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Best of 2012: Singles #5-#2

2. Bruce Springsteen, "Wrecking Ball" (Columbia): An anthem

2. Bruce Springsteen, "Wrecking Ball" (Columbia): An anthem that encourages you to laugh and sing in the face of adversity, while still managing to be a prime piece of storytelling.
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Happy new year! Last week, we counted down the year's best albums. This week, we look at the Top 25 singles of 2012.

5. Frank Ocean, “Thinkin' 'Bout You” (Def Jam): A light-hearted, laid-back kind of love song that may help reinvent R&B.

4. Miguel, “Adorn” (ByStorm/Black Ice): “Sexual Healing” + “Little Red Corvette” = irresistible

3. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe” (SchoolBoy/Interscope): Admit it. After not hearing it for a few days, you miss it so bad. You miss it so, so bad. Where you think you going, baby?

2. Bruce Springsteen, “Wrecking Ball” (Columbia): An anthem that encourages you to laugh and sing in the face of adversity, while still managing to be a prime piece of storytelling.

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