Rob Sheffield's Top 25 Songs of 2012

From Carly Rae Jepsen to Van Halen

Carly Rae Jepsen performs in San Jose, California. Credit: C Flanigan/FilmMagic

Rob Sheffield's 25 favorite songs of 2012, include, but are not limited to: hits, obscurities, roller-disco jams, air-guitar disasters, rap anthems and dubious karaoke picks. And Van Halen, obviously. (Listen to most of these songs on RDIO below.)