5. Scissor Sisters - Let’s Have A Kiki
From the moment I heard this song by the Scissor Sisters I knew it was going to be a huge hit with audiences all over the world. Not only did it become a huge hit but “Kiki” would probably be considered one of the most used words of 2012, well at least in the gay community. Off their 2012 album “Magic Hour,” this song became essential to anyone and everyone’s parties and pre-club playlists over the summer. It’s sassy, tongue-in-cheek lyrics made it one of those songs you couldn’t resist to dance to and people all over the world were kiki’ing to this song no matter where they were with their girls and gays. After becoming so popular, the Scissor Sisters created this instructional music video to accompany the song. Kiki! Soso! Oui Oui! Non Non!
4. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
Kelly Clarkson is one of my all-time favourite artists so it’s no doubt that her biggest hit of the year made my list. An anthem for anyone and everyone, this song proved to be one of her biggest hits in years as it raced to the top of the charts reaching number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart, becoming Kelly’s third number one song. You couldn’t help but sing along to it in your car as you screamed the lyrics, or it got you through those last few minutes in your daily (or let’s be honest weekly) cardio workout. This song earned her three Grammy nominations for “Record of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Solo Performance,” exemplifying that even the Recording Academy agreed that it was one of the best this year.
3. Kylie Minogue - Timebomb
Everything about this song made it one of the best in my eyes of 2012, it also was one of the best music videos of the year. Kylie strutting around in a fashionable love/peace leather jacket and daisy dukes with shots of her in a sexy revealing black dress against a white background was everything and more. Not only did it become the perfect song to strut down the street to, but it was one of those songs that had you running up to the DJ booth to request every Saturday night. The song was the promotional single off her greatest hits compilation “K25,” commemorating 25 years in the music business, and what better way to display why Kylie Minogue is one of the best in the music industry then with this song.
2. Cheryl Cole - Call My Name
If there’s one music video that I wish could be my life every single day, it would be this one. Everything from the colourful outfit, to the choreography, to Cheryl’s super toned body, to the hot guys dancing behind her, this music video was everything. It had me pushing replay non-stop and became one of the biggest songs of my summer. You just know it had you in front of your mirror, trying to learn the choreography as you ran out of breath, sweating and then made you realize that not only are you out of shape but Cheryl Cole really is God, a flawless Queen and can do no wrong. The beat was sickening and the chorus was in your head for days. It became the song that I’d wake up to every morning and had me making an iPhone playlist of just the song playing over and over as I walked to work every day. One of the best Cheryl Cole songs, and my favourite since “Fight For This Love,” this song will remain on my playlist well into 2013. Say my name baby!
1. Christina Aguilera - Your Body
In December of 2011 there were rumours all over the internet that Christina Aguilera’s lead single off her 2012 album was going to be a Max Martin produced song called “Love Your Body.” After being shelved for a couple of months as Christina finished her album the song was leaked in August 2012, re-titled as “Your Body,” and has been blasting through my speakers since. Arguably her best single in years, this song was hot, playful and damn catchy! It was what fans and admirers had been wanting from the singer. The video was released in September and Christina took a playful approach to the video donning a Real Housewife of the Trailer Park persona that reminded us why she is also known as XTINA. If there’s one thing that Christina has, it’s personality, which is why she was able to pull off these different personas in her video. Perhaps the best part of the song is when Christina shouts “SAY!” throughout the song, which has become one of the most quotable parts of the single and something that has become one of her trademark sayings. The video is one of her best in my eyes and has provided endless GIF-worthy moments to be shared all over the internet this year. Alright! SAY!
What were your top songs of 2012?