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Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks of 2012 (Grimes’ “Oblivion” is #1)

by Bill Pearis

Pitchfork Top Tracks

Pitchfork just posted their much anticipated list of the top 100 tracks of 2012. The #1 slot went to… Grimes! Whether you thought the whole of her album Visions was good or not, it was hard to deny the charms of “Oblivion.” (Having that great video didn’t hurt either.) Do you think it deserved to top the list? If not then what song should’ve?

You can check out P4K’s entire hot 100 of 2012 below.


Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks of 2012

01. Grimes: “Oblivion”

02. Frank Ocean: “Pyramids”
03. Usher: “Climax”
04. Kendrick Lamar: “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”
05. Japandroids: “The House That Heaven Built”
06. Bat For Lashes: “Laura”
07. Tame Impala: “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
08. Beach House: “Myth”
09. Fiona Apple: “Werewolf”
10. Jai Paul: “Jasmine”
11. Frank Ocean: “Thinking About You”
12. Miguel: “Adorn”
13. Chromatics: “Kill For Love”
14. M.I.A.: “Bad Girls”
15. Andy Stott: “Numb”
16. Solange: “Losing You”
17. Chairlift: “I Belong In Your Arms”
18. Nicki Minaj: “Beez in the Trap” [ft. 2 Chainz]
19. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: “Only In My Dreams”
20. Kendrick Lamar: “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
21. Jessie Ware – “Wildest Moments”
22. Death Grips – “I’ve Seen Footage”
23. Dirty Projectors – “Dance For You”
24. Chief Keef – “I Don’t Like” [ft. Lil Reese]
25. Grimes – “Genesis”
26. TNGHT – “Higher Ground”
27. Grizzly Bear – “Yet Again”
28. Cat Power – “Nothin But Time”
29. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
30. Kanye West – “Mercy” [ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz]
31. Frank Ocean – “Bad Religion”
32. Sky Ferreira – “Everything Is Embarrassing”
33. Danny Brown – “Grown Up”
34. Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless”
35. Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”
36. Todd Terje – “Inspector Norse”
37. Killer Mike – “Reagan”
38. Hot Chip – “Flutes”
39. Schoolboy Q – “Hands On The Wheel” [ft. A$AP Rocky]
40. The Men – “Open Your Heart”
41. El-P – “The Full Retard”
42. Gunplay – “Jump Out”
43. Dum Dum Girls – “Lord Knows”
44. AlunaGeorge – “You Know You Like It”
45. Spiritualized – “Hey Jane”
46. Ty Segall Band – “I Bought My Eyes”
47. Grizzly Bear – “Sleeping Ute”
48. Burial/Four Tet – “Nova”
49. Future – “Turn On The Lights”
50. Icona Pop – “I Love It”
51. Kendrick Lamar – “Backseat Freestyle”
52. Sharon Van Etten – “Serpents”
53. Rhye – “The Fall”
54. Savages – “Husbands”
55. Miguel – “Do You”
56. Peaking Lights – “Beautiful Son”
57. Killer Mike – “Big Beast” [ft. Bun B, T.I. and Trouble]
58. Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”
59. Mac DeMarco – “Ode to Viceroy”
60. Anna Meredith – “Nautilus”
61. Jessie Ware – “110%”
62. Philip Glass – “73 – 78 (Beck Remix)”
63. Passion Pit – “Constant Conversations”
64. Julia Holter – “In The Same Room”
65. Metz – “Wet Blanket”
66. Rick Ross – “Stay Schemin'” [ft. Drake and French Montana]
67. DIIV – “How Long Have You Known”
68. TNGHT – “Goooo”
69. Le1f – “Wut”
70. Four Tet – “Pyramid”
71. Thee Oh Sees – “Lupine Dominus”
72. John Talabot – “Destiny” [ft. Pional]
73. Juicy J – “Bandz a Make Her Dance (Remix)” [ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz]
74. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Baby”
75. Angel Haze – “Werkin’ Girls”
76. Blawan – “Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?”
77. The xx – “Angels”
78. King Tuff – “Bad Thing”
79. Rich Kidz – “My Life” [ft. Waka Flocka Flame]
80. Baauer – “Harlem Shake”
81. Liars – “No. 1 Against the Rush”
82. Schoolboy Q – “There He Go”
83. How To Dress Well – “Cold Nites”
84. Lower Dens – “Brains”
85. Major Lazer – “Get Free”
86. Chief Keef – “Love Sosa”
87. Lotus Plaza – “Monoliths”
88. A$AP Rocky – “Goldie”
89. Jeremih – “733 Love”
90. Daphni – “Yes, I Know”
91. Antony & the Johnsons – “Cut The World”
92. King Louie – “Val Venis”
93. Cassie – “King of Hearts (Richard X Remix Edit)”
94. Saint Etienne – “Tonight”
95. R. Kelly – “Share My Love”
96. Merchandise – “Time”
97. Twin Shadow – “Golden Light”
98. Odd Future – “Oldie”
99. Blur – “Under the Westway”
100. Swearin’ – “Just”

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