This was a damn good year for music. So without further ado, let’s get to it!
Total songs: 366 (leap year!)
Total time: 24 hours, 16 minutes, and 42 seconds
Total size: 2.53 GB
Mean song length: 3:59.28 (VERY close to the previous two years’ means)
First song: Stand Behind the Music by Anjulie
Last song: United State of Pop 2012 by DJ Earworm
The Five Stars
The final list for the year; listed in alphabetical rather than acquisition order because of the death of Vaio II.
(Far From) Home by Tiga
Chocolate Disco by Perfume
Class of 1985 by Alex Rooks
Death Sentence Lost! (Coldplay vs. Dethklok) by …And Sushi! Productions
Let it Go by Dragonette
Madness by Muse
Paradise (Gabe Flaherty Remix) originally by Coldplay
Some Nights by Fun.
Take a Walk by Passion Pit
The Night Out (Madeon Remix) by Martin Solveig
This Is So Good (Radio Edit) by Ehrencrona
Yes, there were a lot this year. Like I said: damn good year for music. I seriously recommend listening to all the songs listed above.
Here are the five most beautiful/touching songs of the year. Listen and get emotional, yo.
Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor) by John Murphy
Surface of the Sun by John Murphy
O Superman by Laurie Anderson
Peponi by The Piano Guys feat. Alex Boye
The Legend of Ashitaka Theme (End Credits) by Joe Hisaishi (anyone else think this would be an amazing song to play in concert band?)
The Overall Top Five
Paradise (Gabe Flaherty Remix) – Coldplay
Nnnnnnnnnnnnfff, this song. Paradise was this year’s version of Sleepyhead in that there were many remixes/mashups/alternate versions of the song downloaded. But this version? Holy crap. It actually has more plays than Sleepyhead as of my writing this (though that’s mainly because all my playcounts got reset at the beginning of October).
Madness – Muse
I think I nearly bludgeoned my eardrums to death with this song, as it practically begs to be cranked to 11 and then repeated half a dozen times. I’m liking Muse more and more these days; the fact that this song sounds so unlike all their other stuff thus far made me like both it and them much more.
Death Sentence Lost! (Coldplay vs. Dethklok) – …And Sushi! Productions
Dethklok? Yes! Colplay? YES! Mashed together?! HOLY CRAP! I still maintain that this is an incredibly soothing song; I listen to it when I’m stressed out. I think one of the coolest things I’m getting out of this project are mashups of songs that don’t sound like they’d mesh well but in actuality are quite perfect together (another example from last year: TiK ToK Together, a mashup of Ke$ha and The Beatles).
(Far From) Home – Tiga
The baseline of the chorus for this song makes me want to make sweet love to sound waves. This is another “bludgeoned your eardrums” song. It’s also short, so that actually kind of forces you to put this on repeat so you can get an adequate high from it.
Some Nights – Fun.
I discovered this song about three weeks before it really hit big and all the stations started playing it (haha, hipster much?); but actually, I’m glad it got pretty popular. I like being at the rec center and randomly hearing this song over the radio. Jazzes me up.
Now. Are you ready for some PIE CHARTS? First is the breakdown of the total 366 songs by genre, second is the percent of total plays by genre.
Here’s to next year and more awesome tunes!