The year of 2012 in music, can be said was the year of the challengers. There were more new-comers making all kinds of chart noise and/or history throughout the year. In this the best of the best list, the 'cream really did rise to the top'. The super-stars like George Strait, Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift did make the list, but with the exception of Swift they didn't break the top ten. The Best song for the year, according to our listeners here in West Texas is, Little Big Town's (LBT) 'Pontoon,' the official summer song of 2012, is the #1 song in our Top 10 of 2012.