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s the new year draws closer, we've decided to take a look the music that's gotten us to where we are today. So in an effort to broaden our musical horizons and our understanding of contemporary artists, we're counting down 2012 by counting up from 1952, taking a look at a handful of songs from a different year every day until January 1st. Here's the ongoing list of years that we've covered:

1952 - 1953 - 1954 - 1955 - 1956 - 1957 - 1958 - 1959

1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969

1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979

1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989

1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999

2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009

2010 - 2011 - 2012