Top 25 Songs of 2012

songspt42012 has been the strongest year in memory for Canadian electronic pop. Established artists started new electronic projects, amazing new talents appeared seemingly out of nowhere, and one of our shining stars became a superstar recognized the world over. Canada is clearly at the epicenter of the zeitgeist – it’s a testament to the unbelievable talent in this country that we have 100 songs to present to you as the best of the year, and STILL had to exclude so many excellent tracks.

Montreal and Toronto may still have the most representatives of any Canadian city, but dark electro is thriving everywhere, from Halifax to Calgary, Ottawa to Vancouver, and exciting new hotbeds appearing in London, Ontario, and Grande Prairie, Alberta. We’re not too exclusively nationalist here at Silent Shout, so border states (minus NYC) appear too, with artists from Minneapolis, Seattle, and Brattleboro, Vermont making our list.

A huge thank you to all our readers, the folks who attend our events, and the bands that make brilliant music across this land for making 2012 an unforgettable year for us. Here’s to an even bigger 2013 for Canadian electronic music.

Top 100 Songs: 100-76 /// 75-51 /// 50-26 /// 25-1

25. Holy Family – My Kayfabe Babe

24. Essaie PasCarcajou

23. Pat JordacheSteps (Damaged Goods)

22. Blue HawaiiIn Two

21. Mac DeMarcoShe’s Really All I Need

20. Prince InnocenceGirls

19. CabaalOut of Body

18. You’ll Never Get To HeavenIt’s All Over

17. Triple GangersMolly

16. Dresden DressesFallen Angel

15. Prince NiftyVox News Double Double Dose

14. How Sad (formerly Goose Hut) – MACEE

13. Yacht ClubTropicana

12. Jay ArnerBroken Glass

11. Purity RingObedear

10. Silkken LaumannHouse Of Common Problems

9. Renny WilsonFeel Like a Child

8. Mozart’s SisterChained Together

7. KontravoidSilent Visions

6. GrimesGenesis

5. Homo DuplexOn or On and On

4. Brusque TwinsSpeaking In Colour

3. Ph├ĘdreIn Decay

2. DoldrumsShe Is The Wave

1. Yacht ClubFlash (Single Edit)

Top 100 Songs: 100-76 /// 75-51 /// 50-26 /// 25-1

Previously: Top 20 Albums /// Top 20 Videos /// Top 15 Remixes /// Top 10 EPs

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