Best Songs of 2013


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The Top Ten

Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
Man 2013 was a terrible year for songs, if Roar is in the top 10 then it clearly has been god awful year for music this year. But Mirrors is a good song. Sadly music becomes worse and worse each year as we lose great rock music, Rap Music and Classic music to Pop music. What happened to Foo fighters? Kanye west? Dizzie rascal? Cold play? Arctic Monkeys? I'm sick of Rihannannannananananna, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Dustbin Beaver.
What the hell? Radioactive was #1 not even that long ago and now it's nowhere to be found on this list? Clearly that should be number 1. I swear, this website really pisses me off sometimes. You idiots don't know real music.
Deserves at least in top 5..
[Newest]Well, I don't have any worst songs and ever listened it.

2Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Amazing Song!

Beautiful, catchy, with a Disco feeling which makes it stand out!

Daft Punk is an incredible duo and "Get Lucky" certainly deserves to be in the Top 10 of 2013.
And please don't forget Pharrell Williams' part. His vocals are amazing!

Of course the result of the collaboration between these artists is UNIQUE!
Perfect! Amazing song, one off the greats songs off all the time of Daft Punk! Amazing! Amazing!
This song needs to be in the top ten this is one of the best songs of the year
[Newest]Bass lines are amazing

3Wake Me Up - Avicii
This is the best song of 2013. The whole album is even amazing! The fact that critics don't care about Wake Me Up and titles Get Lucky as the best song of the year just shows how full of bull they are these days. Avicii is a really talented and professional artist who's putting a lot of work into his music. This is how the rock music of our generation should sound like!
Awesome song should definitely be number 1
I love this song and I love avicii
[Newest]Love it, this song.

4Royals - Lorde
Royals is the definition of pop 2013. Her song kept people from turning off their radios everyday due to Miley's Wrecking Balls. And of course, all those other crazy out of this world songs. Especially "The Fox" by Ylvis. It's just so dang popular for being annoying, like "Friday" and "Gangnam Style" Lorde saved us all. A 16 year old singer from New Zealand who wrote a song about not caring about what people think about her. Not like what Miley Cyrus does, not that kind of carefreeness. But like not caring about what you wear, and the way you do things. This song is unique and original and you can spot Lorde's voice out of a one hundred singer playlist. It can't be mixed up with another singer's. The chorus sounds like an actual choir singing her amazing song. Royals saved 2013, in my opinion. Royals ROCKS!
OK, Lorde was a 16 year old, living in New Zealand when she wrote "Royals", and just turned 17. The lyrics are simple poignancy, spot on, brilliance that hits the nail on the head about the rappers of today. That is talent, not to mention the ballsy minimalist composition that is almost never number one material in today's music climate, and her "icy" layered vocals on the song that make it sound like a choir. This is one talented young lady! Even the legendary Cher gave her support to this great aspiring talent. She deserves the number one song on this list like no other.


Lorde has definitely proved herself as a force to reckon with. She has an amazing voice for a 16 year old. I love this song because the lyrics are so true! The lyrics are a lot better than Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop" honest to god do people even listen to the lyrics in songs anymore? This song deserves top ten. Excellent job


[Newest]Lorde doesn't deserve the hate she gets. This song was written when she was nearly 16 and called too weird for radio, but it still got popular! Her voice is amazing and her lyrics are beautiful!

5Demons - Imagine Dragons
This should be in the top 10! This song has so much meaning and Imagine Dragons is a great band! I also think that Berzerk, Castle of Glass, and Radioactive belong in the top 10.
Top ten list? This should be in AT LEAST the top 3. This song is so good. When Radioactive was popular, I liked it, but I was frustrated because Demons wasn't being played on the radio! This song is bold. Just listen to the song once, PLEASE, you will love it.
"I wanna hide the truth, I wanna shelter you! " It's deep, catchy and bursts with emotion! Truly lovable. Definitely should be in the top 5.
[Newest]#6? Really? Oh please... This should've been #1.

6The Monster - Eminem
Eminem's comeback in 2013 saved music! This is a great song about his fame-not just the usual money-cash-hoes, but about how fame is killing him.
This song is amazing and it deserves a higher rank.
This song is awesome bon jovi should not be in top 10 he sucks really without d autotunes rapping is too hard and every song of em should be given higher rank

7Roar - Katy Perry
Naa. Definitely not one of the best. The only reason this is on the list is because she is famous.
I don't think it's the best song from Katy Perry but the lyrics are weird to me. and I love Katy Perry though!
Best Katy perry song EVER! It's my fave song right now! <3 you Katy!

8Rap God - Eminem
This should DEFINITELY be higher!
Best song of the year vote it up
This Song is the God of Songs this year
[Newest]This songs definitely deserve 1 rank. This is the best rap song I have ever heard.

9Counting Stars - Onerepublic
Should be in Top 10 Definitely
Such a refreshing song near the end of year. Most people hadn't really heard of Onerepublic before this - now they can't forget them
How is royals, roar, and radioactive in the top tens and not this
[Newest]My favorite song of 2013. I heard it on June 21, 2013 at 11:46 am.

10Berzerk - Eminem
Rap god should be in the top ten also. This list is weird, Bon jovi & David Bowie, really? This top ten of 2013, not 1869. Lincoln park and bullet for my valentine both suck. I could see Miley Cyrus being on here because she's super famous, still sucks, I'm sure she'd get a lot of votes. But seriously, who is voting for this BS.
This song was a breath of fresh air in a sea of boring/terrible pop music that was the Summer of 2013. While it's not Eminem's best (though some of the tracks from this same album come close), this song is filled with energy, while also being pretty silly, and I think it works well.
Just Mind Blowing! Vote this! It will come to the top soon. It just came out recently


[Newest]I like this song, but it's not his best work.

The Contenders

11Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
This is quite possibly the worst song I've ever heard.

-the beat, awful. The dancing, garbage. The singing (if you can call it that) has no emotion or substance. Everything about this song just screams corporate pandered bull.
Every single person knows this song. I went to a deprived and starving African village and they knew this song. You may hate it, but when you hear it in 10 years, you're gonna be dancing, singing, and partying.
I used to cut and I used to take medication to help with the pain and when I heard this song I stopped cutting myself. robin thicke changed my life. his song is so inspiring that now I donate blood instead of cutting myself to feel better. everyone with depression, anxiety, and fear should listen to this 24/7!

12Just Give Me a Reason - P!nk
This is a lot better than most of the crap that came out this year, it definitely deserves to be above Miley, the girl who decided to change her image to slutty crackw***e only after accumulating thousands of fans between the ages of 4 and 11, and Robin, the guy that is so lame that he hashtags his own last name at least five times during his video, is married but still dances around with naked girls in his video and treats them like sexual objects and puts balloons in his video bragging about his supposedly large genitals.
It's only 37? It should at least be in the top five
This is an awesome song! It should be number 1. I always listen to this song after a breakup! Great job pink!

13Applause - Lady Gaga
This needs to be top 10.. I mean selena gomez slow down is higher -_-


Make it the top 10! Click Vote, it is THE best song released last year. amazing - catchy, just pure pop gaga pleasure!

14Castle of Glass - Linkin Park
Linkin Park at their finest
THE BEST song ever ever heard by my opinion the best song of year 2012-2013...LINKIN PARK is EPIC and it's going to be here in this world FOREVER...this song deserves 1st place
Linkin park overall make this list good just from the fact of linkin park being there just too dam varied and creative in there work! Katy Perry fans disgust me!
The music video... Tearing up.

15Heart Attack - Demi Lovato
This Is The Best Single Of 2013.. After Releasing this song it become #1 on iTunes before 24 H... ]
This Is The Best Song Ever...
This Is Best Song Ever.. This Was At #1 Last week.. Are You Guys Nuts. Demi Is The Best... Vote More please.
[Newest]Demi is an amazingly talented artists with an inspiring past and this is the epitome of a great song.

16Treasure - Bruno Mars
I thought it would be Young Girls but instead it was this song and the video looks like MJ's videos
Brill just brill the music the dancing the singing and coolness BRILLIANT!
Radioactive used to be number one on here but someone must of deleted it. Whoever deleted it is a dick. it deserved to be number one instead of mirrors

17When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
My dad has high musical standards and most songs since 1990 don't pass it. This one did. AWESOME SONG!
My favorite song I love this song and it helps when I'm sad
Words can't describe how awesome this song is!
[Newest]Ohh god... This song made me cry for 1 month... Such a nice song! Love you Bruno Mars!

18Timber - Pitbull
This song makes Applejack genius
Laugh out loud. This should number better than radioactive and those other songs... Except for the monster, clarity and treasure


What?! It should be # 1

19Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo
Just plain awesome and it is really catchy as well. I just love this song so much.
I love the trumpet part ^-^


Weird but awesome song!

20Bridge Over Troubled Water - Jackie Evancho
There is only one voice around today like this!
Fantastic version of a classic song. Jackie's voice is the best.
Performed at Cirque du Soleil's charity gala "One Night for ONE DROP 2013" in the "O" Theater, Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas. There's a YouTube of it.

21Slow Down - Selena Gomez
This song should be in the top 10 along with Linkin Park and Imagine Dragons.
This should be #1 by far! She has an amazing voice in this song. It is catchy and addictive and she can actually sing.


This should be in the top ten. Its an amazing song with a really catchy beat!

22Tears Don't Fall (Part 2) - Bullet for My Valentine
I'm a big fan of different types of music and Bullet For My Valentine are one of them... this song is amazing and I can't help but sing along when I hear it

23Clarity - Zedd
Should be number one. Enough Said
Amazing song... at least should be in top 10.

24Shadow Moses - Bring Me the Horizon
Can you tell from the look in our eyes? We're going nowhere.
This song should be in the top 10! Bmth for life

25Dark Horse - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
All of these were better than Miley and Jb songs while this song deserve or received to be #1


Psh. Come on people, this is way better than Roar.

26Stay - Rihanna
So sad and it's good.

27Burn - Ellie Goulding
This is a truly inspirational song, and is one of the best of this year. It needs to be in the top 10 definitely.

28I Love It - Icona Pop
Wasn't this song in 2012?
This song is best ever! Come on it should be on top

29Come & Get It - Selena Gomez
Actually it is stuck at number 35
This song is the best and selena is so hot sexy
Deserves to be number 1. Can't believe it's stuck in number 23.

30Holy Grail - Jay-Z
Please have Holy Grail at #4
Time to hope this climbs up
JT's part is epic, and Jay-Z... Wow!
How is this at 31. This is music... Not KKE 2014 music? Is it even music? Like summer by Calvin Harris. ITS AWFUL! This is great though.

31Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys
The fact that this is below Miley Cyrus saddens me deeply for the fate of music.
One of Arctic Monkeys' best songs so far, by far the best song of the year.
Why is this stuck down at #70. It's way better than most the drivel before it.
[Newest]What the hell? 26? This should be at least in the top 5.

32Hey Brother - Avicii
Great song great tune great beat


33My Number - Foals
This is much higher than I expected it to be, but it's much better than most of the songs above it.

34Uniformity - Dark Tranquility
Construct by Dark Tranquility is one of the greatest albums ever. Listen to Uniformity and What Only You Know.


35Love More (Feat Nicki Minaj) - Chris Brown
Also a nice r&b rap song.


36X-Kid - Green Day
Oh what a song this is! Why it's not in #1. A very good song and it's better than the song which is on #1.

37Not Gonna Die - Skillet
This Needs To Be In the Top 10. What A Song. No One Wants To Die While Everything Is Wrong.

38Let Her Go - Passenger
36? Where r all the classic lovers?

39Because We Can - Bon Jovi
Wow! I went on this list to help get this song here but it's already here!
Go Bon Jovi! Even with all the really popular artists releasing this year, they found their way to the top!
Old mans voice is nice
Are you Insane to compare Bruno Mars with the Immortal BON JOVI!

40Maad City - Kendrick Lamar feat. Mc Eiht
This song is this generation's version of Nuthin But a G Thang. It is that good. King Kendrick forever
Way better than Miley's crap
Look it up an listen!
This song should be WAY higher! Top 20

41Live It Up - Jennifer Lopez

42Lego House - Ed Sheeran
This lego house Ed lives in breaks a little

43Where Are We Now? - David Bowie

44Strong - One Direction
The hell is it doing this low in the list! This should have been at least on the top tens.
Love it so much it should be in top ten
This song is just amazing it should be in the top five

4522 - Taylor Swift

46Let It Go - Demi Lovato

47Safe and Sound - Capital Cities
Miles above everything else here, blurred lines is so overrated
Wow almost everything else is overrated garbage
This Song Is Very Good. Listen To It
[Newest]How is this so low? This is the best song ever!

48Do What U Want - Lady Gaga
Screw R. Kelly! Long live the GaGa & Xtina remix!

49Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake

50Rock N Roll - Avril Lavigne
Why didn't this song chart better?

51Neon Lights - Demi Lovato

52Go Gentle - Robbie Williams
It's pathetic that this beautiful song is on number 66, so far! By the way, most of the songs in this list are really of low quality. Really, how can you listen to all this trash? It's degrading having this taste in music. Be more selective, guys, you don't know what to lose, really!
His songs are awesome

53Drinking From the Bottle - Calvin Harris

54#Beautiful - Mariah Carey

55Love Somebody - Maroon 5
Who doesn't love Maroon 5?
My favourite song should be in the to 5

56Here's to Never Growing Up - Avril Lavigne
Must be in top ten...
Best song of 2013...
Must listen song...
This song should be in top 10! LOVE THIS SONG
Seriously its SHOULD be on top 3!

57Story of My Life - One Direction

58Say Something - A Great Big World

59Swimming Pools - Kendrick Lamar
A masterpiece! Kendrick is the king! Top 5 for sure!

60Black Skinhead - Kayne West

61The Phoenix - Fall Out Boy
Amazing song! Should be higher
Best song this year great comback

62Gravity - Zlata Ognevich

63What Only You Know - Dark Tranquility

64Please Don't Say You Love Me - Gabrielle Aplin
Pure bliss. Better selena 's stuff and guetta's remix.

65People Like Us - Kelly Clarkson
People like us have to listen to this song

66Work Bitch - Britney Spears
This song should be at #1. It was the one that made me dance the most!

67Old School Love - Lupe Fiasco

68Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake
This song sucks. enough said.

69Play Hard - David Guetta
Enjoy this song while working, I will surely say that you will pleed and cry for making it #1.

70I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
This song is amazing, a definite stand out, 72? Really?

71Hold Me Now - Red
Love this song should be #1

72Still Into You - Paramore
Paramore is by far my favourite rock band that is lead by a female singer
The song that made me a fan. After all this time I'm still into this song!

73The Way - Ariana Grande

74Give It 2 U - Robin Thicke

75Fine China - Chris Brown

76Miss Jackson - Panic! At the Disco
Awesome song! Way under rated

77Awake - Tycho

78Feel This Moment - Pitbull
This song at least deserves to be in the top 20.

79Ooh La La - Britney Spears
The Princess Of Pop Is Back!

Deserves At Least #15 a


80Battle Cry - Skillet

81Brave - Sara Bareilles

82Team - Lorde
Well just look at the versions on line

Great song

83Like a Drum - Guy Sebastian

84Trying to Be Cool - Phoenix

85Unbelievers - Vampire Weekend

86Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe - Kendrick Lamar
Why 82? Should be in the top 10.

87Survival - Eminem

88Perfume - Britney Spears

89I See Fire - Ed Sheeran

90All the Time - The Strokes

91The Stars (Are Out Tonight) - David Bowie

92Stay the Night - Zedd
This song is great! 92?! Really!? This song should be at least at top 5

93Hannah Hunt - Vampire Weekend

94Tonight I'm Getting Over You - Carly Rae Jepsen

95Sleepwalking - Bring Me the Horizon
By far my favorite song and album of 2013!

96Best Song Ever - One Direction
Literally, the Best Song Ever! One Direction for the win!
I love One direction!
I love this song so much! It's literally the best song ever and its so catchy

97La la La - Naughty Boy

98Leaving - Fight or Flight

9923 - Mike Will Made It

100Crazy Kids - Kesha

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