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Drumroll, please: The best song of 2012 is….

  • Rolling Stone names its Best Song of 2012
  • Newcomer tops list & beats some of the year's cult favorites
Rolling Stone names the best song of 2012.

In a year where Carly Rae Jespen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Gotye’s “Someone I Used To Know” dominated the top 40 radio stations, it's a newcomer who reigns supreme as the top song of the year.

According to Rolling Stone, Alabama Shakes’ “Hold On” is the Best Song of 2012. Along with getting major props from Rolling Stone for their Southern style rock and soul, the Grammys also gave the band a big boost this week. Alabama Shakes was nominated in the Best New Artist category. 

Read more: Grammy gallery: Meet the Best New Artist nominees!

Rounding out the top five in the Best Song category are:

Taylor Swift, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Passion Pit, "Take a Walk"

Frank Ocean, "Thinkin Bout You"

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, "Ramada Inn"

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