Luke Matthews

Luke’s Favorites of 2012

Luke’s Favorites of 2012

Last night, I started to compile my favorite songs and albums of 2012. I appears I’m just in time as Kurt did the same this morning! I have a pretty broad reach when it comes to music, but I thought I would give you some of my favorite songs that you may have heard on STAR 102.5 this year.

It really has been a great year for music in 2012. There have been some fantastic songs that have hit the air that I still to this day love. Here’s my list of my favorite songs of 2012:

Karmin25. Mat Kearney – “Ships in the Night”
24. Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”

23. Mumford & Sons – ” I Will Wait”
22. Phillip Phillips – “Home”
21. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
20. Dave Matthews Band – “Gaucho”
19. Kelly Clarkson – “Catch My Breath”
18. Ellie Goulding – “Lights”
17. Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
16. Adele – “Skyfall”
15. fun. – “We Are Young”
14. Taylor Swift – “Eyes Open”
13. Neon Trees – “Everybody Talks”
12. Gotye – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
11. Pink – “Try”
10. Psy – “Gangnam Style”
9. Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
8. Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
7. Maroon 5 – “Payphone”
6. Katy Perry – “Part of Me”
5. fun. “Some Nights”
4. Alanis Morissette – “‘Til You”
3. Pink – “Blow Me One Last Kiss”
2. Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
1. Karmin – “Broken Hearted”

There was no denying the Karmin song this year. While it would have been easy to go with my favorite, Kelly Clarkson and her anthemic “Stronger,” Karmin was just one of those songs that stuck with me and still makes me happy whenever I hear it today.Also, when you have a best, you have to have a worst. I’m certainly not making any long list of the worst songs, suffice it to say my least favorite song of 2012 was one that Kurt also disliked. Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake” was a horrible dreck of a mess. Having Chris Brown on it didn’t help either.When it comes to albums, there’s a ton of great ones that hit this year. Here were my choices for favorite albums of the year:

Pink10. Mumford & Sons – “Babel”
9. John Mayer – “Born & Raised”
8. Fiona Apple – “The Idler Wheel…”
7. Dave Matthews Band – “Away from the World”
6. Maroon 5 – “Overexposed”
5. fun. – “Some Nights”
4. The Hunger Games Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
3. Taylor Swift – “Red”
2. Black Keys – “El Camino”
1. Pink – “The Truth About Love”

What isn’t there to love about Pink? She’s one of my favorite artists and is getting better with every record. My goal in 2013 is to see her in concert.

Worst album of the year? There was actually some contention for this one. I don’t know if I would necessarily deem these with the “worst” label, but would definitely give them the distinction of “most disappointing.” My close second was No Doubt’s “Push and Shove.” However, no album was more disappointing or more flat thanMadonna’s “M.D.N.A.” Madonna needs to stop trying to be 23 and sing/act her age.

I’d love to know what your favorite songs and albums were in 2013! Leave them in the comments.

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