KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

I actually started listening to the radio again after years of avoiding it like the plague and this year was exposed to a number of songs that I liked – so whereas last year I couldn’t even begin to answer the question ‘what are the best tracks of the year?’ this time round there are quite few to choose from and here are my ten picks from Twenty Twelve in no real order…

Some I listen to like church, others I just recognise are just straight up good tracks…

Jessie Ware -‘110%’

(she has changed the title of this song to ‘If Your Never Gonna Move’ for the US…maybe the bosses thought ‘110%’ was a little anon but I thought it worked, shame)

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Bruno Mars – ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’

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G.O.O.D Music – ‘Mercy’ (could’ve been this or ‘Clique’ but I chose this coz Pusha T is a beast)

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Solange – ‘Losing You’

Solange Knowles,


Lana Del Rey -‘Ride’

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Frank Ocean – ‘Thinkin’ Bout You’

(I can’t stand ‘Channel ORANGE’…I know I’m controversial – but this is gold)

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Kendrick Lamar – ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’

(could write a paper on how much I rate this guy #saviour)

Kendrick Lamar Jordans #saviour

Miguel – ‘Adorn’
(great work from him, love the vocal)

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Maroon 5 – ‘One More Night’

(they’ve had a handful of great singles but this one is THE ONE)

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Wiley – ‘Heatwave’

(This song in the club is…damn. Yet so simple. The guy knows what he’s doing)

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Special Mention —-

Pink – ‘Try’

Calvin Harris – ‘Sweet Nothing’ (feat. Florence Welch)

Azealia Banks – ‘Luxury’

Psy – ‘Gangnam Style’ (all day)

Taylor Swift – ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

Chromatics – ‘Kill For Love’

Alicia Keys – ‘Girl On Fire’

Tamia – ‘Beautiful Surprise’

L’Equipe du Son – ‘Slow Notion’ (Dubka Remix)

Bat For Lashes – ‘Laura’


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