Top 25 Songs of 2014

Hi, my name is Chris, and I am a pop bubblegum whore.

Since 2007, I have made a New Year’s Eve tradition of embarassing myself in front of my far cooler friends by announcing here on the blog the 25 songs I listened to the most during the year.

Here they are:

  1. “High Society” by Betty Who
  2. “I Want It All” by Karmin
  3. “Classic” by MKTO
  4. “Problem” by Ariana Grande, featuring Iggy Azalea
  5. “First Love” by Jennifer Lopez
  6. “Somebody Loves You” by Betty Who
  7. “The End” by The Jezabels
  8. “Boom Clap” by Charli XCX
  9. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  10. “We Won’t Go Home” by The Colourist
  11. “Acapella” by Karmin
  12. “Rumour” by Chlöe Howl
  13. “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor
  14. “Girls Chase Boys” by Ingrid Michaelson
  15. “Too Cool To Dance” by Eden xo
  16. “Sleeping With a Friend” by Neon Trees
  17. “I Will Never Let You Down” by Rita Ora
  18. “Glory Days” by Betty Who
  19. “Title” by Meghan Trainor
  20. “Lips Are Movin” by Meghan Trainor
  21. “Geronimo” by Sheppard
  22. “The Museum of Broken Relationships” by Veruca Salt
  23. “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor
  24. “All About You” by Betty Who
  25. “Fight Back” by Pomplamoose

I got rid of most of the rules I used for last year’s list, feeling like they were a bit cheaty. The only rule I used this year was that the songs must’ve been released in 2014.

As for what I think the list says about me, the most striking thing is how upbeat most of these songs are. If you’ve been following along with my daily bits of short fiction, or even the podcast, you’ll know that this has not been an easy year, and that I’ve been pretty down on 2014 as it wraps up. Maybe it was because I was feeling so dark and gloomy this year that I turned to pop more definitively than ever. I’m not sure. All I know is that it’s interesting. To me, at least.

To look back on the Top 25 lists from previous years, give these links a clickety-click: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.