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A-Sides Music: 48 More Great Songs of 2012 (Road to 100 Complete)

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Last week, A-Sides Musicreleased its Top 52 Songs of 2012. The reason I chose 52 was strictly a cheap pop. As wrestling fans know all too well - that term means it was just a quick way to get a reaction. I didn't want to choose 50 because everybody does that, and I thought it'd jump out more if I made it 52 since the year ended in an even number (12). Anyway, it's a rather lame explanation so I'll move on. The list, which can be seen here , was mostly well received on social networking sites albeit some questioned how the I could have a band like Yeasayer on it on minute, and someone like Philip Phillips the next. But that's me. I like everything so my list reflects that. Anyway, last week's "top 52" made me realize I should just conform to a top 100 because there were/are so many great songs out this year. So with that, I bring you the remaining 48 tunes that made my year a little brighter. (We'll start at 53 obviously.)

Boom. Check the list below and click the links where you see them. I was fortunate to have some of the songs and performers on my A-Sides series.

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53. Anna Sun - Walk the Moon
54. Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) - Silversun Pickups
55. Cherokee - Cat Power
56. 45 - The Gaslight Anthem
57. Danny, Dakota and the Wishing Well - A Silent Film
58. Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
59. Headlights - Morning Parade
60. The King and All His Men - Wolf Gang
61. Henrietta - Yeasayer
62. Take the Heartland - Glen Hansard
63. Weep Themselves to Sleep - Jack White
64. Levitator - LP
65. No Lie - 2Chainz/Drake
66. Angels - The xx
67. The Keepers - Santigold
68. Oblivion - Grimes
69. Stray Heart - Green Day
70. Violet Rays - Smashing Pumpkins
71. Midnight City - M83
72. Slow It Down - The Lumineers
73. All of Me - Tanlines
74. Hold On - Alabama Shakes
75. Babel - Mumford & Sons
76. Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
77. Levels - Avicii
78. Lions in Cages - Wolf Gang
79. Some Nights Intro - fun.
80. Closer - Tegan & Sara
81. Lock + Key - Wild Adriatic
82. Rhiannon (cover) - Best Coast
83. Abraham's Daughter - Arcade Fire
84. Pyramids - Frank Ocean
85. Sappho - Tribes
86. Some Nights - fun.
87. For Your Heart - Divine Fits
88. I Love It - Icona Pop
89. Forever - Haim
90. Heartbeat - The Kopecky Family Band
91. Kill the DJ - Green Day
92. All the Rowboats - Regina Spektor
93. Ruin - Cat Power
94. Keep It For Your Own - POP ETC
95. Numb - Gary Clark Jr.
96. Goes Without Saying - Anchor & Braille
97. City Girl - The Jezabels
98. Catch My Breath - Kelly Clarkson
99. Flood and a Fire - Gemma Ray
100. Die Young - Ke$ha


About A-Sides with Jon Chattman:
Jon Chattman's music series features artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometimes humorous) way. No bells, no whistles -- just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, I'm hoping this is refreshing.