A great year for the planet? Not exactly. A glorious year for music? Well, as a great woman once put it: duh. These are my 25 favorite songs of the year (although some are over on my albums list, to avoid duplicating all the same artists). Including, but not limited to: hits, flops, obscurities, guitar ragers, rap bangers, pop flash, bull riding and boobies, indie slop, soul poets, karaoke room-clearers. And “Old Town Road,” obviously.