100 songs barely seems enough to begin to capture the musical essence of 2012—one of the best years in pop that we can remember—but if we tried to list every song we loved in 2012, we'd be listing until the cows came home (and that would be awkward because the cows HATE being excluded from the list-making process.) In any event, 100 songs is still enough for a good six hours of solid music listening, an undertaking you can now embark upon with our Spotify and YouTube playlists of our Year-End List, perfect for New Year's Parties and general year-that-was retrospectives.

Listen/watch below, as visions of Pitch Perfect and YOLO hats dance in your head.