Happy new year! Last week, we counted down the year's best albums. This week, we look at the Top 25 singles of 2012.
10. Cloud Nothings, “Stay Useless” (Carpark): The newcomers from Cleveland declare themselves with this bash-it-out indie-rocker that's as catchy as they come.
9. Zedd featuring Matthew Koma, “Spectrum” (Interscope): The scope of Seaford native Koma's lyrics and delivery bring a new dimension to the EDM onslaught.
8. Kelly Hogan, “I Like To Keep Myself in Pain” (Anti-): A classic country weeper, with some remarkable wailing thrown in. Though it sounds like it could have come from the '50s, “Pain” was actually written for Hogan by the great Robyn Hitchcock.
7. Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Republic): The saddest song that will still get everyone to sing along.
6. Leonard Cohen, “Crazy to Love You” (Columbia): No one captures the ache of love like Leonard Cohen. The surprise here is how passionate the acoustic guitar playing sounds.