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:
- “High Society” by Betty Who
- “I Want It All” by Karmin
- “Classic” by MKTO
- “Problem” by Ariana Grande, featuring Iggy Azalea
- “First Love” by Jennifer Lopez
- “Somebody Loves You” by Betty Who
- “The End” by The Jezabels
- “Boom Clap” by Charli XCX
- “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
- “We Won’t Go Home” by The Colourist
- “Acapella” by Karmin
- “Rumour” by Chlöe Howl
- “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor
- “Girls Chase Boys” by Ingrid Michaelson
- “Too Cool To Dance” by Eden xo
- “Sleeping With a Friend” by Neon Trees
- “I Will Never Let You Down” by Rita Ora
- “Glory Days” by Betty Who
- “Title” by Meghan Trainor
- “Lips Are Movin” by Meghan Trainor
- “Geronimo” by Sheppard
- “The Museum of Broken Relationships” by Veruca Salt
- “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor
- “All About You” by Betty Who
- “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.