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My Most Played Tracks of 2012

I think it’s too early for me to create my Year-End Track list, but Billboard already revealed their Top Lists, so I guess it’s about time to blurt out my list as well. Since January, I managed to track down the number of plays of all the tracks that released this year. Using my iTunes Player, here’s My Most Played Tracks of 2012.

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TOP 10

Title:     Starships

Artist:     Nicki Minaj

Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Released: February 14, 2012

Number of Plays: 41

“Starships” was indeed one of the biggest hits of 2012. Following the success with “Superbass”, the song still has the elements of her previous hit.

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TOP 9

Title:     One Thing

Artist:     One Direction

Album: Up All Night

Released: January 6, 2012

Number of Plays: 42

The trends of Boybands are back with One Direction. They made me remember those NSYNC and BSB days. Man, those were golden!

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TOP 8

Title:     Anything Could Happen

Artist:     Ellie Goulding

Album: Halcyon

Released: August 17, 2012

Number of Plays: 42

Ellie’s new release is definitely one of my faves of hers. X Factor’s Fifth Harmony performed this song on their semi-finals, and they made this song even better!

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TOP 7

Title:     Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Artist:     Kelly Clarkson

Album: Stronger

Released: January 17, 2012

Number of Plays: 46

One of the female musicians with strongest vocals in the industry is Kelly Clarkson. This self-empowering track rocked the charts at the top spot and I am not surprised why.

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TOP 6

Title:     Part Of Me

Artist:     Katy Perry

Album: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection

Released: February 13, 2012

Number of Plays: 50

“Part of Me” was a commercial success. It was the twentieth song to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Perry’s seventh number-one single on the chart, and her ninth consecutive number-one single on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. The TEENAGE DREAM Era is indeed a dream come true.

TOP 5

Title:     Skyfall

Artist:     Adele

Album: OST: Skyfall

Released: October 5, 2012

Number of Plays: 50

Adele had a glorious 2011 after bagging tons of awards, chart topping hits, and a top grossing album. This year, she chants with an excellent track for a James Bond Film, “Skyfall“.

TOP 4

Title:     Girl Gone Wild

Artist:     Madonna

Album: MDNA

Released: March 2, 2012

Number of Plays: 64

I was not really a big fan of Madonna, until her 2012 LP came out. Her latest album, “MDNA” was really a masterpiece! Although, the track’s official video and song content was too raunchy, I still love the song’s beat, and harmony. Disappointed that it never went to the Top Spot on Hot 100, but it was one of the hottest dance/club tracks that was released this year.

TOP 3

Title:     Lights

Artist:     Ellie Goulding

Album: Lights (UK), Bright Lights (USA/Worldwide), Halcyon

Released: March 13, 2011

Number of Plays: 93

“Lights” was a sleeper hit, spending one year and three months on the Billboard Hot 100 before finally reaching number two on the chart in August 2012, after being released in 2011.

TOP 2

Title:     Set Fire To The Rain

Artist:     Adele

Album: 21

Released: July 4, 2011

Number of Plays: 143

Released in 2011, the track finally reached the top spot of Billboard Top 100 on February 4, 2012. The song was used in various TV shows, including CBS’ defunct show, “Ringer” starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

TOP 1

Title:     Love You Like A Love Song

Artist:     Selena Gomez & The Scene

Album: When The Sun Goes Down

Released: June 17, 2011

Number of Plays: 166

Another sleeper hit made its way to the mainstream charts, as Selena Gomez’ “Love You Like A Song” became her biggest hit since “Naturally“. “Love You like a Love Song” got its second wind after November 26, 2011, as it continued rising from the fiftieth position up until March 3, 2012, when it reached a peak of number 22, surpassing the peak made in July 2011. At the end of that month, the song surpassed sales of two million units, becoming her first single to achieve this sales and her highest selling single in the United States. The song also earned the band their second highest charting single, behind “Who Says“, and the longest running single on the Hot 100 at 38 weeks. The song also earned the band the first album to spawn two top thirty hits. On April 20, 2012, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the single double platinum.

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