50 Best Songs of 2012

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  • Keyshia Cole, "Trust and Believe"
  • Lupe Fiasco, "Bitch Bad"
  • Driicky Graham, "Snapbacks & Tattoos"
  • Fat Joe feat. Chris Brown, "Another Round"
  • Hit-Boy
  • A$AP Rocky
  • Brandy feat. Chris Brown, "Put It Down"
  •  Schoolboy Q feat. ASAP Rocky, "Hands on the Wheel"
  • Wale feat. T. Pain, Rick Ross and Meek Mill, "Bag of Money"
  • Game, "Celebration"
  • DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, "Take It to the Head"
  • Rihanna, Chris Brown
  • Nas, "The Don"
  • Elle Varner, "Refill"
  • Frank Ocean, "Bad Religion"
  • Wiz Khalifa, "Work Hard, Play Hard"
  • Kendrick Lamar feat. Jay Rock, "Money Trees"
  • Trey Songz feat. T.I., "2 Reasons"
  • Meek Mill feat. Big Sean, "Burn"
  • Loverance feat. 50 Cent, "Up" (Remix)
  • A$AP Rocky
  • Nicki Minaj, "Starships"
  • Alicia Keys
  • Usher, "Climax"
  •  Kanye West and Pusha T feat. Ghostface Killah, "New God Flow"
  • Trinidad James, "All Gold Everything"
  • Rick Ross, "Hold Me Back"
  • Wale and Meek Mill feat. French Montana, "Actin' Up"
  • Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Waka Flocka Flame feat. Drake, "Round of Applause"
  • Frank Ocean
  • Meek Mill, Drake
  • Rihanna feat. Chris Brown, "Birthday Cake" (Remix)
  • Young Jeezy f. Ne-Yo, "Leave You Alone"
  • Kanye West, "Cold"
  • Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, "Beez in the Trap"
  • Juicy J, "Bands a Make Her Dance"
  • 2 Chainz feat. Kanye West, "Birthday Song"
  • 2 Chainz feat. Drake, "No Lie"
  • Nas, "Daughters"
  • Rick Ross feat. Drake and French Montana, "Stay Schemin'"
  • Future, "Same Damn Time"
  • Kanye West, Big Sean & Jay-Z, "Clique"
  • Rihanna, "Diamonds"
  • "I Don't Like (Remix)," Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, Jadakiss and Chief Keef
  • Cash Out, "Cashin Out"
  • French Montana feat. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, "Pop That"
  • Miguel
  • Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, "Mercy"
  • 50 Best Songs of 2012

48. Driicky Graham, "Snapbacks & Tattoos"

A sparse, bouncy beat and smart shout-outs to the fashions of the moment helped this North Carolina indie-rap upstart Driicky Graham land one of the catchiest songs of the year.

(Photo: E1 Music)

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