Happy new year! Last week, we counted down the year's best albums. This week, we look at the Top 25 singles of 2012.
15. Scissor Sisters, “Inevitable” (Casablanca): A solid, discofied love song built on Jake Shears' fragile falsetto.
14. Usher, “Climax” (RCA): A gorgeous, red hot soul ballad mixed with icy electronic synths.
13. Kellie Pickler, “Where's Tammy Wynette” (BNA): Pickler's powerful vocals and quirky sense of humor come together for a fun country anthem.
12. Alex Clare, “Up All Night” (Island): A rocking EDM rave-up built for chanting along and jumping up and down to celebrate your youth. It's way better than the Microsoft commercial song.
11. The Gaslight Anthem, “Here Comes My Man” (Island Def Jam): Triumphant indie rock and the “oh-sha-la-la”s of a '60s girl group make for a grand mix.