KISS FM iHeartRadio Year End Countdown 2012

 

iHeartRadio Year End Countdown Hosted by Bender!

iHeartRadio Year End Countdown Hosted by Bender!
 
40. Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven
Ah Yeah Yeah! 2012 has been good to Bruno Mars. His album release of Unorthodox Jukebox set a single from the album soaring on the Billboard charts. His second studio album released October 1 of 2012 was host to number 40 on our Year end Countdown - Locked Out of Heaven

39. PSY - Gangnam Style
K-pop never sounded better. South Korean musicain PSY hit the pop scene HARD in 2012 with his single 'Gangnam Style'. Released July 15 off his sixth studio album PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1 the world went crazy for this unique dance. In at number 39 is PSY - Gangnam Style.

38. Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
The Biebs did a worldwide tour that graced Tacoma in 2012. This pop sensation makes everyone swoon. Just the other day we heard Tyler in studio saying how much he wishes Justin Bieber would come to his house and perform. We all want what Justin Bieber wants and at number 38, Justin Bieber wants to be your Boyfriend.

37. Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
The year of 2012 was the year of the single. Many artists put out singles that connected with a worldwide audience. Swedish House Mafia did this with their second number one single in the U.S. which features vocals from Swedish singer John Martin. In at number 37 is Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child.

36. Flo Rida - Whistle
Flo Rida released his fourth album Wild Ones in 2012. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming Flo Rida's third number on hit. It's sexual undertones were a part of meme's in social media since it's release. In at number 36 is Flo Rida - Whistle.

35. Adele - Rumor Has It
Earlier this year Adele had a run in with some medical issues which caused a bit of a stir. Her cancellation of some shows on her tour didn't hurt this single off her album 21. Ryan Tedder from One Republic helped with production of the album and this chart topper comes in at number 35 on our iHeartRadio Year End Countdown. Adele - Rumor Has it.

34. Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
Jingle Ball 2012 was host to Calvin Harris at WaMu Theater. His soul piercing sound hits you like a wave. This Scottish recording artist released his album '18 Months' and the second single was featured on the hit shows The Vampire Diaries, America's Got Talent and The Secret Circle. Pressing into stardom and in at number 34 is Calvin Harris - Feel So Close. 

33. Ed Sheeran - The A Team
ErrMaGerrr it's Ed Sheeran! Although released in 2011 in the UK, this single wasn't released to the U.S. market until late in 2012. His passionate fan base pushed this single up the charts to number 17 and even garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Song of the Year. They say she's in the class a team, and in at number 33 it's Ed Sheeran - The A Team.

32. Usher - Scream
Synthpop and dance-pop come together in the 2012 release of Usher's seventh studio album Looking 4 Myself. His performances of the song draw you in, this includes his performance at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. In at number 32 is Usher - Scream.

31. Ke$ha - Die Young
Ke$ha released her second studio album, Warrior in 2012. This synthpop single is the lead single off the album. Living life to it's fullest is what the song is about. In at number 31 is Ke$ha - Die Young.

30. Train - Drive By
Train's sixth studio album 'California 37' was released January 10th 2012. This is Train's third top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. With positive reviews accross the board it's no wonder that in at number 30 is Train - Drive By.

29. Flo Rida - Wild Ones
Hey I Heard You Were A Wild One! This is Flo Rida's second showing on the iHeartRadio Year End Countdown. This single is off his album of the same name. Wrestlemania sounded awesome this year with Flo Rida featured on The Rock's Road to Wrestlemania! In at number 29 is Flo Rida - Wild Ones.

28. Fun. - Some Nights
Fun. has hit the U.S. HARD with their 6 Grammy nominations. This single is off their second studio album released February 21, 2012. Saturday Night Live was host to Fun. earlier in the year as this single rose into stardom. In at number 28 is Fun. - Some Nights.

27. Gym Class Heroes - Ass Back Home
Gym Class Heroes topped the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twelve in the U.S. Available across the globe including Australia, New Zealand and Ireland this American group's single features the British singer Neon Hitch. In at number 27 is Gym Class Heroes - Ass Back Home.

26. Nicki Minaj - Starships
The invasion is beginning. Nicki Minaj was host to more than her fare share of chart toppers in 2012. Her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was an echo to her first album Pink Firday. Success knows no bounds with this lead single off her 2012 album. In at number 26 is Nicki Minaj - Starships.

25. Katy Perry - The One That Got Away
A throwback to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash - this single visits the relationship between the two as a view of strength. The crossover of this single hit the Billboard Hot 100 climbing the charts into a top 40 chart. In at number 25 is Katy Perry - The One That Got Away.

24. Rihanna - Where Have You Been
Off her 6th studio album Talk That Talk, Rihanna has hit the scene with this fifth single. The dubstep breakdown sequence hit the club scene in 2012 with DJ's spinning the record at full tilt. In at number 24 is Rihanna - Where Have You Been.

23. Neon Trees - Everybody Talks
Out with their second studio album 'Picture Show', Neon Trees released this single as a digital download on iTunes. Peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 this is their highest charting single to date. In at number 23 is Neon Trees - Everybody Talks.

22. P!nk - Blow Me One Last Kiss
106.1 KISS FM broke this single on-air in 2012 and it's been climing the charts ever since. This iHeartRadio Music Festival performer released her sixth studio album The Truth About Love to rave reviews. In at number 22 is P!nk - Blow Me One Last Kiss.

21. Alex Clare - Too Close
Jingle Ball 2012 was host to Alex Clare live on stage. This British singer-songwriter came to the U.S. music scene in 2012 as a soul and dubstep influenced artist. This single is no stranger to the Billboard Charts reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012. In at number 21 is Jingle Ball 2012 artist Alex Clare with Too Close.

20. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time
Collaborations are definitely a signature of 2012. This year Carly Rae Jepsen grew her summer hit and released a second single with Owl City. Carly Rae Jepsen's second studio album 'Kiss' featured this single in it's debut. In at number 20 is Jingle Ball artist Owl City along with Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time..

19. David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj - Turn Me On
David Guetta is definitely one of the hottest producers and DJ's on the planet right now. His collaborations this year included artists like Kanye West, Chris Brown, Usher and more. In this single, David Guetta features Nicki Minaj on his fifth studio album Nothing but the Beat. In at number 19 is David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj - Turn Me On.

18. Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Taylor Swift broke up again. How do we know? She wrote a song about it. The only question left is... "Who's the guy?!" We may never know. She has crossed many formats including country, Hot-AC and most notably the Pop scene. Off her 4th studio album Red is Taylor Swift with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together..

17. Rihanna - We Found Love
RiRi and Chris Brown have had their ups and downs this year. Are they on? Are they off? This single gives a thought to their relationship together in the lyrics and the music video. Her filming of the music video hit the tabloids as the farmer who owned the filming location felt Rihanna was a little to scantily clad for his property. But he found love just like we did with number 17 - Rihanna We Found Love.

16. Katy Perry - Wide Awake
2012 has been busy for Katy Perry. Katy Perry and Russell Brand hit the skids on their relationship. Katy Perry: Part of Me was a movie AND an album. Falling from could nine, she landed on her feet with her latest chart topper. In at number 16 is Katy Perry - Wide Awake.

15. Justin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me
Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen hit the Tacoma Dome with Bieber Feever in 2012. Bieber Feever hit the nation as his tour took off. Internationally this single hit the UK charts along with the US Billboard Charts. With over 2 million copies sold in the US alone in at number 15 is Jusin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me.

14. Jessie J - Domino
Jessie J released her first studio album 'Who You Are' late in 2011. As the fifth single from the album this dance-pop song was playing in clubs before hitting the radio airwaves across the nation. The Billboard Hot 100 saw her single climb and we've seen it climb to number 14 on the iHeartRadio Year End Countdown. In at number 14 is Jessie J - Domino.

13. Adele - Set Fire To The Rain
On her way to an icon - British singer-songwriter Adele hit the touring circuit in 2012 playing in Portland and many a person went to see her live performance. Off her album '21' this single received a nomination for the Grammy's showing how far her name has reached in the music community. In at number 13 is Adele - Set Fire To The Rain.

12. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Thank you Simon Cowell. It's a British Pop Band invasion to the US that has seen sold out concerts accross the globe. The announcement of their 2013 US Tour sent chills down the spine of every person from Washington to Florida. This KISS FM group released their debut single and it was an instant success. In at number 12 is One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful.

11. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
You know you've made it when Saturday Night Live does an entire show wrapped around your single. 2012 was host to many artists on SNL, but Gotye seems to stick out as one of the most interesting Belgian-Australian invasions to the US. In at number 11 is Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know..

10. Flo Rida - Good Feeling
Off his fourth studio album 'Wild Ones' Flo Rida is no stranger to the charts. This single postedat number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012 and is his sixth top-10 on the chart. Sometimes you get a good feeling. This time around we definitely did. Hitting in the top 10 is Flo Rida - Good Feeling.

09. Maroon 5 - One More Night
Maroon 5 toured in 2012 visiting The Whiteriver Amphitheater to meet with KISS FM Listeners. Adam Levine has hit a touring schedule that keeps him on the road and in the studio nearly 24 hours a day. In at number 9 is Maroon 5 - One More Night.

08. Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart A Break
Off her third studio album, 'Unbroken' this single got airtime across the nation and instantly rose to fame. She's sold more than 1.6 million copies and has reached #1 on the US Top 40 charts in 2012. This year we have her in our top 10 for the year. In at number 8 is Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart A Break.

07. Fun. - We Are Young
Yup - They're American. From their second studio album 'Some Nights' they released a power ballad that brings you closer to adoring this American pop group. This single is the first since Destiny's Child 'Survivor' to have more than 120 million impressions in less than seven weeks. It's no wonder they are nominated for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance in the Grammys. In at number 7 is Fun. - We Are Young.

06. Katy Perry - Part Of Me
Not just a movie! This hit single rose to stardom as the lead single from Katy Perry's album Teenage Dream;: The Complete Confection. In at number 6 is Katy Perry - Part Of Me.

05. Ellie Goulding - Lights
Ellie Goulding came to Seattle and hosted Girls Night Out at Trinity Night Club with Bender. Lights was first released internationally in 2010 but really came to fame in 2012 with her US radio debut of the single. In at number 5 is Ellie Goulding with Lights.

04. The Wanted - Glad You Came
Who knew that British-Irish pop bands are so cute?! The boy band invasion hit the US with the release of this single as an EP. Peaking at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 we have it in at number 4 on the iHeartRadio Year End Countdown. In at number 4 is The Wanted - Glad You Came.

03. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
If you were anywhere this summer you were hearing Carly Rae Jepsen's single out on the streets, at the park and in the club. Her career skyrocketed while touring with Justin Bieber internationally and in the US in 2012. We've got her number, we're definitely calling. In at number 3 is Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe.

02. Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa - Payphone
This guy - one of the busiest in the music industry. Adam Levine toured and took time from filmings on 'The Voice' to put together this collaboration with Wiz Khalifa. This is his lead single from the 4th studio album for Maroon 5. On the billboard Hot 100 we saw it peaking at number 2 and it sold more than 493K copies in it's first week. In at number 2 on the iHeartRadio Year End Countdown is Maroon 5 ft Wiz Khalifa - Payphone.

01. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
Kelly Clarkson released her fifth studio album to the world and set herself as one of the strongest recording artists of 2012. One of her claims to fame is the minimal use of auto-tune. In an industry where auto-tune is almost standard, Kelly Clarkson chooses to record and not use this tool in excess for enhancement. Her tour with The Fray in 2012 allowed her access to the entire world. In at number 1 on the iHeartRadio Year End Countdown is Kelly Clarkson - Stronger.

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