Best Songs of 2014

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The Top Ten

1 Chandelier - Sia Chandelier - 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!

It's pop music. It's all just short, annoying crap with no meaning at all. Lyrics today are horrible, no one puts effort into making their music anymore.

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2 Guilty All the Same - Linkin Park Guilty 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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3 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

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

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.

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

I love this song amazing it always makes me feel happy when I'm sad and she is a great role model love the rhythm and the lyrics and the beat

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4 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Uptown 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

Now this is one song my dad likes and he hates most modern songs. 5/5. This is his best song - AlphaQ

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5 Blank Space - Taylor Swift Blank 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

It's amazing. I love it and it's so catchy. Taylor you are amazing. I don't care if people think it's stupid or pointless. It's crazy good and I love it. One line is so true and makes me laugh "Boys only want love if it's torture". I got a blank space for my favorite singer and I'll write Taylor Swifts name.

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

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6 Rather Be - Clean Bandit Rather 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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7 Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj Bang 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.

I actually like this song. I find it really good and I think Ariana and Nicki are doing really well for their standards (especially Nicki Minaj since 2014 wasn't a good year for her) besides it's kinda fun to listen the more you hear it - AlphaQ

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8 Say Something - A Great Big World Say 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

NO! This is awful! He sounds like a screeching cat (don't even know the singer's name). I just know it's garbage.

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9 Problem - Ariana Grande Problem - 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...

I love this song with Iggy Azalea

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10 Dark Horse - Katy Perry Dark 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...

Scotty masters I love katy perry songs of roar better than dark horse shake it of
hay katy perry iam scotty masters I say do you love me happy to playing roar songs on
radio stations of 107.7 good singer is katy perry over the world I love you katy perry my
life on earth world to live

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The Newcomers

? XIX - Slipknot XIX - Slipknot
? Twisted - Skylar Grey, Eminem & Yelawolf Twisted - Skylar Grey, Eminem & Yelawolf

The Contenders

11 Stay 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

He's the reason I still have an inch of hope for today's music. This songs is BEATIFUL and should be in AT LEAST the top three.

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12 Can't Remember to Forget You - Shakira Can'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.

Rihanna annd shakira have nice asses in the song video I also like the lyricss

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13 Fancy - Iggy Azalea Fancy - 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

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

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

Buy The Hunting Party, you'll be happier

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14 Animals - Maroon 5 Animals - 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

I love this song it's really catchy

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15 La Vie En Rose - Jumaane Smith La 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.

Jumaane and Jackie breath new life into this traditional post-war French number, even better in some ways than Edith Piaf's melancholy original.

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16 Break 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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17 Negarane Mani - Morteza Pashaei Negarane Mani - Morteza Pashaei

The best morteza pashaii for every thing

This song is amazing... It shows the feeling of the singer"MORTEZA PASHAEI "about God... you should listen to it... Everything about this sing is good... Good lyrics.. Good mix... AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS "THE SPECIAL VOICE OF MORTEZA PASHAEI "

It's not about god. Once morteza said that he sang it to her mother

This song is wonderful. When you listen to this song you think you are talking to God. If you listen TO it you forget your problems because you know the God is always with you

Its really a good song. I love it because it makes me feel better and remember me that God is right next to me

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18 Made to Dream - Jackie Evancho Made to Dream - Jackie Evancho

Very beautiful, very personal song from Jackie - with meaning for all of us. - BobG

Written for Jackie. On Jackie's awakening album. Will influence your thinking.

19 Go Time - Jackie Evancho

Most versatile and beautiful voice of this generation!

A fun piece! Jackie sings anything well.

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20 Open Fields of Grace - Jackie Evancho Open Fields of Grace - Jackie Evancho

Written for Jacqueline Marie Evancho

Jackie's stratospheric high notes create a heavenly ambience. - BobG

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