Top 100 Songs of 2014 (80-61)

The songs on this list are as cool as this doge. Well, almost.

The songs on this list are as cool as this doge. Well, almost.

 

Around this time, it starts to get really hard to place songs. I like all of these tunes — a lot. My Top 100 Songs of 2014 (80-61):

80. Vance Joy – Riptide/Mess Is Mine

 

79. Dum Dum Girls – Too True To Be Good

Favourite track from their really sexy last album.

 

78. Schoolboy Q – Man Of The Year

 

77. La Roux – Kiss And Not Tell/Sexotheque

These songs deserve waaaaaay more views.

 

Bonus: Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu (from 2013)

 

76. Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked

 

75. Foster The People – Best Friend

Best song on their latest LP.

 

74. Aphex Twin – Minipops 67 (120.2) (Source Field Mix)

Welcome back Richard. You were missed.

 

73. Marina and The Diamonds – Froot

 

72. ILOVEMAKKONEN f. Drake – Tuesday

So random. So fresh. So 2014.

 

71. Charli XCX – Boom Clap

 

Bonus: Kongos – I’m Only Joking (From 2011)

 

70. Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna/Home By Now

Two really, really good songs. Two good videos, especially the one for “Luna”.

 

69. Ex Cops – Black Soap

Heard this one late in 2014, but it grabbed me right away.

 

68. Interpol – All The Rage Back Home

El Pintor raging here, home, and anywhere else is always comforting.

 

67. One Direction – Story Of My Life

 

66. Hedley – Crazy For You

Methinks it’s the best song these canucks have ever done.

 

65. Ask Embla – Legion

 

64. A.G. Cook – Beautiful

Reminiscent of Happy Hardcore, yet still on the cutting edge of pop.  Banger.

 

63. Sam Smith – Stay With Me/Stay With Me (Rainer & Grimm Remix)

I’d previously mentioned the Rainer & Grimm Remix of this tune in my Top Remixes of 2014 list, but I had to link it again. Both it and the original are fantastic, though I do prefer the remix.

 

62. Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Big, brassy, bombastic pop.

 

61. Ed Sheeran – Sing/One

It took me a while to get into “Sing”, but when I did, I was hooked. “One” is simply gorgeous.

Best Songs of 2014: Honourable Mention (Part 1, A-D)

As I seem to mention every year, crafting a strict Top 100 Songs of The Year list is an impossibility for me, because I listen to and like way more than 100 songs. So in order to shine a light on some of the songs that are still very good but don’t crack my top 100, I’ve issued lists recognizing the “honourable mentions” the past couple years. This is the first of those lists for 2014. More than anything though, these lists serve as a record keeping endeavour, so when I look back at 2014 some years down the line, I’ll be able to re-visit all the songs I was into. Having something neat and tidy to refer to at any time appeals to me, and that’s a big reason why I compile these lists. If anyone else who reads them discovers/likes something new, that’s great too.

Without further ado, here is the first of four lists detailing the best songs of 2014, Honourable Mention style, in alphabetical order.

Allie X – Prime

 

alt-J – Nara

 

alt-J – The Gospel of John Hurt

 

Ariana Grande f. The Weeknd – Love Me Harder

 

Avid Dancer – I Want To See You Dance

 

Balance and Composure – Enemy

 

Basia Bulat – It Can’t Be You

 

Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow

 

Bear Hands – Giants

 

Betty Who – Lovin’ Start

 

Bleachers – Rollercoaster

 

Britney Spears – Alien

 

Broken Bells – Holding On For Life

 

Broods – Coattails

 

Cloud Nothings – I’m Not Part Of Me

 

Darlia – Queen Of Hearts

 

Deers – Bamboo

 

Duck Sauce – NRG

 

Duke Dumont – Mumble Man

 

Dum Dum Girls – Rimbaud Eyes