Today In Best Of’s: PopDust, New York Times And Your Facebook Friends Weigh In On The Year In Music

by (@lindseyweber)

Another day, some more Best Of 2012‘s! The enthusiasts over at Popdust keep close tabs on all of pop music’s going-on’s and their list is accordingly thorough, including all the big names as well as a handful of gems we hadn’t expected but are happy to see make the cut. have done a heroes job and turned their list into a YouTube playlist as well as a Spotify playlist so you really have no excuse not to enjoy it. Their top 10 looks like this:

10. Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
9. Bridgit Mendler, “Ready Or Not”
8. Frank Ocean, “Thinking ‘Bout You”
7. Taylor Swift, “State of Grace”
6. Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
5. Fun. featuring Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
4. Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
3. One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
2. Usher, “Climax”
1. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

The four men who preside over the New York Times‘ music section add their two cents today, Ben Ratliff, Jon Caramanica, Jon Parele‘s and Nate Chinen each sharing their top ten songs and albums for the year. Though their lists tended to vary, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Fiona Apple and the Vijay Iyer Trio each got several nods. Caramanica also ranked You Oughta Know artist Emeli Sande‘s Our Version of Events as his number one, which is exciting!

Your Facebook friends have also spoken, and their top ten most played songs of the year are — as you might already have gleamed from their status updates and “Favorites” sections — pulled straight from the top of the charts:

10. Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
9. Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
8. Phillip Phillips, “Home”
7. Fun, “Some Nights”
6. Kanye West, “Mercy”
5. Maroon 5, “Payphone”
4. One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
3. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
2. Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
1. Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe, “We Are Young”


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