30Hz Recommended: 100 Best Songs of 2012

Whenever I connect with a track at any point during the year it gets tossed into a playlist called “20XX Hits.” At the end of the year I go through the list and move my absolute favorites into the “20XX Final.” I try to be as honest as possible. Keep this in mind when you :facepalm: the No Doubt track or a certain Canadian pop star down near the bottom. They’re both brilliant pop tracks. I am not above championing pop music when it transcends the shite.