The 10 Songs I Digged Most In 2012

I've spent the past week listening to all of the great new songs I've been digging in 2012.  The result is this Top 10 list.  Tough stuff, since there are simply too many great songs to chose from.  Any song in "the next 10" could have made the list.  In the end, I grabbed a bottle of wine, got my chill on, set the volume fairly high, and spent a night listening to a couple of dozen awesome tunes.

So, here it is...

1.  Rest - Michael Kiwanuka

2.  Cigarettes & Truckstops - Lindi Ortega

3.  Hold On - Alabama Shakes

4.  Be Mine - The Heavy

5.  No Diggity - Chet Faker

6.  Darkness - Leonard Cohen

7.  There's A Whole Lotta Heaven - Iris DeMent

8.  The Rumors Are True - David Wax Museum

9.  Dear Believer - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

10.  Bird On A Buffalo - Angus Stone

Please let me know what you think.

I will be taking a short break for the rest of the year.  I expect to return right after they drop the ball.  Can't wait.

And THANK YOU for visiting this blog.  When I started this thing in March, I did not know where it would lead.  And now, with thousands of people from dozens of countries visiting every month, I'm pretty jazzed up to see where it goes from here.

Enjoy the holidays and what is left of 2012.


  1. This is a great selection of the top 10- of course it's missing my favorite of the year, Campfire Ok, but that's OK! You took on a huge task trying to narrow it down. I also would have added Bruce Foxton, and Zachary Richard.

    Thanks for introducing us to great music all year, and I personally look forward to 2013- don't wait too long after that ball drops to get back at it!

  2. Hey Theresa,

    All three of your songs made into "the next 10". I've been listening, and all those songs are awesome.

    It was very hard coming up with a Top 10, particularly the last three. How can anyone decide from so many great songs. In the end, the best songwriting and the best vocal performances won the day.

    Also, I'm sorry that the band you saw at the Aloft - I believe their name was Cougar Meat - did not make the list. I'll be in NYC when they play at City Winery next month. Hope to check them out.

    Thanks for all the support. You are the best.

    40 Watt

  3. Oh. No, you didn't just call my sweet songbirds Cougar Meat!!!

    Just because a woman, admittedly old enough to be their much older sister through divorce, puts on her cutest jeans, and during the meet and greet, proceeds to clutch each young man to her bosom....

    OK...I.guess I see your point.

    If you do get to see them in NYC next month, tell them Mother Theresa says "hey...;) "- and don't forget the "wink"- they'll know... (I'd deliver the message myself, but I've been banned from all future performances.)

  4. Very funny, Mother Theresa. You made my day.

    If I see Cougar Meat, I'll give them a wink.


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