Top 100 of 2012: #50-41
“Midnight City” was the breakout hit for M83, and the successful alternative track starts off the second half of our countdown.
“Lost in the Echo” was one of this year’s songs on our chart that would move around the countdown quite a bit. Although it didn’t stay in the same spot very often, it never picked up enough steam to make it past #8. The song racked up enough steam to make it to #49 on our year end chart though.
This isn’t Glen Hansard’s First trip to our year end chart, although it is his first solo effort to land a spot here. The first single off of his album “Rhythm and Repose” lands at #48.
Needtobreathe’s accessibility allows them to release several singles in any given year. In 2012, “White Fences” was another single released off of “The Reckoning”, and it did well enough to get to #47 this year.
New Medicine is one of the most creative new rock bands on the scene right now. Although their last album has more relevant does behind it than it has in front of it, expect great things from this band in the future.
Chevelle had a great year on Rock Radio this year. At Aural Eyes, they were somewhat successful, but have had better years. Nonetheless, #45 on our year end chart is still pretty darn good.
One of this year’s breakout bands was Walk The Moon. “Anna Sun” exploded on the alternative radio scene and propelled the band into stardom. They didn’t do so bad here at Aural Eyes either.
Florence + The Machine had a wonderful year, and “Spectrum” was the complete package. With a catchy beat, a creative video and Florence’s smooth vocals, this song was destined for success.
We just can’t seem to escape Adele. Quite frankly, we’re ok with that. As you all know by now, a lot of the music here is focused around rock and alternative music. And although Adele can slightly be classified under alternative, she’s by far our most successful “Pop” crossover. Although this song only peaked at #6, it’s was still another top 10 track for the singer, and we’d be lying if we said we wouldn’t see her again.
You don’t always have to go overboard to be successful. The video for “Change” proves that. If this was a countdown of the year’s best video’s, it would be much higher than #41, but because we’re counting down the year’s best track, it still puts up a respectable fight.