Best Songs of 2013

Now presenting the The Best (50) Songs of 2013, which has rightfully changed from the mid-year Best Songs of 2013 (so far) list. As for list itself, the only caveat is that no artist can be represented more than once so you won’t see multiple entries from deserving artists like Kanye West, James Blake or CHVRCHES.

To listen to the entire best songs playlist, click on SPOTIFY or, if you are visually inclined like myself, click on the artist’s name to watch the video; I especially recommend Woodkid‘s epic “Iron” music video. Additionally, there is unsorted The NEXT 50ish songs list which can be seen at the end. This has been great a year in music and now is the time to sit back and revel in it. Enjoy!

The Best Songs of 2013
*Indicates a song that is not on Spotify at present.

50. Cage The Elephant, “Come A Little Closer
49. Tinie Tempah feat. 2 Chainz, “Trampoline
48. Broken Bells, “Holding On For Life
47. Tegan and Sara, “Closer
46. Neulore, “Shadow of a Man
45. Torres, “Honey
44. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavale, “You Missed My Heart
43. Phoenix, “Entertainment
42. Savages, “Shut Up
41. Grouplove, “Ways To Go
40. San Fermin, “Sonsick
39. Avicii, “Hey Brother
38. Laura Marling, “Master Hunter
37. Earl Sweatshirt, “Hive
36. Queens Of The Stone Age, “I Sat By The Ocean
35. Haerts, “Wings
34. Tyler, The Creator, “Jamba
33. Lucius, “Turn It Around
32. Foxygen, “San Francisco
31. Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball
30. Disclosure, “White Noise
29. Phosphorescent, “Song For Zula
28. Woodkid, “Iron
27. Rhye, “Open
26. The Knife, “Full Of Fire
25. Paul McCartney, “New
25. Max Frost, “White Lies
24. Jay-Z, “Holy Grail”
22. Haim, “The Wire
21. Portugal. The Man, “Plastic Soldiers
20. Angel Olsen, “Sweet Dreams
19. Jake Bugg, “Lightning Bolt
18. Sky Ferreira, “Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Okay)
17. Arcade Fire, “Here Comes The Night Time
16. Mala Rodriguez, “Quien Manda”
15. Goldfrapp, “Annabel
14. James Blake, “Retrograde
*13. Chance the Rapper, “Juice
*12. Bill Callahan, “Small Plane
11. CHVRCHES, “Recover
10. Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors
9. The National, “Demons
8. Kanye West, “Black Skinhead
7. The Neighbourhood, “Sweater Weather
6. Vampire Weekend, “Step
5. Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know?
4. Daft Punk, “Instant Crush
3. Danny Brown, “25 Bucks
2. Vance Joy, “Riptide
1b. Lorde, “Tennis Court
1a. John Grant, “GMF

Check out, and listen to, the Best Albums of 2013 AND,
f you love TV, make sure to check out the Best TV Shows of 2013!

The NEXT 50ish
, “Dixe Cups and Jars,” Kurt Vile, “Shame Chamber,”
Baths, “No Eyes,” Autre Ne Vuet, Play By Play,” Ciara, “Body Party,”
Sean Nicholas Savage, “She Looks Like You,” La Santa Cecilia, “Monedita,”
Mikal Cronin, “Weight,” Volcano Choir, “Byegone,” TV On The Radio, “Mercy
Rudimental, “Feel The Love,” Meir, “Bruane Benn,” Villagers, “Nothing Arrived,”
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “Mermaids,” Oneohtrix Point Never, “Americans,”
Blood Orange, “Chamakay,” The Weeknd, “Kiss Land,” The Blow, “Make It Up,”
Marnie Stern, “You Don’t Turn Down,” Postiljonen, “Supreme,” Darkside, “Heart,”
Julia Holter, “In The Green Wild,” Cat Le Bon, “I Think I Knew,” Yo La Tengo, “Ohm,”
Valerie June, Somebody To Love,” Youth Lagoon, “Attic Doctor,” Bastille, “Pompeii,”
Warpaint “Love Is to Die,” Night Beds, “Even If We Try,” Fuck Buttons, “Hidden Xs,” 
Sleigh Bells, “Bitter Rivals,” Pretty & Nice, “Stallion & Mare,” Midlake, “Antiphon,”
St. Lucia, “The Nights Coming Again,” Christopher Owens, “Here We Go Again,”
Eminem, “So Far… John Newman, “Love Me Again,” Pusha T, “Nostalgia
Low, “Plastic Cup,” Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, “Better Days,”
Neko Case, “Night Still Comes,” My Bloody Valentine, “Only Tomorrow,”
Holden, “The Caterpillar’s Intervention,” Drake, “Started From The Bottom,”
Lana Del Rey, “Young and Beautiful,” Houndmouth, “Casino (Bad Things),”
 Raquel Sofia, No Me Importas, Pet Shop Boys, “Love is a Bourgeois Construct,” 
Deerhunter, “Leather Jacket II,” Jon Hopkins, “Open Eye Signal,” Yo Gotti, “Act Right,”
Typhoon, “Young Fathers,” The Devil Makes Three, “Stranger,” Atlas Genius, “Trojans
Fitz and the Tantrums, “Break The Walls,” Charli XCX, “You – Ha Ha Ha,” Wavves,”Dog

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