Indie Song of the Summer, 2012
Listen to the Noise Pop podcast of 2012's songs of the summer, featuring Twin Shadow, Diplo, Purity Ring, Japandroids and more.
It's been building for 3 months and now it's finally here, the indie song of the summer! There are several ways to define a song as a great summer song: it can be carefree, sweet, propulsive, lazy, emotional, detached. It can be anything really. The one thing it must have is the collective acknowledgment that "this is the soundtrack to my season; this is what I'm going to remember summer 2012 by." The following list of songs are what defined summer for many of us and, based on the quality of the list, it's clearly been a good year for music. Enjoy!
1. "Five Seconds" -- Twin Shadow, Confess
2. "All of Me" -- Tanlines, Mixed Emotions
3. "Fineshrine" -- Purity Ring, Shrines
4. "Express Yourself" -- Diplo featuring Nicky Da B, Mixtape
5. "Super Rich Kids" -- Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
6. "Constant Conversations" -- Passion Pit, Gossamer
7. "I Love It" -- Icona Pop, Single
8. "Ho Hey" -- The Lumineers, The Lumineers
9. "Let's Go" -- Matt & Kim, Lightning
10. "Wildest Moments" -- Jessie Ware, Devotion
11. "The House That Heaven Built" - Japandroids, Celebration Rock
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