2012: A Year In Review

The end of the December always translates to one thing to music bloggers: Year Recap lists. I've given up on this a long time ago, as what is my favorite song at the moment, could be #14 tomorrow (yes, I'm flippant. Deal with it.). Instead, here is a list of my most listened to KPOP songs as captured by my BFF, Last.FM. Below this, you'll find my live concert reviews for this year and a full timeline of what I've been grooving to month-by-month. It doesn't get more recappy than that...

You tell me. What was your favorite song of 2012?

KPOP Fave Cuts of 2012:
01. Super Junior - Sexy, Free & Single
02. Wonder Girls - The DJ Is Mine
03. TVXQ! - Android (OK, it's in Japanese. Whatever, they are Korean.)
04. SHINee - Sherlock (Clue + Note)
05. TaeTiSeo - Twinkle
06. Big Bang - Fantastic Baby
07. TVXQ! - Catch Me (yes, TVXQ! gets two entries, as one is in Japanese, the other is in Korean)
08. f(x) - Electric Shock
09. NU'EST - Face
10. Xia Junsu - Tarantallegra
11. Nine Muses - Ticket
12. SISTAR - Alone
13. MBLAQ - This Is War/It's War
14. miss A - Lips
15. 2NE1 - I Love You

Live From New York in 2012:
-Pastele, Benatton, Jay Saint & Flawless
-Meeting Lil Jon in Soho
-Wonder Girls @ the Hard Rock
-Madonna @ the Garden

Quarter 1:
January
February
March

Quarter 2 (April, May, June):
April
May
June

Quarter 3 (July, August, September):

July
August
September

Quarter 4 (October, November, December):

October
November
December


For an extended look at Billboard's recap as it pertains to Melismatic, click the cut below.



BILLBOARD RECAP:

Top Artists of 2012:
1. Adele
2. Rihanna
3. Taylor Swift
4. Drake
5. Justin Bieber
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Katy Perry
8. Maroon 5
9. LMFAO
10. One Direction

Biggest "New" Artists of the Year:
1. One Direction
2. Carly Rae Jepsen
3. Gotye
4. The Wanted
5. Ellie Goulding
6. Calvin Harris
7. PSY
8. 2 Chainz
9. Hunter Hayes
10. Alex Clare

Hot 100 Songs of the Year:
1. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
2. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
3. fun. - We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
4. Maroon 5 - Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
5. Ellie Goulding - Lights
6. The Wanted - Glad You Came
7. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
8. Rihanna - We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
9. Nicki Minaj - Starships
10. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
11. Flo Rida - Wild Ones (feat. Sia)
12. Adele - Set Fire To the Rain
13. LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It
14. fun. - Some Nights
16. Flo Rida - Good Feeling
17. Flo Rida - Whistle
18. Maroon 5 - One More Night
19. Train - Drive By
20. Drake - The Motto (feat. Lil Wayne)
21. Rihanna - Where Have You Been
22. Neon Trees - Everybody Talks
23. Drake - Take Care (feat. Rihanna)
24. David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia)
25. Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
26. Bruno Mars - It Will Rain
27. Kanye West - Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz)
28. Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
29. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
30. Alex Clare - Too Close
31. Katy Perry - Part of Me
32. Snoop Dogg - Young, Wild & Free (feat. Wiz Khalifa, Bruno Mars)
33. Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
34. Justin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me (feat. Big Sean)
35. David Guetta - Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj)
36. Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)
37. P!NK - Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
38. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time
39. Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart A Break
40. Jay-Z/Kanye West - Ni**as in Paris
41. Katy Perry - The One That Got Away
42. Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
43. Adele - Someone Like You
44. Usher - Scream
45. Tyga - Rack City
46. Jessie J - Domino
47. PSY - Gangnam Style
48. Pitbull - International Love (feat. Chris Brown)
49. Phillip Phillips - Home
50. David Guetta - Without You (feat. Usher)
51. Gym Class Heroes - Ass Back Home (feat. Neon Hitch)
52. Hunter Hayes - Wanted
53. Luke Bryan - Drunk On You
54. 2 Chainz - No Lie (feat. Drake)
55. Cher Lloyd - Want U Back
56. Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
57. Big Sean - Dance (A$$) (feat. Nicki Minaj)
58. Eric Church - Springsteen
59. Karmin - Brokenhearted
60. Gavin DeGraw - Not Over You
61. Gym Class Heroes - Stereo Hearts (feat. Adam Levine)
62. Pitbull - Back In Time
63. J.Cole - Work Out
64. Adele - Rumour Has It
65. Calvin Harris - Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo)
66. Carrie Underwood - Good Girl
67. Little Big Town - Pontoon
68. The Lumineers - Ho Hey
69. Coldplay - Paradise
70. Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
71. Adele - Rolling In the Deep
72. Usher - Climax
73. Wiz Khalifa - Work Hard, Play Hard
74. Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)
75. Nicki Minaj - Pound the Alarm
76. Kenny Chesney - Come Over
77. Trey Songz - Heart Attack
78. Kirko Bangz - Drank In My Cup
79. Rihanna - Birthday Cake (feat. Chris Brown)
80. B.o.B. - So Good
81. Train - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye
82. Toby Keith - Red Solo Cup
83. Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like A Love Song
84. Chris Brown - Turn Up the Music
85. Ke$ha - Die Young
86. T-Pain - 5 O'Clock (feat. Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen)
87. Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
88. Jason Aldean - Take A Little Ride
89. Rihanna - You Da One
90. Havana Brown - We Run the Night (feat. Pitbull)
91. Imagine Dragons - It's Time
92. Ca$h Out - Cashin' Out
93. Luke Bryan - I Don't Want This Night To End
94. Rihanna - Diamonds
95. Lee Brice - Hard to Love
96. Kip Moore - Somethin' 'Bout A Truck
97. Miguel - Adorn
98. Jason Aldean - Fly Over States
99. Eli Young Band - Even If It Breaks Your Heart
100. Linkin Park - Burn It Down

Biggest Dance/Club Hits of the Year:
1. Zedd - Spectrum (feat. Matthew Koma)
2. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)
3. Florence + The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name)
4. Nicki Minaj - Pund the Alarm
5. Rihanna - Where Have You Been
6. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
7. Dev & Enrique Iglesias - Naked
8. P!NK - Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
9. Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side
10. Rita Ora - R.I.P. (feat. Tinie Tempah)
11. David Guetta - Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj)
12. Jessie J - Domino
13. Jack Back - Wild One Two (feat. David Guetta, Nicky Romero & Sia)
14. Karmin - Brokenhearted
15. Katy Perry - Wide Awake
16. Jennifer Lopez - Goin' In (feat. Flo Rida)
17. Karmin - Hello
18. Kylie Minogue - Timebomb
19. Rihanna - You Da One
20. Taio Cruz - Hangover (feat. Flo Rida)
21. Katy Perry - The One That Got Away
22. Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
23. David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia)
24. Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
25. Usher - Scream
26. Martin Solveig - The Night Out
27. Noelia - My Everything
28. Nicki Minaj - Starships
29. Eva Simons - I Don't Like You
30. Gloria Estefan - Hotel Nacional
31. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso - Calling (Lose My Mind) (feat. Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic)
32. Avicii - Levels
33. Madonna - Turn Up the Radio
34. Jennifer Lopez - Dance Again (feat. Pitbull)
35. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You...)
36. Katy Perry - Part of Me
37. The Wanted - Chasing the Sun
38. BLUSH - Dance On
39. Mariah Carey - Triumphant (Get 'Em)
40. Havana Brown - We Run the Night (feat. Pitbull)
41. Madonna - Give Me All Your Luvin' (feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.)
42. Melanie Amaro - Respect
43. Toni Braxton - I Heart You
44. Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
45. Usher - Climax
46. Pitbull - International Love (feat. Chris Brown)
47. Lady Gaga - Marry the Night
48. Wynter Gordon - Buy My Love
49. Taryn Manning - Send Me Your Love (feat. Sultan & Ned Shepard)
50. Deborah Cox - If It Wasn't For Love

Billboard Korea KPOP Hot 100:
1. PSY - Gangnam Style
2. Lyn - To Turn Back Hands of Time
3. SISTAR - Loving U
4. T-ARA - Lovey-Dovey
5. SISTAR - Alone
6. Lee Jong Hyun (CNBLUE) - My Love
7. Busker Busker - Cherry Blossom Ending
8. Seo In Kook/Jeong Eun Ji - All For You
9. Big Bang - Fantastic Baby
10. 2NE1 - I Love You
11. Big Bang - Blue
12. Ailee - Heaven
13. T-ARA - Day By Day
14. K.Will - Please Don't
15. HyunA/JS - Trouble Maker
16. IU - You and I
17. BoA - Only One
18. PSY - What Should Have Been (feat. Lena Park)
19. Huh Gak/Zia - I Need You
20. PSY - Passionate Goodbye (feat. Sung Si-Kyung)
21. Ailee - I Will Show You
22. IU - Every End of the Day
23. BEAST - Beautiful Night
24. SNSD-TaeTiSeo - Twinkle
35. Naul - Memory of the Wind
26. Lee Ha Yi - 1,2,3,4
27. Davichi & T-ARA - We Used To Be In Love
28. 10cm - Sorrow
29. Lee Seung Chul - Did You Forget
30. G-Dragon - Missing You (feat. Kim Yuna of Jaurim)
31. Jung Joon Young & Roy Kim - After Turning Into Dust
32. Juniel - Illa Illa
33. Orange Caramel - Lipstick
34. miss A - Touch
35. Lee Hyun (8Eight) - My Heart Hurts
36. f(x) - Electric Shock
37. Baek Ji Young - Voice (feat. Gary of Leessang)
38. 4Minute - Volume Up
39. F.T Island - Fiercely
40. T-ARA - Sexy Love
41. Busker Busker - If You Really Love Me
42. Busker Busker - First Love
43. Busker Busker - Yeosu Night Sea
44. Ga In (Brown Eyed Girls) - Bloom
45. G-Dragon - Crayon
46. G-Dragon - That Xx
47. 2AM - I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me
48. Davichi - I'll Think Of You
49. K.Will - I Need You
50. Hyorin (SISTAR) - I Will Love You
51. miss A - I Don't Need A Man
52. Dynamic Duo - Without You
53. TaeYeon (SNSD) - Missing You Like Crazy]
54. Se7en - When I Can't Sing
55. Wonder Girls - Like This
56. Epik High - It's Cold (feat. Lee Hi)
57. Davichi - Do Men Cry
58. Big Bang - Monster
59. Byul - So Cute (feat. Kwon Jung Yeol of 10cm)
60. Kara - Pandora
61. Huh Gak - One Person
62. Baek Ji Young - Good Boy (feat. Jun Hyung of BEAST)
63. BEAST - Midnight
64. Brave Guys - I Don't Care (feat. Seo Su Min PD)
65. Big Bang - Bad Boy
66. Noel - To Live
67. Geeks, SoYu - Officially Missing You Too
68. Teen Top - Going Crazy
69. Jung Jun Ha - The Story of A Tall Bachelor
70. BEAST - I Knew It
71. John Park - Falling
72. Kim Soo Hyun - One Person Back Then
73. December - She's Gone
74. JYP - You're The One
75. G.NA - 2Hot
76. Verbal Jint - Pretty Enough (feat. Sanchez)
77. Ulala Session - Beautiful Night
78. Yangpa, Davichi, HANNA - Love Is All The Same
79. Baek Ji Young - After A Long Time
80. Sunny Hill - The Grasshopper Song
81. MBLAQ - It's War
82. Huh Gak - The Person That Loved Me
83. T-ARA - Cry Cry
84. Seo In Kook, Jeong Eun Ji - Just The Way We Love
85. Shinyoo - Hands of the Clock
86. Secret - Poison
87. Primary - ? (Q Mark) (feat. Choiza of Dynamic Duo, Zion.T)
88. IU - Peach
89. Infinite - The Chaser
90. Noel - Things That I Couldn't Say
91. Xia Junsu - Love Is Like A Snowflake
92. Lyn - Teddy Bear
93. SHINee - Sherlock (Clue + Note)
94. HyunA - Ice Cream (feat. Maboos)
95. Heora - Moonlight Sets
96. Yang Yo Seob & Jung Eun Ji - Love Day
97. Big Bang - Love Dust
98. Lee Seung Chul - Amateur
99. Zia - I'm Upset
100. JYP - Someone Else (feat. Ga In of Brown Eyed Girls)

Top 20 Albums of the Year: (sales)
1. Adele - 21
2. Michael Buble - Christmas
3. Drake - Take Care
4. Taylor Swift - Red
5. One Direction - Up All Night
6. Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
7. Mumford & Sons - Babel
8. Rihanna - Talk That Talk
9. Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
10. The Black Keys - El Camino
11. Justin Bieber - Believe
12. Lady Antebellum - Own the Night
13. Justin Bieber - Under the Mistletoe
14. Carrie Underwood - Blown Away
15. Nickelback - Here and Now
16. Adele - 19
17. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
18. Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits
19. Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party
20. fun. - Some Nights

Top 25 Tours of 2012:
1. Madonna (72 Shows, All Sold Out)
Gross: Over $228M


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