Iconic 2012 pop songs that will reach the decade mark this 2022


Pop songs stick with you at different moments of your year– whether you are happy, sad, or fearing the end of the world.

We know you probably dislike being reminded of the passing years, but it’s no harm to listen to these fire tunes of the year 2012 that will turn 10 years old this year!

Compared to what’s going on now– 2012 was one hell of a year!

Time to unlock the nostalgia!

Diamonds by Rihanna

Queen RiRi’s ‘Diamonds’ from her seventh studio album ‘Unapologetic’ channeled our inner diva with her powerful and dynamic vocals.

To elaborate on Rihanna’s success, this song peaked at #1 in US Billboard Top 100, which makes ‘Diamonds’ her twelfth chart-topping song.

Also, ‘Unapologetic’ won the Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Starships by Nicki Minaj

Next is Queen Onika’s 2012 hit Starships from her album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up’ is now hitting the decade milestone.

But it doesn’t fail to make us channel our inner Barbz and sing along with her. Who doesn’t?

Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen’s breakthrough single may have grown out on some people, but no one can deny that this song made everyone sing their heart out at one point (and some still do!)

And how can we forget the funny twist at the music video’s ending?

Live While We’re Young by One Direction

Another iconic song comes from our precious Irish boyband, One Direction.

They lived while they’re young with this youthful lead single from their second album ‘Take Me Home’.

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This track peaked inside the top ten on every country it charted, and the mentioned album was the fifth-best-selling album of 2012.

Gangnam Style by PSY

How can we forget the hit K-Pop song that the sexy ladies danced to? PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ was a global hit that unified the world at one point with its upbeat music and vibrant dance move.

I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift

Lastly, we have Miss Americana’s gritty song from her fourth studio album ‘Red’, a fruitful product of Taylor’s experiment on other musical styles apart from her country-pop style.

‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ won Song of the Year at the 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards and Best Female Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

Meanwhile, ‘Red’ was acclaimed as one of the decade’s best albums, even Rolling Stones ranked it at 99 out of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Frankly, These are just some of the songs that defined 2012. We need a full playlist to fuel our nostalgia!

It’s been a decade, so much has happened and changed– but these songs stay as they are: ICONIC.

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