Evan’s Top 100 Songs of 2013: Part I

So here we are again, 365 days, 52 weeks, and 3 blog posts later.

Originally touted as the year pop would make it’s grand comeback (see: Katy Perry, Britney, Lady Gaga), 2013 played a significantly different tune come the trail end of the year. The three aforementioned releases proved to be significantly underwhelming, a stark contrast to each artist’s earlier releases and left many asking for more.

Instead, we saw a new breed of pop fully emerge after much hype in 2012. Debut full-lengths from Haim, Sky Ferreira, and Charli XCX gave reigning pop princesses a reason to shake in their boots, VV Brown, Goldfrapp, and Little Boots springboarded back onto the scene with three of the strongest releases of the year, whilst spectacular efforts from Kelela, Tamar Braxton, and Ciara proved the art of R&B is long from dead. Girls Aloud broke for good, Kanye became a deity, and a 3-minute clip of two Beyoncé songs rendered most music released this decade useless.

Below are selections #100-#31 of my top songs of the year, with #30-#1 to follow soon, as soon as finals subside and my brain will let me write. Either discover something new, re-discover ones you may have forgotten, or shoot me a message letting me know how shit my rankings were this go-around.

More than anything, just treat your ears to something nice, if applicable, that is.

100. BANKS  “This Is What It Feels Like”
99. NEON JUNGLE – “Trouble”
98. LONDON GRAMMAR “Strong”
97. ARIANA GRANDE WITH NATHAN SYKES – “Almost Is Never Enough”
96. DRAKE FEATURING SAMPHA “Too Much”
95. TANIKA – “Bad 4 U”
94. RALPH MYERZ FEATURING ANNIE – “Take A Look At The World”
93. HAERTS “All The Days”
92. REBECCA FERGUSON – “I Hope”
91. HAIM – “Falling”

90. JAY Z – “Tom Ford”
89. WAVVES WITH JENNY LEWIS – “Afraid of Heights”
88. COSMONAUTS “Sweet Talk”
87. ICONA POP – “All Night”
86. DISCLOSURE FEATURING ALUNAGEORGE – “White Noise”
85. CROCODILES – “Marquis De Sade”
84. D E N A – “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools”
83. SAY LOU LOU – “Beloved”
82. CHARLI XCX – “SuperLove”
81. RYAN HEMSWORTH – “Against The Wall”

80. CASSIE FEATURING WIZ KHALIFA – “Paradise”
79. RUDIMENTAL FEATURING MNEK & SINEAD HARNETT – “Baby”
78. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – “Don’t Hold The Wall”
77. DISCLOSURE FEATURING JESSIE WARE – “Confess To Me”
76. AUTRE NE VEUT – “Ego Free Sex Free”
75. THE XX – “Together”
74. ROSIE LOWE – “Games”
73. BEACH FOSSILS – “Shallow”
72. IGGY AZALEA FEATURING T.I. – “Change Your Life”
71. REBECCA & FIONA FEATURING STYLE OF EYE – “Taken Over”

70. KANYE WEST – “Blood On The Leaves”
69. THE SATURDAYS – “Not Giving Up”
68. KANYE WEST – “Black Skinhead”
67. TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – “Changing Of The Seasons”
66. TEGAN & SARA – “Drove Me Wild”
65. CLASSIXX – “Holding On”
64. SAVAGES – “Shut Up”
63. SAY LOU LOU – “Julian”
62. DUM DUM GIRLS – “Lost Boys And Girls Club”
61. VV BROWN – “Nothing Really Matters”

60. BEYONCÉ – “Bow Down / I Been On”
59. MUTYA KEISHA SIOBHAN – “Lay Down In Swimming Pools”
58. GOLDFRAPP – “Drew”
57. CIARA FEATURING NICKI MINAJ – “I’m Out”
56. OCEAÁN – “Neéd U”
55. SINEAD HARNETT – “Got Me”
54. LITTLE BOOTS – “Broken Record”
53. HAIM – “Days Are Gone”
52. LITTLE MIX – “Move”
51. CLEAN BANDIT FEATURING NOONIE BAO – “Rihanna”

50. BONNIE MCKEE – “American Girl”
49. BLOUSE – “Imperium”
48. KELELA – “Go All Night”
47. PET SHOP BOYS – “Love Is A Bourgeois Construct”
46. KELLY ROWLAND – “Dirty Laundry”
45. GIRLS’ GENERATION – “Dancing Queen”
44. DAFT PUNK WITH JULIAN CASABLANCAS “Instant Crush”
43. FKA TWIGS “Papi Pacify”
42. CHVRCHES – “Lies”
41. TAMAR BRAXTON – “All The Way Home”

40. IS TROPICAL – “Dancing Alone”
39. KATY B WITH JESSIE WARE – “Aaliyah”
38. SKY FERREIRA – “You’re Not The One”
37. LADY GAGA FEATURING R. KELLY – “Do What U Want”
36. DROWNERS – “Luv, Hold Me Down”
35. NATALIA KILLS – “Saturday Night”
34. RÖYKSOPP FEATURING SUSANNE SUNDFØR – “Running To The Sea”
33. KATY B – “5 AM”
32. ARIANA GRANDE FEATURING MAC MILLER – “The Way”
31. THE KNIFE – “Full Of Fire”

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1 comment
  1. ron said:

    Very female-centric, yet no Lorde (though I’m expecting her in the top 30).

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