Songs2_620x390
Songs2_620x390

Artwork/wallpaper by Gianni.

It’s hard to think of a more subjective musical list than a best songs list. Some people choose their list based on how much songs have changed the world, others choose songs that made the biggest statements or became a cultural phenomenon. My list of 100 songs didn’t change the world, they changed my world this year in small and immeasurable ways. Enjoy and do check out the Readers’ Poll and my favourite albums, remixes and more of the year.

  1. Kanye West – ‘Mercy’ feat. Big Sean, Pusha T 2 Chainz
  2. AlunaGeorge – ‘Your Drums, Your Love’
  3. NOCEREMONY/// – ‘FEELSOLOW’
  4. Alt-J –  ‘Tesselate’
  5. Tanlines – ‘Brothers’
  6. Hot Natured feat. Ali Love – ‘Benediction’
  7. Chad Valley feat. Glasser – ‘Fall 4 U’
  8. Purity Ring – ‘Loftcries’
  9. Chromatics – ‘Lady’
  10. TNGHT - ‘Higher Ground’
  11. THEESatisfaction – ‘Queen$’
  12. Major Lazer - ‘Get Free’ feat. Amber Coffman of Dirty Projector
  13. Jai Paul – ‘Jasmine’
  14. Daphni  - ‘Ye Ye’
  15. Kendrick Lamar - ‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe’
  16. Baauer – ‘Harlem Shake’
  17. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – ‘Stronger’
  18. The 2 Bears - ‘Work’
  19. Hundred Waters – ‘Visitor’
  20. Ships – ‘You’re Gonna Feel It’
  21. CHVRCHES –  ‘The Mother We Share’
  22. Burial – ‘Loner’
  23. Disclosure – ‘Control’
  24. Le Galaxie – ‘Love System’ feat. Elaine Mai
  25. Kindness – ‘Gee Up’
  26. Chairlift - ‘I Belong In Your Arms’
  27. Grimes – ‘Oblivion’
  28. Angel Haze – ‘Werkin’ Girls’
  29. El-P -  ‘The Full Retard’
  30. Haim - ‘Forever’
  31. AU – ‘Solid Gold’ 
  32. Death Grips – ‘Get Got’
  33. Dirty Projectors – ‘Swing Lo Magellan’
  34. Bat For Lashes – ‘All Your Gold’
  35. Harmonimix – ‘Confidence Boost’
  36. Girl Unit – ‘Ensemble’ (Club mix)
  37. Grimes – ‘Genesis’
  38. DENA – ‘Cash Diamond Rings Swimming Pools’
  39. Grizzly Bear -  ‘Yet Again’
  40. Joy Orbison & Boddika – ‘Swims’
  41. Zebra Katz – ‘Ima Read’ Ft. Njena Reddd Foxxx 
  42. Funkineven & Fatima –  ‘Phone Line’ 
  43. Holy Ghost - ‘It Gets Dark’
  44. Forrests – ‘Tarifa’
  45. Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Spinning Centers’
  46. Hot Chip – ‘How Do You Do?’
  47. Flume – ‘Holdin On’
  48. Not Squares -  ‘Fall Far’
  49. John Talabot – ‘Destiny’ feat. Pional
  50. Halls – ‘White Chalk’
  51. How To Dress Well – ‘& It Was U’
  52. Jessica Pratt – ‘Night Faces’
  53. Julia Holter – ‘In The Same Room’
  54. Jessie Ware – ’110% (You’re Never Gonna)’
  55. Mumblin’ Deaf Ro – ‘Cheer Up Charlie Brown’
  56. Outfit – ‘Everything All The Time’
  57. Mmoths – ‘Heart’ feat. Keep Shelly In Athens
  58. Django Django – ‘Default’
  59. inc. – ‘The Place’
  60. Frank B – ‘Chain Of Fools’
  61. I Am The Cosmos – ‘Take What You Want’
  62. M.I.A. – ‘Bad Girls’
  63. Mykki Blanco – ‘Wavvy’
  64. Cat Power -  ‘Ruin’
  65. Jacques Greene -  ‘Prism’
  66. Sky Ferreira -  ‘Everything Is Embarrassing’
  67. Clark –  ‘The Pining Part 2′
  68. Todd Terje –  ‘Inspector Norse’
  69. Joey Bada$$ –  ‘Fromdatomb$’ feat. Chuck Strangers
  70. Evian Christ – ‘Fuck it none of y’all don’t rap’
  71. David Byrne & St. Vincent – ‘Who’
  72. Villagers –  ‘The Waves’
  73. Kid A – ‘BB Bleu’
  74. The Cast Of Cheers – ‘Family’
  75. Mirel Wagner – ‘No Death’
  76. Wu Tang Clan - ‘Six Directions of Boxing’
  77. Captain Murphy aka Flying Lotus feat. Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Between Friends’
  78. SOAK –  ‘Sea Creatures’
  79. Factory Floor –  ‘Two Different Ways’
  80. Why? - ‘Sod In The Seed’
  81. Sinkane –  ‘Jeeper Creeper’
  82. Owensie –  ‘Distance Of Your Love’
  83. Azealia Banks x Machinedrum – ‘Needsumluv’
  84. Onra – L.O.V.E
  85. Oliver Tank – ‘Up All Night’
  86. Solange – ‘Losing You’
  87. The xx –  ‘Swept Away’
  88. Santigold – ‘Disparate Youth’
  89. Icona Pop – ‘I Love It’ feat. Charli XCX
  90. Dutch Uncles – ‘Fester’
  91. Young Wonder – ‘Flesh’
  92. Tops – ‘Diamond Look’
  93. Roses Gabor – ‘Stars’
  94. Niki & The Dove – ‘The Drummer’
  95. Shed - ‘Phototype’
  96. Stubborn Heart – ‘Need Someone’
  97. Spaceghostpurrp - ‘Tha Black God’ (mixtape version)
  98. Amateur Best – ‘Too Much’
  99. Rhye - ‘Open’
  100. Bam Spacey – ‘Taigan’

Spotify playlist

Deezer playlist


Listen back to the Nialler9 TXFM radio show.
Listen live every Thursday night at 10pm on 1052 TXFM.
Listen to Nialler9 as a playlist

One Response to “Nialler9′s Best Of 2012: Top 100 songs of the year”

Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)