There's so much music now that it's pretty impossible to hear all of it - but that doesn't stop me from trying. As we transition into 2013 and leave 2012 behind, I'll be taking much of the music from the last year with me.
The January hangover, apparently, is already here on our high streets. At a time when, traditionally, the sales are in full swing, retailers are already adjusting their mindsets to disappointment.
2012 was a year when sexual and reproductive health hit the headlines in a big way. Sexual and reproductive health continues to cause passionate debate around the globe year after year.
Here we are, at BBC Television Centre. It's New Year's Eve, so sadly everybody is off still for Christmas, but we thank-you for tuning in for a celebration of the worst yet most important moments of 2012.
When I wrote my end of year blog last December, in my infinite wisdom, I'm fairly sure I declared it the Year of News, impossible to surpass... However, if 2011 kept news editors across the world on their toes, I think it's fair to say 2012 certainly rose to the challenge. The difference this time? There were plenty of positives to report on, talk about and debate. And - joy, of joys - lots of it was happening on our doorstep.
Understanding a true meaning of love and peace is the beginning of wisdom and unity with the great spirit of the Universe.
If I could have one Christmas wish, it would be for our politicians to stop being too embarrassed to stand by culture and support it for fear of being branded 'elitist'. The Arts are for everyone, and nothing embodies this better than the volunteers who worked tirelessly to create the opening ceremony this summer.
The Chinese zodiac tells us that 2012 was the year of the dragon. It wasn't; 2012 was the year of the Boris. While George Osborne looked vampiric beside an increasingly choleric Cameron, Mayor Johnson marched through the capital with the air of an all-conquering war hero.
Before 2012 slips away it's worth remembering that this is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Thomas Kuhn's hugely influential book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which was itself revolutionary and has sold more than a million copies worldwide.
On Wednesday Twitter released the Year on Twitter - the story of 2012 told through our users' Tweets. The big stories were easily brought back to mind. The vivid image of Boris Johnson dancing at the Olympics created the highest spike in UK Twitter conversation, based on the number of Tweets sent per second. You may recall the episode. The most retweeted message of the year - and of all time - featured Barack Obama clutching Michelle in a robust bodily embrace.