The economy sucked and some news just made you want to bury your head under a pillow.
But if you're in the journalism game, 2012 was the gift that kept on giving, from the worst bands (of all time) to Tom Cruise's relationship woes to awkward dance moves. Yes, awkward dance moves.
LA Weekly had some booming reader "traffic." And for that we thank you. Here, then, are the top-10 most-read online stories of the year:
10. Top Ten Awkward Electric Daisy Carnival Dance Move GIFs. The thing is, when people go to a rave such as "EDC," perhaps, maybe, allegedly, they sometimes imbibe a psychedelic-strength compound. And then they sometimes lose themselves and begin to believe they are killing it on the dance floor. They are not.
9. 10 Artsy Photos of Boobs From Taschen's The Little Book of Big Breasts (NSFW). If there's one thing you like slightly better than making fun of people who think they're dancing distinctly to electronic dance music, it's peering at NSFW boobs that think they're expressing themselves artfully.
8. Top 20 Sexiest Female Musicians of All Time: The Complete List. Sense a trend here? Readers like sexy ladies. Some of them sing, dance and generally kick ass, too.