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Music Supervisors for 'Girls,' 'Dexter,' 'Shameless' Pick the Best Songs of 2012

Among the repeats on lists by Gary Calamar, Nic Harcourt, Ann Kline and Manish Raval? Indie darlings Divine Fits and Father John Misty.

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The end is nigh! … Of the year, that is. So The Hollywood Reporter asked four of its favorite music supervisors and radio DJs for their top tracks of 2012. Surprisingly, there are few repeats in the bunch. Indie-rock supergroup Divine Fits pops up twice, as does psychedelic folk storyteller Father John Misty, but that’s it for the doubles. Some of these songs have been heard on the contributors' shows, and others are just personal favorites. All in all, it's a pretty solid soundtrack of the year's left-of-center musical offerings.

Here they are, ranked in no particular order:

Gary Calamar (KCRW DJ, music supervisor True Blood, Dexter, House M.D.)

1.   Best Coast - "The Only Place"
2.   David Byrne & St. Vincent - "Who"
3.   Palmyra Delran - "You're My Brian Jones"
4.   Family Of The Year - "Hero"
5.   Father John Misty - "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"
6.   First Aid Kit - "Emmylou"
7.   Ian Hunter - "When I'm President"
8.   JJamz - "Suicide Pact"
9.   Metric - "Breathing Underwater"
10.  Bruce Springsteen - "Rocky Ground"

Q&A: Former 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' Host Nic Harcourt on How an Ultimatum from KCRW Led to His New Show on Cal State's KCSN

Nic Harcourt (KCSN DJ, music supervisor The Inbetweeners, I Just Want My Pants Back):

1.   Kita Klane - "The Enemy"
2.   Beach House - "Myth"
3.   Adele - "Skyfall"
4.   Atoms For Peace - "What The Eyeballs Did"
5.   Crocodiles - "Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)"
6.   Divine Fits - "Would That Not Be Nice"
7.   Abbe May - "Karmageddon"
8.   Tame Impala - "Elephant (Todd Rundgren remix)"
9.   The Amazing - "Flashlight"
10.  Django Django - "Default"

Q&A: 'Shameless' Music Supervisor on the Show's Devotion to Indie Rock: 'It’s Rare That We Use Anything From a Major Label'

Ann Kline (music supervisor, Shameless, Pan Am):

1.   Twin Shadow - "Golden Light"
2.   Lord Huron – "Ends Of The Earth"
3.   Divine Fits – "Baby Get Worse"
4.   Ms Mr – "Hurricane"
5.   LP – "Into The Wild"
6.   Shiny Toy Guns – "Somewhere To Hide"
7.   Gary Clark Jr. – "Bright Lights"
8.   Two Door Cinema Club – "Something Good Can Work"
9.   Passion Pit – "Little Secrets"
10.  Aloe Blacc – "I Need A Dollar"

STORY: Top 12 Music Stories of 2012

Manish Raval (music supervisor, Girls, Community, New Girl)

1.   Angel Haze - "Werkin' Girls"
2.   Jake Bugg - "Two Fingers"
3.   Santigold - "The Riot's Gone"
4.   La Sera - "Please Be My Third Eye"
5.   Frank Ocean - "Thinkin Bout You"
6.   Angel Olsen - "Acrobat"
7.   King Tuff - "Bad Thing"
8.   Lavender Diamond - "Oh My Beautiful World"
9.   Die Antwoord - "I Fink U Freeky"
10.  Father John Misty - "Nancy From Now On"

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