Best Songs of 2014


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1Chandelier - Sia

How could no one notice this song! This made not be a pop genre song, but Sia's voice is so powerful and unique. Her voice could also been recognize in many #1 hits like Titanium.
By the way, the music video is also unique and great! - andrewshieh0712

Perfect! Meaningful lyrics, that brings us a story of someone suffering from depression, but nobody sees it, once she hides herself by being a party girl. Alcohol and parties make her feel loved by her "friends" but when the night is over, she's alone and ashamed... rhythm, voice, melody... This song has everything!

I thought Sia was a show-off who was scared of people seeing her face because of how bad she was, there would be hate. But then I listened to this... And I realized Sia is a WONDERFUL singer!

Its her masterpiece

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2Guilty All the Same - Linkin Park

I by far love this song as well as all other Linkin Park songs! It starts off really slow and it's pretty suspenseful, but it is definitely worth the wait. Besides, who doesn't love the work that Linkin Park does, not only in their words, but in their other musical talents as well. Great song, it by far overtakes the others in my opinion. That may or may not be just because I love Linkin Park and Paramore, and other bands of such, but in my honest opinion considering I listen to everything and have heard all of the other songs on this list except for one, it's better than the others and deserves to be put at #1 to me.

It's only the matter of time when will this song take #1 spot.

That song by that "Uzbekistan" (he's Iranian actually) was released in 2013 though...

This song deserves to be in the First!
The new single of Linkin Park is awesome, simply amazing!
I like so much this song! - TheGodOfNewWorld

This song is the best of 2014 in my opinion

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3Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Ever since I heard this song, I felt so bad. I hated Taylor Swift so much, and then she released this, which I have to say, is probably the best song in 2014. I just thought Taylor Swift would never make a good song, and would always make breakup songs, but this... Is the masterpiece of 2014.

So so so so so so so so annoying blah blah blah shake it off blah blah blah shake it off

I don't like this song. However, instead of bashing it for the sake of it being Taylor Swift, I will elaborate. It simply is kinda annoying and silly. Also there are too many braindead parts for me to take the song seriously ("my ex-man" or the giggle after "I go on too many dates"). I don't want to hate it in any way and I don't, but it is definitely the worst of Taylor Swift's five latest hit singles. - WonkeyDude98

This song is just TRASH and crappy - AlphaQ

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4All of Me - John Legend

It's so beautifuull :)
I've never heard such a beautiful song in many years... his voice, the piano, the video... these combinations makes this the most beautiful song EVER!
It should top this list, you all will agree with me after hearing this song! - glambert

Very Special to me it Helped me to remember I am HIS earthly Bride, to meet the goals HE has planned for me! It has helped me develope a much closer relationship with my Saviour! Thank You John and may God continue to richly bless you as you SING PRAISES TO HIS HOLY NAME! Numbers 6:24-26 I sing each Sunday at the end of service. I would LOVE to Hear a song from that one from you... Have fun with it LISTENING...

I love "All of Me" I cried just hearing it. It's beautiful lyrics about loving someone so much... After 2013, I thought I was done with Pop music. When I heard this song in my friend's car. I fell in love. I turn the radio on every day hoping to listen to this song. Thank you John, I love this song, and now I love you.

This song is from 2013. - madoog

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5Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

Dang son, whenever I hear this its like my heart is pumping like it wants to be in this music video and meet the singer because this guy has done a great job MTV HITS 4th time reaching 1st in BEST SONGS he deserved this and now he deserves 1st come on people I even made a vote comment if you like and REALLY THINK THIS SHOULD BE 1st say this #FUNK4LYFE. thanks hope you liked it.3. - JD4LYFE

How is Problem, Shake It Off, and Dark Horse in the top 10 and this isn't? How pathetic!

This deserves to be 279 numbers higher than it is right now! This song is the song of 2014 no doubt

How is this not number one

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6Rather Be - Clean Bandit

Great song with great lyrics and sound. The mix of piano and violin add a different yet loveable sound to this song. A lot better than most of the tired out hoo-hah that's coming out every week.

Also, the commenter who thinks this disrespects women for wanting men is stupid because in the music video, the main singer is a lesbian.

It's a brilliant song and my mom had it for her wedding song that's why I love it well done clean bandit!

His mom could be remarrying someone, he has no reason to lie on this website

Um, excuse me but what is Rather Be doing here? It's way better than Happy, like SERIOUSLY.

I thought you meant that it shouldn't be here at first, and I was like, oh no you didn't!

I do not like this song because of the way it sounds. This song is annoying. - madoog

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7Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj

This song Is just plain stupid. personally I hate it with a passion, sorry if you like it but I can't stand it!

A normal singer plus an overrated woman plus the worlds worst female rapper equals a very annoying overrated song

Just one mistake there: Ariana Grande isn't a woman. She's about four years old. - MojoSpaederman

This is by Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande. It just says Ariana Grande! Oh well, still a good song, even if Ariana is the only one getting credit here.

What the heck is that sound? This song is annoying. - madoog

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8Blank Space - Taylor Swift

Taylor, this is your way, beautiful and very nice, I love you, continue songs please

It's really hard to believe how much Taylor Swift's stuff has grown on me (besides Bad Blood). I can actually tolerate Shake It Off now, I adore Wildest Dreams even further, and Style and Blank Space have grown to be some of my favorite hits of the past three years.

Bad Blood though... - WonkeyDude98

The part people don't get it is not her real voice. It is auto-tuned robot god damn voice, she is not talented and her main fan base are little girls! Unlike good rock or alternative bands like Coldplay, Maroon 5, Nirvana, Linkin Park or Green Day!

No it isn't, it's the same amount of auto-tune that all those bands you just named use, you just dislike her so you assume that she uses a bunch of auto-tune. That's how it works, all artists you dislike use auto-tune and the artists you do like don't. (Even though most of them probably do.) Everyone uses some auto-tune so stop using it as an insult and realize that the important part is really what they are saying. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

Oh my gosh. The way she sings in this song makes me not like Blank Space. - madoog

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9Problem - Ariana Grande

I'm sorry, but this song sucks. Your's truly was a better album than My everything. Sorry ):

That's true. I only liked "Why Try" from My Everything, when I liked most of the songs on Yours Truly.

Why this song in 11! You know what's music?! Maybe you think it's better than "brother" song of Morten Harket? Or better than "Drunk Tonight" of Emilie De Forest? Or better than newest Pink Floyd Albums songs? Or better than "Into A Fantasy" of Alexander Rybak? Or better than Newest Lucy Hale Albums songs? Or better than Newest Birdy Albums songs? R you sure really?

I respect that Ariana Grande has a great voice, however, even though Ariana Grande is beautiful in my opinion, I feel sorry for the fact that she is trying hard to look sexy in her music videos. (Beautiful and sexy have a different meaning)

Totally agreed... She is beautiful and has an amazing voice but the whole 'Like me 'cause I can be sexy' is just not working for her... She needs to sing songs which have substance in them...

This song sucks, the whole album sucks. The Hunting Party is a way better album than My Everything

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10Pompeii - Bastille

Pompeii.. Well where do I start. Amazing vocals, so talented, instrumental is great, good looking :) ( because he is! ) and great song. Many times I sing this and now I see it is 9th what... No it can't be it needs at least to be 6th! Pop music is going down hill. Complaints about ex's, twerking, sexual abuse.. It can go on but this no this is amazing. Nothing of that list but everything good. Vote please and listen. Subscribe, like, favourite and share

I can't believe how good this song is. It is amazing, and it should really be higher. WHY IS HAPPY NUMBER 3 ON THIS LIST ANYWAYS?

This song makes you feel so relaxed and happy. Everyday when you listen to Pompeii you'll always feel like everyday is the best day of your life!

This song should be number one on this list, I love the story that goes with it the volcano eruption in Pompeii has always fascinated me song I guess this song would be on of my favorites anyway but wow I just can't get enough of it

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The Newcomers

?We Sink - Chvrches

Lol no this is garbage. I mean, Lauren Mayberry is guaranteed to sound great, you can't just dwell on that. Between the grating, shockingly gray synthpop that colored most of its album, the super awkward chorus, and the lyrics which I would describe as a prequel to Gun, this is a 1/5. - WonkeyDude98

?Brave - Jhene Aiko

The Contenders

11Say Something - A Great Big World

Where do I start? The song itself is beautiful, the piano combining with the voices to make even the manliest of men cry. When I see the music video, I cry. The covers are good too, not going to lie. It's not sticking to the norm (singing about ex's) and is overall amazing. 8/8.

This is my favorite song well one of them it's just so... Magical!

This is amazing... I'm blown away and you will agree with me if you listen to it. Sure covers are good, but the original is damn good! Love it :3 <3 Truly remarkable and SHOULD not be down in 7th it is 1st to me and always will be. It makes me cry and I love it so much. The video.. Well it tears my heart apart. When the grandad lets go of his wife's hand.. This isn't about what modern 'pop' songs because they are just people complaining about their ex's! This is about love.. Of not letting go of your love and spirit. Many people WILL agree. My grandad had cancer when this was out... I loved him so much. The doctors gave him something which would either work or kill him.. And as I I write this I'm crying, but he survived and many do not! This song deserves 1st and it only go 4 percent what has happened to people's sense in music! WATCH, LIKE, FAVOURITE and SUBSCRIBE. This song has a meaning- a meaning so powerful it helps everyone over depression and it is DAMN good. Out of 100 I ...more

This song is sad yet great. - madoog

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12Fancy - Iggy Azalea

Worst song I've ever heard besides every other song that she made. - Songsta41

I hate this song but I can't stop listening to it please kill me, it's to catchy

I don't like this song but I wouldn't say that it's the worst song I've ever heard. I mean, take a chill pill. It's not completely intolerable or annoying. I just don't feel like hearing a song that's overplayed. And besides, why is everyone buzzing about Iggy? They act like they never heard of a female rapper before! Hello? Stop making Nicki Minaj feel bad! - JHLover321

It's Nikki Minaj, and she doesn't feel bad, look at her one of the most known and overrated people on Earth right now. - docreywashere

You HAVE gotta be kidding me Right?... - WWEfanJayden

Buy The Hunting Party, you'll be happier

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13Dark Horse - Katy Perry

This song is a mess, even for someone as artificial and talentless as Katy Perry. Watch Todd in the Shadows review on it so you can see how terrible it actually is.

You could forgive the chorus but the RAP? God that was one of the worst verses I've ever heard. - Mourinho

Great song why has can't remember to forget you got 53 percent of the votes it is not the best of 2014

As a Katy Perry fan, I must confess that her most successful fits are not her best songs... But this one is very nice, even though, but does not compare to "Choose Your Battles" or "Double Rainbow", the best songs of Prism album by far...

Looks amazing.

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14Animals - Maroon 5

This was one of the worst songs of the year. The only people that think the whole "hunting you down" thing is romantic are the same people that like Twilight. Watch Todd in the Shadow's Worst Hit Songs of 2014 list. It's on there.

Todd is not a reviewer. He hates Maroon 5 for the sake of hating them. - WonkeyDude98

This, I think needs to be much higher it's better than the crap that IS on there like Shake It Off or Problem - simpsondude

The video may be bad but the song is very good with absolutely great vocals and lyrics. Adam Levine has a great voice and Maroon 5 got the beat! I have played this song at least 500 times since it was released and is still not old - sryanbruen

This song is bad. - madoog

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15Stay With Me - Sam Smith

Why does everyone love"Fancy" anyways? This song is kind of underrated. I mean it has outstanding vocals and heartfelt emotion. This should be higher up. - ethanmeinster

I love Sam Smith. His voice is so real!

It is an alright song. I mean I didn't really like the song at first glance and it is alright but not my fave

I do not like it. - madoog

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16Break Free - Ariana Grande

Ariana has lost her originality with this song. As a result, I would listen to Yours Truly again than her next upcoming album. - RandomGuy456

This song is addicting it is better than blank space and I think this should be number 1.

Honestly, this is not her best song, but the music video and the song itself are very original and creative. It may be a bit overrated, but ariana does a nice job hitting all the high notes.

Do not watch the music video

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17Rude - Magic!

This song is one of the worst of the year! It's so stupid! What the heck is wrong with you people?!

Okay some of you people need to learn that we don't all share the same opinion as you and calling us idiots ( you know who you are ) is not going to change our minds. Now, I really like this song and personally think it should rated higher, even though yes it was made in 2013 ( we are not all going to look up what date the song was made in just call someone an idiot, thanks, why you gotta be so rrruuuddde! )

This song is great. This song is about a boy who goes to ask for a girl's hand in marriage whom he love, but her father refuses and that's why he says that why you gotta be so rude... FYI this song also has a daughters version as well as fathers version with different lyrics (a reply from their side)... you should really listen to it...

Although it wasn't a meaningful type of song, it was really funny. - Aiyman

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18Can't Remember to Forget You - Shakira

I have never heard the song but the cover is horrible

It is the best song on earth you should no that by now make it number one (and shakira is the best singer to)

I like Shakira. I like Rihanna. But they go together like ketchup and ice cream.

Sounds like 2006! Love it!

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19La Vie En Rose - Jumaane Smith

One of the world's premier young vocalists, Jackie Evancho, in combination with the musicality of veteran Jumaane Smith, make this great old standard sound fresh.

Loved it! Maybe a whole new genre for Jackie? She has the lower, warm, rich tones that could embrace more than just Classical Crossover. Diana Krall the second?

Jackie is a phenom in so many different ways. I hope she enjoys school, but gives a few concerts a year and keeps recording. Can't wait for her PBS special.

Truly one of a kind. Can't get enough.

An amazing performance by both the 21st Century's finest new singing voice, and one of the truly great trumpeters in the music world.

I like this song a lot

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20Centuries - Fall Out Boy

AMAZING SONG! I don't get why people say it isn't good. "I can't stop till the whole world konows my name". People keep saying that Fall Out Boy has changed, and I hate when they say that, because obviously they changed, everybody has to change. In my opinion, Fall Out Boy has always been AMAZING!

This song was released in late 2014 by a band who recently came back from their hiatus and has only begun to grow again, and it's come so far and made #1 on the charts. that's so amazing. I think fall out boy, after their break has a lot of potential now and maybe this is the start of a whole new adventure for fall out boy and their fans.

Dude this is my jam why is it not number I people fall out boys will be here for centuries and this by fall out boys people number 1 song ever and it is 29 god

Get this on then top ten

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