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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Psy, 'Gangnam Style'
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25. Psy, 'Gangnam Style'

Seoul Brother Number One invents a dance craze and conquers America, the one place that had resisted Korean disco. "Gangnam Style" blew up on YouTube and became a Top 10 hit in South Korea, Mexico, Ireland, Belgium, Lebanon, Israel, Russia and the U.S., where sexy laaadaaays know a monster beat when they hear one.

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