Every year, I compile a list of my favorite songs/tracks of the previous year. I’ve been meaning to blog this year’s list for the past two months; today I’m going to finally do it. Unlike last year’s list, this year’s is arranged roughly in order of preference, starting at the top:
My favorite song of 2012 is M Ward’s “Crawl after You”:
Ward’s 2009 album Hold Time was my favorite album that year, but this is the first time that one of his songs is my favorite. I love everything about this song, especially the thought that one feels compelled to crawl after the one you love and tell them who you are. It seems like an apt metaphor for life (or maybe just relationships). I also love the violin solo.
2. Mika’s “Origin of Love” is a close second on my favorites list this year:
It’s catchy and, like M Ward’s “Crawl after You,” a great love song. I guess maybe 2012 was a year of love for me! I love the sentiment of pushing aside the crap that comes from what religion tells us about love and its origins. And the video is great — reminds me of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
3. Number three on my list is Perfume Genius’s “Normal Song.” Here’s a live version from YouTube:
I love this song’s lullaby-like quality. It’s a tender and beautiful song.
4. Of Monsters and Men’s “Love Love Love” is number four on my list. This is also a live version YouTube:
I love this song’s treatment of forbidden love and desire. I haven’t really been in this situation, but I feel like this song would describe exactly what I felt if I were in this situation.
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