Top 100 Songs of 2014: The Top Five!

Finally, we’ve come down to the final five songs of 2014!
Narrowing down the entire year to just 100 songs was a difficult task, but if I’m being honest, my top 5 was clear from the minute I set out to do it. Before we get to these songs, lets take a quick recap of what we went through to get to this point!

100 – 91

Best Songs of 2014 100 - 90

100. Skrillex – Dirty Vibe
99. We Were Promised Jetpacks – Peaks and Troughs
98. Echosmith – Cool Kids
97. Nico & Vinz – In Your Arms
96. The Bohicas – To Die For
95. Jeremih – Don’t Tell Em
94. Milow – We Must Be Crazy
93. Die Antwoord – Ugly Boys
92. Hedley – Heaven In Our Headlights
91. Disclosure – The Mechanism

90 – 81

top Songs 2014 80

90. Nothing More – This Is The Time (Ballast)
89. Kelis – Rumble
88. Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap
87. Rizzle Kicks – Tell Her
86. Melanie Martinez – Carousel
85. Karmin – I Want It All
84. Cold War Kids – All This Could Be Yours
83. G.Love and Special Sauce – Nothing Else Quite Like Home
82. Natalia Kills – Trouble
81. Fifth Harmony – Sledgehammer

80 – 71

Tope 100 Songs 2014 70

80. DJ Snake – Turn Down For What
79. Tegan & Sara – Everything Is Awesome!!
78. ILOVEMAKONNEN – Tuesday
77. NIcki Minaj – Pills and Potions
76. Andy Grammer – Back Home
75. G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
74. Chevelle – Take Out the Gunman
73. The Head and the Heart – Another Story
72. AlunaGeorge – Supernatural
71. Eminem – Guts Over Fear

70 – 61

top songs of 2014 60

70. Set it Off – Why Worry
69. Kimberly Caldwell – On The Weekend
68. Anberlin – Stranger Ways
67. Mat Kearney – One Black Sheep
66. Sevyn Streeter – nEXt
65. Maroon 5 – Maps
64. Modest Mouse – Lampshades On Fire
63. Ray LaMontage – Supernova
62. Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love
61. Ok Go – The Writings On The Wall

60 – 51

2014 top songs

60. The Madden Brothers – We Are Done
59. John Legend – All Of Me
58. Lupe Fiasco – Remission
57. OneRepublic – Love Runs Out
56. How To Dress Well – Repeat Pleasure
55. Weezer – Back to the Shack
54. Ella Henderson – Ghost
53. alt-J – Left Hand Free
52. Azaelia Banks – Ice Princess
51. The Black Keys – Fever

50 – 41

top songs of 2014 40

50. Yuna – Come Back
49. Mr. Probz – Waves
48. Death From Above 1979 – Government Trash
47. The Griswolds – Beware the Dog
46. Magic! – Rude
45. Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)
44. Hoodie Allen – Movie
43. Selena Gomez – The Heart Wants What It Wants
42. Johnnyswim – Diamonds
41. The Weeknd – Often

40 – 31

top songs of 2014 30

40. Little Mix – Salute
39. Dami Im – Gladiator
38. Liam Bailey – On My Mind
37. Clean Bandit – Rather Be
36. Bring Me The Horizon – Drown
35. Jessie J – You Don’t Really Know Me
34. Fall Out Boy – Immortals
33. Iggy Azalea – Fancy
32. Armin Van Buuren – Pin Pong
31. Yelawolf – Till Its Gone

30 – 21

best songs of 2014

30. Tony Benette & Lady Gaga – Anything Goes
29. Twin Shadow – Turn Me Up
28. Childish Gambino – Sweatpants
27. Family Force 5 – Glow In The Dark
26. Imogen Heap – Entanglement
25. Jehene Aiko – The Worst
24. Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better
23. Royksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
22. Jenelle Monae – Electric Lady
21. Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This

20 – 11

Top Songs of 2014

20. Walk the Moon – Shut Up And Dance
19. Charlie XCX – Boom Clap
18. Tinashe – Bet
17. Dilated Peoples – Show Me The Way
16. Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat
15. Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker
14. Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me
13. The Ting Tings – Wrong Club
12. Royal Blood – Figure It Out
11. Kasabian – eezeh

10 – 6

top songs 2014

10. Sam Smith – Stay With Me
9. Kiesza – Hideaway
8. The Airborne Toxic Event – Wrong
7. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
6. Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky

And without further ado…the top five songs of 2014!

2014 top songs 

5.
Kendrick Lamar – i
(November)

Kendrick Lamar i

Hip-Hop music is always best when the artist has a meaningful message to relay. Kendrick is known for his forward thinking and imaginative lyrics, and i takes that notion to a completely different level. Over an upbeat groove, sampled from the classic soul song That Lady, Kendrick delivers pointed lyrics with an upbeat flow and a positive message. The song’s energy bursts through the hook of “I love myself,” providing a more positive view of life in the ghetto. Kendrick Lamar has everything that the hip-hop game needs today; creativity, talent, wit, and an alternative viewpoint. Its these qualities that has solidified his music as one of the best in the game.

4.
Ariana Grande – Problem (featuring Iggy Azaelia)
(May)

Ariana Grande 2014

Well, if this wasn’t the definitive song of 2014’s summer, I don’t know what was. Even after winter came, this song just doesn’t seem to quit! It was the song that launched Ariana Grande into super stardom, and laid the ground work for Iggy to come up hot on her heels. With its retro vibe, upbeat groove, and catchy saxophone loops, this song was made for pop dominance! Add an unforgettable hook, killer vocals, and crisp rapping, and the deal is done. This song isn’t going anywhere for awhile.

3.
Idina Menzel – Let It Go
(December 2013)

Let It Go 2014

I grew up during the time that is now considered “The Disney Renaissance.” Back then, Disney songs like A Whole New World and Colors of the Wind were a part of everyday radio playlists, but for the past fifteen years or so, Disney just hasn’t managed to recreate that magic. However, Frozen effectively changed all of that and made “Disney Songs” relevant again! With an empowering message, brilliant instrumentals, and a masterclass vocalist, Let It Go‘s power could not be denied!

Ready everyone? 1, 2, 3…Let it go! LET IT GoooOOOOOOOO!!!

2.
Ed Sheeran – Don’t
(August)

Ed Sheeran Don't 2014

This is why you don’t want to piss off Ed Sheeran. He will write a song about you, it will be a hit, and everyone will know what a manipulative two-timer you are, Ellie Goulding! In this jaunty little number, Ed gets gritty and personal as he spits out some half-sung-half-rapped lyrics that recount his relationship with the electro-pop diva, exposing everything from how they met, to how she cheated on him with one of his mates! Along with the tabloid lyrics, Ed Throws in a catchy riff, a powerful chorus, and an unrelenting groove. Its a well crafted pop masterpiece that proves Ed’s knack for songwriting.

1.
Sia – Chandelier
(May)

Sia Chandelier 2014

Few artists can blur the lines between pop music and artistic expression the way that Sia has with this song. In every way, shape, and form, this song is a true masterpiece. Her lyrics might seem like the same vapid and shallow pop drivel at first, but a deeper listen will reveal a truly powerful and stirring meaning about Sia’s own history of depression and substance abuse. Her vocal delivery is a true master class. With emotion and conviction, she manages to launch her voice straight into the stratosphere with relative ease (even live!). However, the song truly breaks boundaries by featuring Maddie Zeigler’s exquisite choreography. It’s a sell binding performance on every level, and proves that pop music truly is an artform.

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