Playlists: Best Songs of 2012

As we close the first week of the new year (Yes! It’s Friday!), let’s take one more look back at 2012. We love music and discovered some amazing songs this past year. As official house DJ, I (Kari) have compiled a playlist of our favorite songs from 2012!

1. Some Nights- Fun

I don’t really like some of the language ( one word in particular), but I think the sentiment of questioning and struggling is something that everyone can relate with.

2. Changed- Rascal Flatts

This song is so beautiful and it really is my musical testimony.

3. Jesus, Friend of Sinners- Casting Crowns

Wow, this song really gets at the core of how we should be living our lives as Christians. I think churches should sing this song once a month to remind us of what’s really important- loving people so that we can share with, not impede them, how to accept Jesus.

4. The Way You Look Tonight/ You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile- Glee Cast

Cutest mash-up ever!!!

5. I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz

This song is so beautiful and is the perfect modern love song.

6. What Makes You Beautiful- One Direction

Classic boy-band pop!

7. Good Time- Owl City and Carly Rae Jespen

This is a great song for going out, even if it’s just going out to the grocery store. Hey, attitude is what makes for a good time, not location!

8. Banjo- Rascal Flatts

We love the banjo! And sometimes you really need to hear it!

9. Make The World Go Away- Jamey Johnson

This cover is so heartbreaking and pure.

10. Stronger ( What Doesn’t Kill You)- Kelly Clarkson

This song was our anthem for 2012 especially when I started testing for all my health problems. It’s very encouraging!

11. I Believe In Love ( Mirror, Mirror Mix)- Lilly Collins

This is such a great song to dance to thanks to its Bollywood beat.

12. Good Morning( feat. TobyMac)- Mandisa and TobyMac

Great song for waking up in the morning!

13. Live Like That- Sidewalk Prophets

A great reminder for the goals of our lives should really look like.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this album- image from wikipedia

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this album- image from wikipedia

Our favorite album 2012 was Taylor Swift’s Red– it’s really an amazing album! While some people may criticize it for being too pop. It is more pop than here previous albums, but she maintains her musical integrity and style. This album is just another chapter of her refinement and exploration as an artist- a really good one!

Here are the tracks we like the best!

14. Red- Taylor Swift

The title track is really beautiful.

15. Begin Again- Taylor Swift

Such a beautiful story song!

16. We Are Never Getting Back Together- Taylor Swift

This song is just fun!

17. I Knew You Were Trouble- Taylor Swift

We love this track the most. Great Lyrics +Dubstep = Winning Combination!

What music did you love in 2012?


(The links take you to Amazon and you can preview the songs. The previews are free, but if you want to buy the songs you can help support The He Said She Said Experience)