Most popular songs of 2012 (overview)

The year 2012 was a great year for DirectLyrics. In October, on the release day of Taylor Swift's new album DirectLyrics saw over 1 million page views in a single day. To bring honors to 2012 we've created an overview of the top songs of 2012 according to our lyrics page view counter. Unsurprisingly Taylor Swift (#1) leads the chart, followed by One Direction (#2) and Maroon 5 (#3). Honorable mentions for 2012 are Nicki Minaj with four chart entries and Alicia Keys (#15) who made the biggest comeback of the year. Indie band Mumford & Sons did great at #26 together with new comer Phillip Phillips's "Home" (#30).

Compared to 2011's top songs we miss Beyonce (busy with her baby), Selena Gomez (no new music), Drake (only collabs).

2012 top songs

  1. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" — Taylor Swift
  2. "What Makes You Beautiful" — One Direction
  3. "Payphone" — Maroon 5
  4. "Wild Ones" — Flo Rida
  5. "Diamonds" — Rihanna
  6. "Sexy And I Know It" — Lmfao
  7. "I Knew You Were Trouble" — Taylor Swift
  8. "One More Night" — Maroon 5
  9. "Starships" — Nicki Minaj
  10. "Firework" — Katy Perry
  11. "Just The Way You Are" — Bruno Mars
  12. "Beauty And A Beat" — Justin Bieber
  13. "Red" — Taylor Swift
  14. "Begin Again" — Taylor Swift
  15. "Girl On Fire" — Alicia Keys
  16. "Right By My Side" — Nicki Minaj
  17. "Locked Out Of Heaven" — Bruno Mars
  18. "Boyfriend" — Justin Bieber
  19. "Glad You Came" — The Wanted
  20. "It Will Rain" — Bruno Mars
  21. "Love The Way You Lie" — Eminem
  22. "We Found Love" — Rihanna
  23. "Heart Attack" — Trey Songz
  24. "Not Afraid" — Eminem
  25. "Born To Die" — Lana Del Rey
  26. "I Will Wait" — Mumford & Sons
  27. "Birthday Cake" — Rihanna
  28. "Grenade" — Bruno Mars
  29. "Die Young" — Ke$ha
  30. "Home" — Phillip Phillips

Lets see what 2013 brings us!

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