(L-R) Singers Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne of One Direction accept the award for Best New Artist onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
From "Call Me Maybe" to "Somebody That I Used to Know", you've heard the hits all year, but now it's time to pick out the best of 2012.
Billboard.com has released its critics list of the top 20 songs of the year. Some of them you may have heard countless times on the radio, but some may surprise you.
Find out what they are below.
Click here to view the initial list on Billboard.com.
20. "Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris
19. "Bad Girls" by M.I.A.
18."Elephant" by Tame Impala
17. "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" by Ne-Yo
16. "You're the One" by Charli XCX
15. "Wrecking Ball" by Bruce Springsteen
14. "Bye Baby" by Nas
13. "Angel Eyes" by Love and Theft
12. "Wildest Moments" by Jessie Ware
11. "The House That Heaven Built" by the Japandroids
10. "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction
9. "Everything is Embarrasing" by Sky Ferreira
8. "Thinkin About You" By Frank Ocean
7. "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye feat. Kimbra
6. "Begin Again" by Taylor Swift
5. "Adorn" by Miguel
4. "Some Nights" by fun.
3. "Mercy" G.O.O.D. Music
2. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
1."Climax" by Usher
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