#12. Adele "Rolling In The Deep"
Producer: Paul Epworth
Label: XL Recordings
Complex says: Adele took over pop music this year with this track leading the charge. Valuing craftsmanship over gimmicks—she put her phenomenal voice to work on what has to be one of the catchiest hooks we’ve ever heard. And then she topped it off with verses that ooze soul. The best part is that it’s great music that reached the masses: this song is everywhere and we aren’t complaining.