Top 20 Songs of January 2014

These are my Top 20 Songs of January, in terms of plays and resonance:

20. Tove Lo – Habits


19. Lucius – Wildewoman


18. Massari – Brand New Day


17. Alvvays – Adult Diversion


16. Foster The People – Coming Of Age


15. Trust – Rescue, Mister


14. Britney Spears – Alien


13. Kaleida – Tropea


12. Beyonce f. Jay-Z – Drunk In Love


11. Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow/It Can’t Be You



10. Zedd f. Hayley Williams – Stay The Night


9. Broken Bells – Holding On For Life


8. Ghost (B.C.) – If You Have Ghosts


7. One Direction – Story Of My Life


6. Wildlife – Lightning Tent


5. Maximo Park – Leave This Island


4. Katy Perry – Unconditionally


3. Eternal Death – Head


2. Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)

I thank the stars they’re back. What an immense, amazing tune. Future Islands own so much real estate in my heart that I think I’d disappear if they ever chose to sell.


1. Against Me! – True Trans Soul Rebel

NB: At present, and for the life of me, I can’t find the original version of this song to share. The acoustic version I’ve shared below is brilliant, but the original is one of the catchiest alt/pop songs I’ve heard in a long time. If you can find it, listen to it. Embrace it. Against Me! are on fire.

Best Songs of 2013: Honourable Mention (Part 3, J-M)

Continuing, here are my favourite songs of 2013, Honourable Mention style, in alphabetical order (J-M).

Jagwar Ma – The Throw/Man I Need

Jaymes Young – Moondust

Jhene Aiko f. Childish Gambino – Bed Peace

Jimmy Eat World – Appreciation/Damage

Justin Timberlake – Tunnel Vision/Suit & Tie/Not A Bad Thing/Only When I Walk Away

Kanye West – Bound 2/Black Skinhead

Katy B. – 5am

Katy Perry – Roar/Unconditionally

Keep Shelly In Athens – Recollection

Lady Gaga – Venus/Gypsy/Do What U Want/Applause

Lilly Wood & The Prick – Where I Want To Be (California)

Little Mix – Move (original & The Alias Radio Edit)

Los Campesinos! – What Death Leaves Behind

M.I.A. – Exodus f. The Weeknd

Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye)/Jessica

Manchester Orchestra & Grouplove – Make It To Me

Massari f. French Montana – Shisha

Mo – Maiden/Pilgrim

Moon Taxi – The New Black/Running Wild

Mother Mother – Bit By Bit

Mikky Ekko – Kids

Miss Kittin – Bassline

Mr. Little Jeans – Oh Sailor

My Body – New Cat