New Music for Old People: The 25 Most Appreciated Tracks of 2012

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This was my second year at The Morton Report. I wrote 50 columns this year which included approximately 500 songs to offer up to you, my precious readers. The following 25 songs got the most comments and emailed appreciations from all of you out there. I am glad to be able to offer you great music that you are probably too busy (or lazy) to search out yourselves and I hope my percentage of ringing your bells is quite high.

With the new year ready to knock the door down momentarily, I am excited in 2013 to start right at the edge; hopefully a year from now it will be twice as difficult to pick the best of 2013. To make my life easier as I hope I have made yours, all I ask is that when you find a new favorite that gets to you like they did in the old days, please take a moment and write a comment about it (the comments section is at the end of each column). On the other hand, if you feel my taste is terribly wrong, I don’t mind hearing that either because we all hopefully have the capacity still left to learn a little something every day.

Okay then. Everyone say a little prayer that somehow the world situation will get better or you'll be lucky enough to get a ticket on board Noah’s Second Great Voyage. I hear that Jay Z and BeyoncĂ© will be playing the entire journey and that they also own the boat (you should see their daughter's stateroom!).

Happy New Year and don’t OD on your medical marijuana!

TMR1228 by Lisa on Grooveshark

1. "Dust It Off" (3:23) — The Do

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And a special bonus video:

2. "Time (Brings About a Change)" (3:57) — Keite Young

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3. "S.O.T." (2:58) — Danny Barnes

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4. "Summer's Coming" (2:57) — Sean Watkins

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5. "Hold On 2 Me" (3:25) — Theresa Andersson

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6. "Ohio" (2:54) — We Are Augustines

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7. "U Will Know" (2:49) — Black Men United

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8. "Jealous Guy" — (3:48) — Frankie Miller

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9. "Good Vibrations" (3:43) — Wilson Phillips

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10. "What the Hell Is Goin' On" (3:30) — Paul Thorn

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11. "A Woman" (2:57) — JJ Grey & Mofro

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12. "Call Off the Dogs (Day 2 Day)" (3:18) — Jeffrey Foucault

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13. "Brown Eyes" (3:47) — Andy Davis

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14. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" (3:16) — George Jones

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15. "Won't Find Better Than Me" (2:32) — The Kit-Kats

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16. "Enough" (3:08) — The Autumn Film

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17. "Can You Hear Me Now" (3:00) — The Styletones

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18. "Painted My Dream House Blue" (3:24) — Jeb Loy Nichols

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19. "Get Up Get Out" (3:01) — Rhett Walker Band

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20. "Something U Got" (4:21) — Jerry Douglas

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21. "When You're Around" (3:27) — Cris Cab

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22. "Back to Blue Some More" (4:58) — Valerie Carter

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23. "The Weight" (3:10) — Rotary Connection

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24. Violets of Dawn" (Live) (3:18) — Blues Project

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25. "Man's Temptation" (4:35) — The Impressions

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