The popularity of the prediction of the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar became a massive rumor that infected almost the entirety of the world. But 2012 proved to be not a year of destruction, but a time of great, fun and memorable songs by remarkable and talented artists. Let us all take some time to stop and to look back to the songs that moved our souls to dance, brought tears to our eyes, and told our life stories.
- Skyfall by Adele
“Let the sky fall. When it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together.”
This James Bond film of the same title as this soundtrack have caught the attention of many music critics and enthusiasts all over the world and already bagged awards. It also defined history as being the first ever creation related to a James Bond picture that gained an Oscar nod as it got nominated for the Best Original Song this Academy Awards 2013. It is vaguely about the rise of some kind of negative forces and the downfall of the protagonist where they just let it all end and worry about nothing as long as they are facing this together.
- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
“Oh, you called me up again tonight. But oh, this time, I’m telling you, I’m telling you we are never ever, ever getting back together.”
This first radio single from Taylor Swift’s album Red became an instant and huge success the moment it was released. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together talks about a former lover who wants to rekindle the relationship they had lost before. However, instead of welcoming an old love with open arms, Tay refuses to have him back for all the troubles he had put her through.
- Live While We’re Young by One Direction
“Let’s go crazy, crazy, crazy ‘til we see the sun. I know we only met but let’s pretend it’s love and never, never, never stop for anyone. Tonight let’s get some and live while we’re young.”
This hit from the extremely popular boy band One Direction gained vast popularity and mixed reviews from the critics. This is kind of connected to the Internet-famous motto “YOLO” or “You Only Live Once”. It is about having no worries about what tomorrow may bring and just try to live our lives to fullest while we are still young enough to do so.
- Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Stand a little taller. Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone.”
This empowering single from the first ever American Idol Kelly Clarkson is mainly about how breaking up with the wrong guy is not something to be sad about nor something that makes a less of person or a woman. Rather, it is an awakening call that happiness can be achieved even without a romantic partner and that being able to be tried and tested by difficulties makes a person, in fact, stronger.