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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Tanlines, 'All of Me'
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43. Tanlines, 'All of Me'

The excellent Brooklyn indie duo titled its full-length debut Mixed Emotions, and that's what the album's signature song delivered, driven home by singer Eric Emm's mournful yelp. The music takes Eighties dance pop through some witty turns, from the chant-like background vocals to a "steel drum" synth solo.

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