If you're lucky enough to play music out loud where you work, as we are at Fuse, you know there's inevitably that moment when your favorite song (say, for example, "Call Me Maybe") is your coworker's most detested. Tension simmers, tempers flare, some shouts of "shut that f--king thing off!!" just might be heard.
Songs are very personal. It's a touchy subject.
We already had massive disagreements over our Best Albums of 2012 picks, so we knew this one would hurt feelings even if no punches were thrown.
To reduce the chaos, we limited each staff member to five top picks. If the album choices were a surprise, the song picks really shocked some of us into silence. Who knew not one but two songs from the Twilight soundtrack would get picked? Not one but two tracks by Carly Rae Jepsen? What. The. Hell.
Looks like the staff agreed on more than we thought.
We ordered according to popularity again, so click through for the tracks that brought peace and harmony to the office. So from Solange's knockout track to Diplo prodigies both old and new, read on to find out what we were singing out loud by the copy machine this year.