Rolling Stone's list of the Best Songs of 2012 is much like their Album list, a mix heavier on veteran artists than the majority of publications and websites.

Three veterans make the top ten with Neil Young and Crazy Horse's Ramada Inn, from Psychedelic Pill coming in highest at number 5. Surprisingly, Bruce Springsteen's Rock Ground placed at number 7 while the anthem from his album Wrecking Ball, We Take Care of Our Own, is down at 32. Bob Dylan is the third in the top ten at number 9 with Pay in Blood.

Rolling Stone's Top 50 Songs of 2012

•01. Hold On - Alabama Shakes
•02. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
•03. Take a Walk - Passion Pit
•04. Thinkin' 'Bout You - Frank Ocean
•05. Ramada Inn - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
•06. Mercy - Kanye Inn Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz
•07. Rock Ground - Bruce Springsteen
•08. Sixteen Saltines - Jack White
•09. Pay in Blood - Bob Dylan
•10. Emmylou - First Aid Kit
•16. Stay Frosty - Van Halen
•18. Doom and Gloom - Rolling Stones
•20. Going Home - Leonard Cohen
•21. Weather in My Head - Donald Fagan
•23. I'm Dreaming - Randy Newman
•30. That's Why God Made the Radio - Beach Boys
•32. We Take Care of Our Own - Bruce Springsteen
•39. A Heart Like Mine - Dwight Yoakam

To see the whole list, go to Rolling Stone.

At AOL's music site, Spinner, Leonard Cohen gets the highest placing album on their list with Old Friends (#5). They also have the first appearances on any list of albums by Bob Mould and the Flaming Lips.

Spinner's Top 50 Albums of 2012

•01. The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do - Fiona Apple
•02. Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
•03. Celebration Rock - Japandroids
•04. good kid, m.A.A.d. city - Kendrick Lamar
•05. Old Ideas - Leonard Cohen
•06. A Thing Called Divine Fits - Divine Fits
•07. Tramp - Sharon Van Etten
•08. Boys and Girls - Alabama Shakes
•09. Bloom - Beach House
•10. Visions - Grimes
•20. Silver Age - Bob Mould
•41. Psychedelic Pill - Neil Young
•50. ...And Heady Fwends - Flaming Lips

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