Best Songs of 2014

The Top Ten
Chandelier - Sia Chandelier - Sia Cover Art

This song will forever be one of my favorite songs ever written. It's... A masterpiece. Sia is an incredible artist with one of the best voices I have ever heard, and a genius with song writing. It's the first time in a while where I felt like somebody was making something meaningful and from the heart. The fact that Sia wrote a song about her life with such a controversial message about addiction to alcohol, depression, and suicide blows me away. Her vocals on this song are top notch and just SOAR. They are soothing and powerful, while having this echoing, spine tingling feel. It's amazing how this song has a dark and sad undertone, but still has a factor that's uplifting, and speaks to people (Like me). The lyrics pull you in and I never get tired of hearing them. Everything lyric is either meaningful, uplifting, or is just extremely interesting to hear. Unlike a lot of songs from this year (*Cough Turn Down For What, Talk Dirty to me and #Selfie Cough*) That would be absolutely ...more

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!

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!

Damn right! Although it should be ranked higher, never even heard of the first song or the artist. This song gives me hope that quality pop music is not a lost cause. Sia, you keep on rocking your way for a long time, sista!

Guilty All the Same - Linkin Park Guilty All the Same - Linkin Park Cover Art

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.

Linkin Park is one of the best bands from the 2000s they have written so many amazing songs and this song still proves they are able to do that in 2014. It starts of with a sawing heavy guitar riff then with mike Sinoda's epic piano with gut moving drumming then it all leads to this amazing heart pounding echo sounding solo and then the your just in for the ride this song really does show Linkin Park musically writing capability to one of there finest with as usual amazing lyrics without a doubt the best song from 2014

You're guilty all the same!
Too sick to be ashamed!
You want to point your finger,
But there's no one else to blame!

Truly "AWESOME". No song should be above this one in this list. No doubt It's the best song of the year 2014. This song has everything... chorus, rap, EVERYTHING!

LP ROCKS!

It talks about the media and how there's a lot of fake people (including Taylor Swift) in the industry. I wish they weren't breaking up or someone wasn't leaving the band.

Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Cover Art

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.

While Mark Ronson may not be singing much in this song (with Bruno Mars doing most of the stuff), the song itself is good and many ways.

This just has... IT. I don't even know what makes it so great, but it is. Nothing can quite top this for the undisputed song of 2014.

Ok uptown funk gets me in a really happy mood. Uptown Funk is no doubt the best song I have ever hear. when I hear it I just can't help to dance along

Shake It Off - Taylor Swift Shake It Off - Taylor Swift Cover Art

When I heard this song this makes me feel like I'm free to discover the world... This just means a lot to me because I have so many haters and fake friend I never really knew if I am alive today but then taylor changed my life not because of her awesome beauty but her talents and just like the song said "so the players gotta play, play, play and the haters gotta hate, hate, hate shake it off, shate it off",... And I'm proud to say that I am a SWIFTIE

How is this number 4 and everybody says they hate it? I love it. It's my favorite song from 1989 along with Welcome to New York. I first heard it and I misheard the lyrics. I thought she said she had stuff coming out of her brain instead of having nothing in her brain. After hearing it more times I loved it. She is amazing. It gets me up and happy. I love her old and new songs. She has wonderful music. Swiftie forever.

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 love the lyrics. 100% saying about me, except for the 'I go on too many dates, but I can't make them stay' & 'My ex-man brought his new girlfriend' because I never date anyone before honestly.

Rather Be - Clean Bandit Rather Be - Clean Bandit Cover Art

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.

This song is really cool. This song is part of the great three of 2013-2014. This song is one, then Latch by Disclosure and Sam Smith, and Cool Kids by Echosmith.

Such a happy, upbeat song and I still listen to it because I somehow never manage to get sick of it! probably one of my favorite songs

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

Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj Cover Art

I don't wanna get killed but I seriously adore this.

The vocals are quite adorable. Ariana's voice is fun and pleasant. Nicki Minaj did a really good job too. Just that I prefer it when Nicki does pop. Rap doesn't suit her. Jessie was really fun to listen to.

Now, The beat is bouncy and fun. It is really intriguing. I don't get why everyone hates this song. It's not that bad. Plus, no matter how much I listen to it it's still nice and uplifting. This is a proper pop song. 5/5

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

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 love this song and me and my loads of mates do a dance to this at school I'm so popular at school and everywhere god I'm so pretty

Blank Space - Taylor Swift Blank Space - Taylor Swift Cover Art

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.

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!

Argh every time this song plays I turn the radio/T.V. off, I hate all most all of Taylor swifts songs, but you can't blame me or her as I like country and rock like Rolling Stones, Blake Shelton, queen, Luke Bryan, ac/doc, lee Kernaghan, limp biscuit, slim dusty and all them.

This song is good, I don't think she's rude because this song is telling that she want to welcome you in.

Say Something - A Great Big World Say Something - A Great Big World Cover Art

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

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.

WOW THIS SONG IS AMAZING.. When I heard it first time it reminds me of last years "when I was your man" but this one was more beautiful. And at that time I was sad.. So this song easly broke tears on me! Love it so muuchh!

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

La Vie En Rose - Jumaane Smith La Vie En Rose - Jumaane Smith Cover Art

This is probably the most famous song in the history of France.
Roughly translated as "Looking at life through rose-colored glasses", it was extremely popular in the post World War 2 1940's, especially among the millions who had lost everything and everyone they loved, but at least finally had peace.
No mere "pop" singer can touch the deep meaning of this song, but Jumaane and Jackie do have the musical chops to do it justice.

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.

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.

Those fans OF Jumaane probably couldn't believe their ears when Jackie's voice came on. Like I said elsewhere, their reaction must have been, WHO IS THAT GIRL?

Animals - Maroon 5 Animals - Maroon 5 Cover Art

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.

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

It's a well made song, seriously. Every body in the world have to listen to this.
Screw one direction. Maroon 5 is way better

This song is alright, better than Taylor's new stuff and Ariana grande 's problem lol

The Newcomers

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The Contenders
Stay With Me - Sam Smith Stay With Me - Sam Smith Cover Art

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.

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.

It is one the best song of Sam Smith. Should be in top 10 at-least

Problem - Ariana Grande Problem - Ariana Grande Cover Art

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)

This song is amazing! I absolutely love Ariana and this song. I was so surprised to find out that this song was in 63 I came here expecting it to be in 1st much rather this song than john legend all of me.

Come on really, It's one of the hottest songs right now. It should be number one. John Legend, All of Me the song is not even a song, Rather listen to Sam Smith Stay with me

Break Free - Ariana Grande Break Free - Ariana Grande Cover Art

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.

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

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

I only want to die alive, never by the hands of a broken heart

Can't Remember to Forget You - Shakira Can't Remember to Forget You - Shakira Cover Art

Rihanna and Shakira collaborate on this and they go together perfectly! The song is a nice mixture of Reggae, rock, and pop and it's SO GOOD. Everybody needs to check out this song if they already haven't

I have never heard the song but the cover is horrible

I LOVE this song. Two of my favorite singers come together and make a song and it worked!

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

Fancy - Iggy Azalea Fancy - Iggy Azalea Cover Art

HOW in THE HELL do people like this piece of garbage!?!? The beat NEVER changes, Iggy's voice is stupid (even if it isn't, it still is compared to her REAL voice), the lyrics are trash (see list of dirty lyrics below), and I think it is established that females can't rap.

Oh, right, the list...
"First thang's first, I'm the REALEST." (No, you're NOT. )
"I could hold you down like I'm givin' lessons in physics."
"Cup o' ace, cup o' goose, cup o' Cris"
"Takin' all the liquor straight, neva chase that."
"Champagne spillin', you should taste that."
"My flow retarded, they speak it, depart it."
"Put that paper over all, I thought you knew that, knew that."
"Look at you, I bet you wishin' you could clutch that."
"Who that, who that? I G G Y."

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!

I like this song but feel it should be rated a place or so lower maybe 16th... Iguana azalea is an Aussie I am an Aussie and so obviously I would like her songs and she is quite a good female rapper actually and don't forget that Charlie xcx also sang this song personally I think she has better songs

This is garbage. Iggy is basically a diet-Nicki Minaj except that she's white. Charli is the only thing that is actually decent and even she didn't put in much effort. 1/5

Come with Me Now - Kongos Come with Me Now - Kongos Cover Art

I don't know y this song isn't higher on the list. It's a great song and they deserve the credit.

One of the only hit songs to incorporate an accordion. And it sounds GORGEOUS!

Such a great song...

O don't why I haven't find them earlier...

This is definitely the best hit song of 2014.

A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay Cover Art

I love Coldplay but Ghost Stories was kind of a let-down. Lyrically, it's weak and it's kond of boring. Don't judge me, but Kid A by Radiohead is the best example, that calm music can be a lot more interesting. And they don't need no Avicci or Rihanna or whatever. I hope they get it together on the next album.

In a world where most music means nothing, we've still got Coldplay, bringing us legendary music with each and every album. This song oughta be MUCH higher. And where's Beck? Or U2? Or Jack White? Or Tom Petty? Or Noah Gundersen? Or The War on Drugs? These voters have learning to do...

Charted in a lot of countries.
It became #1 in Luxembourg, Lebanon, Israel, Portugal, and US Hot Rock Songs, #2 in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Croatia.
This song saved my life and made 2014 very perfect.

Coldplay is just so amazing. I agree their older work is better but still, Coldplay is just infinitely remarkable. I could say I love them a billion times and it wouldn't be enough.

Dark Horse - Katy Perry Dark Horse - Katy Perry Cover Art

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...

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.

I love this song I made family list in to it so many times. I went to go see Katy Perry in the yum center. I got the tickets from my mom for my birthday. I about died! I wish I was ftiends with Katy Perry!

I like the lyrics, but the beat to me reminds me of terrible memories, I don't know why. For this reason I don't like listening to it.

Maps - Maroon 5 Maps - Maroon 5 Cover Art

This amazing song should have been somewhere on the top... !

I'm going crazy about this song. This should be on number 1

The way this song sounds makes it unlikable.

I love this song, This should be on #12 or #1.

Team - Lorde Team - Lorde Cover Art

I actually respect lorde, she's different voice wise. N this song is great

Sorry but this song was made in 2013 not 2014, you gotta learn the dates of things.

This song is amazing. Lorde is an incredible singer, I adore her.

I have never seen a better atmosphere ever in music

Made to Dream - Jackie Evancho Made to Dream - Jackie Evancho Cover Art

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

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

I looked up them album. She wrote none of the songs.

The Devil In I - Slipknot The Devil In I - Slipknot Cover Art

Hmm lets see One Direction, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and IGGY AZALEA ahead of this Disasterpiece?! (pun intended) This song is one of the first songs Slipknot ever released in 6 years! They rose from the pit of a hiatus and we're still grieving for Paul and Joey left. So they came back to make one heck of an album dedicated to Paul and Joey.

That moment you find a song hardly anyone listens to these days! People really need to consider listening to something that's actually good. Not like Eminem or beyonce or whatever the hell people listen to nowadays. Maggot for life m/

This song is so good!
I can't believe this song isn't in the top 100 which is filled with crap which has been drowned in autotune. Apart from Linkin Park obviously because they are amazing!

Hate this song! This song is about demons and Satan! Don't vote this because it is evil! Be good OK

Empire - Shakira Empire - Shakira Cover Art

This song is so underrated. this is a great song. and why is this N.28 and problem by Ariana Grande N.7 on the list? This song is pure trash and overrated. Those two songs should switch places now

Shakira is gorgeous and this song is brilliant! Finally we see/hear a powerful ballad from her. The video is amazing too

This should be in the top 10 at least!

This a magnificent song

Go Time - Jackie Evancho

Most versatile and beautiful voice of this generation!

A fun piece! Jackie sings anything well.

A real ear worm!

Just released [July 2014] catchy number is Jackie Evancho's first "pop" single for a major record label.

Love Runs Out - OneRepublic Love Runs Out - OneRepublic Cover Art

What why is this way behind this is great. My top 10 list of songs of 2014 and late 2013 1) Sky Full of Stars-Coldplay 2) This song 3) Counting Stars-OneRepublic 4) Love Me Again-John Newman 5) Rude-MAGIC! 6) Pompeii-Bastille 7) All of Me-John Legend 8) Stay With Me-Sam Smith 9) Summer-Calvin Harris 10) Best Day of My Life-American Authors.

that song in Native that was outshined by Counting Stars. still a great single.

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