Adam's Top 100 of 2012! [ARTISTS 20-11]

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Which of these songs is my No.1 of 2012?

Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
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No Doubt - Settle Down
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Maroon 5 - One More Night
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Postby king_oxymoron » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:55 pm

Hello, and welcome to Adam's Top 100 songs of the year 2012!

In the above poll are 12 contenders for my No.1 spot - I guarantee that one of them IS the chart topper, but can also tell you that as usual, not all of these songs have even charted in the top 100 - it's up to you to decide which is which and pick the song you think is my favourite of the year - let me know what you've chosen too so I can see who is right and wrong!

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To help you a little, here are my top 10s of the past four years..

2011
10. Kelly Rowland ft. L'il Wayne - Motivation
09. Coldplay - Paradise
08. Birdy - Skinny Love
07. Benny Bennassi ft. Gary Go - Cinema
06. Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work
05. Alex Gaudino ft. Kelly Rowland - What A Feeling
04. Ellie Goulding - Lights
03. Adele - Set Fire To The Rain
02. The Saturdays - All Fired Up
01. Bruno Mars - Grenade

2010
10. Tinie Tempah ft. Labrinth - Pass Out
09. Pretty Reckless - Make Me Wanna Die
08. David Guetta ft. Kid Cudi - Memories
07. Willow - Whip My Hair
06. Lady GaGa ft. Beyonce - Telephone
05. Swedish House Mafia ft. Pharrell Williams - One Your Name)
04. Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me?
03. The Saturdays - Missing You
02. Kelly Rowland ft. David Guetta - Commander
01. Alexandra Burke - The Silence

2009
10. Jason Mraz ft Colbie Caillat - Lucky
09. Girls Aloud - Untouchable
08. Jazmine Sullivan - Bust Your Windows
07. Jordin Sparks - Battlefield
06. David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over
05. Paramore - Ignorance
04. Alexandra Burke ft. Flo Rida - Bad Boys
03. Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
02. Dizzee Rascal ft. Chrome - Holiday
01. VV Brown - Shark In The Water

2008
10. Estelle ft. Kanye West - American Boy
09. Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
08. Adele - Hometown Glory
07. Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown - No Air
06. Kate Nash - Merry Happy
05. Basshunter - All I Ever Wanted
04. Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
03. N-Dubz - Papa Can You Hear Me?
02. Leona Lewis - Run
01. Dizzee Rascal ft. Calvin Harris & Chrome - Dance Wiv Me

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So get voting as to what YOU think No.1 is - the countdown will begin SOON!
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Postby Haribo » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:23 pm

I can't vote cause I like no songs, or I don't know them! I'll be following this though.
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Postby larces » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:41 pm

Literally I'll go with 'Anything Could Happen' :lol:
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Postby Mainshow » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:50 pm

I think that "Anything Could Happen" and "One More Night" have great chances to be your #1 of 2012.
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Postby JSparksFan » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:29 pm

I went with "One More Night" mainly because it's my favourite of the poll options than anything else. I hope it isn't one of those that didn't make the Top 100. :lol:
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Postby MostFierce » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:59 pm

One More Night....
though The Saturdays could be the one as well....since they did amazing in 2010 & 2011...
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Postby Play » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:41 am

Two Doors Cinema Club :D
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Postby urbanmusik » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:23 pm

The year end countdowns have started! 8-)

I know you love Two Door Cinema Club, but 'Sleep Alone' isn't their best and I don't think it'll be your #1. I don't think it's Rita Ora, Marina or No Doubt either. Ellie and Bruno are contenders, but I can see them missing out on the top spot.

I'm not sure about Tyler James and Aiden Grimshaw. Can't see Aiden getting the #1, but Tyler is a possibility. Maroon 5 are very possible winners, but I think they'll just miss out.

It's originally thought it Alexandra, The Arctic Monkeys and The Saturdays for me. '30 Days' is far from The Sats' strongest, so I don;t think it's them. I'm hoping you throw us a curveball and 'R U Mine?' is #1, so I'm voting for that in the poll.
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Postby Spartan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:40 pm

I went for the Arctic Monkeys for this. Maroon 5, Tyler, Aiden and The Sats are all great songs too (though the latter have had better). Looking forward to this!
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Postby Virgostar » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:34 am

I'm hopeless at this....and I can't make a clear choice when it comes to the poll, so I'll refrain from voting. :P
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Postby king_oxymoron » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:48 am

Just have a guess :p

This will be starting in a couple of days!
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Postby Gagich » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:53 am

^^
But there is a whole month till the end of 2012! What if there are released some great tracks which you fall in love with and then regret that you didn`t put them in your year-end countdown!? :-? :D

I don`t know your music taste, so I`ll vote for my most favorite song, but from I see, there are some very good tunes like "Locked Out of Heaven", "Settle Down", "One More Night and "R.I.P."! :wink:
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Postby Tiger » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:22 pm

Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
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Postby BeeFan » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:10 pm

Maroon 5 would be nice :wink:
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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:15 pm

How am I the first to vote for Alexandra Burke? I know you're a huge fan so I voted for her. :P
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Postby king_oxymoron » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:49 pm

Gagich wrote:^^
But there is a whole month till the end of 2012! What if there are released some great tracks which you fall in love with and then regret that you didn`t put them in your year-end countdown!? :-? :D
Well we have the release schedule til the end of the year, and I go by release date, so the likelihood is that if it premieres now, it won't be out until January. Of course there are exceptions but I've done it this way for years!

Starting tonight, please vote! :D
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Postby Wayne » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:40 pm

You've quite a nice taste in music, I reckon I'll like quite a bit of your countdown!

That being said, I have no idea who your #1 will be.
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Postby vinnie65 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:54 pm

I voted for The Saturdays!

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Postby Terence » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:29 pm

Let it be her Ellieness 8-)
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Postby Thriller » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:06 pm

Don't know why but I have a feeling about Rita Ora.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:15 pm

Thriller wrote:Don't know why but I have a feeling about Rita Ora.
For what its worth, that's who I voted for.
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Postby king_oxymoron » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:19 am

Thank for for your comments and predictions and particularly to urbanmusik for that cracking little breakdown!

Let us begin!

100. Rita Ora ft. Tinie Tempah - RIP
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Well the first of our poll options leave us instantly :lol: So sorry to Wayne and Mike who thought this would come out on top! Good guessing :lol: This is one of those songs that is great to sing along to on a night out but standalone not quite so brilliant. I think Tinie's rap is genius and the best thing about the song, especially 'Sexy SenoRITA, I feel your ORA', but I do feel like Rita is working her way through a demo at times. Still, a radio mainstay and a very decent debut.

Tinie TEMPAH
10. Pass Out (ft LABRINTH) (2010)
63. Hitz (with CHASE & STATUS) (2011)
78. Earthquake (with LABRINTH) (2011)
86. Til I’m Gone ( ft. Wiz KHALIFA) (2011)
100. RIP (with Rita ORA) (2012)
099. Train - Drive By
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Train rack up their second appearance in the chart, both in the lower end but then top 100 is no mean feat right? Catchy, very very radio friendly and like the slightly more upbeat older brother of 'Hey, Soul Sister', it's no surprise that Drive By as a longstaying hit for them and features on multiple year and charts already.

TRAIN
91. Hey, Soul Sister (2010)
99. Drive By (2012)
098. The Vaccines - Teenage Icon
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The Vaccines are no stranger to appearing around this point of my chart. I find with them that they are very consistent, and their songs are always solid and therefore sniffing around my year end chart, but don't necessarily blow me away like some other indie songs do. However, catchy chorus - check, and a great opening verse section - check check check. You definitely know you're listening to something really interesting from the word go!

The VACCINES
76. If You Wanna (2011)
93. Norgaard (2011)
98. Teenage Icon (2012)
097. Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
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Delta makes her first appearance in the chart for an absolutely whopping seven years! When I first heard this song I must admit I was underwhelmed, but when I listened to the album in full, it totally stood out and it struck me just how amazing the verses are. Melodically so strong and really pull the song up, if only the chorus packed as much of a punch!

Delta GOODREM
40. Innocent Eyes (2003)
46. Not Me, Not I (2003)
51. Lost Without You (2003)
66. Almost Here (with Brian McFADDEN) (2005)
75. Out Of The Blue (2004)
97. Dancing With A Broken Heart (2012)
096. Emeli Sande - Next To Me
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Another hit for Emeli in my 2012 chart but it's not nearly as high up as the brilliant 'Heaven' was last year. It's been a killer year for her though so I'm sure she can cope without a hit on my chart eh! Next To Me is a cracker of a song, though it's probably fresher on first listen than 700th. Definitely a good one for singalong times at a stadium gig or festival though!

Emeli SANDE
30. Heaven (2011)
96. Next To Me (2012)
095. Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj & MIA - Give Me All Your Luvin'
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Now this one might be a surprise. It's probably not a secret that I am not by any means a Madonna fan, in fact I go as far as to say often that I hate her. But even I can't deny the charm of this track, with it's catchy cheerleader chanting and journey through the genres - pop and rap and MIA's combination drawl. I have to appreciate when a good pop song is a good pop song artist regardless, and this is one of MDNA's finest.

MADONNA
95. Give Me All Your Luvin’ (ft. Nicki MINAJ & MIA) (2012)
98. Me Against The Music (with Britney SPEARS) (2003)
M.I.A
20. Paper Planes (2008)
80.XXXO ( ft. JAY-Z ) (2010)
95. Give Me All Your Luvin (with MADONNA and Nicki MINAJ) (2012)
094. One Direction - One Thing
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One Direction's first hit on the chart. I find it hard to believe that when What Makes You Beautiful came out I didn't rate it, or them. Now I think they are quality, a total guilty pleasure. Apart from Niall, who I'm not guilty about at all. Speaking of him, this was their first record that showcased a share of the vocals which I really appreciated, and while a bit of a rehash of the first single, I actually prefer it!

093. Maximo Park - Hips and Lips
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Maximo are one of my favourite bands and have been scoring hits on my chart for 5 years now, when they topped the chart with my favourite song ever. They don't reach those heights this time but they do have another to add to their list with the exciting 'Hips and Lips'. The verses are very sombre but the 'you're a puzzle to me' refrain builds and builds into a frenetic chorus. A decent album lead.

MAXIMO PARK
01. Our Velocity (2007)
13. Books From Boxes (2007)
71. Let’s Get Clinical (2009)
82. Girls Who Play Guitars (2007)
93. Hips and Lips (2012)
94. Karaoke Plays (2007)
092. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa - Payphone
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Maroon 5 as I remember noting last year never seem to do as well on my year and charts as the amount I love them overall as a group, perhaps because their singles aren't the best songs on their records. That is again true for Payphone. I remember liking it on first listen and thinking it was a cool new direction, both of which are still true now, but it's just not a Maroon 5 classic to me. That said, the bridge part 'I wasted my nights' is very cool and the chorus will be sungalong to for years. A decent comeback that did well for them but not a favourite for me, will One More Night be the one to go all the way for them?

MAROON 5
42. Never Gonna Leave This Bed (2011)
51. Moves Like Jagger ( ft. Christina AGUILERA) (2011)
61. Harder To Breathe (2004)
67. Give A Little More (2010)
87. Makes Me Wonder (2007)
92. Payphone (ft. Wiz KHALIFA) (2012)
94. This Love (2004)
Wiz KHALIFA
86. Til I’m Gone (with Tinie TEMPAH) (2011)
92. Payphone (with MAROON 5) (2012)
091. The Script ft. Will.I.Am - Hall of Fame
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This one is a bit like te Maroon 5 one really. A very decent song, but one that seemed designed to be a hit (both calling in a rapper to help appeal) as opposed to being just naturally brilliant. As a result it's probably the least Script-like of all the Script songs so far. I did like it on first listen as well though, and the Script only version is even more preferable. A very wise choice in terms of radio play which has showed in it's longevity, but at the expense of being a classic Script number.

The SCRIPT
19. Science & Faith (2011)
61. If You Ever Come Back (2011)
73. Breakeven (2008)
91. Hall of Fame (ft. WILL.I,AM) (2012)
94. For The First Time (2010)
WILL.I.AM
18. Beep (with PUSSYCAT DOLLS) (2006)
30. Wait A Minute (Just A Touch) (with ESTELLE) (2007)
91. Hall of Fame (with The SCRIPT) (2012)
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Postby Gagich » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:27 am

"R.I.P.", "Give Me All Your Luvin`" and "Payphone" are amazing songs! My favorite of them is of course "Give Me All Your Luvin`" - one of the best and most memorable songs of the first quarter of 2012! :D It`s pretty underrated in UKmix but I love it and reminds me of Madonna`s epic performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show! :)

Nice to see that those PCD gems - "PCD" and "Wait A Minute" topped your chart in 2006 and 2007! :o Love it!! 8-)
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Postby GoodBoyGoneBad » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:55 am

Give Me All Your Luvin' is a nice songs, but one of Madonna weakest singles.
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Postby steophonic » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:20 am

I guessed Alexandra Burke - best song from the first batch is Vaccines. The Script is good too.
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