The 10 Best and Worst Songs of 2012 (GALLERY)

Crystal Bell | December 18, 2012 - 9:00 am

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When putting together a list of the best and worst songs of 2012, it’s impossible not to think of Carly Rae Jepsen’s breakthrough pop hit “Call Me Maybe.”

Unlike 2011, which rightfully belonged to British songstress Adele and her smash album 21, 2012 was the year of singles. Arguably the catchiest song of 2012, “Call Me Maybe” was a perfectly crafted pop song from a little-known Canadian artist. It was universal; everyone — from celebrities to Olympic athletes and university students — was a fan. Even self-absorbed hipsters found themselves singing along — unironically! — to the viral hit.

It’s no wonder Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” leads the pack in Celebuzz’s list of the Best Songs of 2012. And don’t worry, Directioners, we didn’t forget One Direction.

However, not every song was a universal hit this year. In fact, many songs fell flat. From the played-out shenanigans of LMFAO and their party rocking to Gotye’s own viral hit “Somebody That I Used to Know,” these are just a few of our  picks for the year’s worst. And please, don’t even get us started on Flo Rida’s “Whistle.”

Check out the lackluster lyrics for “Party Rock,” “Somebody That I Used to Know,” and “Whistle” on DirectLyrics.

Some of these songs are so bad, they have us begging for 2013. After all, it’s the year Beyonce makes her epic comeback — and reclaims her thrown as music’s most talented diva. Wait, is it 2013 yet?

For our list of the Best and Worst Songs of 2012, check out the gallery above.

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