The ASOT community has spoken. The votes have been counted. And the results have been revealed. Tonight, Armin announced the results of the A State of Trance Top 20 of 2012. And our tune of the year isâŚGareth Emeryâs âConcrete Angelâ!
What a year it has been. We asked all of you to reflect upon the past 12 months, by voting for your favourite musical highlights. And you heard our call. We received more than 36,000 votes for the tracks in the Top 20 alone, and many more for the full list that weâll reveal next week! Armin would like to thank each and every one of you listeners, not only for voting but also for the continuous support throughout the years!
Gareth Emeryâs stunning collab with singer Christina Novelli, âConcrete Angelâ, was definitely one of the biggest highlights of the year. It was hammered by the DJ elite and became the sing-along tune of the ASOT 550 celebration. Everyone remembers the lines âIf you keep building these walls, brick by brick tower so tall. Soon I wonât see you at all, until the concrete angel falls.â, as ten-thousands sang to it in all 6 cities of the A State of Trance world tour. Congratulations to Gareth and Christina!
Armin van Buurenâs collaborations with Ana Criado, âIâll Listenâ and âSuddenly Summerâ, take in the 2nd and 6th place respectively. His Gaia tune âJâai Envie De Toiâ made it to number 4, his collab with Ferry Corsten, the lethal âBruteâ, finished 12th. Last but not least, his housy flavoured âWe Are Here To Make Some Noiseâ rocks number 15.
Arminâs very own favourite, âOmnia & IRA â The Fusionâ made it all the way to number 3. Andrew Rayel, one of the fastest rising talents in the trance scene, takes in no less than 3 places in this yearâs Top 20, from âHow Do I Knowâ ft. Jano (5) to âAeon of Revengeâ (7) and â550 Sentaâ (10).
Other highlights this year come from the studios of Aly & Fila, Roger Shah, W&W, Paul van Dyk, Solarstone, Jorn van Deynhoven, Tenishia, Aligator & Daniel Kandi, Simon OâShine and Markus Schulz! Congratulations to all of you!
A State of Trance Top 20 of 2012
1. Gareth Emery featuring Christina Novelli – Concrete Angel
2. Armin van Buuren featuring Ana Criado – I’ll Listen
3. Omnia & IRA – The Fusion
4. Gaia – J’ai Envie De Toi
5. Andrew Rayel featuring Jano – How Do I Know (Club Mix)
6. Armin van Buuren featuring Ana Criado – Suddenly Summer
7. Andrew Rayel – Aeon Of Revenge
8. Aly & Fila meet Roger Shah featuring Adrina Thorpe – Perfect Love
9. W&W – Invasion (Club Mix)
10. Andrew Rayel – 550 Senta (Aether Mix)
11. Paul van Dyk featuring Plumb – I Don’t Deserve You (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
12. Ferry Corsten & Armin van Buuren – Brute (Armin’s Illegal Drum Edit)
13. Solarstone with Clare Stagg – The Spell (Solarstone Pure Mix)
14. Jorn van Deynhoven – Headliner
15. Armin van Buuren – We Are Here To Make Some Noise
16. W&W – Moscow
17. Tenishia – Where Do We Begin (Andrew Rayel Remix)
18. Aligator featuring Daniel Kandi – The Perfect Match (Club Mix)
19. Simon O’Shine – Your Distant World
20. Markus Schulz featuring Ana Diaz – Nothing Without Me