It's tough to decide the top ten songs of the year, mostly because my mood is constantly changing so I may enjoy a particular song more on one day than I would the next. After several rough drafts, I have finally compiled a list that I'm comfortable with. I tried my best to determine this list by focusing only on the songs and leaving my personal opinions of the bands out of consideration. In other words, I ranked the songs, not the artists. I don't get paid to rank songs, so this is just for fun. However, I do get paid to play songs on the radio and these are the ones I enjoyed most this year while on the clock.

SHAFFEE'S TOP 10 GRD SONGS OF 2012

#10 - "Unity" by Shinedown

#9 - "Blood" by In This Moment

#8 - "Figure It Out" by Serj Tankian

#7 - "Let's Ride" by Kid Rock

#6 - "Hats Off To The Bull" by Chevelle

#5 - "Carry On" by Avenged Sevenfold

#4 - "No Reflection" by Marilyn Manson

#3 - "Love Bites (So Do I)" by Halestorm

#2 - "Absolute Zero" by Stone Sour

#1 - "Standing In The Sun" by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators

What are your favorite GRD songs of 2012?  Let's hope for an even better collection of music in 2013.  Rock over everything!  - Shaffee