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