Showing posts from December, 2012

2012: Year In Review

Yes, it's that time of year again. It was a fascinating year in music, where the biggest hits of the year were the most unexpected.

10. Olly Murs f/Chiddy Bang - "Heart Skips A Beat"

Both Olly and Chiddy Bang have come out with music recently that can only be described as a perfect representation of 2012, yet also evocative of an earlier age. One of my most played songs of the year. In a perfect world, this would have been a #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit instead of peaking at #96.

9. Justin Bieber - "Die In Your Arms"

A love letter to the Motown era and the early days of the Jackson 5, with a synthesized piano beat and finger snaps. So smooth and sweet. A perfectly crafted pop song and a homage to the beginning of what became an iconic era. The best song on the latest and greatest CD by Justin Bieber (oh god did I really just write that?)

8. Pink - "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"

Pink, fascinatingly enough, has been one of the biggest success stories to come out of…