Ravenmount 2012 Top 40 Songs: Some of the Best of the 2012 Weekly Playlists

This is not exactly my favorites from among the 500 tracks I’ve listed in this year’s posted playlists- that turned out to be harder than I thought, and there are a lot of songs on my lists that have been favorites for years, alongside all the great music I only started listening to this year. This list is the playlist I put together for myself of tracks I ‘discovered’ this year, that will likely still be favorites many years from now. (I think I actually heard Barry Kerr’s album a few times last year, so perhaps his song is the one exception besides Celtic Thunder’s “Amazing Grace”.) All these 40 songs appear on my earlier list posts, so for now, if you want more information on these songs, see those earlier lists. I only included one song per artist, for the most part, so many of my favorites didn’t make the cut, and these are by no means meaningfully ranked. They are all at the top of my list of recommendations.

1. “Wagon Wheel” – Bodega
2. “Brendan’s Air” – Barry Kerr
3. “Holiday Home” – Catch Bees
4. “All Day Long” – Celtic Thunder, Keith Harkin
5. “What is Time” – Elephant Revival
6. “We Are Hot Dogs” – Danielle Ate the Sandwich
7. “Hotel Mirador” – Guillaume Cantillon
8. “Eleanor” – Hipple Street
9. “Seal Lullaby” – Shawn Colvin
10. “Sweet Lover of Mine” – Emily Smith
11. “Don’t Go” – Hothouse Flowers
12. “What a Difference a Day Makes” – Hazel Miller
13. “Storm King” – Dar Williams
14. “Chasing After Things (We Don’t Know the Names)” – Fierce Bad Rabbit
15. “The Grabtown Grapple” – After Midnight
16. “Take Care of Yourself” – Teddy Thompson
17. “River and the Rain” – Chuck Pyle
18. “Amazing Grace” – Celtic Thunder
19. “Honey Pie” – Katie Glassman
20. “Everybody Breaks” – Darrell Coyle
21. “The Fire” – Places
22. “Anybody Else” – Mama Lenny & the Remedy
23. “The Boxer” – Jerry Douglas, Mumford & Sons, Paul Simon
24. “Gethsemane” – Steve Balsamo
25. “Lonlon Ravel’s Bolero” – Angelique Kidjo
26. “As I Went Out One Morning” – Thea Gilmore
27. “Firethief” – Karine Polwart
28. “Carolan’s Concerto” – Seana
29. “A Deeper Tone of Longing” – Mahsa Vahdat, Mighty Sam McClain
30. “Timshel” – Mumford & Sons
31. “Keep Rolling” – Paolo Nutini
32. “Fall & Rise” – Patrick Dethlefs
33. “The Weaver of Avoca” – Justin Roth
34. “The Ghost in the Airwaves” – Post Paradise
35. “Don’t Leave Me [Ne Me Quitte Pas]” – Regina Spektor
36. “A Lie is a Lie- Slow Down” – Paper Bird
37. “Tears of Hercules” – Keith Harkin
38. “The Battle of Evermore” – SHEL
39. “Fear An Batha” – Ross Crean
40. “Racing With the Sun” – The Wailin’ Jennys

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Independent science nerd/writer/music blogger/arts enthusiast/theorist currently in Colorado.
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