Dec 26, 2012

Top Songs of 2012 - (Very!) Honorable Mentions

These are the songs released in 2012 that fell outside my top 10, but I felt were worthy of mention... 
not only mention, but excited proclamation actually. 2012 was a banner year for music - 
mostly outside of the mainstream, though there were some true mainstream gems. 
Here are FTM's honorable mentions for top songs of 2012, in no particular order.

Kacey Musgraves - Merry Go 'Round (Mainstream Country Song of the Year)
Fistful of Beard - White Bluff
Dwight Yoakam - It's Never Alright
The Departed - Prayer for the Lonely
Shooter Jennings - The Long Road Ahead

The Pollies - Ashes of Burned Out Stars

Horsehead - God Damned the Rain to Fall
Brent Cobb - Diggin' Holes

Ronnie Fauss - This Year

Corb Lund - One Left in the Chamber
Uncle Lucius - Pocket Full of Misery
Kendrick Lamar - B*tch, Don't Kill My Vibe
Ryan Bingham - Western Shore
Kathleen Edwards - A Soft Place to Land
fun. - Some Nights
Zac Brown Band - The Wind
Bonnie Raitt - You Can't Fail Me Now

Alabama Shakes - Heartbreaker

Gretchen Peters - The Matador

ZZ Top - I Gotsta Get Paid

EL-P - The Full Retard
Darrell Scott - Dance in the Darkness
Alan Jackson - So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore
The Deadfields - Carolina Backroads
Smashing Pumpkins - Pinwheels
Blackberry Smoke - Crimson Moon

Lucero - Like Lightning

Marty Stuart - Sundown in Nashville
Kasey Anderson and the Honkies - Some Depression
Roger Creager - Bad Friend to a Good Man

Soundgarden - Blood on the Valley Floor

Josh Abbott Band - Flatland Farmer
Bruce Springsteen - Land of Hope and Dreams

Japandroids - The House that Heaven Built

Old Crow Medicine Show - Ain't It Enough
Lindi Ortega - Use Me
Frank Ocean - Thinkin' About You

Gary Clark Jr. - You Saved Me


  1. Very disappointed to see that some nights song on here. I'm all for a good pop song every now and then but that song is incredibly bad...

    Other than that, very good list

  2. Thanks... and sorry, but not sorry about the fun. song. It's a guilty pleasure I don't feel that guilty about. On top of that, it's far from the mindless pop that usually dominates the airwaves. Everybody's got some weird like that doesn't line up with the rest of their tastes, and that's mine (this year). -Trailer

  3. Understandable. Lyrically, it's not bad.. Something about the vocals, music and melody just drives me crazy! Also, glad to see Brent Cobb topped your favorite EP's of the year. He's one talented son of a bitch! Keep up the great work!

  4. Josh Abbott? I had no idea you were a 17 year old girl from Abilene. It is a good song, but it's been recorded better at least twice.

  5. Ha, come on Keith. It's one song out of ...uh, a bunch. I didn't know that was a previously recorded song or it wouldn't be included anyway. My research staff will be fired.

  6. Check out Terry Allen's original version off of "Lubbock(On Everything)" or, if you can find it, the Maines Brothers' version.

  7. Love fistful of beard.



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