best of 2013: songs

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

best of 2013: songs

best of 2013: songs

over the course of this week, i’ll be posting my annual best of lists. as a complete list nerd, this is my favorite time of the year here on the ol’ blog.

here’s the lists i’ll be posting:

tuesday: new music discoveries
yesterday: cover songs
today: songs
tomorrow (friday): albums

all in all, it’s been a decent year for music. maybe not great, but definitely good. one of the trends over the last handful of years has been a bigger focus on singles, rather than full album experiences. because of that, whittling down a list of songs (my initial brainstorm off the top of my head included nearly 125 songs…) is more and more difficult each year. no doubt, a lot of really great songs didn’t make this list.

so without further ado, here’s my list for 2013:

30. is this how you feel?: the preatures
29. ego free sex free: autre ne veut
28. unbelievers: vampire weekend
27. immortal: kid cudi
26. take me to church: hozier
25. tom ford: jay z
24. play by play: autre ne veut
23. body party: ciara
22. attracting flies: alunageorge
21. the woodpile: frightened rabbits
20. drink you away: justin timberlake
19. you’re in love: betty who
18. tessellate: ellie goulding
17. new lover: josh ritter
16. lft: quadron
15. retrograde : james blake
14. step: vampire weekend
13. picasso baby: jay z
12. normal person: arcade fire
11. numbers on the board: pusha t

10. primetime (ft. miguel): janelle monae

best of 2013 songs: janelle monae
from the album: electric lady



9. blood on the leaves: kanye west

best of 2013 songs: kanye west
from the album: yeezus



8. you’re not the one: sky ferreira

best of 2013 songs: sky ferreira
from the album: night time, my time



7. the wire: haim

best of 2013 songs: haim
from the album: days are gone



6. send it up (ft. king louie): kanye west

best of 2013 songs: kanye west
from the album: yeezus



5. my god is the sun: queens of the stone age

best of 2013 songs: queens of the stone age
from the album: …like clockwork



4. royals: lorde

best of 2013 songs: lorde
from the album: pure heroine



3. mirrors: justin timberlake

best of 2013 songs: justin timberlake
from the album: the 20/20 experience



2. new slaves: kanye west

best of 2013 songs: kanye west
from the album: yeezus



1. pusher love girl: justin timberlake

best of 2013 songs: justin timberlake
from the album: the 20/20 experience



you’ve gotten a taste of the top 10, but i’ve created an album with all 30 tracks for your downloading pleasure.

download the zip

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