The winner of Music Madness' song of the year 2012 is:
Hadouken! - Bad Signal
I know that this may seem like an odd choice, but the simple fact of the matter is that I have played this a gazillion times since its release, and it just won't get old! It's a move away from the new-rave stylings of their debut album and their aggressive, heavier follow-up, now taking on elements of dance and dubstep, along with a killer sample for a chorus. The lyrics may not be to everyone's taste - talks of news feeds, notifications, trending and SMS take on the world of social media, and are spat out at rapid rap-style pace. I've seen it live as well this year, and it went down a storm and a half. It bodes very well for the album it is taken from, Every Weekend, due out next year. I'm fairly sure you won't see this as anyone else's song of the year, but I don't care. It's amazing. Now everybody sing! "YOU DON'T REALLY LOVE ME, YOU JUST KEEP ME HANGING ON!"
The song will be on the Songs of the Week section of the blog until 7th January, when we'll be back to normal weekly updates. See you in the New Year!