You B.o.B. Feat. Bruno Mars
Nothin` On You
CD Source:
Time: 4:39
Sequenced by: single
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April Window Seat Erykah Badu
Window Seat
CD Source:
Time: 4:54
Sequenced by: New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh album
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The Game Gets Old Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
The Game Gets Old
CD Source:
Time: 3:55
Sequenced by: I Learned the Hard Way album
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The House That Built Me Miranda Lambert
The House That Built Me
CD Source: Revolution
Time: 3:57
Sequenced by: single
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A career-defining #1 country hit, her third single from the "Revolution" album, Miranda was named Female Vocalist of 2010 by the Country Music Association.
 
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May Not Afraid Eminem
Not Afraid
CD Source:
Time: 4:10
Sequenced by: single
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California Gurls Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg
California Gurls
CD Source:
Time: 3:56
Sequenced by: single
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Bloodbuzz Ohio The National
Bloodbuzz Ohio
CD Source: High Violet
Time: 4:36
Sequenced by: High Violet album
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Rill Rill Sleigh Bells
Rill Rill
CD Source:
Time: 3:50
Sequenced by: Treats album
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Tighten Up The Black Keys
Tighten Up
CD Source: Brothers
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: Brothers album
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Drunk Girls LCD Soundsystem
Drunk Girls
CD Source: This Is Happening
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: This Is Happening
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I Can Change LCD Soundsystem
I Can Change
CD Source: This Is Happening
Time: 5:56
Sequenced by: This Is Happening
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Tightrope Janelle Monae Ft. Big Boi
Tightrope
CD Source:
Time: 4:23
Sequenced by: The ArchAndroid album
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Cold War Janelle Monae
Cold War
CD Source:
Time: 3 24
Sequenced by: The ArchAndroid album
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June Dancing On My Own Robyn
Dancing On My Own
CD Source: Body Talk
Time: 4:39
Sequenced by: Body Talk Pt. 1 mini-album
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Robyn released three EPs during 2010 (Body Talk Pts. 1, 2, and 3) and then one full album at the end of the year (Body Talk), which was essentially a "greatest hits" of all three of them. A major international star from Sweden, Robyn`s release schedule varied by country.
 
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How I Got Over The Roots Feat. Dice Raw
How I Got Over
CD Source: How I Got Over
Time: 3:34
Sequenced by: How I Got Over album
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Love The Way You Lie Eminem Feat. Rihanna
Love The Way You Lie
CD Source:
Time: 4:23
Sequenced by: single
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July Faith Alejandro Escovedo
Faith
CD Source: Street Songs of Love
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: Street Songs of Love album
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Shutterbugg Big Boi Feat. Cutty
Shutterbugg
CD Source: Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty album
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Teenage Dream Katy Perry
Teenage Dream
CD Source:
Time: 3:48
Sequenced by: single
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August Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) Arcade Fire
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
CD Source: The Suburbs
Time: 5:18
Sequenced by: The Suburbs album
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Ready to Start Arcade Fire
Ready to Start
CD Source: The Suburbs
Time: 4:16
Sequenced by: The Suburbs album
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We Used to Wait Arcade Fire
We Used to Wait
CD Source: The Suburbs
Time: 5:01
Sequenced by: The Suburbs album
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Fuck You Cee Lo Green
Fuck You
CD Source:
Time: 3:44
Sequenced by: YouTube posting date
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This song (without video) was first posted to YouTube Aug 19, 2010 and immediately went viral, receiving 2 million plays the first week. It`s sequenced in the Timeline as of the end of that week. The official video was posted Sept 1. The song was listed on print charts as F**k You. The radio version is "Forget You," which is also the version done on TV by the Glee cast. On year-end critics` lists, "Fuck You" was the consensus #1 single of 2010. It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 2011, holding at #2 four consecutive weeks while "Born This Way" blocked its further ascent.
 
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Start of School Year September Playing the Part Jamey Johnson
Playing the Part
CD Source:
Time: 4:29
Sequenced by: The Guitar Song album
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Harlem River Blues Justin Townes Earle
Harlem River Blues
CD Source: Harlem River Blues
Time: 2:50
Sequenced by: Harlem River Blues album
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November On and On Girl Talk
On and On
CD Source: All Day
Time: 5:09
Sequenced by: All Day album online release date
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All Day was an unannounced free download November 15, 2010, when it became an instant hit. It is a seamless 71-minute mash-up mixtape, intended to be listened to as a whole, segmented into 12 titles only for navigtion purposes. On and On is the sixth track.
 
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The Promise Bruce Springsteen
The Promise
CD Source: The Promise (1976-78) (2)
Time: 5:54
Sequenced by: The Promise album
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The 23 songs first officially released on this 2-CD set were all written in 1977 and 1978. This album was compiled for release as part of a deluxe package subtitled, "The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story," which thoroughly documents the process behind the recording of the Darkness album, but "The Promise" was also sold separately.
 
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Rock In It Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
Rock In It
CD Source: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (debut)
Time: 3:44
Sequenced by: Sister Sparrow And The DIrty Birds album release date
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At launch time, still an "unknown" act which I`ve followed through a personal connection. Check them out on YouTube. CD release date 11/23/10.
 
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Power Kanye West
Power
CD Source: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (deluxe CD+DVD)
Time: 4:52
Sequenced by: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album
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Monster Kanye West Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver
Monster
CD Source: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (deluxe CD+DVD)
Time: 6:19
Sequenced by: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album
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Highlight is extended rap by Nicki Minaj.
 
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Runaway Kanye West Feat. Pusha T
Runaway
CD Source: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (deluxe CD+DVD)
Time: 9:08
Sequenced by: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album
Honored by:
 
I edited Runaway to 5:30 for my own listening pleasure by cutting the first three bars of monotone piano notes at the beginnng and fading before the moment of silence that precedes the long ending.
 
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2011 January 6 Foot 7 Foot Lil Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz
6 Foot 7 Foot
CD Source:
Time: 4:10
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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February Born This Way Lady Gaga
Born This Way
CD Source:
Time: 4:20
Sequenced by: single
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The Words That Maketh Murder PJ Harvey
The Words That Maketh Murder
CD Source: Let England Shake
Time: 3:46
Sequenced by: Let England Shake album
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Rolling in the Deep Adele
Rolling in the Deep
CD Source:
Time: 3:50
Sequenced by: 21 album
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Rolling in the Deep was released in November 2010 but didn`t attract a wide audience until Adele`s "21" album arrived in February. Both album and song eventually became the biggest pop chart hits of 2011. The song was also the end-of-year critical consensus #1 by a wide margin. The "21" album returned to #1 on the charts in January 2012 when its fourth hit single took off.
 
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Someone Like You Adele
Someone Like You
CD Source:
Time: 4:47
Sequenced by: 21 album
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March Lotus Flower Radiohead
Lotus Flower
CD Source: The King of Limbs
Time: 5:00
Sequenced by: The King of Limbs album
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April The Afterlife Paul Simon
The Afterlife
CD Source: So Beautiful or So What
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: So Beautiful or So What album
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You TV On The Radio
You
CD Source: Nine Types of Light
Time: 4:04
Sequenced by: Nine Types of Light album
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Bizness tUne-yArDs
Bizness
CD Source: W H O K I L L
Time: 4:24
Sequenced by: W H O K I L L album
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Powa tUne-yArDs
Powa
CD Source: W H O K I L L
Time: 5 04
Sequenced by: W H O K I L L album
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May Helplessness Blues Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues
CD Source:
Time: 5:03
Sequenced by: Helplessness Blues album
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Party Rock Anthem LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & Goon Rock
Party Rock Anthem
CD Source:
Time: 4:23
Sequenced by: single
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"Party Rock Anthem" was the #2 best-selling song of 2011, still charting in the national top 10 as late as January 2012.
 
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The Edge of Glory Lady Gaga
The Edge of Glory
CD Source:
Time: 5:21
Sequenced by: Born This Way album
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June Super Bass Nicki Minaj
Super Bass
CD Source:
Time: 3:20
Sequenced by: single
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Holocene Bon Iver
Holocene
CD Source:
Time: 5:37
Sequenced by: Bon Iver album
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July The Way It Goes Gillian Welch
The Way It Goes
CD Source:
Time: 4:02
Sequenced by: The Harrow and The Harvest album
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August Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera
Moves Like Jagger
CD Source:
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: single
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Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People
Pumped Up Kicks
CD Source:
Time: 4:13
Sequenced by: single
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Hell on Heels The Pistol Annies
Hell on Heels
CD Source:
Time: 2:14
Sequenced by: Hell on Heels album
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September No Banker Left Behind Ry Cooder
No Banker Left Behind
CD Source: Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
Time: 3:37
Sequenced by: Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down album
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Start of School Year Romance Wild Flag
Romance
CD Source: Wild Flag (debut)
Time: 3 52
Sequenced by: Wild Flag album
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Cruel St. Vincent
Cruel
CD Source:
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: Strange Mercy album
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We Found Love Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris
We Found Love
CD Source:
Time: 3:36
Sequenced by: single
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#1 for 8 weeks from October through mid-December, then back up to #1 to begin 2012 for a total of 10 weeks. Calvin Harris is given Featured status for arranging and producing the sound, not for any vocal contribution.
 
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I Might Wilco
I Might
CD Source: The Whole Love
Time: 4:01
Sequenced by: The Whole Love album
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Standing O Wilco
Standing O
CD Source: The Whole Love
Time: 3:29
Sequenced by: The Whole Love album
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October Countdown Beyonce
Countdown
CD Source:
Time: 3:33
Sequenced by: single
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Countdown was released to radio in early October as the third single from Beyoncé`s "4" album, which had been out since June 28. It reached #1 on the Hot Dance Club chart in mid-December.
 
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Midnight City M83
Midnight City
CD Source:
Time: 4:04
Sequenced by: Hurry Up, We`re Dreaming album
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Chosen as #1 single of 2011 by editors of both Pitchfork and Pop Matters.
 
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Bad As Me Tom Waits
Bad As Me
CD Source: Bad As Me (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 3:10
Sequenced by: Bad As Me album
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Satisfied Tom Waits
Satisfied
CD Source: Bad As Me (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 4:05
Sequenced by: Bad As Me album
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An "answer record" of sorts to (I Can`t Get No) Satisfaction, this song not only name-checks Jagger and Richards but also features Keef himself on guitar.
 
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Last Leaf Tom Waits
Last Leaf
CD Source: Bad As Me (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 2:56
Sequenced by: Bad As Me album
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November Take Care Drake Feat. Rihanna
Take Care
CD Source:
Time: 4:37
Sequenced by: Take Care album
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December Niggas in Paris Jay-Z Kanye West
Niggas in Paris
CD Source:
Time: 3:39
Sequenced by: single
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The "Watch the Throne" album spawned several singles. This one was the top chart hit and year-end critical favorite.
 
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Lonely Boy The Black Keys
Lonely Boy
CD Source: El Camino
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: El Camino album
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The OtherSide The Roots Feat. Bilal Oliver & Greg Porn
The OtherSide
CD Source:
Time: 4:03
Sequenced by: undun album
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2012 January We Take Care Of Our Own Bruce Springsteen
We Take Care Of Our Own
CD Source: Wrecking Ball (Special Edition)
Time: 3 :54
Sequenced by: single release date
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The lead single, released two months in advance of the Wrecking Ball album, never charted pop but was ranked #19 of the year in the Pazz+Jop critics poll.
 
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February Another Ride Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Another Ride
CD Source: Pound of Dirt
Time: 4:52
Sequenced by: Pound of Dirt album release date
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We Are Young fun. Feat. Janelle Monae
We Are Young
CD Source:
Time: 4:11
Sequenced by: single
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March Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye Feat. Kimbra
Somebody That I Used To Know
CD Source:
Time: 4:05
Sequenced by: single
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Best-selling single of 2012, 2 months at #1, 24 weeks in the top 10; also Grammy for record of the year.
 
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Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man? Carolina Chocolate Drops
Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man?
CD Source: Leaving Eden
Time: 3:48
Sequenced by: Leaving Eden album
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Wrecking Ball Bruce Springsteen
Wrecking Ball
CD Source: Wrecking Ball (Special Edition)
Time: 5:50
Sequenced by: Wrecking Ball album
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Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
Call Me Maybe
CD Source:
Time: 3:14
Sequenced by: single
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Ubiquitous: This summer`s biggest hit, 5 months in the top 10, #2 in pop sales for the whole year, and the #1 single in the Pazz+Jop critics` poll.
 
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April Revolution Dr. John
Revolution
CD Source: Locked Down
Time: 3:26
Sequenced by: Locked Down album
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You Can`t Fail Me Now Bonnie Raitt
You Can`t Fail Me Now
CD Source: Slipstream
Time: 4:18
Sequenced by: Slipstream album
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Springsteen Eric Church
Springsteen
CD Source:
Time: 4:23
Sequenced by: Hot Country Songs
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Payphone Maroon 5 Feat. Wiz Khalifa
Payphone
CD Source:
Time: 3:51
Sequenced by: single
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Sixteen Saltines Jack White
Sixteen Saltines
CD Source: Blunderbuss
Time: 2:37
Sequenced by: Blunderbuss album
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Love Interruption Jack White
Love Interruption
CD Source: Blunderbuss
Time: 2:38
Sequenced by: Blunderbuss album
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May Hold On Alabama Shakes
Hold On
CD Source:
Time: 3:46
Sequenced by: Rock Songs
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Never charted on the Hot 100 but was chosen by Rolling Stone Magazine as the #1 single of the year.
 
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June The House That Heaven Built Japandroids
The House That Heaven Built
CD Source:
Time: 4:51
Sequenced by: Celebration Rock album
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July Thinkin Bout You Frank Ocean
Thinkin Bout You
CD Source: Channel ORANGE
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: Channel ORANGE album
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In every critics` poll, the runaway consensus #1 album of 2012.
 
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Pyramids Frank Ocean
Pyramids
CD Source: Channel ORANGE
Time: 9:54
Sequenced by: Channel ORANGE album
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This second single from Channel ORANGE was voted the #10 track of 2012 on Pazz+Jop critics` consensus list.
 
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One More Jimmy Cliff
One More
CD Source: Rebirth
Time: 3:26
Sequenced by: Rebirth album
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Guns of Brixton Jimmy Cliff
Guns of Brixton
CD Source: Rebirth
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: Rebirth album
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Cover of The Clash original from London Calling
 
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August Some Nights fun.
Some Nights
CD Source:
Time: 4:37
Sequenced by: single
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We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
CD Source:
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: single
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Taylor Swift`s Red album, released in late October, was the #2 best-selling pop album of 2012.
 
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Adorn Miguel
Adorn
CD Source:
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop
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Adorn spent eleven weeks at #1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
 
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Start of School Year September Duquesne Whistle Bob Dylan
Duquesne Whistle
CD Source: Tempest
Time: 5:44
Sequenced by: Tempest album
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Pay In Blood Bob Dylan
Pay In Blood
CD Source: Tempest
Time: 5:10
Sequenced by: Tempest album
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Gangnam Style Psy
Gangnam Style
CD Source:
Time: 4:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
On December 21, 2012, Gangnam Style became the first video in the history of the internet to reach One Billion views.
 
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