Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:15:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
2013 Music Wishlist

Please sir, we want some Paramore...

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The sound of 2012 was notably infused with anthemic releases from Mumford & Sons, Taylor Swift, Muse, Lana Del Rey and Fun(.). It was also another year ruled by Adele, who didn't release a new LP, but still clocked in with the bestselling album of the year for 21.

But could anyone have predicted the viral breakouts of Psy and Carly Rae Jepsen? Were you surprised to see a reincarnation of the Backstreet Boys vs. N’Sync boy band battle in The Wanted vs. One Direction? As with any wishlist, there are the bankable favourites you know will deliver, and the unwelcome shockers that blindside the charts. We can't always get what we want, but there's no harm in asking......