2012 Hottest 100 Release Dates

This list compiles the dates for when each track that appeared in the Hottest 100 was released, and the name of the accompanying album or other applicable media format it was released on. It should be noted that the release dates listed are the earliest date at which the track in question was first released. This may mean it differs from the official release date of its accompanying album. In many cases, a track can be released months, or even years prior to its accompanying album. This may be due to a song being released as a single first, or being picked up and popularised by a radio station prior to an official release. Regardless, every date listed here has been thoroughly researched and checked to ensure its accuracy.


Release Dates In Countdown Order

This list simply shows the original order of the Hottest 100 with its release date and album information added alongside.
The 2012 Hottest 100 was the fourth countdown to release the names of the tracks which made the positions #101 - 200. These are also added here, seperate from the other data.

Release Dates In Countdown Order - Tracks #1 - 100
# Title Artist Date Album
1 Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 8/10/2012 The Heist
2 Little Talks Of Monsters And Men 20/09/2011 My Head Is An Animal
3 Breezeblocks Alt-J 18/05/2012 An Awesome Wave
4 Holdin On Flume 7/10/2012 Flume
5 I Will Wait Mumford & Sons 7/08/2012 Babel
6 Get Free (feat. Amber Coffman) Major Lazer 22/04/2012 Free The Universe
7 Elephant Tame Impala 26/07/2012 Lonerism
8 Lost Frank Ocean 10/07/2012 Channel Orange
9 Feels Like We Only Go Backwards Tame Impala 5/10/2012 Lonerism
10 My Gun The Rubens 12/08/2012 The Rubens
11 Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch) Calvin Harris 14/10/2012 18 Months
12 Sleepless (feat. Jezzabell Doran) Flume 6/11/2012 Flume
13 Gold On The Ceiling The Black Keys 6/12/2011 El Camino
14 I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) Icona Pop 9/05/2012 Icona Pop
15 Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 18/07/2012 The Heist
16 Not Giving In (feat. John Newman & Alex Clare) Rudimental 7/10/2012 Rudimental
17 Clair De Lune (feat. Christine Hoberg) Flight Facilities 14/10/2012 Single Only
18 HyperParadise (Flume Remix) Hermitude 8/06/2012 Parallel Paradise
19 Angels The xx 17/07/2012 Coexist
20 Feel The Love (feat. John Newman) Rudimental 14/05/2012 Rudimental
21 Latch (feat. Sam Smith) Disclosure 23/09/2012 Single Only
22 Trembling Hands The Temper Trap 9/05/2012 The Temper Trap
23 Coming Down Ball Park Music 5/10/2012 Museum
24 I'm Into You Chet Faker 23/03/2012 Thinking In Textures EP
25 Bangarang (feat. Sirah) Skrillex 23/12/2011 Bangarang EP
26 Dear Science Seth Sentry 9/09/2012 This Was Tomorrow
27 Surrender Ball Park Music 24/07/2012 Museum
28 Default Django Django 30/01/2012 Django Django
29 Cherry Lips Loon Lake 12/06/2012 Thirty Three EP
30 Laura Bat For Lashes 24/07/2012 The Haunted Man
31 Gasoline Alpine 25/06/2012 A Is For Alpine
32 Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix) Florence And The Machine 24/06/2012 Ceremonials
33 Can't Get Better Than This Parachute Youth 28/01/2012 Single Only
34 Born To Die Lana Del Rey 30/12/2011 Born To Die
35 Run Alone 360 30/09/2011 Falling & Flying
36 Paddling Out Miike Snow 23/01/2012 Happy To You
37 Sun Two Door Cinema Club 26/08/2012 Beacon
38 Oblivion Grimes 31/01/2012 Visions
39 Hold On Alabama Shakes 6/02/2012 Boys & Girls
40 R U Mine? Arctic Monkeys 27/02/2012 Single Only
41 I Can Make You Love Me British India 22/07/2012 Single Only
42 Hurricane MS MR 10/05/2012 Candy Bar Creep Show EP
43 Ho Hey The Lumineers 5/12/2011 The Lumineers
44 Follow The Sun Xavier Rudd 5/02/2012 Spirit Bird
45 Young And Dumb (feat. Bertie Blackman) Chance Waters 23/09/2012 Infinity
46 Take A Walk Passion Pit 8/05/2012 Gossamer
47 Mountain Sound Of Monsters And Men 2/09/2012 My Head Is An Animal
48 Fred Astaire San Cisco 18/11/2012 San Cisco
49 Brother Thundamentals 22/06/2012 Like A Version 8
50 My Heart Is On Fire Asta 4/09/2012 Download Only
51 This Fire Birds Of Tokyo 7/10/2012 March Fires
52 Ghosts The Presets 4/08/2012 Pacifica
53 Wild Things San Cisco 5/10/2012 San Cisco
54 I Got Burned (feat. Tim Rogers) The Bamboos 18/03/2012 Medicine Man
55 Internet Friends Knife Party 12/12/2011 100% No Modern Talking
56 Thinkin Bout You Frank Ocean 17/04/2012 Channel Orange
57 Float Away Seth Sentry 4/07/2012 This Was Tomorrow
58 Babel Mumford & Sons 21/09/2012 Babel
59 Love This Cosmo Jarvis 13/05/2012 Think Bigger
60 Love Interruption Jack White 31/01/2012 Blunderbuss
61 Caress Your Soul Sticky Fingers  8/7/2012 Caress Your Soul
62 Just What I Am (feat. King Chip) Kid Cudi 19/08/2012 Indicud
63 Wolf First Aid Kit 27/01/2012 The Lion's Roar
64 Tessellate Alt-J 25/05/2012 An Awesome Wave
65 Genesis Grimes 9/01/2012 Visions
66 The Best We Got The Rubens 9/09/2012 The Rubens
67 On Top (feat. T.Shirt) Flume 6/11/2012 Flume
68 Silhouettes Avicii 27/04/2012 Single Only
69 Lonely Boy Matt Corby 20/01/2012 Like A Version 8
70 Promises The Presets 7/09/2012 Pacifica
71 Swimming Pools (Drank) Kendrick Lamar 31/07/2012 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
72 All The Rowboats Regina Spektor 27/02/2012 What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
73 Draw A Crowd Ben Folds Five 16/09/2012 The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
74 Simple Song The Shins 10/01/2012 Port Of Morrow
75 Madness Muse 20/08/2012 The 2nd Law
76 Heard It All Illy 13/05/2012 Bring It Back
77 Love Is All I Got Feed Me & Crystal Fighters 16/10/2012 Single Only
78 Household Goods Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 10/06/2012 Trouble
79 Little Black Submarines The Black Keys 6/12/2011 El Camino
80 Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt) Frank Ocean 10/07/2012 Channel Orange
81 Something Good Alt-J 25/05/2012 An Awesome Wave
82 Disparate Youth Santigold 22/02/2012 Master Of My Make-Believe
83 She's A Riot The Jungle Giants 25/06/2012 Single Only
84 Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom Hilltop Hoods 5/02/2012 Drinking From The Sun
85 Fineshrine Purity Ring 24/06/2012 Shrines
86 Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey 27/01/2012 Born To Die
87 Chronicles Of A Fallen Love (feat. Greta Svabo Bech) The Bloody Beetroots 26/10/2012 Single Only
88 Down The Road C2C 23/01/2012 Tetra
89 Maybe Tomorrow (feat. Lilian Blue) Chance Waters 20/05/2012 Infinity
90 Sleep Alone Two Door Cinema Club 20/07/2012 Beacon
91 So Good (feat. C1) Allday 3/05/2012 A Skateboard Soiree EP
92 Spiritus Lisa Mitchell 27/03/2012 Bless This Mess
93 Dance Bear Snakadaktal 13/06/2012 Single Only
94 "45" The Gaslight Anthem 6/05/2012 Handwritten
95 Andy Last Dinosaurs 26/02/2012 In A Million Years
96 Clique Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean 6/09/2012 Cruel Summer
97 I'm Shakin' Jack White 23/04/2012 Blunderbuss
98 Warrior (feat. Mark Foster & A-Trak) Kimbra 5/04/2012 Vows
99 Bad Girls M.I.A. 31/01/2012 Matangi
100 Cough Cough Everything Everything 14/10/2012 Arc

Notes

  • #12: 'Sleepless (feat. Jezzabell Doran)' - Flume: Originally released on the 'Sleepless' EP in 2011, but re-recorded for his self-titled debut album in 2012.
  • #32: 'Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix)' - Florence And The Machine: Originally released on the iTunes re-issue deluxe edition of the album.
  • #34: 'Born To Die' - Lana Del Rey: Originally released on the album 'Born To Die' in 2011, but later re-released on a self-titled EP.
  • #63: 'Wolf' - First Aid Kit: Originally released as an iTunes only bonus track.
  • #98: 'Warrior (feat. Mark Foster & A-Trak)' - Kimbra: Originally released as a part of the 'Three Artists, One Song' series by shoe company Converse, it was released on the Australian Tour Edition and New Zealand Deluxe Edition of the album.
Release Dates In Countdown Order - Tracks #101 - 200
# Title Artist Date Album
101 Don't Save Me Haim 4/11/2012 Days Are Gone
102 Rabbit Hole The Temper Trap 11/03/2012 The Temper Trap
103 Survival Expert Something For Kate 12/08/2012 Leave Your Soul To Science
104 Language Porter Robinson 10/04/2012 Single Only
105 Idea Of Happiness Van She 30/03/2012 Idea Of Happiness
106 Forever Haim 30/09/2012 Forever EP
107 Chasing Ghosts The Amity Affliction  8/7/2012 Chasing Ghosts
108 Need Your Love The Temper Trap 23/03/2012 The Temper Trap
109 Karmageddon Abbe May 4/11/2012 Kiss My Apocalypse
110 My Scene Seth Sentry 24/01/2012 This Was Tomorrow
111 Mercy Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz 3/04/2012 Cruel Summer
112 Chained The xx 7/08/2012 Coexist
113 Where Ya Been (feat. Pez) Illy  8/7/2012 Bring It Back
114 Boy Emma Louise 13/05/2012 Vs Head Vs Heart
115 Drinking From The Sun Hilltop Hoods 9/03/2012 Drinking From The Sun
116 Die A Happy Man (feat. Jane Tyrrell) Tuka 26/09/2012 Feedback Loop
117 Unashamed Desire Missy Higgins 23/04/2012 The Ol' Razzle Dazzle
118 Get In My Life Hermitude 3/02/2012 HyperParadise
119 Speaking In Tongues (feat. Chali 2na) Hilltop Hoods 4/03/2012 Drinking From The Sun
120 Passerby Grinspoon 19/08/2012 Black Rabbits
121 Inhaler Foals 5/11/2012 Holy Fire
122 Apocalypse Dreams Tame Impala 9/07/2012 Lonerism
123 The House That Heaven Built Japandroids 6/05/2012 Celebration Rock
124 Bless This Mess Lisa Mitchell 28/08/2012 Bless This Mess
125 Pyramids Frank Ocean 8/06/2012 Channel Orange
126 I'm Corrupt DCUP 23/09/2012 I'm Corrupt EP
127 HyperParadise Hermitude 3/02/2012 HyperParadise
128 Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion) Major Lazer 22/10/2012 Free The Universe
129 Youth In Trouble The Presets 29/06/2012 Pacifica
130 How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep Bombay Bicycle Club 26/08/2011 A Different Kind Of Fix
131 Souls A'Fire Matt Corby 11/11/2011 Into The Flame EP
132 That's What's Up Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 8/04/2012 Here
133 I Fink U Freeky Die Antwoord 29/01/2012 Ten$Ion
134 Ill Manors Plan B 4/03/2012 Ill Manors
135 Dark Days Parkway Drive 9/09/2012 Atlas
136 Runaways The Killers 15/07/2012 Battle Born
137 Escape Asta 3/09/2012 Download Only
138 Give Me Time Eagle And The Worm 30/09/2012 Strangelove EP
139 Hearts A Mess Missy Higgins 7/09/2012 Like A Version 8
140 Sweet Sour Band Of Skulls 9/02/2012 Sweet Sour
141 Heart Of A Lion The Griswolds 13/06/2012 Heart Of A Lion EP
142 Wild Love Gossling 12/02/2012 Intentional Living EP
143 She's My Baby Kingswood 28/10/2012 Single Only
144 National Anthem Lana Del Rey 27/01/2012 Born To Die
145 Playing With Fire (feat. Labrinth) Plan B 23/07/2012 Ill Manors
146 Medusa Kingswood 16/04/2012 Change Of Heart EP
147 Neighbour Neighbour Violent Soho 16/11/2012 Single Only
148 Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings Father John Misty 30/04/2012 Fear Fun
149 Do It With A Rockstar Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra 20/05/2012 Theatre Is Evil
150 Octopus Bloc Party 11/07/2012 Four
151 Jamaica Van She 10/06/2012 Idea Of Happiness
152 Rocksteady The Bloody Beetroots 6/07/2012 Single Only
153 Knee Length Socks Urthboy 27/08/2012 Smokey's Haunt
154 Born At The Right Time Dappled Cities 24/06/2012 Lake Air
155 Do It Anyway Ben Folds Five 13/05/2012 The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
156 Bird On The Buffalo Angus Stone 20/03/2012 Broken Brights
157 Heartbreak (feat. Chela) Clubfeet 7/09/2012 Heirs & Graces
158 Off To The Races Lana Del Rey 6/01/2012 Born To Die
159 Gonna Make It Vydamo 7/11/2012 Single Only
160 Left Alone (feat. Chet Faker) Flume 4/11/2012 Flume
161 Above The Water Art Of Sleeping 10/09/2012 Like A Thief EP
162 Don't Ever Want To Be Found The Rubens 14/05/2012 The Rubens
163 Water Bombs Twinsy 9/02/2012 Single Only
164 This Head I Hold Electric Guest 24/04/2012 Mondo
165 Broken Brights Angus Stone 13/07/2012 Broken Brights
166 Bloom Gypsy & The Cat 7/10/2012 The Late Blue
167 The Wave Miike Snow 13/03/2012 Happy To You
168 All Your Gold Bat For Lashes 19/09/2012 The Haunted Man
169 Beauty In The Bricks Spit Syndicate 16/09/2012 Sunday Gentlemen
170 Tinderbox Violent Soho 27/08/2012 Single Only
171 Hang Loose Alabama Shakes 22/07/2012 Boys & Girls
172 Truth Bloc Party 20/08/2012 Four
173 Clouds & Cream Sticky Fingers 28/10/2012 Caress Your Soul
174 The Keepers Santigold 24/04/2012 Master Of My Make-Believe
175 Don't Wanna Grow Up Anymore Bob Evans 21/10/2012 The Double Life EP
176 Video Games Bluejuice 27/01/2012 Like A Version 8
177 The Only Place Best Coast 26/03/2012 The Only Place
178 Someone Purer Mystery Jets 18/03/2012 Radlands
179 Myth Beach House 7/03/2012 Bloom 
180 Empty Hands Art Of Sleeping 10/09/2012 Like A Thief EP
181 Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis  16/08/2011 The Heist
182 No Beef (feat. Miss Palmer) (Original Mix) Afrojack & Steve Aoki 16/08/2011 Wonderland 
183 Frivolous Life (feat. Marcus Azon) YesYou 23/08/2012 YesYou EP
184 Yet Again Grizzly Bear 2/08/2012 Shields
185 Ride Lana Del Rey 25/09/2012 Paradise
186 Be Ready When I Say Go Emperors 25/03/2012 Stay Frosty
187 Fitzpleasure Alt-J 24/02/2012 An Awesome Wave
188 Baguette? Tyler Touché 16/07/2012 Night Dancer EP
189 Told You So Cub Scouts 30/09/2012 Told You So EP
190 Beautiful TZU 12/08/2012 Millions Of Moments
191 The Game Pez 9/12/2012 Single Only
192 Open Letter The Amity Affliction 7/09/2012 Chasing Ghosts
193 Sharp Shooter Hungry Kids Of Hungary 16/09/2012 You're A Shadow
194 Seeing Red Alpine 10/08/2012 A Is For Alpine
195 Wake Up Dead Letter Circus 29/04/2012 Wake Up EP
196 September St. Lucia 6/03/2012 St. Lucia EP
197 Miracle Cure Something For Kate 28/09/2012 Leave Your Soul To Science
198 Wicked Games The Weeknd 7/10/2012 Trilogy
199 Chaos Theory ShockOne 12/06/2012 Single Only
200 Centipede Knife Party 27/05/2012 Rage Valley

Notes

  • #158: 'Off To The Races' - Lana Del Rey: Originally released on the album 'Born To Die' in 2011, but later re-released on a self-titled EP.
  • #175: 'Don't Wanna Grow Up Anymore' - Bob Evans: Originally released on the 'The Double Life' EP in 2012, but re-released for his album 'Familiar Stranger' in 2013.
  • #195: 'Wake Up' - Dead Letter Circus: Originally released as a free download on their website, it was later released on the 'Wake Up' EP in 2012, before also being released on the US edition of 'The Catalyst Fire' in 2013.


Release Dates By Date - Tracks #1 - 100

This list sorts all the tracks that reached the Hottest 100 in order of their release dates.

2011

2011 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
2 Little Talks Of Monsters And Men 20/09/2011 My Head Is An Animal
35 Run Alone 360 30/09/2011 Falling & Flying
2011 - December
# Title Artist Date Album
43 Ho Hey The Lumineers 5/12/2011 The Lumineers
13 Gold On The Ceiling The Black Keys 6/12/2011 El Camino
79 Little Black Submarines The Black Keys 6/12/2011 El Camino
55 Internet Friends Knife Party 12/12/2011 100% No Modern Talking
25 Bangarang (feat. Sirah) Skrillex 23/12/2011 Bangarang EP
34 Born To Die Lana Del Rey 30/12/2011 Born To Die

Notes

  • #34: 'Born To Die' - Lana Del Rey: Originally released on the album 'Born To Die' in 2011, but later re-released on a self-titled EP.
2012

2012 - January
# Title Artist Date Album
65 Genesis Grimes 9/01/2012 Visions
74 Simple Song The Shins 10/01/2012 Port Of Morrow
69 Lonely Boy Matt Corby 20/01/2012 Like A Version 8
36 Paddling Out Miike Snow 23/01/2012 Happy To You
88 Down The Road C2C 23/01/2012 Tetra
63 Wolf First Aid Kit 27/01/2012 The Lion's Roar
86 Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey 27/01/2012 Born To Die
33 Can't Get Better Than This Parachute Youth 28/01/2012 Single Only
28 Default Django Django 30/01/2012 Django Django
38 Oblivion Grimes 31/01/2012 Visions
60 Love Interruption Jack White 31/01/2012 Blunderbuss
99 Bad Girls M.I.A. 31/01/2012 Matangi

Notes

  • #63: 'Wolf' - First Aid Kit: Originally released as an iTunes only bonus track.
2012 - February
# Title Artist Date Album
44 Follow The Sun Xavier Rudd 5/02/2012 Spirit Bird
84 Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom Hilltop Hoods 5/02/2012 Drinking From The Sun
39 Hold On Alabama Shakes 6/02/2012 Boys & Girls
82 Disparate Youth Santigold 22/02/2012 Master Of My Make-Believe
95 Andy Last Dinosaurs 26/02/2012 In A Million Years
40 R U Mine? Arctic Monkeys 27/02/2012 Single Only
72 All The Rowboats Regina Spektor 27/02/2012 What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
2012 - March
# Title Artist Date Album
54 I Got Burned (feat. Tim Rogers) The Bamboos 18/03/2012 Medicine Man
24 I'm Into You Chet Faker 23/03/2012 Thinking In Textures EP
92 Spiritus Lisa Mitchell 27/03/2012 Bless This Mess
2012 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
98 Warrior (feat. Mark Foster & A-Trak) Kimbra 5/04/2012 Vows
56 Thinkin Bout You Frank Ocean 17/04/2012 Channel Orange
6 Get Free (feat. Amber Coffman) Major Lazer 22/04/2012 Free The Universe
97 I'm Shakin' Jack White 23/04/2012 Blunderbuss
68 Silhouettes Avicii 27/04/2012 Single Only

Notes

  • #98: 'Warrior (feat. Mark Foster & A-Trak)' - Kimbra: Originally released as a part of the 'Three Artists, One Song' series by shoe company Converse, it was released on the Australian Tour Edition and New Zealand Deluxe Edition of the album.
2012 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
91 So Good (feat. C1) Allday 3/05/2012 A Skateboard Soiree EP
94 "45" The Gaslight Anthem 6/05/2012 Handwritten
46 Take A Walk Passion Pit 8/05/2012 Gossamer
14 I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) Icona Pop 9/05/2012 Icona Pop
22 Trembling Hands The Temper Trap 9/05/2012 The Temper Trap
42 Hurricane MS MR 10/05/2012 Candy Bar Creep Show EP
59 Love This Cosmo Jarvis 13/05/2012 Think Bigger
76 Heard It All Illy 13/05/2012 Bring It Back
20 Feel The Love (feat. John Newman) Rudimental 14/05/2012 Rudimental
3 Breezeblocks Alt-J 18/05/2012 An Awesome Wave
89 Maybe Tomorrow (feat. Lilian Blue) Chance Waters 20/05/2012 Infinity
64 Tessellate Alt-J 25/05/2012 An Awesome Wave
81 Something Good Alt-J 25/05/2012 An Awesome Wave
2012 - June
# Title Artist Date Album
18 HyperParadise (Flume Remix) Hermitude 8/06/2012 Parallel Paradise
78 Household Goods Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 10/06/2012 Trouble
29 Cherry Lips Loon Lake 12/06/2012 Thirty Three EP
93 Dance Bear Snakadaktal 13/06/2012 Single Only
49 Brother Thundamentals 22/06/2012 Like A Version 8
32 Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix) Florence And The Machine 24/06/2012 Ceremonials
85 Fineshrine Purity Ring 24/06/2012 Shrines
31 Gasoline Alpine 25/06/2012 A Is For Alpine
83 She's A Riot The Jungle Giants 25/06/2012 Single Only

Notes

  • #32: 'Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix)' - Florence And The Machine: Originally released on the iTunes re-issue deluxe edition of the album.
2012 - July
# Title Artist Date Album
57 Float Away Seth Sentry 4/07/2012 This Was Tomorrow
61 Caress Your Soul Sticky Fingers  8/07/2012 Caress Your Soul
8 Lost Frank Ocean 10/07/2012 Channel Orange
80 Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt) Frank Ocean 10/07/2012 Channel Orange
19 Angels The xx 17/07/2012 Coexist
15 Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 18/07/2012 The Heist
90 Sleep Alone Two Door Cinema Club 20/07/2012 Beacon
41 I Can Make You Love Me British India 22/07/2012 Single Only
27 Surrender Ball Park Music 24/07/2012 Museum
30 Laura Bat For Lashes 24/07/2012 The Haunted Man
7 Elephant Tame Impala 26/07/2012 Lonerism
71 Swimming Pools (Drank) Kendrick Lamar 31/07/2012 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
2012 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
52 Ghosts The Presets 4/08/2012 Pacifica
5 I Will Wait Mumford & Sons 7/08/2012 Babel
10 My Gun The Rubens 12/08/2012 The Rubens
62 Just What I Am (feat. King Chip) Kid Cudi 19/08/2012 Indicud
75 Madness Muse 20/08/2012 The 2nd Law
37 Sun Two Door Cinema Club 26/08/2012 Beacon
2012 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
47 Mountain Sound Of Monsters And Men 2/09/2012 My Head Is An Animal
50 My Heart Is On Fire Asta 4/09/2012 Download Only
96 Clique Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean 6/09/2012 Cruel Summer
70 Promises The Presets 7/09/2012 Pacifica
26 Dear Science Seth Sentry 9/09/2012 This Was Tomorrow
66 The Best We Got The Rubens 9/09/2012 The Rubens
73 Draw A Crowd Ben Folds Five 16/09/2012 The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
58 Babel Mumford & Sons 21/09/2012 Babel
21 Latch (feat. Sam Smith) Disclosure 23/09/2012 Single Only
45 Young And Dumb (feat. Bertie Blackman) Chance Waters 23/09/2012 Infinity
2012 - October
# Title Artist Date Album
9 Feels Like We Only Go Backwards Tame Impala 5/10/2012 Lonerism
23 Coming Down Ball Park Music 5/10/2012 Museum
53 Wild Things San Cisco 5/10/2012 San Cisco
4 Holdin On Flume 7/10/2012 Flume
16 Not Giving In (feat. John Newman & Alex Clare) Rudimental 7/10/2012 Rudimental
51 This Fire Birds Of Tokyo 7/10/2012 March Fires
1 Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 8/10/2012 The Heist
11 Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch) Calvin Harris 14/10/2012 18 Months
17 Clair De Lune (feat. Christine Hoberg) Flight Facilities 14/10/2012 Single Only
100 Cough Cough Everything Everything 14/10/2012 Arc
77 Love Is All I Got Feed Me & Crystal Fighters 16/10/2012 Single Only
87 Chronicles Of A Fallen Love (feat. Greta Svabo Bech) The Bloody Beetroots 26/10/2012 Single Only
2012 - November
# Title Artist Date Album
12 Sleepless (feat. Jezzabell Doran) Flume 6/11/2012 Flume
67 On Top (feat. T.Shirt) Flume 6/11/2012 Flume
48 Fred Astaire San Cisco 18/11/2012 San Cisco

Notes

  • #12: 'Sleepless (feat. Jezzabell Doran)' - Flume: Originally released on the 'Sleepless' EP in 2011, but re-recorded for his self-titled debut album in 2012.


Release Dates By Date - Tracks #101 -200

This list sorts all the tracks that reached the Hottest 100 in order of their release dates.

2011

2011 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
181 Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis  16/08/2011 The Heist
182 No Beef (feat. Miss Palmer) (Original Mix) Afrojack & Steve Aoki 16/08/2011 Wonderland 
130 How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep Bombay Bicycle Club 26/08/2011 A Different Kind Of Fix
2011 - November
# Title Artist Date Album
131 Souls A'Fire Matt Corby 11/11/2011 Into The Flame EP
2012

2012 - January
# Title Artist Date Album
158 Off To The Races Lana Del Rey 6/01/2012 Born To Die
110 My Scene Seth Sentry 24/01/2012 This Was Tomorrow
144 National Anthem Lana Del Rey 27/01/2012 Born To Die
176 Video Games Bluejuice 27/01/2012 Like A Version 8
133 I Fink U Freeky Die Antwoord 29/01/2012 Ten$Ion

Notes

  • #158: 'Off To The Races' - Lana Del Rey: Originally released on the album 'Born To Die' in 2011, but later re-released on a self-titled EP.
2012 - February
# Title Artist Date Album
118 Get In My Life Hermitude 3/02/2012 HyperParadise
127 HyperParadise Hermitude 3/02/2012 HyperParadise
140 Sweet Sour Band Of Skulls 9/02/2012 Sweet Sour
163 Water Bombs Twinsy 9/02/2012 Single Only
142 Wild Love Gossling 12/02/2012 Intentional Living EP
187 Fitzpleasure Alt-J 24/02/2012 An Awesome Wave
2012 - March
# Title Artist Date Album
119 Speaking In Tongues (feat. Chali 2na) Hilltop Hoods 4/03/2012 Drinking From The Sun
134 Ill Manors Plan B 4/03/2012 Ill Manors
196 September St. Lucia 6/03/2012 St. Lucia EP
179 Myth Beach House 7/03/2012 Bloom 
115 Drinking From The Sun Hilltop Hoods 9/03/2012 Drinking From The Sun
102 Rabbit Hole The Temper Trap 11/03/2012 The Temper Trap
167 The Wave Miike Snow 13/03/2012 Happy To You
178 Someone Purer Mystery Jets 18/03/2012 Radlands
156 Bird On The Buffalo Angus Stone 20/03/2012 Broken Brights
108 Need Your Love The Temper Trap 23/03/2012 The Temper Trap
186 Be Ready When I Say Go Emperors 25/03/2012 Stay Frosty
177 The Only Place Best Coast 26/03/2012 The Only Place
105 Idea Of Happiness Van She 30/03/2012 Idea Of Happiness
2012 - April
# Title Artist Date Album
111 Mercy Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz 3/04/2012 Cruel Summer
132 That's What's Up Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 8/04/2012 Here
104 Language Porter Robinson 10/04/2012 Single Only
146 Medusa Kingswood 16/04/2012 Change Of Heart EP
117 Unashamed Desire Missy Higgins 23/04/2012 The Ol' Razzle Dazzle
164 This Head I Hold Electric Guest 24/04/2012 Mondo
174 The Keepers Santigold 24/04/2012 Master Of My Make-Believe
195 Wake Up Dead Letter Circus 29/04/2012 Wake Up EP
148 Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings Father John Misty 30/04/2012 Fear Fun

Notes

  • #195: 'Wake Up' - Dead Letter Circus: Originally released as a free download on their website, it was later released on the 'Wake Up' EP in 2012, before also being released on the US edition of 'The Catalyst Fire' in 2013.
2012 - May
# Title Artist Date Album
123 The House That Heaven Built Japandroids 6/05/2012 Celebration Rock
114 Boy Emma Louise 13/05/2012 Vs Head Vs Heart
155 Do It Anyway Ben Folds Five 13/05/2012 The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
162 Don't Ever Want To Be Found The Rubens 14/05/2012 The Rubens
149 Do It With A Rockstar Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra 20/05/2012 Theatre Is Evil
200 Centipede Knife Party 27/05/2012 Rage Valley
2012 - June
# Title Artist Date Album
125 Pyramids Frank Ocean 8/06/2012 Channel Orange
151 Jamaica Van She 10/06/2012 Idea Of Happiness
199 Chaos Theory ShockOne 12/06/2012 Single Only
141 Heart Of A Lion The Griswolds 13/06/2012 Heart Of A Lion EP
154 Born At The Right Time Dappled Cities 24/06/2012 Lake Air
129 Youth In Trouble The Presets 29/06/2012 Pacifica
2012 - July
# Title Artist Date Album
152 Rocksteady The Bloody Beetroots 6/07/2012 Single Only
107 Chasing Ghosts The Amity Affliction  8/07/2012 Chasing Ghosts
113 Where Ya Been (feat. Pez) Illy  8/07/2012 Bring It Back
122 Apocalypse Dreams Tame Impala 9/07/2012 Lonerism
150 Octopus Bloc Party 11/07/2012 Four
165 Broken Brights Angus Stone 13/07/2012 Broken Brights
136 Runaways The Killers 15/07/2012 Battle Born
188 Baguette? Tyler Touché 16/07/2012 Night Dancer EP
171 Hang Loose Alabama Shakes 22/07/2012 Boys & Girls
145 Playing With Fire (feat. Labrinth) Plan B 23/07/2012 Ill Manors
2012 - August
# Title Artist Date Album
184 Yet Again Grizzly Bear 2/08/2012 Shields
112 Chained The xx 7/08/2012 Coexist
195 Seeing Red Alpine 10/08/2012 A Is For Alpine
103 Survival Expert Something For Kate 12/08/2012 Leave Your Soul To Science
190 Beautiful TZU 12/08/2012 Millions Of Moments
120 Passerby Grinspoon 19/08/2012 Black Rabbits
172 Truth Bloc Party 20/08/2012 Four
183 Frivolous Life (feat. Marcus Azon) YesYou 23/08/2012 YesYou EP
153 Knee Length Socks Urthboy 27/08/2012 Smokey's Haunt
170 Tinderbox Violent Soho 27/08/2012 Single Only
124 Bless This Mess Lisa Mitchell 28/08/2012 Bless This Mess
2012 - September
# Title Artist Date Album
137 Escape Asta 3/09/2012 Download Only
139 Hearts A Mess Missy Higgins 7/09/2012 Like A Version 8
157 Heartbreak (feat. Chela) Clubfeet 7/09/2012 Heirs & Graces
192 Open Letter The Amity Affliction 7/09/2012 Chasing Ghosts
135 Dark Days Parkway Drive 9/09/2012 Atlas
161 Above The Water Art Of Sleeping 10/09/2012 Like A Thief EP
180 Empty Hands Art Of Sleeping 10/09/2012 Like A Thief EP
169 Beauty In The Bricks Spit Syndicate 16/09/2012 Sunday Gentlemen
193 Sharp Shooter Hungry Kids Of Hungary 16/09/2012 You're A Shadow
168 All Your Gold Bat For Lashes 19/09/2012 The Haunted Man
126 I'm Corrupt DCUP 23/09/2012 I'm Corrupt EP
185 Ride Lana Del Rey 25/09/2012 Paradise
116 Die A Happy Man (feat. Jane Tyrrell) Tuka 26/09/2012 Feedback Loop
197 Miracle Cure Something For Kate 28/09/2012 Leave Your Soul To Science
106 Forever Haim 30/09/2012 Forever EP
138 Give Me Time Eagle And The Worm 30/09/2012 Strangelove EP
189 Told You So Cub Scouts 30/09/2012 Told You So EP
2012 - October
# Title Artist Date Album
166 Bloom Gypsy & The Cat 7/10/2012 The Late Blue
198 Wicked Games The Weeknd 7/10/2012 Trilogy
175 Don't Wanna Grow Up Anymore Bob Evans 21/10/2012 The Double Life EP
128 Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion) Major Lazer 22/10/2012 Free The Universe
143 She's My Baby Kingswood 28/10/2012 Single Only
173 Clouds & Cream Sticky Fingers 28/10/2012 Caress Your Soul

Notes

  • #175: 'Don't Wanna Grow Up Anymore' - Bob Evams: Originally released on the 'The Double Life' EP in 2012, but re-released for his album 'Familiar Stranger' in 2013.
2012 - November
# Title Artist Date Album
109 Karmageddon Abbe May 4/11/2012 Kiss My Apocalypse
160 Left Alone (feat. Chet Faker) Flume 4/11/2012 Flume
101 Don't Save Me Haim 4/11/2012 Days Are Gone
121 Inhaler Foals 5/11/2012 Holy Fire
159 Gonna Make It Vydamo 7/11/2012 Single Only
147 Neighbour Neighbour Violent Soho 16/11/2012 Single Only
2012 - December
# Title Artist Date Album
191 The Game Pez 9/12/2012 Single Only


Facts

  • 92 of the songs that charted in the Hottest 100 for 2012 were released within the year of the countdown. Whereas in the tracks that made positions #101-200, there were 96 songs actually released in 2012 that charted.
  • The most common month for a song to be released was November 2012, which each had 27 of the 200 songs enter the countdown.
  • The earliest tracks released were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) & Afrojack & Steve Aoki's 'No Beef (feat. Miss Palmer)', which were both released on August 16th, 2011.
  • The most recent track to have made the countdown was Pez's 'The Game', which was released on December 9th, 2012.


Adjusted Countdown

These lists are adjusted versions of the 2012 Hottest 100 countdown.
This shows what the countdown would have looked like if only songs from 2012 were allowed to chart.

Adjusted Countdown - #1 - #100
# Title Artist Date Original
1 Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 8/10/2012 1
2 Breezeblocks Alt-J 18/05/2012 3
3 Holdin On Flume 7/10/2012 4
4 I Will Wait Mumford & Sons 7/08/2012 5
5 Get Free (feat. Amber Coffman) Major Lazer 22/04/2012 6
6 Elephant Tame Impala 26/07/2012 7
7 Lost Frank Ocean 10/07/2012 8
8 Feels Like We Only Go Backwards Tame Impala 5/10/2012 9
9 My Gun The Rubens 12/08/2012 10
10 Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch) Calvin Harris 14/10/2012 11
11 Sleepless (feat. Jezzabell Doran) Flume 6/11/2012 12
12 I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) Icona Pop 9/05/2012 14
13 Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 18/07/2012 15
14 Not Giving In (feat. John Newman & Alex Clare) Rudimental 7/10/2012 16
15 Clair De Lune (feat. Christine Hoberg) Flight Facilities 14/10/2012 17
16 HyperParadise (Flume Remix) Hermitude 8/06/2012 18
17 Angels The xx 17/07/2012 19
18 Feel The Love (feat. John Newman) Rudimental 14/05/2012 20
19 Latch (feat. Sam Smith) Disclosure 23/09/2012 21
20 Trembling Hands The Temper Trap 9/05/2012 22
21 Coming Down Ball Park Music 5/10/2012 23
22 I'm Into You Chet Faker 23/03/2012 24
23 Dear Science Seth Sentry 9/09/2012 26
24 Surrender Ball Park Music 24/07/2012 27
25 Default Django Django 30/01/2012 28
26 Cherry Lips Loon Lake 12/06/2012 29
27 Laura Bat For Lashes 24/07/2012 30
28 Gasoline Alpine 25/06/2012 31
29 Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix) Florence And The Machine 24/06/2012 32
30 Can't Get Better Than This Parachute Youth 28/01/2012 33
31 Paddling Out Miike Snow 23/01/2012 36
32 Sun Two Door Cinema Club 26/08/2012 37
33 Oblivion Grimes 31/01/2012 38
34 Hold On Alabama Shakes 6/02/2012 39
35 R U Mine? Arctic Monkeys 27/02/2012 40
36 I Can Make You Love Me British India 22/07/2012 41
37 Hurricane MS MR 10/05/2012 42
38 Follow The Sun Xavier Rudd 5/02/2012 44
39 Young And Dumb (feat. Bertie Blackman) Chance Waters 23/09/2012 45
40 Take A Walk Passion Pit 8/05/2012 46
41 Mountain Sound Of Monsters And Men 2/09/2012 47
42 Fred Astaire San Cisco 18/11/2012 48
43 Brother Thundamentals 22/06/2012 49
44 My Heart Is On Fire Asta 4/09/2012 50
45 This Fire Birds Of Tokyo 7/10/2012 51
46 Ghosts The Presets 4/08/2012 52
47 Wild Things San Cisco 5/10/2012 53
48 I Got Burned (feat. Tim Rogers) The Bamboos 18/03/2012 54
49 Thinkin Bout You Frank Ocean 17/04/2012 56
50 Float Away Seth Sentry 4/07/2012 57
51 Babel Mumford & Sons 21/09/2012 58
52 Love This Cosmo Jarvis 13/05/2012 59
53 Love Interruption Jack White 31/01/2012 60
54 Caress Your Soul Sticky Fingers  8/7/2012 61
55 Just What I Am (feat. King Chip) Kid Cudi 19/08/2012 62
56 Wolf First Aid Kit 27/01/2012 63
57 Tessellate Alt-J 25/05/2012 64
58 Genesis Grimes 9/01/2012 65
59 The Best We Got The Rubens 9/09/2012 66
60 On Top (feat. T.Shirt) Flume 6/11/2012 67
61 Silhouettes Avicii 27/04/2012 68
62 Lonely Boy Matt Corby 20/01/2012 69
63 Promises The Presets 7/09/2012 70
64 Swimming Pools (Drank) Kendrick Lamar 31/07/2012 71
65 All The Rowboats Regina Spektor 27/02/2012 72
66 Draw A Crowd Ben Folds Five 16/09/2012 73
67 Simple Song The Shins 10/01/2012 74
68 Madness Muse 20/08/2012 75
69 Heard It All Illy 13/05/2012 76
70 Love Is All I Got Feed Me & Crystal Fighters 16/10/2012 77
71 Household Goods Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 10/06/2012 78
72 Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt) Frank Ocean 10/07/2012 80
73 Something Good Alt-J 25/05/2012 81
74 Disparate Youth Santigold 22/02/2012 82
75 She's A Riot The Jungle Giants 25/06/2012 83
76 Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom Hilltop Hoods 5/02/2012 84
77 Fineshrine Purity Ring 24/06/2012 85
78 Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey 27/01/2012 86
79 Chronicles Of A Fallen Love (feat. Greta Svabo Bech) The Bloody Beetroots 26/10/2012 87
80 Down The Road C2C 23/01/2012 88
81 Maybe Tomorrow (feat. Lilian Blue) Chance Waters 20/05/2012 89
82 Sleep Alone Two Door Cinema Club 20/07/2012 90
83 So Good (feat. C1) Allday 3/05/2012 91
84 Spiritus Lisa Mitchell 27/03/2012 92
85 Dance Bear Snakadaktal 13/06/2012 93
86 "45" The Gaslight Anthem 6/05/2012 94
87 Andy Last Dinosaurs 26/02/2012 95
88 Clique Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean 6/09/2012 96
89 I'm Shakin' Jack White 23/04/2012 97
90 Warrior (feat. Mark Foster & A-Trak) Kimbra 5/04/2012 98
91 Bad Girls M.I.A. 31/01/2012 99
92 Cough Cough Everything Everything 14/10/2012 100
Adjusted Countdown - #101 - #200
# Title Artist Date Original
101 Don't Save Me Haim 4/11/2012 101
102 Rabbit Hole The Temper Trap 11/03/2012 102
103 Survival Expert Something For Kate 12/08/2012 103
104 Language Porter Robinson 10/04/2012 104
105 Idea Of Happiness Van She 30/03/2012 105
106 Forever Haim 30/09/2012 106
107 Chasing Ghosts The Amity Affliction  8/7/2012 107
108 Need Your Love The Temper Trap 23/03/2012 108
109 Karmageddon Abbe May 4/11/2012 109
110 My Scene Seth Sentry 24/01/2012 110
111 Mercy Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz 3/04/2012 111
112 Chained The xx 7/08/2012 112
113 Where Ya Been (feat. Pez) Illy  8/7/2012 113
114 Boy Emma Louise 13/05/2012 114
115 Drinking From The Sun Hilltop Hoods 9/03/2012 115
116 Die A Happy Man (feat. Jane Tyrrell) Tuka 26/09/2012 116
117 Unashamed Desire Missy Higgins 23/04/2012 117
118 Get In My Life Hermitude 3/02/2012 118
119 Speaking In Tongues (feat. Chali 2na) Hilltop Hoods 4/03/2012 119
120 Passerby Grinspoon 19/08/2012 120
121 Inhaler Foals 5/11/2012 121
122 Apocalypse Dreams Tame Impala 9/07/2012 122
123 The House That Heaven Built Japandroids 6/05/2012 123
124 Bless This Mess Lisa Mitchell 28/08/2012 124
125 Pyramids Frank Ocean 8/06/2012 125
126 I'm Corrupt DCUP 23/09/2012 126
127 HyperParadise Hermitude 3/02/2012 127
128 Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion) Major Lazer 22/10/2012 128
129 Youth In Trouble The Presets 29/06/2012 129
130 That's What's Up Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 8/04/2012 132
131 I Fink U Freeky Die Antwoord 29/01/2012 133
132 Ill Manors Plan B 4/03/2012 134
133 Dark Days Parkway Drive 9/09/2012 135
134 Runaways The Killers 15/07/2012 136
135 Escape Asta 3/09/2012 137
136 Give Me Time Eagle And The Worm 30/09/2012 138
137 Hearts A Mess Missy Higgins 7/09/2012 139
138 Sweet Sour Band Of Skulls 9/02/2012 140
139 Heart Of A Lion The Griswolds 13/06/2012 141
140 Wild Love Gossling 12/02/2012 142
141 She's My Baby Kingswood 28/10/2012 143
142 National Anthem Lana Del Rey 27/01/2012 144
143 Playing With Fire (feat. Labrinth) Plan B 23/07/2012 145
144 Medusa Kingswood 16/04/2012 146
145 Neighbour Neighbour Violent Soho 16/11/2012 147
146 Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings Father John Misty 30/04/2012 148
147 Do It With A Rockstar Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra 20/05/2012 149
148 Octopus Bloc Party 11/07/2012 150
149 Jamaica Van She 10/06/2012 151
150 Rocksteady The Bloody Beetroots 6/07/2012 152
151 Knee Length Socks Urthboy 27/08/2012 153
152 Born At The Right Time Dappled Cities 24/06/2012 154
153 Do It Anyway Ben Folds Five 13/05/2012 155
154 Bird On The Buffalo Angus Stone 20/03/2012 156
155 Heartbreak (feat. Chela) Clubfeet 7/09/2012 157
156 Off To The Races Lana Del Rey 6/01/2012 158
157 Gonna Make It Vydamo 7/11/2012 159
158 Left Alone (feat. Chet Faker) Flume 4/11/2012 160
159 Above The Water Art Of Sleeping 10/09/2012 161
160 Don't Ever Want To Be Found The Rubens 14/05/2012 162
161 Water Bombs Twinsy 9/02/2012 163
162 This Head I Hold Electric Guest 24/04/2012 164
163 Broken Brights Angus Stone 13/07/2012 165
164 Bloom Gypsy & The Cat 7/10/2012 166
165 The Wave Miike Snow 13/03/2012 167
166 All Your Gold Bat For Lashes 19/09/2012 168
167 Beauty In The Bricks Spit Syndicate 16/09/2012 169
168 Tinderbox Violent Soho 27/08/2012 170
169 Hang Loose Alabama Shakes 22/07/2012 171
170 Truth Bloc Party 20/08/2012 172
171 Clouds & Cream Sticky Fingers 28/10/2012 173
172 The Keepers Santigold 24/04/2012 174
173 Don't Wanna Grow Up Anymore Bob Evans 21/10/2012 175
174 Video Games Bluejuice 27/01/2012 176
175 The Only Place Best Coast 26/03/2012 177
176 Someone Purer Mystery Jets 18/03/2012 178
177 Myth Beach House 7/03/2012 179
178 Empty Hands Art Of Sleeping 10/09/2012 180
179 Frivolous Life (feat. Marcus Azon) YesYou 23/08/2012 183
180 Yet Again Grizzly Bear 2/08/2012 184
181 Ride Lana Del Rey 25/09/2012 185
182 Be Ready When I Say Go Emperors 25/03/2012 186
183 Fitzpleasure Alt-J 24/02/2012 187
184 Baguette? Tyler Touché 16/07/2012 188
185 Told You So Cub Scouts 30/09/2012 189
186 Beautiful TZU 12/08/2012 190
187 The Game Pez 9/12/2012 191
188 Open Letter The Amity Affliction 7/09/2012 192
189 Sharp Shooter Hungry Kids Of Hungary 16/09/2012 193
190 Wake Up Dead Letter Circus 29/04/2012 195
191 Seeing Red Alpine 10/08/2012 195
192 September St. Lucia 6/03/2012 196
193 Miracle Cure Something For Kate 28/09/2012 197
194 Wicked Games The Weeknd 7/10/2012 198
195 Chaos Theory ShockOne 12/06/2012 199
196 Centipede Knife Party 27/05/2012 200

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