Gummy Awards

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Tracks Of 2012

By Stereogum / December 10, 2012 - 2:06 pm

If the past two weeks haven’t made it clear, we are officially headlong into list season! Nothing says “holidays” quite like the internet’s month-long quest to quantify standards of taste. And while a lot of magazines and websites are telling you all about their selections for 2012’s Bests — us included — it’s nice to get a rundown of the best as championed by the vox populi, where that populi is voxed by a self-selecting set of culturally attuned and forward thinking art-synthesists. So without further ado, welcome to the 2012 Gummy Awards, the only lists on the internt created by the Stereogum & Videogum voting public. Today we look at your Top 20 Tracks of 2012.

As for this year’s #1: Those of you who helped us find a Song Of The Summer apparently found in that song a track to typify your entire 2012. The next 19 include only one other track from that Song Of Summer shortlist over a diverse spread of artists, any of whom would be a good contender for an Artist Of The Year Gummy. Below, your Top 20 tracks of 2012, with listen links for posterity, or in case this is your first time turning on a computer this year. You already know these songs, you love them, they’re great! Here we go:

20. Chromatics – “Kill For Love”

19. Kendrick Lamar – “Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst”

18. Death Grips – “I’ve Seen Footage”

17. Jessie Ware – “Wildest Moments”

16. Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”

15. Major Lazer (Feat. Amber Coffman) – “Get Free”

14. Spiritualized – “Hey Jane”

13. Solange – “Losing You”

12. Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”

11. Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has No Trigger”

10. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”

09. Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds”

08. Cloud Nothings – “Wasted Days”

07. Bat For Lashes – “Laura”

06. Beach House – “Myth”

05. Grimes – “Oblivion”

04. Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”

03. Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”

02. Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”

01. Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”

And here it is in copy/paste-able format…
20. Chromatics – “Kill For Love”
19. Kendrick Lamar – “Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst”
18. Death Grips – “I’ve Seen Footage”
17. Jessie Ware – “Wildest Moments”
16. Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”
15. Major Lazer (Feat. Amber Coffman) – “Get Free”
14. Spiritualized – “Hey Jane”
13. Solange – “Losing You”
12. Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”
11. Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has No Trigger”
10. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
09. Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds”
08. Cloud Nothings – “Wasted Days”
07. Bat For Lashes – “Laura”
06. Beach House – “Myth”
05. Grimes – “Oblivion”
04. Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
03. Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”
02. Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”
01. Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”

UPDATE: Here are the results in all categories: