Usher's 'Climax' Tops Time Magazine's Best Songs Of 2012 List

6 December 2012, 14:14

The likes of Carly Rae Jepsen and Taylor Swift both also feature on the end of year list.

Usher's hit single 'Climax' has been named the top song of the year by Time Magazine.

The 'Scream' singer's lead single from 2012 album 'Looking For Myself' has topped a list of the best songs of the past twelve months.

Usher co-wrote the track, originally released back in February, while Major Lazer's Diplo produced the song, which was a big hit on the Vodafone Big Top 40 at the start of this year.

Other songs to feature highly on Time's freshly unveiled top ten include Big Top 40 hit 'Gangnam Style' by PSY, Carly Rae Jepsen's breakthrough hit single 'Call Me Maybe' and Taylor Swift's recent smash 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'.

Check out a picture of Usher performing at the American Music Awards 2012 earlier this year below:

Last month Usher opened the American Music Awards 2012 with performances of both 'Climax' and his most recent single from 'Looking For Myself', a song called 'Numb'.

The 'Lemme See' singer is currently filming for his role as a judge on The Voice US, alongside fellow new addition Shakira and returning panelists Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

Check out TIME magazine's full list of the Top Songs Of 2012 below:

  1. PSY - 'Gangnam Style'
  2. Carly Rae Jepsen - 'Call Me Maybe'
  3. Taylor Swift - 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'
  4. Parquet Courts - 'Master Of My Craft'
  5. Skrillex - 'Bangarang'
  6. Nicki Minaj - 'Roman In Moscow'
  7. Pussy Riot - 'Putin Lights Up The Fires'
  8. The Belle Brigade - 'No Time To Think'
  9. Can - 'Graublau'