50 Best Songs of 2012

Taylor made weapons-grade teen pop; Kanye put his brain on cruise-control, dubstep kingpins and stadium rockers invited us all to their parties

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Skrillex feat. Sirah, 'Bangarang'
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22. Skrillex feat. Sirah, 'Bangarang'

For dubstep purists, this was their "Judaaaaas!" moment. For the rest of us, it's speaker-blasting thud-funk, obvious and proud of it, rewiring Daft Punk the way Daft Punk rewired Chic. Skrillex throws down the populist gauntlet for EDM, the most comically named genre since IDM, going for all-out superstar-DJ flash.

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