Best Songs of 2013


The Top Ten

1 Get Lucky - Daft Punk Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Love it. One of my favorite hits of this decade.

Only good because of Pharrell Williams. - I80

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!

This song is great.

2 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..

Great proffesional song by Justin Timberlake it shows he has still got talent however its not my favourite Justin Timberlake song my favourite is definitely Rock your Body but this comes an easy 2nd so yes I think it deserves top spot in the list

3 Wake Me Up - Avicii Wake Me Up - Avicii

A beautiful song by a beautiful person...

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

Take me to the church... Should be in this list...

4 Rap God - Eminem

This should DEFINITELY be higher!

Best rap song of the 2010s

Best song of the year vote it up

This Song is the God of Songs this year

5 Counting Stars - Onerepublic

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

Best song ever. Has over 2,4 billion views on YT too! I love OneRepublic to Pluto and back to earth!

This and Wake Me Up are the only songs in the top 10 that I still listen to. - Cyri

Should be in Top 10 Definitely

6 Royals - 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. - theOpinionatedOne

A pop song that's catchy and yet critiques societal emphasis on wealth? It's not even nearly her best song, but it's still leagues above my expectations for pop - WeirdScienceGuy

7 The 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.

Thank god Eminem released his album in 2013 otherwise this year would have the most suicides ever!

What does this song have anything to do with people committing suicide?! Haven't you realized how offensive your comment is? - zerolamasta

2013 was a bad year for music... But out of nowhere the rapper Eminem sang a song with
Rihanna and made a brilliant song! Thank you SO much Eminem!

8 Berzerk - 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 - HirunMeepage

I hate how most of music on the radio is pop. I like pop, but I prefer rock and electronic. This song is a mix between rock and rap, different from the crappy pop music. 2013 was a horrible year for music, but Eminem saved it

9 Roar - Katy Perry

I especially like this song because it has a message that everyone is strong and brave

Don't stop making music Katy Perry!

Naa. Definitely not one of the best. The only reason this is on the list is because she is famous.


10 Bridge 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.

Jackie simply has the most beautiful singing voice in the world.


The Contenders

11 Just 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.

This is an awesome song! It should be number 1. I always listen to this song after a breakup! Great job pink!

It's only 37? It should at least be in the top five

Not the best song but certainly deserves a higher spot

12 Applause - Lady Gaga

Yes! I love this song! She wrote it for all of her Little Monsters. - PandasNGaga


This needs to be top 10.. I mean selena gomez slow down is higher -_- - kennylee

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

13 Heart Attack - Demi Lovato

This song is so powerful! - PandasNGaga

Demi is an amazingly talented artists with an inspiring past and this is the epitome of a great song.

This Is The Best Single Of 2013.. After Releasing this song it become #1 on iTunes before 24 H... ]

This Is Best Song Ever.. This Was At #1 Last week.. Are You Guys Nuts. Demi Is The Best... Vote More please.

14 My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up) - Fall Out Boy

Great song, it's their comeback single after there 3 year hiatus.

It is really great song

Why is this at 352? On of the best songs of the year!

Great song! Should at least be in the top ten. Great beat and sound.

15 Timber - Pitbull

I enjoyed it when I was young

And I still enjoy it now. 9/10 - StarlightSpanks

Love this song so much its definitely one of the better songs of 2013. Its absolutely hilarious. Well done Pitbull and Kesha

Pitbull and Ke$ha is a match made in my nightmares. And yet it doesn't sound that bad. - WonkeyDude98

The harmonicas, while not too bad, can get old after a while. Other than that, this song isn't awful. - SwagFlicks

16 Blurred 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.

This song may not be good by qualities, but I honestly think it's silly and fun. I listen to it occasionally. - PandasNGaga

I'm in misery. That's just what I feel like singing every time I hear this piece of garbage. And this stood at number 1 in billboard for 12 weeks? Kill me please. Statistically this then stands a hit of equal respect as Eminem's oscar winning masterpiece 'Lose Yourself'. God, I think I'm gonna throw up. - Ark-M

Is that a Maroon 5 reference and an Eminem mention in the same sentence? Dude you're awesome. - WonkeyDude98

Best song? Explain to me why the only I remember from this stupid track is the annoying "woo" sound and why it's music video makes Robin Thicke look like a sexist?

17 Because 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!

The greates love this band much - noly

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18 Treasure - Bruno Mars

This song is fun to dance to! I loved Burno Mars, and I still do, but especially when I was younger! - PandasNGaga

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

19 Not Gonna Die - Skillet

This Needs To Be In the Top 10. What A Song. No One Wants To Die While Everything Is Wrong.

Best song ever

20 Dark Horse - Katy Perry

I really love this song. My top favorite Katy Perry songs are:
Dark Horse
and Firework

All of these were better than Miley and Jb songs while this song deserve or received to be #1 - ToxicGirl

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


21 m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar

This song is this generation's version of Nuthin But a G Thang. It is that good. King Kendrick forever

Maad City is superb and catchy. I love those sounds. - madoog

Way better than Miley's crap
Look it up an listen!

This song should be WAY higher! Top 20

22 Burn - 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.

When it comes to deciding whether a song is the best of that year, I feel like if the chorus mainly consists of one word being repeated, then it's not really a contender. - Rumje

Please be number 1 soon I love this song - spodermanfan1000

This song is awesome get it to Number 1.

23 Do What U Want - Lady Gaga

Although I don't think it's Gaga's best, this song is catchy and groovy! - PandasNGaga

This song is great! - madoog

Screw R. Kelly! Long live the GaGa & Xtina remix! -

24 I Love It - Icona Pop

Wasn't this song in 2012?

I Love It is really catchy and so cool. - madoog

Despite being produced by Galantis and being cheesy, I kinda like this. Charli XCX's voice is made for cheesy lyrics and gigantic production like this. Even the reverb-heavy drop was pretty cool. I'm sorry, but it works. I give this a 4/5. - WonkeyDude98

This song is best ever! Come on it should be on top

25 Stay - Rihanna

So sad and it's good.

How is Justin is number 1 and Rihanna is number 30 :( - spodermanfan1000

I do not like Stay. - madoog

Number 1 - DaisyandRosalina

26 Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Seriously 18? I could have tolerated it being 7 or so... But that low? This and Thrift shop was the best back then!

What this song is so awesome

I probably think this is the best song of all time...

I do not like Can't Hold Us, even though it is upbeat. - madoog

27 X-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.

28 Shadow Moses - Bring Me the Horizon

Can you tell from the look in our eyes? We're going nowhere.

Just simply put - epic. Big and explosive. Perfect. - ThatStrangeKid42

This song should be in the top 10! Bmth for life

29 Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus

Greatest of all time

This is the No. 1 song - smiler

Looove the song and videooo!

30 Black Skinhead - Kanye West

This song is booming and awesome. - madoog

Amazing song with meaningful lyrics, should be way above Selena, 1D, Miley and all those talentless artists! Kanye's lyrics actually mean something.

HOW IS THIS NOT IN THE TOP 10?! - venomouskillingmachine

31 Safe 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

It's just sad to see such a beautiful song at number 51. Definitely my number one.

32 Say Something - A Great Big World

How in the world is this song not top ten...

33 Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo

Just plain awesome and it is really catchy as well. I just love this song so much.

Weird but awesome song!

It's a really good song c:

I love the trumpet part ^-^ - Notnormal12

34 Tears 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

35 Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys

This amazing song is below Let It Go from Frozen? Is humanity this stupid? - Mcgillacuddy

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.

36 Let It Go - Demi Lovato


What,47? Really? So fake list

37 Team - Lorde

Well just look at the versions on line

Great song

Wow. - madoog


38 The Crew - Dan Bull

Miley Cyrus can't stop. She should stop with all that yapping and blabbering.
Dan Bull on the other hand, is a very talented rapper but wasn't signed to a label. That's why Dan is not popular.
This is the chorus of the song, THE CREW! - AR3

The fact that no one likes this song upsets me. Listen to more Dan Bull guys!

Dan Bull is very underrated. That's all I got to say.

39 Rules of Nature - Jason Miller
40 Money and the Power - Kid Ink
41 22 - Taylor Swift
42 For the Night - Arcite
43 Neon Lights - Demi Lovato

This song is pretty cool! - PandasNGaga

44 Watch Dogs - Dan Bull
45 Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake

Suit & Tie is pleasant, dreamy, and romantic. Suit & Tie is better than Mirrors. - madoog

46 What Only You Know - Dark Tranquility
47 State of Trust - Dark Tranquility
48 Love More - Chris Brown

I do not like Love More. - madoog

I like this songe

49 Uniformity - Dark Tranquility

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

50 Survival - Eminem

Best soundtrack ever

Survival is the 2nd best song by Eminem
Ho can this not be in the Top 25?
But is #109 instead?

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