The Songs

While most other kids loved the Christmas season because Santa Claus was coming to town, the present I most looked forward to was that Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s when Casey Kasem would expand his weekly Top 40 countdown into an all-day marathon counting down the Top 100 hits of the year.

For the last four years, in honor of Casey’s Top 100, I’ve been compiling and counting down my own Top 100 hits of the year on my Facebook page. Here’s my list for 2012:

Someone said to me “Be careful what you dream. It might not come true”
Life’s great destiny is knowing you are loved and knowing you love too
– Men Without Hats “Head Above Water”

#100: “Head Above Water” by Men Without Hats
#99: “Tornado by Little Big Town
#98 “Calling Me Names” by Good Old War
#97: “Isn’t It Time?” by The Beach Boys
#96: “Blood for Poppies” by Garbage
#95: “Happening” by Medina
#94: “Undefeated” by Jason Derulo
#93: “Make It Known” by Foxygen
#92: “Celebrate” by Mika featuring Pharrell Williams
#91: “Live and Die” by The Avett Brothers
#90: “Never Knew Your Name” by Madness
#89: “Little Black Submarines” by The Black Keys
#88: “Roll Me Up” by Willie Nelson featuring Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson, and Kris Kristofferson
#87: “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars
#86: “Sweet Nothing” by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
#85: “30 Days” by The Saturdays
#84: “Shinin’ On Me” by Jerrod Niemann
#83: “This Is the Night” by Kurt Calleja
#82: “No Hope” by The Vaccines
#81: “Runaways” by The Killers
#80: “Anti Hero (Brave New World)” by Marlon Roudette
#79: “Neon” by Chris Young
#78: “Picking Up the Pieces” by Paloma Faith
#77: “Postcard From Paris” by The Band Perry
#76: “One Thing” by One Direction
#75: “Ride” by Lana Del Rey
#74: “Dance For You” by Beyonce
#73: “Read All About It (Part III)” by Emeli Sande
#72: “Scattered Like Leaves” by Azure Ray
#71: “Settle Down” by No Doubt
#70: “Gravity” by Soul Asylum
#69: “Timebomb” by Kylie Minogue
#68: “How It Starts” by The Features

That Features song sounds awfully familiar…


#67: “I Wish I Never Met You” by Sam Sparro
#66: “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men
#65: “Silenced by the Night” by Keane
#64: “Is Anybody Out There?” by K’Naan featuring Nelly Furtado
#63: “Live While We’re Young” by One Direction
#62: “Perfect World” by Gossip
#61: “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons
#60: “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by Eli Young Band
#59: “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)” by Ne-Yo
#58: “Try” by P!nk
#57: “She’s So Mean” by Matchbox Twenty
#56: “Down the Road” by C2C

The Reviews

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