Readers' Poll: The Best Songs of 2012

Your selections include 'We Take Care of Our Own,' 'Somebody That I Used to Know' and 'Gold on the Ceiling'

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7. Jack White - 'Freedom at 21'

This was the year the White Stripes died and Jack White the solo artist was born. It was a bittersweet time. He'll never recreate the magic of the Stripes, but his solo work is closer to that sound than he ever got with any of his other bands. Launching a mega world tour featuring songs from his whole career didn't hurt matters, either. "Freedom at 21" is a clear standout from Blunderbuss, the one that earned  a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song. 

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