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WTTS Top 50 Songs of 2012

5 Comments 18 January 2013

Adele, John Mayer, and Dave Matthews

Adele, John Mayer, and Dave Matthews

From TTS favorites like Coldplay, The Black Keys, and Van Morrison to new artists like Alabama Shakes, The Head and The Heart, and Of Monsters And Men, 2012 was a memorable year in music.  Here’s our list of the Top 50 WTTS songs of 2012 based on airplay.

Happy New Year from 92.3 WTTS!.

1. The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling

2. The Head And The Heart – Down In The Valley

3. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know

4. Mayer Hawthorne – The Walk

5. Lumineers – Ho Hey

6. The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow

7. Adele – I’ll Be Waiting

8. Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks

9. Imagine Dragons – It’s Time

10. Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out

11. The Shins – Simple Song
12. Coldplay – Charlie Brown
13. John Mayer – Queen Of California
14. Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
15. Phillip Phillips – Home
16. Ryan Adams – Chains Of Love
17. Brandi Carlile – That Wasn’t Me
18. Young The Giant – Cough Syrup
19. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
20. Dave Matthews Band – Mercy
21. The Lumineers – Stubborn Love
22. Jack White – I’m Shakin’
23. Alabama Shakes – Hold On
24. Michael Kiwanuka – I’m Getting Ready
25. Muse – Madness
26. Van Morrison – Open The Door (To Your Heart)
27. Eric Hutchinson – Watching You Watch Him
28. Norah Jones – Happy Pills
29. Graffiti6 – Free
30. John Mayer – Shadow Days
31. The Rolling Stones – Doom And Gloom
32. Matchbox Twenty – She’s So Mean
33. Snow Patrol – This Isn’t Everything You Are
34. The Wallflowers – Reboot The Mission
35. The Avett Brothers – Live And Die
36. Bonnie Raitt – Used To Rule The World
37. Counting Crows – Untitled (Love Song)
38. Mumford & Sons – Lover Of The Light
39. The Head And The Heart – Ghosts
40. Green Day – Oh Love
41. Keane – Silenced By The Night
42. Jack White – Love Interruption
43. The Black Keys – Sister
44. The Fray – Heartbeat
45. Walk The Moon – Anna Sun
46. Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound
47. Fun. – We Are Young
48. Grouplove – Tongue Tied
49. Ben Howard – Only Love
50. Alabama Shakes – I Ain’t The Same

Your Comments

5 Comments so far

  1. Matthew Lakin says:

    So how do you determine the top 50 list? And is there any way that I can have a copy of the top 50 lists from past years?

  2. BrianC says:

    The “Top 50” list is determined by airplay. The more times a song was played on WTTS this past year, the higher up it is on the list. Unfortunately, we don’t have lists from past years.

  3. Dave Gotshall says:

    I still think that Mercy by Dave Matthews was the song of the year and I am only a sort of Dave Matthews fan. That isn’t based on how often it played but the wonderful merging of music and lyrics in that song. Keep up the good work. I love the station.

  4. Pete says:

    I applaud WTTS on recognizing airplay as the different way to to do a top 50 list. I can report independently if that was done in the past Gomez – See The World would have been # 1 not one year but two in 2006 and 2007. Someone I know had a track bot excel program counting plays by the macro bot. That song was played insanely over 2 years although I still love it. Cannot say I am pumped by this list but at the same time I welcome the independent station being just that as I am independent to get my music from many other sources. I do not see eye to eye with it but then again I burned out on this music 6 years ago but not completely.

  5. Mary says:

    Great list!