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Position  Artist Song Title
« 2011 2012 2013 »
1 Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used to Know
2 Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe
3 fun. feat. Janelle Monae We Are Young
4 Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa Payphone
5 Ellie Goulding Lights
6 The Wanted Glad You Came
7 Kelly Clarkson Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
8 Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris We Found Love
9 Nicki Minaj Starships
10 One Direction What Makes You Beautiful
11 Flo Rida feat. Sia Wild Ones
12 Adele Set Fire to the Rain
13 LMFAO Sexy and I Know It
14 fun. Some Nights
15 Katy Perry Wide Awake
16 Flo Rida Good Feeling
17 Flo Rida Whistle
18 Maroon 5 One More Night
19 Train Drive By
20 Drake feat. Lil Wayne The Motto
21 Rihanna Where Have You Been
22 Neon Trees Everybody Talks
23 Drake feat. Rihanna Take Care
24 David Guetta feat. Sia Titanium
25 Jason Mraz I Won't Give Up
26 Bruno Mars It Will Rain
27 Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz Mercy
28 Justin Bieber Boyfriend
29 LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock Party Rock Anthem
30 Alex Clare Too Close
31 Katy Perry Part of Me
32 Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars Young, Wild and Free
33 Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
34 Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean As Long as You Love Me
35 David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj Turn Me On
36 Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger
37 P!nk Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
38 Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen Good Time
39 Demi Lovato Give Your Heart a Break
40 Jay Z and Kanye West Ni**As in Paris
41 Katy Perry The One That Got Away
42 Calvin Harris Feel so Close
43 Adele Someone Like You
44 Usher Scream
45 Tyga Rack City
46 Jessie J Domino
47 Psy Gangnam Style
48 Pitbull feat. Chris Brown International Love
49 Phillip Phillips Home
50 David Guetta feat. Usher Without You
51 Gym Class Heroes feat. Neon Hitch Ass Back Home
52 Hunter Hayes Wanted
53 Luke Bryan Drunk on You
54 2 Chainz feat. Drake No Lie
55 Cher Lloyd Want U Back
56 Chris Brown Don't Wake Me Up
57 Big Sean feat. Nicki Minaj Dance (A$$)
58 Eric Church Springsteen
59 Karmin Brokenhearted
60 Gavin DeGraw Not Over You
61 Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine Stereo Hearts
62 Pitbull Back in Time
63 J. Cole Work Out
64 Adele Rumour Has It
65 Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo Let's Go
66 Carrie Underwood Good Girl
67 Little Big Town Pontoon
68 The Lumineers Ho Hey
69 Coldplay Paradise
70 Carrie Underwood Blown Away
71 Adele Rolling in the Deep
72 Usher Climax
73 Wiz Khalifa Work Hard, Play Hard
74 Ne-Yo Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)
75 Nicki Minaj Pound the Alarm
76 Kenny Chesney Come Over
77 Trey Songz Heart Attack
78 Kirko Bangz Drank in My Cup
79 Rihanna feat. Chris Brown Birthday Cake
80 B.o.B So Good
81 Train 50 Ways to Say Goodbye
82 Toby Keith Red Solo Cup
83 Selena Gomez and The Scene Love You Like a Love Song
84 Chris Brown Turn up the Music
85 Ke$ha Die Young
86 T-Pain feat. Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen 5 O'Clock
87 Christina Perri A Thousand Years
88 Jason Aldean Take a Little Ride
89 Rihanna You Da One
90 Havana Brown feat. Pitbull We Run the Night
91 Imagine Dragons It's Time
92 Ca$h Out Cashin' Out
93 Luke Bryan I Don't Want This Night to End
94 Rihanna Diamonds
95 Lee Brice Hard to Love
96 Kip Moore Somethin' 'Bout a Truck
97 Miguel Adorn
98 Jason Aldean Fly Over States
99 Eli Young Band Even If It Breaks Your Heart
100 Linkin Park Burn It Down

Billboard Hot 100 Year-End Top 100 Singles of 2012