Top Ten Songs of 2012

Lynn Weishaupt, Staff Writer

As we’re closing off the year we look back and think about everything exciting that happened. Whether it was going to the beach with friends or hanging out with friends, there was always something constant: music. There was always that one song that caught your ear. Did it make it in this year’s “Top Ten”?

Within this ranking, Billboard’s Top 100 was utilized and referenced. The tenth song on the list is “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz. It was only on the “Top 100” for a week, but people enjoy this song because it’s very touching and the lyrics are universal.

The ninth song is “Don’t Wake Me Up” by Chris Brown. People tend to enjoy this song because it’s upbeat. It appears to make people in a good mood. It was on the “Top 100” for one week as well.

The eighth song, “I Cry” by Flo Rida, is enjoyed by many because it’s unique. It was on the “Top 100” for three weeks and is still going. Junior, Leslie Martinez said, “The chorus is unique because it hasn’t been in a lot of songs before and it’s a fun song.”

The seventh song is “Good Time” by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen. It’s popular because it has a catchy tune. This song was on the “Top 100” for seven weeks.

The sixth song is “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson because it’s a very empowering and inspirational song. It’s also upbeat which is a plus. This song was on the “Top 100” for a whopping 16 weeks.

The fifth song is “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele. It’s a powerfully relatable song. It’s a tear-jerker, too. Everyone likes to cry to it. It was on the “Top 100” for 14 weeks, yet a lot of people enjoy this song more than “Stronger”.

The fourth song would be “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift targets young women in her lyrics. Every girl feels what Swift feels when the song is on and it’s empowering. It was on the “Top Ten” for 13 weeks.

The third song would be “We Are Young” by FUN, amazingly on the “Top 100” for 22 weeks. Everyone, I mean  everyone, loved that song. Parents could tolerate it and amazingly not change the station while it was on. It’s not vulgar and it’s “fun”.

The second song is “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye ft. Kimbra. For a long 24 weeks, this song was on the “Top 100”. The song is very relatable and everyone liked it in the beginning of the year. The beat is catchy and the lyrics capture emotion phenomenally. It’s the whole package.

“Gangnam Style” by PSY is definitely number one! It’s been on the “Top 100” for 10 weeks so far. It has a dance, a very unique video, and it’s a very catchy and upbeat song. It’s mostly in another language which is pretty unique  for its popularity in the US, too. Even the translation to English isn’t that bad. The video is the most viewed video on YouTube EVER! It’s a triple threat.

Most of the songs on the “Top Ten” this year were pop songs. Most of them had catchy beats, some were relatable, and some were just fun. We can only wonder what 2013 will bring forth in the world of music.