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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The Wanted, 'Glad You Came'
Lee Strickland44/50

44. The Wanted, 'Glad You Came'

Naughty boys! Irish-English teen-poppers push at the genre's PG-13 rating with a club-bumper that dares to raise the specter of under age inebriation ("Hand you another drink/Drink it if you can"). The unshakably catchy chorus does its work, as do the blunt 4/4 beats – and the salacious double-entendre in the title.

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