Jack White (Photo: Gabriel Olsen)

Jack White (Photo: Gabriel Olsen)

It’s been a whirlwind of a year in rock, with tons of new music hitting the airwaves from both classic KROQ artists like Foo Fighters, Green Day, No Doubt, Bush, and Linkin Park to emerging bands like Atlas Genius, Youngblood Hawke, Walk The Moon and Imagine Dragons.

We’ve had the pleasure of hosting many of these bands throughout the year, whether it be an intimate performance in the Red Bull Sound Space, or one of our major shows like Weenie Roast or Almost Acoustic Christmas.

Without further adieu, here are the top 50 songs of 2012.

TOP 50 SONGS OF 2012

50. Deadmau5 feat Gerard Way “Professional Griefers”
49. Matt & Kim “Let’s Go”
48. Two Door Cinema Club “Sleep Alone”
47. Of Monsters and Men “Mountain Sound”
46. Atlas Genius “Trojans”
45. Green Day “Let Yourself Go”
44. Awolnation “Not Your Fault”
43. The Killers “Miss Atomic Bomb”
42. Rise Against “Wait For Me”
41. Grouplove “Itchin on a Photograph”
40. The Gaslight Anthem “45”
39. Silversun Pickups “Bloody Mary”
38. Bush “The Sound of Winter”
37. Alabama Shakes “Hold On”
36. The Offspring “Days Go By”
35. Fun “Carry On”
34. Youngblood Hawke “We Come Running”
33. Foo Fighters “These Days”
32. Florence + the Machine “Shake It Out”
31. Slightly Stoopid “Top of the World”
30. The Black Keys “Gold on the Ceiling”
29. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop”
28. Green Day “Oh Love”
27. Foster the People “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)”
26. The Dirty Heads “Spread Too Thin”
25. Linkin Park “I’ll Be Gone”
24. Jack White “Freedom at 21”
23. Passion Pit “Take a Walk”
22. The Killers “Runaways”
21. The Black Keys “Little Black Submarines”
20. Foo Fighters “Walk”
19. No Doubt “Push and Shove”
18. Walk the Moon “Anna Sun”
17. Rise Against “Satellite”
16. Coldplay “Paradise”
15. Awolnation “Sail”
14. Imagine Dragons “It’s Time”
13. Fun “Some Nights”
12. Of Monsters and Men “Little Talks”
11. The Black Keys “Lonely Boy”
10. M83 “Midnight City”
9. Grouplove “Tongue Tied”
8. Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait”
7. Neon Trees “Everybody Talks”
6. Muse “Madness”
5. The Lumineers “Ho Hey”
4. Linkin Park “Burn It Down”
3. Alex Clare “Too Close”
2. Gotye feat Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know”
1. Fun “We Are Young”


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