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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’

Brandon Flowers, Bruce Springsteen, Nate Ruess, The Killers, Fun

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Don’t let anybody tell you that the era of the mega hit single is over. Over this past year the entire country danced to “Gangnam Style,” debated exactly why it was crazy to tell someone you just met to “Call Me Maybe” and wondered who exactly Taylor Swift told off in “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” None of these songs received enough votes to wind up in the Rolling Stone Readers’ Poll Top 10. You guys seem to like the rock & roll, and not so much the women. Click through to see the results, and listen to a playlist of your picks below. And don’t blame us if you don’t like them. We just count the votes here. 

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1. The Killers – ‘Miss Atomic Bomb’

The Killers are genuine rock & roll survivors. The group took a long break after they wrapped a tour behind 2008's Day and Age. During that time frontman Brandon Flowers focused on his solo career and mourned the loss of his mother. Some fans feared the break was going to become permanent, but last year they started doing overseas shows and begin work on their long-awaited fourth album. They pulled out all the stops for the disc, working with many of the biggest producers in rock, including Brendan O'Brien, Daniel Lanois, Steve Lillywhite and Stuart Price, who worked on "Miss Atomic Bomb." The track was inspired by a famous photograph of a Nevada woman who was named "Miss Atomic Bomb" in a pageant held after a nuclear bomb was tested. 

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