Top Singles of 2013 – #50 to #1 with links

Here’s the combined list: 2013 Year End Countdown, from number 50 to 1 with links. Enjoy!

50. Starlet Matt Pond  The Lives Inside the Lines In Your Hand

49. Texas Magic Man Texas

48. Team Lorde Pure Heroine

47. Metal & Dust London Grammar Metal & Dust – EP

46. Shot At the NighThe Killers Shot At the Night – Single

45. All Night Icona Pop This is…Icona Pop

44. Ways To Go Grouplove Spreading Rumours (Deluxe)

43. Put a Light On Generationals Heza 

42. My Number Foals Holy Fire

41. Kemosabe Everything Everything Cough Cough – EP

40. Ghost Sir Sly Gold – EP

39. Holding On for Life Broken Bells After the Disco

38. I Need My Girl The National Trouble Will Find Me

37. Get Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj & Pharrell) Nelly Get Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj & Pharrell) – Single

36. Side Effects of You Fantasia Side Effects of You

35. Chances The Strokes Comedown Machine

34. Don’t Save Me Haim Don’t Save Me Days Are Gone

33. If So  Atlas Genius When It Was Now (Deluxe Version)

32. Here Comes The Night Time Arcade Fire Reflektor

31. Latch (feat. Sam Smith) Disclosure Settle

30. Harlem New Politics A Bad Girl in Harlem

29. Girls Santigold Girls, Vol. 1 (Music From the HBO® Original Series)

28. Peaches In The Valley Below Peaches – Single

27. Out of My League Fitz & The Tantrums More Than Just a Dream

26. Go With It (feat. MNDR) TOKiMONSTA Half Shadows

25. Don’t Wait Mapei Don’t Wait – Single

24. Bed Peace (feat. Childish Gambino) Jhene Aiko Sail Out

23. Waves Blondfire Where the Kids Are – EP

22. Breaking King Breaking – EP

21. Bad (feat. Tiara Thomas) Wale The Gifted

20. I’ll Be Around Empire of the Sun Ice On the Dune

19. Beach San Cisco San Cisco

18.  Step Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City

17. So Close Kidnap Kid So Close – Single

16. It Won’t Stop (feat. Chris Brown) Sevyn Streeter Call Me Crazy, But…

15. PrimeTime (feat. Miguel) Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady

14. Overjoyed Bastille Haunt – EP/Bad Blood

13. Elevate St. Lucia When the Night

12. All You’re Waiting for (feat. Nancy Whang) Classixx Hanging Gardens

11. Backseat Freestyle Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe)

10. Diamonds The Boxer Rebellion Promises

9. Heavy Feet Local Natives Hummingbird

8. Work (feat. Wale) Iggy Azalea Change Your Life – EP

7. Retrograde James Blake Overgrown

6. Instant Crush (feat. Julian Casablancas) Daft Punk Random Access Memories

5. Recover CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe

4. When a Fire Starts to Burn Disclosure Settle

3. Send Me Down (Kisses Remix) Haim Days Are Gone (Remix)

2. Miasma Sky Baths Obsidian

1. Hold On, We’re Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan) Drake Nothing Was the Same


Best Singles of 2013 – TOP 30 – with links!

Here they are: the top 30 Singles of 2013…in my opinion! 🙂

Each song has a link so it’s super easy to make your own mix on iTunes. Enjoy!

30. Harlem New Politics A Bad Girl in Harlem

29. Girls Santigold Girls, Vol. 1 (Music From the HBO® Original Series)

28. Peaches In The Valley Below Peaches – Single

27. Out of My League Fitz & The Tantrums More Than Just a Dream

26. Go With It (feat. MNDR) TOKiMONSTA Half Shadows

25. Don’t Wait Mapei Don’t Wait – Single

24. Bed Peace (feat. Childish Gambino) Jhene Aiko Sail Out

23. Waves Blondfire Where the Kids Are – EP

22. Breaking King Breaking – EP

21. Bad (feat. Tiara Thomas) Wale The Gifted

20. I’ll Be Around Empire of the Sun Ice On the Dune

19. Beach San Cisco San Cisco

18.  Step Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City

17. So Close Kidnap Kid So Close – Single

16. It Won’t Stop (feat. Chris Brown) Sevyn Streeter Call Me Crazy, But…

15. PrimeTime (feat. Miguel) Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady

14. Overjoyed Bastille Haunt – EP/Bad Blood

13. Elevate St. Lucia When the Night

12. All You’re Waiting for (feat. Nancy Whang) Classixx Hanging Gardens

11. Backseat Freestyle Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe)

10. Diamonds The Boxer Rebellion Promises

9. Heavy Feet Local Natives Hummingbird

8. Work (feat. Wale) Iggy Azalea Change Your Life – EP

7. Retrograde James Blake Overgrown

6. Instant Crush (feat. Julian Casablancas) Daft Punk Random Access Memories

5. Recover CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe

4. When a Fire Starts to Burn Disclosure Settle

3. Send Me Down (Kisses Remix) Haim Days Are Gone (Remix)

2. Miasma Sky Baths Obsidian

1. Hold On, We’re Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan) Drake Nothing Was the Same


The Best Singles of 2013 (51-100)

BEST SINGLES OF 2013 – #51-100

Here, in alphabetical order by Artist, are 50 of the top 100 singles of the year, numbers 51-100.  

Next up: numbers 31-50. And, later this week, I’ll publish my TOP 30 SINGLES OF 2013. 


I Come Apart (feat. FlorenceWelch)      A$AP Rocky               LONG.LIVE.A$AP

Do I Wanna Know?              Arctic Monkeys                      AM

Ingenue          Atoms for Peace        Amok

Ninja              Banoffee         Ninja – Single

I Won’t Be Long       Beck    IWon’t Be Long – Single

We Are Golden        Black Light Dinner Party      Sons and Lovers

You’re Not Good Enough   Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe

Little Numbers        Boy      MutualFriends

Come a Little Closer           Cage the Elephant    Melophobia

Miracle Mile             ColdWar Kids           Dear Miss Lonelyhearts

Brand New Start      Concrete Knives        Be Your Own King

Free Your Mind       Cut Copy        FreeYour Mind

If You Didn’t See Me            Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.                        TheSpeed of Things

Back to the Middle  Deerhunter    Monomania

Call U.            Denitia and Sene      His and Hers.

Crickets (feat.Jeremih)     Drop City Yacht Club            Crickets (feat. Jeremih) – Single

Searching                  Emika             Searching – EP

Love Illumination   Franz Ferdinand  Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions

Another Story          The Head and the Heart      Let’s Be Still

The Magic Hour Is Now     Hellogoodbye             Everything IsDebatable

Teenagers In Heat   Holy Ghost!     TeenagersIn Heat – Single

Cake Boy       Hoodie Allen  Cake Boy – Single

Grace for Saints andRamblers    Iron & Wine   Ghost On Ghost

Power Trip (feat. Miguel) J Cole  Born Sinner (Deluxe Version)

Come Save Me          Jagwar Ma      Howlin

Light Out       Javelin                        Hi Beams

I Can’t Describe (TheWay I Feel)   Jennifer Hudson     I Can’t Describe – Single

A New Life                JimJames       Regions of Light and Sound ofGod

Every Night               JosefSalvat    Every Night – Single

Red Eye (feat. Haim)           Kid Cudi         Indicud

Tempest        Lucius             Wildewoman

Katie               LukeTemple  Good Mood Fool

You’re No Good(feat. Santigold)   Major Lazer    Free the Universe

Somebody Else (feat.Nicki Minaj) Mario Somebody Else – Single

Bones             MSMR                        Secondhand Rapture

Wanna Feel It            The Olms      The Olms

Fall In Love   Phantogram   Voices

Entertainment          Phoenix          Bankrupt! (Deluxe)

Sweet Serenade (feat.Chris Brown)       Pusha T          My Name Is My Name

Open   Rhye   Woman

Elastic Heart (feat.The Weeknd & Diplo)         Sia       The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (OMPS)

24 Hours       Sky Ferreira   Night Time, My Time

Slow It Down (feat.Fabolous)      The-Dream    Slow It Down – Single

Cake   Toro y Moi      AnythingIn Return

Habits            Tove Lo           Habits – Single

Live For (feat.Drake)         The Weeknd  Kiss Land

I Love You     Woodkid         TheGolden Age

Dirty Dreams           Work Drugs   Delta

Fall for You  Young Galaxy Ultramarine

We Come Running  Youngblood Hawke   Wake Up


Best Singles of 2013 (31-50) – with links!


31. Latch (feat. Sam Smith) Disclosure Settle

32. Here Comes The Night Time Arcade Fire Reflektor

33. If So  Atlas Genius When It Was Now (Deluxe Version)

34. Don’t Save Me Haim Don’t Save Me Days Are Gone

35. Chances The Strokes Comedown Machine

36. Side Effects of You Fantasia Side Effects of You

37. Get Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj & Pharrell) Nelly Get Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj & Pharrell) – Single

38. I Need My Girl The National Trouble Will Find Me

39. Holding On for Life Broken Bells After the Disco

40. Ghost Sir Sly Gold – EP

41. Kemosabe Everything Everything Cough Cough – EP

42. My Number Foals Holy Fire

43. Put a Light On Generationals Heza

44. Ways To Go Grouplove Spreading Rumours (Deluxe)

45. All Night Icona Pop This is…Icona Pop

46. Shot At the Night The Killers Shot At the Night – Single

47. Metal & Dust London Grammar Metal & Dust – EP

48. Team Lorde Pure Heroine

49. Texas Magic Man Texas

50. Starlet Matt Pond  The Lives Inside the Lines In Your Hand


The Best Singles of 2013

Why would anyone want to spend their nights and weekends obsessing over ranking the best singles of the year? Well, I actually live for obsessing! And I’ve always been a sucker for lists. But more than anything, I saw it as a chance to take a trip down Musical Memory Lane. Not a bad year, all in all. And I’ve been experiencing it (again) for the past month or so as I made my selections. Now you can come along and join me…

 Generally, I stayed away from Top 40, figuring you don’t need me to choose between a Katy Perry track and a Drake one, though I was, at times, definitely a sucker for both. Anyway, Top 40 – by it’s very name – comes with a ranking already attached. Instead, I focused on the year’s best “Not Top 40”. By no means indie, mostly, the list is filled with bands you’ve likely heard of – but, mostly, they haven’t reached universal acclaim (or, at least, popularity)…yet. 

This year, I’ve done my best to include a link to each song where you can sample it and purchase on iTunes. 

Songs 50-100 coming soon!