Adult Contemporary Songs

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ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS

This year's most popular soft rock/adult pop songs, ranked by radio airplay detections as measured by Nielsen Music.

2012
1

STRONGER (WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU)

Kelly Clarkson

Time Machine

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2

SET FIRE TO THE RAIN

Adele

8

SOMEONE LIKE YOU

Adele

9

RUMOUR HAS IT

Adele

10

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

Katy Perry

15

WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL

One Direction

16

I WON'T GIVE UP

Jason Mraz

19

IT WILL RAIN

Bruno Mars

22

ROLLING IN THE DEEP

Adele

25

WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER

Taylor Swift

26

F**KIN' PERFECT

P!nk

29

CRAWLING BACK TO YOU

Daughtry

31

BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS)

P!nk

32

THE EDGE OF GLORY

Lady Gaga

33

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

Michael Buble

35

EVERYBODY TALKS

Neon Trees

36

LET'S STAY TOGETHER

Seal

38

FOR THE FIRST TIME

The Script

41

GLAD YOU CAME

The Wanted

42

GIVE YOUR HEART A BREAK

Demi Lovato

44

DON'T YOU WANNA STAY

Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson

46

BROKENHEARTED

Karmin

49

50 WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE

Train