Readers Favorites 2012: The results – Earlier this month, we asked CNN's readers to vote for what they loved the most in entertainment this year, and also what they'd rather see stay in 2012. The results are in, so stay tuned for a new list to be revealed each day starting December 17. Thanks to all who voted!
Readers' Favorites: Top 10 songs of 2012 – From the Carly Rae Jepsen earworm "Call Me Maybe" to fun.'s "We Are Young," 2012 boasts a plethora of catchy tunes. To get an idea of which songs stood out the most for our readers, we asked them to choose their 10 favorites from a list of 20 hits. Though some of these tracks made their debut before the start of the year, they didn't quite peak until after the ball dropped. Here are the results:
No. 10: 'What Makes You Beautiful' – No. 10 on the list is One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." The track is the first single off the English-Irish boy band's debut studio album, "Up All Night." Their second studio album, "Take Me Home," was released in November 2012.
No. 9: 'Ho Hey' – "Ho Hey," the first single off The Lumineers' self-titled debut album, was released in June. It has spent 27 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100, peaking at No. 4; and it's currently the No. 1 tune on Billboard's Rock Songs chart.
No. 6: 'Home' – "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips' song "Home" is another 2012 reader favorite. "Home" is the Georgia native's debut single and coronation song from the reality show's 11th season.
No. 4: 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' – The newly engaged Kelly Clarkson's single "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" was released in January. It's the artist's third single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, following "A Moment Like This" and "My Life Would Suck Without You."
No. 1: 'Somebody That I Used to Know' – "Somebody That I Used to Know" spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Gotye's track, which features New Zealand singer-songwriter Kimbra, debuted in the summer of 2011 on his third studio album, "Making Mirrors." The Belgian-Australian artist's real name is Wouter "Wally" De Backer.
Readers' Favorites: Top 10 movies of 2012 – Much has been said about sluggish box office weekends this year, but there's no denying that we had an abundance of great movies to choose from. To get an idea of which films stood out the most for our readers, we asked them to choose their favorite 10 pictures out of a mix of 20 major releases that arrived in theaters between January and December 7, 2012. Here are the results:
No. 6: 'Argo' – The positive buzz was huge for "Argo" and actor/director Ben Affleck, right, after his success with "The Town." "Argo" still stands out among December's heavy hitters, as it hasn't been forgotten by the SAG or Golden Globe Awards.
No. 5: 'Lincoln' – What Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has lacked in box office receipts it's made up for in critical praise. The lengthy examination of Abraham Lincoln's presidency and his pivotal push to end slavery and the Civil War is considered one of the best films of the year.