In a year filled with infectious pop hits like "Call Me Maybe" and "Gangnam Style," music was constantly played on dramas, talk shows, reality competitions, and benefit concerts. From "Zou Bisou Bisou" to the Grammys' Whitney Houston tribute, the sounds of 2012 got us talking, sharing songs, and humming along. Take a look back at 2012's most memorable music moments.
"Mad Men": Megan sings "Zou Bisou Bisou"
When Season 5 opened, debonair Don Draper was actually happy -- thanks to his new marriage to the young, mysterious Megan. We quickly discovered her audacity when she threw Don an unwanted 40th birthday party, then sang this sexy ditty to him in front of all his co-workers. Like Don, we were fascinated, enraptured, and uncomfortable all at once.
"Glee": "The Break-Up"
Love hurts, and in what might be the best episode of "Glee" ever, the pain was multiplied with the splits of nearly all the couples on the show, including Finn and Rachel and Kurt and Blaine (the quartet performed an especially lovelorn version of No Doubt's "Don't Speak"). The musical performances were hair-raising, from Blaine's heartbreaking "Teenage Dream" to Santana's emotional "Mine" to the haunting final group number, "The Scientist." We're still sobbing.
"The Voice": "Hallelujah" tribute
After the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., "The Voice" paid tribute to the 26 victims of the school shooting with what it does best: music. The four coaches -- Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton -- teamed up with the 20 finalists and host Carson Daly and social media correspondent Christina Milian to sing a poignant version of "Hallelujah" while holding up the names of the victims.