2012 Bimestrial Report #3:
32. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
Because late is better than never.
33. Kat Graham “Put Your Graffiti on Me”
Because both the melodic percussion and the central metaphor fit.
34. Twin Shadow “Five Seconds”
Because an Orchestral Rick Springfield in the Dark is something to be.
35. Norah Jones “Miriam”
Because murder ballads are better when they’re sleepy.
36. Icona Pop “I Love It”
Because believable gleefulness is all too rare.
37. Cherri Bomb “Too Many Faces”
Because they’ve got my number.
38. Dead Sara “Weatherman”
Because they’ve got all our numbers.
39. Beatriz Luengo ft. Shaggy & Toy Selectah “Lengua”
Because twee is not an exclusive copyright of English.
40. Lila Downs ft. Totó la Momposina & Celso Piña “Zapata Se Queda”
Because respect your elders.
41. Titica ft. Ary “Olha o Boneco”
Because she has no fucks to give, and needs none.
42. Haaya “Shway Sexy”
Because plastic Arabic disco is a great pleasure.
43. JJ Project “Bounce”
Because velocity is a higher truth than rap or rock.
44. G.NA “2HOT”
Because I don’t hear barrelhouse dubstep anywhere else.
45. Azealia Banks “Liquorice”
Because we’re all rooting for her.
46. Alpoko Don “Get My Paypa Dog”
Because authenticity is still the best simulacrum.
47. Nina Sky “Heartbeat”
Because there are never enough great songs called “Heartbeat.”
48. Belinda “En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar”
Because the radio is still doing its job.
49. Frank Ocean “Pyramids”
Because ambition on the scale of The-Dream is appreciated.
50. Charli XCX “You’re the One”
Because it took me till now to realize what she’s up to.
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