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Hey Mr DJ: Reset Button Edition

We’re nearly through with the holidays, at long last. All things considered, 2012 was a good year for me personally. Yes, I think the major electoral outcome was a disaster for America, but life goes on.

Let’s look ahead to 2013, which will be exciting, I believe. Whether or not we want the excitement it will offer is a different question.

Bring on the New Year with:

1. Your Best of 2012. This can be music released in 2012 or even older music that you only discovered and started to appreciate in 2012.

2. Songs about renewal, new beginnings, or starting over

3. Music about making a complete wreck of your life and looking back bitterly (the Ball and Chain option)

4. Something that sums up your feelings about 2012.

5. In honor of the Fake Mayan Apocalypse, songs about the calendar, days of the week, and time

For last week’s survivors of the end:

FPrefect: A Simple Song by The Shins (1)

pfluffy: Psychotic Girl by The Black Keys (1)

Poosh: Save Me by Gotye (1)

Biggie G: Club Foot by Kasabian (1)

Iconoclast: Weatherman by Dead Sara (1)

stogy: Friday I’m in Love by the Cure (5)

Santino: Survival by Muse (1)

Mississippi Yankee: Lover of the Light by Mumford and Sons (1)

CM: Love Interruption by Jack White (1)

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  1. working_man says:

    Citizen Cope – Something to Believe In

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  2. working_man says:

    Electric Guest – This Head I Hold

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  3. working_man says:

    Both of those above would be category 1. Something for Category 3:

    Rehab – Sittin’ at a Bar

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  4. working_man says:

    Category 4:

    Fear – I Don’t Care About You

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  5. Santino says:

    Weatherman by Dead Sara (1)

    +1!

    (3)ish – Cats in the Cradle – Harry Chapin

    (1) It’s too bad that Oasis broke up, but I alway knew that Noel was the real talent. If I Had a Gun – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

    (1) Here With Me – The Killers

    (5) I Don’t Like Mondays – Tori Amos

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  6. Mississippi Yankee says:

    Category 5:

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  7. Mississippi Yankee says:

    Category 5:

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  8. pfluffy says:

    #1 and #5. I lost track of Mick Harvey when he left the Bad Seeds. I had no idea how good his solo stuff was until I heard this one on the Breaking Bad soundtrack and looked it up (oh, THAT Mick Harvey).

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  9. pfluffy says:

    Another Mick Harvey. Category 3 – going straight to Hell. (this is NOT a remake of the Lou Reed classic of a similar name.)

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  10. Thrill says:

    Updated playlist. Back to it.

    A #4 cluster cometh.

    This for all of our elected clowns: No More Heroes by The Stranglers

    The death of the…Culture War by Arcade Fire

    For the conservative meltdown: Hate to See You Like This by Fountains of Wayne

    @Boehner: Everyday I Love You Less and Less by Kaiser Chiefs

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  11. Thrill says:

    #4, Benghazi Special.

    The ignored intel: Stupid MF by MSI

    No help came: Generals by The Damned

    The coverup: Slippery People by Talking Heads

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  12. Santino says:

    Finishing out the days of the week.

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Saturday

    Sunday

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  13. Biggie G says:

    1. I wasn’t a fan of their first two hits when they came out, but after I saw It Might Get Loud earlier this year, I sought out some deep tracks and really got into the White Stripes, and only 2 years after they broke up. You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)

    2. Gladys Knight and the Pips – Midnight Train to Georgia

    3. Since I already used Ball and Chain, let’s go with some Willie Nelson – Bubbles in My Beer.

    4. Hopefully the bottom has already dropped out. Citizen King – Better Days

    5. The Rolling Stone – Time is On My Side

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  14. Mississippi Yankee says:

    And this is why we skipped Friday

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  15. Thrill says:

    #5. Two-fer from the Decemberists

    January Hymn

    July, July

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  16. Mississippi Yankee says:

    Methinks their calculations were a bit off

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  17. thelastdakrat says:

    I’m late to this party, but I have a couple entries for number 1. These are my favorites for 2012. I think they’re the only two songs I can name that came out this year (I guess I need to start listening to the radio more before I sink into complete cultural obliviousness). I love these two anyway.

    Someone That I Used to Know – Gotye

    Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

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  18. CM says:

    Love Interruption is a great pick Thrill, superb song and wonderful album. Cheers.

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  19. Iconoclast says:

    I’m also (very) late, but as they say, better late than never…

    Songs about renewal, new beginnings, or starting over…

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  20. Iconoclast says:

    In honor of the Fake Mayan Apocalypse, songs about the calendar, days of the week, and time

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  22. Santino says:

    Happy f’n New Year RTFTLC

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