I have three lists to get through here, the top dance songs, the top indie pop and the top rock songs, and I want to get those top tens to you as soon as possible. So no descriptions for most.
This is not a list of the best dance songs I discovered in 2012, I take care to determine that these songs actually first appeared in 2012. For remixes that can be tricky, so I’m giving credit to the first blog (as far as my research can show) to post the remix. It’s also a way for me to give a nod to the music blogs that helped make 2012 another fantastic year for music fans.
Want to put it in your pocket and take it home with you? Right-click on the song and select “save as” to download. But you knew that already, you crafty babies.
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The Best Dance Songs of 2012 11 – 20
Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (Hypercrush remix)
First posted Feb 26th, 2012 on D Squared
“Yeah let’s fuckin’ RAGE!” Honestly I think this should have been in the top ten but I just found it last week and, erm, well the top ten list is already written. Your remix still rages, Hyper Crush.
Carousel – Let’s Go Home (Sound Remedy Remix)
First posted on Hilly Dilly Oct 21, 2012
For a while, I skipped this song, because it starts out all slow and pretty—not what is called for when getting your dance on. But this is just the sign of a finely crafted dance song. Dance music has a lead-in to make it easier for the DJ to mix, Sound Remedy just chose to do this with a lovely opening rather than the naked bass, as weaker DJs do.But the song doesn’t show why it’s one of the best dance songs of 2012 until 1:49, when it drops some retro 80s-esque bliss on your ears. At 4:20 you get a siren and a bit more flair, and the song explodes into a synth wet dream.
Ruda Krishna – Tonight’s The Night
Posted ONLY on Aerial Noise April 13th, 2012
Ladyhawke – Black White and Blue (Treasure Fingers remix)
Treasure Fingers actually posted this on their site April 4th 2012. The first blog to post it was Panda Toes Mar 6th, 2012
Childish Gambino – Heartbeat (Dino Roc and Chris Jones remix)
First posted on White Folks Get Crunk March 2nd, 2012
This is my second-favorite remix of “Heartbeat”, the best remix of is the Justin Faust remix from 2011.
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