With hundreds of thousands of tracks released in any given year, it’s sometimes hard to re-count the hits that have come through your speakers, let alone navigate through the up-and-coming artists you kept meaning to get to. The great thing about the Music Unlimited service is that all of these are at your fingertips and better yet, we’ve made it even easier.

We’re excited to release our Best of 2012 Premium Channel, featuring the year’s best songs, hand-picked by the Music Unlimited staff alongside the tracks that got the most plays from our subscribers in 2012. We’ll be rolling out all of the yearly charts in the next few weeks, but for now, check our first list below of the staff choices! Hear them all together plus many more in the premium channels section of the Music Unlimited service.

Jeff Safran –Marketing Manager [North America]

  • Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”
  • Alt-J – “Fitzpleasure”
  • Band of Skulls – “The Devil Takes Care of His Own”
  • Cloud Nothings – “No Future/No Past”
  • Diiv  - “How Long Have You Known”
  • Divine Fits – “Would That Not Be Nice”
  • Dr. John  - “Eleggua”
  • Frank Ocean  - “Crack Rock”
  • Gary Clark  - “Ain’t Messin’ Around”
  • Hundred Waters – “Boreal”
  • Jack White  - “I’m Shakin”
  • Japandroids  - “Fire’s Highway”
  • Kendrick Lamar  - “Swimming Pools”
  • Lianne La Havas – “Is Your Love Big Enough?”
  • Metric – “Breathing Underwater”
  • Michael Kiwanuka – “Tell Me a Tale”
  • Nas  - “The Don”
  • Polica  - “Dark Star”
  • Robert Glasper – “Afro Blue”
  • Schoolboy Q  - “Hands on the Whell”
  • Skrillex – “Bangarang”
  • Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
  • Tennis – “Origins”
  • The Darkness – “Every Inch of You”
  • Van Halen – “Beats Workin’”

Ashley Harris – Marketing Coordinator [North America]

  • Amos Lee – “The Darkness”
  • Bad Books  - “It Never Stops”
  • Ben Howard  - “Old Pine”
  • Delta Spirit  - “California”
  • Desert Noises – “I Won’t See You”
  • Dry the River – “Weights and Measures”
  • Ed Sheeran  - “The A Team”
  • Family of the Year  - “Loma Vista”
  • Father John Misty – “Only Son of the Ladiesman”
  • Fun. – “Some Nights”
  • Husky  - “History’s Door”
  • James Vincent McMorrow – “Sparrow and the Wolf”
  • John K. Samson – “When I Write My Master’s Thesis”
  • Lord Huron  - “Ends of the Earth”
  • Mumford & Sons – “Lover of the Light”
  • Nada Surf – “The Moon is Calling”
  • Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks”
  • Passion Pit – “Carried Away”
  • Sara Bareilles – “Bright Lights & City Scapes”
  • The Lumineers – “Stubborn Love”
  • The Shins – “It’s Only Life”
  • The Tallest Man on Earth  - “There’s No Leaving Now”
  • Walk the Moon - “Quesadilla”
  • Waters  - “For the One”
  • Yellow Ostrich – “Stay at Home”

2 Responses to “New Premium Channel: Best of 2012”

Mary

Dec 12, 2012

What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction didn’t make the list? What’s up with that?

    Mary

    Dec 12, 2012

    Never mind! One D. made the channel! Thank you 2012.

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