My 100 Favourite Songs of 2012


Well, it took a couple of hours to be sure I hadn’t forgotten everything (and I’m still not sure I haven’t), but here’s my 100 Favourite Songs of 2012 as a Spotify playlist. I tried to limit myself to three songs from any one artist (and almost succeeded). If you don’t have Spotify, you’re missing out. If you do: enjoy.

A Great Northern River by The Unthanks
After Dark by Paul Buchanan
Alexandra by Fixers
And I Will Kiss by Underworld
And the Sun Will Shine by Claudia Brucken
Anything Could Happen by Ellie Goulding
April Fool by Patti Smith
Ayla by The Maccabees
Bay Of Skaill by The Magnetic North
Black Trade by The Unthanks
Blue Jeans by Lana Del Rey
Broken Mirrors by Chromatics
By The Waters by Paul Weller
Caliban’s Dream by Underworld
Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Candles by Rufus Wainwright
Child I Will Hurt You by Crystal Castles
Chocolate Boy by Guided By Voices
Cosmic Trip by Air
Doom And Gloom by The Rolling Stones
Downtown (feat. Petula Clark) by The Saw Doctors
Ég anda by Sigur Ros
Enjoying the View by Metroland
Fin de Siecle by Paul Buchanan
Flesh And Bone by The Killers
Flutes by Hot Chip
Forever I’ve Known by The Maccabees
Grew Up At Midnight by The Maccabees
Haunted Jukebox by Saint Etienne
Holland Road by Mumford & Sons
Home Thoughts From Abroad by Rumer
I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons
I’m Getting Ready by Michael Kiwanuka
It’s O.K. John Joe by Dexys
Joy by Tracey Thorn
Kill For Love by Chromatics
Last Days Of Disco by Saint Etienne
Laura by Bat For Lashes
Lava by Air
Lion’s Den by Dry the River
Lost When Found by Soviet
Madness by Muse
Mind the Gap by Metroland
Misty Mountains by Richard Armitage
Mountains by Emeli Sandé
National Anthem by Lana Del Rey
New Ceremony by Dry the River
New France by Orbital – feat. Zola Jesus
Next to Me by Emeli Sandé
Noltland Castle by Lau
Now by Dexys
Old Fools by Admiral Fallow
One Big Moment by Orbital
Open Up Your Arms by Ren Harvieu
Over The Border by Saint Etienne
Parade by Air
Popular by Saint Etienne
Really Great World by Fixers
River by Tracey Thorn
Runaways by The Killers
Running by Jessie Ware
Saint Monday by Lau
Sara Smile by Rumer
Sea Fog by Keane
Seek It by Richard Hawley
Seven Stars by Air
Shipbuilding by The Unthanks
Silenced By The Night by Keane
Something New by Girls Aloud
Song Of The Lonely Mountain by Neil Finn
Stromness by The Magnetic North
Supremacy by Muse
Survival by Muse
Tell Me A Tale by Michael Kiwanuka
Tessellate by alt-J
That’s Why God Made The Radio by The Beach Boys
The Bird That Winds The Spring by Lau
The King of Rome by The Unthanks
The Lights by Mull Historical Society
The Mysteries of Love by Claudia Brucken
Then and Now by Pat Metheny
This Belongs to You by Pat Metheny
Through The Night by Ren Harvieu
Torsa by Lau
Tree Bursts by Admiral Fallow
Trimdon Grange Explosion by The Unthanks
Trust by Sin Cos Tan
Two Children by Paul Buchanan
Valentine by Fiona Apple
Varðeldur by Sigur Ros
Varúð by Sigur Ros
Via Flaminia by Land Observations
We Are Young by Fun. – feat. Janelle Monáe
We Take Care Of Our Own by Bruce Springsteen
We’re All Leaving by Karine Polwart
Weather In My Head by Donald Fagen
Weights & Measures by Dry the River
White Light by George Michael
Wildest Moments by Jessie Ware
You Are Young by Keane