A very late top ten list for 2012

It’s nearly June and I realized that I never posted my favorite songs of 2012.  So here are my top 10 most favorite songs of last year in order, because I wasn’t raised in a barn:

1. Port of Morrow – The Shins

 

2. California – Delta Spirit

 

3. Heartbreaker – Alabama Shakes

 

4. Wait Up – Eight And A Half

 

5. Bird in the Hand – Amy Ray

 

6. Numb – Alanis Morissette

 

7. Never Gonna Let You Go – Esthero

 

8. Weep Themselves to Sleep – Jack White

 

9. Lay Low – Katie Costello

 

10. Stars – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

 

What do you think?

 

Lists

I make lists.  The lists I make are not useful in any way.  They are not “to do” lists or other proper lists.  Growing up I used to keep track of the songs I liked, a personal top 10 chart of sorts.  I would keep the lists in a book, and at the end of the year I’d have my favorite songs of the year.  One day I decided that I would make a mix tape of the previous year’s songs.  That morphed into burning CDs, and now I make playlists on iTunes.

I’ve just completed my 2011list.  Instead of sharing my top 100, which would be pretty ridiculous, here is my top 5.

Half Of Something Else  – The Airborne Toxic Event

Underneath the Sycamore – Death Cab for Cutie

Stay – Diego Garcia

Cassette Tape – Katie Costello

Eyes – Peter Bjorn and John

The older I get, the mellower I get, I think.