Top 50 Songs Of 2014

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We’re down to the last couple weeks of the year, and I don’t see anything on the horizon that’s gonna blow me away (even if Yeezy does decide to drop his new album before the new year, I probably won’t care). This was a tough year for ranking songs, with no real clear number one. The difference between my top 1-5 songs is negligible. The list is a very of-the-moment kind of thing, with some fluidity from top to bottom as to which I prefer at any given time. There is one song that isn’t available on Spotify so I didn’t include it here: “Loveletting” by Sons Of An Illustrious Father. Go find it if you can-totally worth a quick look. Hope you enjoy! Looking forward to another great year in 2015!

(This list starts at 50 and works down to number 1. Pay no attention to the track numbers.)

50. Why I Wait-Kitten

49. Out Of The Black-Neneh Cherry (Featuring Robyn)

48. Nothing Better-Tangerine

47. Stone’s Throw-Shareef Ali

46. Put Your Number In My Phone-Ariel Pink

45. These Lips-The Smittens

44. Party Line-Belle & Sebastian

43. Blue Moon-Beck

42. Crockpot-Slothrust

41. Collard Greens-Schoolboy Q (Featuring Kendrick Lamar)

40. Got It All-Michele McGuire

39. Severed Crossed Fingers-St. Vincent

38. Ready/Set-Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

37. Did I Ever Love You?-Leonard Cohen

36. From The Night-Stars

35. Cherry Licorice-The Felice Brothers

34. Really Wanna See You-Lydia Loveless

33. Right Time-Nikki Lane

32. Bothered No More-Briar Rabbit

31. Getting Naked, Playing With Guns-Andrew Jackson Jihad

30. Artifact #1-Conor Oberst

29. The Heart It Beats, The Thunder It Rolls-The Wind + The Wave

28. i-Kendrick Lamar

27. Have You Seen My Son-Benjamin Booker

26. Goshen ’97-Strand Of Oaks

25. Keep On Shining-Curtis Harding

24. Summer of ’79-Spider Bags

23. Ten-Ultimate Painting

22. Fire Squad-J. Cole

21. Super Rat-Honeyblood

20. 0 To 100/The Catch Up-Drake

19. Kiss And Not Tell-La Roux


17. Blind Faze-TOPS

16. Ruckus In B Minor-Wu Tang

15. Low Key-Tweedy

14. Dress It Up, Better Have It All-Bob Dylan & The Band

13. Master Pretender-First Aid Kit

12. American Dream Plan B-Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

11. Dead Man’s Tetris-Flying Lotus


9. Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)-Run The Jewels (Featuring Zach De La Rocha)

8. Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me-Blake Mills

7. I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)-Hurray For The Riff Raff

6. Dearly Departed-Shakey Graves

5. Human Sadness-JC+The Voidz

4. Water Fountain-tUnE-yArDs

3. Uptown Funk-Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars

2. Evil-Shovels & Rope

1. Queen-Perfume Genius