Best Songs of 2014

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The Top Ten

1 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!

Think about "swinging from the chandelier" meaning suicide and the song suddenly gets a lot more meaningful.

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2 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...

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

Way better than Chandeliers - wriddhak

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3 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

The best ever

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4 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!

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

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5 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

No. This song is in the top 10 of this list? NO! This song is overplayed to death, and super annoying. - railfan99

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6 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.

Love it!

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7 Say Something - A Great Big World

Love it best song ever

I LOVE THIS SONG IT MAKES ME INSPIRED please VOTE THIS

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.

It's a heart breaking song yet it's amazing all the same!

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8 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.

Beautiful

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9 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.

I like this song a lot

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10 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.

This chick is overrated. - Sage_Naruto

She's still underrated. She's probably capable of having fame for 2 or more decades and replacing mariah carey once she retires

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 love this song with Iggy Azalea

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The Newcomers

? No Time for Caution - Hans Zimmer
? #mmmgorgeous - Cfo$

The Contenders

11 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

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

So bad it's the best song on V. - PhenomentalOne

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12 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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13 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

No
It's boring
It's annoying
It's repetitive
Therefore it's bad

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14 Can't Remember to Forget You - Shakira

I have never heard the song but the cover is horrible

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 - MistyMay113

I really love this song!

No. Too poppy - madoog

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15 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...

Must be on top 5. this is actually a good song

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16 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

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

I love this song it should be higher - iggyjepsen

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17 Come with Me Now - Kongos

Yo I should be much higher - LJJ207

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

Such a great song...

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

18 I - Kendrick Lamar

This song just has that vibe. I has a positive message about loving yourself. Kendrick Lamar sounds good in this song. I like this song. I is good. - madoog

I don't like Kendrick Lamar, but this song is why I respect him. His voice isn't that good, but it provides good music and lyrics. 4/5

Why is this so low? It has more meaning than most of the songs on radio.It is Lamar's way of saying "I have suffered from a lot of depression,but I'm not gonna let it keep me down.

So uniqie

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19 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.

20 Maps - Maroon 5

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

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

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

The way this song sounds makes it unlikable. - madoog

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21 Classic - MKTO

I love this song so much! It's adorable and catchy! Plus the fact the radio hasn't played it religiously like the annoying songs above!

When ever this is on the radio I sing it so loud and dance in my seat

What even is this song. This is the Shut Up and Dance of 2014, even though they were both released in the same year. This is phenomenal. The brassy synths give the piano a lot of energy, and the percussion is peppy. Plus, those lyrics are absolutely adorable. - WonkeyDude98

No. This song is annoyingly unpleasant. What kind of song is this? I do not want to hear it ever, again. - madoog

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22 A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay

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.

Amazing, amazing, amazing... if I say thousand Amazing too, that would not prove to be enough to define how great this song is.. - glambert

Underrated song. All these other songs need to step aside and show this song where first place is.

This needs to be in the top 10.
Like now.

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23 Something in the Water - Carrie Underwood

To call this an outstanding song would be an understatement. The powerful vocals, the inspiring Christian message, and the fantastic Amazing Grace sample come together in one true masterpiece that is easily one of the best songs of the decade in my book. 11/10! - NiktheWiz

I love this song so much! God was differently with her.

24 Rude - 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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25 Go Time - Jackie Evancho

Most versatile and beautiful voice of this generation!

A fun piece! Jackie sings anything well.

A real ear worm!

GET THIS SONG ON THE RADIO NOW!

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26 Empire - Shakira

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

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

This a magnificent song

It's a great song I love it - PatrickStar

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27 Open Fields of Grace - Jackie Evancho

Written for Jacqueline Marie Evancho

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

Sounds from another planet

28 Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo

The best song that I've ever heard from him! I love the rapping part with 2 chainz it's so god and I'm addicted to this song.. It played over a 200 times in just a week and that's a lot for me

Talk dirty to me! Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh talk dirty!

Jason Derulo sucks. Every one of his songs this year are terrible. Why do we need him? He, like Chris Brown, needs to go. Those that like him are complete idiots.

Hey hey hey! Hold it! HOLD IT! My friends aren't idiots! People aren't idiots because they like something!

My god, that saxophone or whatever that horn is in the chorus is absolutely obnoxious. 0/10 - StarlightSpanks

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29 With or Without You - Jackie Evancho

Woah woah woah... someone covered a U2 song? Why haven't I heard this before?

Covered perfectly with an orchestra behind her... Awakening Album

30 Painkiller - Three Days Grace

Three Days Grace has been my favourite band for a while now! Even after Matt replaced Adam. My favourite song on the album overall is Tell Me Why, but since it's not on here, I'm voting Painkiller!

Great comeback from great band.

I think the best song with the title "Painkiller" is from Judas Priest - SirSkeletorThe3rd

This should be 2 after I am machine but serious ly? b ring me the horizon has to be one of the worst bands ev er! b ad guitar work all over and their vocalist sounds like Justin Bieber one minute and the next he sounds like he swallowed razors!

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31 Team - Lorde

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

This song will never get played out..

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

I have never seen a better atmosphere ever in music - ProPanda

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32 Into a Fantasy - Alexander Rybak

This song is the best song of 2014, Alexander Rybak did sing this song for "How to Train your dragon 2" animation, this must exactly in#1 place

A catchy and beautiful song about friendship, written and performed by one of our best artists!

This is an amazing song by a unique artist

Amazing song!

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33 Counting Stars - OneRepublic

As much as this song was on the radio, I figured it would be higher.

Why isn't it higher - RockStarr

OneRepublic are an awesome band and this song is just amazing.

What? Why is this so low?

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34 The Devil In I - Slipknot

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.

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!

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/

Pop music WILL die one day.

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35 Don't - Ed Sheeran

About Ellie Goulding supposedly, a great beat and this should of been higher in top 10

I love how Ed Sheeran is just above Ellie Goulding on the list. - WonkeyDude98

Ed Sheeran is just the best.

Don't!
That heart is so cold!
Don't!
Let this get any lower!
Put it in the top 10!

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36 Love Runs Out - OneRepublic

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.

37 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

Haunting... Can't get it out of my head. - BobG

Deep and dark, but so beautiful!

Hear it on Yahoo Music or YouTube. The higher quality download will be available on iTunes and amazon.com June 10th.

Interesting that Trolls have managed to "freeze" this down near the bottom.
Somebody must feel very threatened by Jackie Evancho's popularity.
Sad that "The Top Tens" moderators allow it, as it means that all polls here at The Top Tens are meaningless.

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38 Grand Piano - Nicki Minaj
39 Centuries - Fall Out Boy

Yes!

40 Until It's Gone - Linkin Park

Amazing song! The lyrics are awesome!

Very underrated song, should be higher!

This song is great go see Transformers:Age of Extinction to hear that song.

This song reminds me of numb

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41 Edge of a Revolution - Nickelback

WWE Survivor Series 2014! Team Cena Team Authority

AT LAST, Nickelback has came up with good music

It's a nickelback song therefore it automatically sucks💩

42 G.U.Y. - Lady Gaga

This song may have been unsuccessful but damn, is it awesome!

I'm in charge like a G.U.Y.

Love it, one of best songs of the year plus one of the best sung by Lady Gaga.

I'm gonna listin to this

*barf* NOOPPPE can't deal with it

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43 Rebellion - Linkin Park

I can't believe that all about that bass is higher than this... This is a masterpiece

As a long time Linkin Park fan, this is one of the greatest songs they've ever made. I would call this the best song of 2014.

Oh come on It should be in top 10. The music is sick the lyrics are good. This song deserves better place.

Yo LP is back!

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44 Run - Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger is such an underrated singer. Look up her singing Ave Maria, I Will Always Love You, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Phantom of the Opera, and duets with contestants on The X Factor. Every one of them is amazing.

45 Drown - Bring Me the Horizon

WHY THE HELL DID I HAVE TO ADD THIS TO THE LIST!? Drown is such an amazing song, much better than Fancy and Royals and whatever.

This song is way better than pretty much all of the crap that played on the Top 40 stations.

Best song in the world sung by the best band in the world! Go listen to it now!

46 Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande & the Weeknd

I hated Ariana Grande and all of her music until I heard this. The song is definitely one of the best of 2014 and I now like her as a result. It should definitely be higher than Problem.

I do not like Love Me Harder, at all. - madoog

Baby. love me harder...

47 Happy Little Pill - Troye Sivan

I adore Troye Sivan and his entire album speaks to me

This song is amazing, I can't believe it's so far down the list!

I've been a fan of Troye for a long time (before he came out on YouTube) and I'm so glad that TRXYE was amazing. I wish it got more recognition, it definitely deserves more. HLP should be higher up on this list, I can't believe it's so low.

Troye's Ep is amazing all together.

48 Boom Clap - Charli XCX

This song is the best last year. There isn't any swear words, totally appropriate 4 everyone and it has a good beat. My frenzy and I love this song. by the way it is Charli

You spelt Charli XCX's name wrong it would be spelt Charlie but for some reason she spells it Charli

There is more than one way to spell Charli

Better then fancy

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49 Take Me There - Jackie Evancho
50 A Line in the Sand - Linkin Park

This number placement (49) is an embarrassment... This should be in the top ten

Give me back what's mine!

Awesome song... Can't blv its at 46... Come on it deserves to be in top 10

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2. Guilty All the Same - Linkin Park
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2. Run - Nicole Scherzinger
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