Wait, How Does That Song Go?: The Most Googled Lyrics of 2012

Which of this year's hit songs were we dying to sing along to?

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Don’t speak Korean? Ask Google for help.

This year, the Internet came to the rescue (of course) and solved the mystery of what PSY is talking about in his hit song “Gangnam Style.” Google has revealed to TIME that the phrase “Gangnam Style lyrics” was the top-trending U.S. lyrics search of 2012. It’s not that surprising that a foreign-language mega hit would max out the list. How else would American horsey-dancers know that PSY is singing to the sexy lady about how he drinks his coffee before it cools and has big ideas even if his muscles are small?

Some of the other songs on the top ten are equally difficult to decipher on first hearing, even though they’re in English. Others are less difficult to understand—way to enunciate, Katy Perry—but reading over the lyrics will nonetheless help at your next karaoke outing. So, for your reading pleasure, here are the most trending song-lyric searches of 2012, with sample lyrics from the top Google result for the search in question. (Word to the lyrics-wise: some of these videos, if you’re actually listening to the words, which is the point, are extremely NSFW.)

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2. Mercy by Kanye West, ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz

Sample lyric: “I do suicides on the private jet / You know what that mean, I’m fly to death”


3. Payphone by Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa

Sample lyric: “I’m at a pay phone tryin’ to call home, all of my change I spent on you”


4. Some Nights by fun.

Sample lyric: “Some nights, I wish that my lips could build a castle / Some night, I wish they’d just fall off”


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5. Super Bass by Nicki Minaj

Sample lyric: “Excuse me, you’re a hell of a guy / You know I really got a thing for American guys / I mean, sigh, sickenin’ eyes / I can tell that you’re in touch with your feminine side”


6. The Motto by Drake, ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga

Sample lyric: “YOLO” (you only live once)


7. Rack City by Tyga

Sample lyric: “Rack, rack, rack, rack, rack…”


8. Wide Awake by Katy Perry

Sample lyric: “I’m wide awake / I’m wide awake / I’m wide awake”


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9. Titanium by David Guetta, ft. Sia

Sample lyric: “Ricochet, you take your aim / Fire away, fire away / You shoot me down, but I won’t fall / I am titanium”


10. Boyfriend by Justin Bieber

Sample lyric: “Swag swag swag, on you / Chillin by the fire while we eatin’ fondue”


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