2012: Most played tracks

In descending order, my top 25 most played new-to-me tracks of the year, old or new, one per artist…

25. ‘Rained the Whole Time’ – Nicolas Jaar x Shlohmo

24. ‘He’ll Be Back’ – The Players

23. ‘Try a Little Tenderness’ – Otis Redding

22. ‘Nem as Paredes Confesso’ – Amalia Rodrigues

21. ‘When the Lights Are Low’ – The Paragons

20. ‘Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam)’ – The Monitors

19. ‘Saby Yerkoy’ – Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabaté

18. ‘Tom Hark’ – Elias and His Zigzag Jive Flutes

17. ‘I Can’t Write Left-handed’ – Bill Withers

16. ‘This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)’ – The Isley Brothers

15. ‘Dream Full of Dreams’ – Donnie & Joe Emerson

14. ‘Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song)’ – Chic

13. ‘Something on Your Mind’ – Karen Dalton

12. ‘I Stand Accused’ – Isaac Hayes

11. ‘Sara Smile’ – Daryl Hall & John Oates

10. ‘Four Strong Winds’ – Neil Young

9. ‘A Fool Such as I’ – Hank Snow

8. ‘Unto Caesar’ – Dirty Projectors

7. ‘the Place I Live’ – Mount Eerie

6. ‘Voyage, Voyage’ – Desireless

5. ‘In the Same Room’ – Julia Holter

4. ‘When the Past Was Present’ – John Talabot

3. ‘Bad Religion’ – Frank Ocean

2. ‘Live It Up’ – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

1. ‘One of These Good Old Days’ – Al Green

(see also: ‘Tired of Being Alone’, ‘For the Good Times’, ‘Let’s Get Married’, ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’, ‘Look What You Done for Me’, ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?’)


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