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2011 Start of School Year September Romance Wild Flag
Romance
CD Source: Wild Flag (debut)
Time: 3 52
Sequenced by: Wild Flag album
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Cruel St. Vincent
Cruel
CD Source:
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: Strange Mercy album
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We Found Love Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris
We Found Love
CD Source:
Time: 3:36
Sequenced by: single
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#1 for 8 weeks from October through mid-December, then back up to #1 to begin 2012 for a total of 10 weeks. Calvin Harris is given Featured status for arranging and producing the sound, not for any vocal contribution.
 
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I Might Wilco
I Might
CD Source: The Whole Love
Time: 4:01
Sequenced by: The Whole Love album
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Standing O Wilco
Standing O
CD Source: The Whole Love
Time: 3:29
Sequenced by: The Whole Love album
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October Countdown Beyonce
Countdown
CD Source:
Time: 3:33
Sequenced by: single
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Countdown was released to radio in early October as the third single from Beyoncé`s "4" album, which had been out since June 28. It reached #1 on the Hot Dance Club chart in mid-December.
 
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Midnight City M83
Midnight City
CD Source:
Time: 4:04
Sequenced by: Hurry Up, We`re Dreaming album
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Chosen as #1 single of 2011 by editors of both Pitchfork and Pop Matters.
 
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Bad As Me Tom Waits
Bad As Me
CD Source: Bad As Me (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 3:10
Sequenced by: Bad As Me album
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Satisfied Tom Waits
Satisfied
CD Source: Bad As Me (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 4:05
Sequenced by: Bad As Me album
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An "answer record" of sorts to (I Can`t Get No) Satisfaction, this song not only name-checks Jagger and Richards but also features Keef himself on guitar.
 
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Last Leaf Tom Waits
Last Leaf
CD Source: Bad As Me (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 2:56
Sequenced by: Bad As Me album
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November Take Care Drake Feat. Rihanna
Take Care
CD Source:
Time: 4:37
Sequenced by: Take Care album
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December Niggas in Paris Jay-Z Kanye West
Niggas in Paris
CD Source:
Time: 3:39
Sequenced by: single
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The "Watch the Throne" album spawned several singles. This one was the top chart hit and year-end critical favorite.
 
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Lonely Boy The Black Keys
Lonely Boy
CD Source: El Camino
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: El Camino album
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The OtherSide The Roots Feat. Bilal Oliver & Greg Porn
The OtherSide
CD Source:
Time: 4:03
Sequenced by: undun album
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2012 January We Take Care Of Our Own Bruce Springsteen
We Take Care Of Our Own
CD Source: Wrecking Ball (Special Edition)
Time: 3 :54
Sequenced by: single release date
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The lead single, released two months in advance of the Wrecking Ball album, never charted pop but was ranked #19 of the year in the Pazz+Jop critics poll.
 
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February Another Ride Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Another Ride
CD Source: Pound of Dirt
Time: 4:52
Sequenced by: Pound of Dirt album release date
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We Are Young fun. Feat. Janelle Monae
We Are Young
CD Source:
Time: 4:11
Sequenced by: single
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March Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye Feat. Kimbra
Somebody That I Used To Know
CD Source:
Time: 4:05
Sequenced by: single
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Best-selling single of 2012, 2 months at #1, 24 weeks in the top 10; also Grammy for record of the year.
 
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Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man? Carolina Chocolate Drops
Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man?
CD Source: Leaving Eden
Time: 3:48
Sequenced by: Leaving Eden album
Honored by:
 

 
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Wrecking Ball Bruce Springsteen
Wrecking Ball
CD Source: Wrecking Ball (Special Edition)
Time: 5:50
Sequenced by: Wrecking Ball album
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Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
Call Me Maybe
CD Source:
Time: 3:14
Sequenced by: single
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Ubiquitous: This summer`s biggest hit, 5 months in the top 10, #2 in pop sales for the whole year, and the #1 single in the Pazz+Jop critics` poll.
 
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April Revolution Dr. John
Revolution
CD Source: Locked Down
Time: 3:26
Sequenced by: Locked Down album
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You Can`t Fail Me Now Bonnie Raitt
You Can`t Fail Me Now
CD Source: Slipstream
Time: 4:18
Sequenced by: Slipstream album
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Springsteen Eric Church
Springsteen
CD Source:
Time: 4:23
Sequenced by: Hot Country Songs
Honored by:
 

 
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Payphone Maroon 5 Feat. Wiz Khalifa
Payphone
CD Source:
Time: 3:51
Sequenced by: single
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Sixteen Saltines Jack White
Sixteen Saltines
CD Source: Blunderbuss
Time: 2:37
Sequenced by: Blunderbuss album
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Love Interruption Jack White
Love Interruption
CD Source: Blunderbuss
Time: 2:38
Sequenced by: Blunderbuss album
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May Hold On Alabama Shakes
Hold On
CD Source:
Time: 3:46
Sequenced by: Rock Songs
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Never charted on the Hot 100 but was chosen by Rolling Stone Magazine as the #1 single of the year.
 
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June The House That Heaven Built Japandroids
The House That Heaven Built
CD Source:
Time: 4:51
Sequenced by: Celebration Rock album
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July Thinkin Bout You Frank Ocean
Thinkin Bout You
CD Source: Channel ORANGE
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: Channel ORANGE album
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In every critics` poll, the runaway consensus #1 album of 2012.
 
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Pyramids Frank Ocean
Pyramids
CD Source: Channel ORANGE
Time: 9:54
Sequenced by: Channel ORANGE album
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This second single from Channel ORANGE was voted the #10 track of 2012 on Pazz+Jop critics` consensus list.
 
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One More Jimmy Cliff
One More
CD Source: Rebirth
Time: 3:26
Sequenced by: Rebirth album
Honored by:
 

 
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Guns of Brixton Jimmy Cliff
Guns of Brixton
CD Source: Rebirth
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: Rebirth album
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Cover of The Clash original from London Calling
 
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August Some Nights fun.
Some Nights
CD Source:
Time: 4:37
Sequenced by: single
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We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
CD Source:
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: single
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Taylor Swift`s Red album, released in late October, was the #2 best-selling pop album of 2012.
 
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Adorn Miguel
Adorn
CD Source:
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop
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Adorn spent eleven weeks at #1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
 
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Start of School Year September Duquesne Whistle Bob Dylan
Duquesne Whistle
CD Source: Tempest
Time: 5:44
Sequenced by: Tempest album
Honored by:
 

 
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Pay In Blood Bob Dylan
Pay In Blood
CD Source: Tempest
Time: 5:10
Sequenced by: Tempest album
Honored by:
 

 
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Gangnam Style Psy
Gangnam Style
CD Source:
Time: 4:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
On December 21, 2012, Gangnam Style became the first video in the history of the internet to reach One Billion views.
 
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October Girl On Fire Alicia Keys Feat. Nicki Minaj
Girl On Fire
CD Source:
Time: 4:31
Sequenced by: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs
Honored by:
 

 
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Die Young Ke$ha
Die Young
CD Source:
Time: 3:33
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Diamonds Rihanna
Diamonds
CD Source:
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
The song charted at #1 on R&B Songs for 14 weeks.
 
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Locked Out Of Heaven Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven
CD Source:
Time: 3:54
Sequenced by: single
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The last big pop hit of 2012, topping the Hot 100 for six weeks through all of December and into the first week January 2013.
 
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November Swimming Pools (Drank) Kendrick Lamar
Swimming Pools (Drank)
CD Source:
Time: 4:08
Sequenced by: Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop
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The song reached #1 on the R&B chart at the end of November and was still there 7 weeks later. Lamar`s "Good Kid" was the #2 album of 2012 on the Pazz+Jop critics` consensus poll.
 
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Ramada Inn Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Ramada Inn
CD Source: Psychedelic Pill (2)
Time: 16:51
Sequenced by: Psychedelic Pill album
Honored by:
 

 
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Walk Like A Giant Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Walk Like A Giant
CD Source: Psychedelic Pill (2)
Time: 16:29
Sequenced by: Psychedelic Pill album
Honored by:
 

 
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Ho Hey The Lumineers
Ho Hey
CD Source:
Time: 2:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
Catchy tune started climbing the Hot 100 after being used in June 2012 as soundtrack of the Bing (search engine) "Discovering Hawaii" commercial. Also used in one trailer for "Silver Linings Playbook" movie and in one episode of the "Hart of Dixie" TV show.
 
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December Merry Go Round Kacey Musgraves
Merry Go Round
CD Source:
Time: 3:25
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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2013 January Thrift Shop Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Wanz
Thrift Shop
CD Source:
Time: 3:56
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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February When I Was Your Man Bruno Mars
When I Was Your Man
CD Source:
Time: 3:34
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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Screwdriver Prince
Screwdriver
CD Source:
Time: 4:13
Sequenced by: Third Eye Girl website
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"Screwdriver" lyric video first posted on Third Eye Girl website 1/24/13; mp3 subsequently available only by paid download from this site.
 
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March Gone Baby Gone Boz Scaggs
Gone Baby Gone
CD Source: Memphis
Time: 3:36
Sequenced by: Memphis album
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Just Give Me A Reason Pink Feat. Nate Ruess
Just Give Me A Reason
CD Source:
Time: 4:02
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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The Stars (Are Out Tonight) David Bowie
The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
CD Source:
Time: 3:57
Sequenced by: The Next Day album
Honored by:
 

 
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Follow Your Arrow Kacey Musgraves
Follow Your Arrow
CD Source: Same Trailer Different Park
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: Same Trailer Different Park album
Honored by:
 

 
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Radioactive Imagine Dragons
Radioactive
CD Source:
Time: 3:08
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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April Cruise Florida Georgia Line
Cruise
CD Source:
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
"Cruise" broke the all-time record for weeks at #1 on the Country singles chart with 24 cumulative weeks beginning in Fall 2012. It`s sequenced here on the basis of its 2013 stint as a major pop hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
 
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Mirrors (radio edit) Justin Timberlake
Mirrors (radio edit)
CD Source:
Time: 4:37
Sequenced by: Single
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The full album version runs over eight minutes. "The 20/20 Experience" was #1 in album sales during 2013.
 
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After Mardi Gras Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses)
After Mardi Gras
CD Source:
Time: 4:04
Sequenced by: The Low Highway album
Honored by:
 
Written for and performed by Steve Earle in a 2011 episode of the New Orleans-based HBO series, "Tremé." A memorable song.
 
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I Love It Icona Pop Feat. Charli XCX
I Love It
CD Source:
Time: 2:35
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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May Hush Hush Pistol Annies
Hush Hush
CD Source:
Time: 3:25
Sequenced by: Annie Up album
Honored by:
 

 
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Get Lucky Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky
CD Source: Random Access Memories
Time: 4:08
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
The consensus record of the year (won Grammy, topped critics` polls for singles) from the Grammy-winning album of the year (Random Access Memories also ranked #3 on critics` polls). Spent 15 weeks in the Hot 100 top 10. Great dance groove features funk guitar wizard Nile Rodgers of Chic fame.
 
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Step Vampire Weekend
Step
CD Source: Modern Vampires Of The CIty
Time: 4:12
Sequenced by: Modern Vampires Of The City album
Honored by:
 

 
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Hannah Hunt Vampire Weekend
Hannah Hunt
CD Source: Modern Vampires Of The CIty
Time: 3:58
Sequenced by: Modern Vampires Of The City album
Honored by:
 

 
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June Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell
Blurred Lines
CD Source:
Time: 4:23
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
The best-selling single record of 2013 (over 6 million copies) and #1 on the Hot 100 for twelve weeks. Based on a groove very similar to that of Marvin Gaye`s "Got to Give It Up" (1977), and notorious for a music video featuring bare-breasted women.
 
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We Can`t Stop Miley Cyrus
We Can`t Stop
CD Source:
Time: 3:53
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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New Slaves Kanye West Feat. Frank Ocean
New Slaves
CD Source:
Time: 4:16
Sequenced by: Yeezus album
Honored by:
 

 
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Blood On The Leaves Kanye West
Blood On The Leaves
CD Source:
Time: 6:00
Sequenced by: Yeezus album
Honored by:
 
Samples the version of "Strange Fruit" recorded by Nina Simone in 1965.
 
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Same Love Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Mary Lambert
Same Love
CD Source:
Time: 5:20
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
"Same Love" was written in support of legalizing same-sex marriage and became the first Top 40 song in the U.S. to take this stance, peaking at #11 on the Hot 100 and being nominated for the Grammy for song of the year.
 
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July Holy Grail Jay-Z Feat. Justin Timberlake
Holy Grail
CD Source:
Time: 5:38
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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August Wake Me Up! Avicii Feat. Aloe Blacc
Wake Me Up!
CD Source:
Time: 4:10
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
Spent 5 months in top 10 of Billboard`s Hot 100 chart.
 
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Roar Katy Perry
Roar
CD Source:
Time: 3:43
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
Spent 20 weeks in top 10 of Billboard Hot 100.
 
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Royals Lorde
Royals
CD Source:
Time: 3:10
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
Consensus #2 critics` single of the year. Also won Grammy for song of the year and spent 9 weeks at #1 on Billboard`s Hot 100. And Lorde just turned seventeen!
 
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Start of School Year September Hold On, We`re Going Home Drake Feat. Majid Jordan
Hold On, We`re Going Home
CD Source:
Time: 3:51
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
A huge R&B hit and picked by Pitchfork magazine critics as the #1 track of 2013.
 
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Wrecking Ball Miley Cyrus
Wrecking Ball
CD Source:
Time: 3:43
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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Walk Us Uptown Elvis Costello And The Roots
Walk Us Uptown
CD Source: Wise Up Ghost
Time: 3:23
Sequenced by: Wake Up Ghost album
Honored by:
 

 
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October The Wire Haim
The Wire
CD Source:
Time: 4:06
Sequenced by: Days Are Gone album
Honored by:
 

 
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Sirens Pearl Jam
Sirens
CD Source:
Time: 5:40
Sequenced by: Lightning Bolt album
Honored by:
 

 
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November Reflektor Arcade Fire
Reflektor
CD Source: Reflektor (2)
Time: 7:34
Sequenced by: Reflektor album
Honored by:
 

 
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The Monster Eminem Feat. Rihanna
The Monster
CD Source:
Time: 4:10
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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Timber Pitbull Feat. Ke$ha
Timber
CD Source:
Time: 3:24
Sequenced by: Single
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December Partition Beyonce
Partition
CD Source: Beyoncé (CD + DVD)
Time: 5:19
Sequenced by: Beyonce album
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When this "visual album" (incl. 17 videos) was released on 12/13/13 with no advance notice, available only on iTunes, it shot to #1. A week later it was released on CD/DVD. By year`s end it was already the #2 best selling album of 2013.
 
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2014 January Drunk In Love Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z
Drunk In Love
CD Source: Beyoncé (CD + DVD)
Time: 5:23
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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Dark Horse Katy Perry Feat. Juicy J
Dark Horse
CD Source:
Time: 3:36
Sequenced by: Single
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Spent 5 months (22 weeks) in the Hot 100 top 10 and ranked #2 in Billboard`s year end tabulation, which cut off after mid-November to make publication deadline.
 
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Modern Blue Rosanne Cash
Modern Blue
CD Source: The River & The Thread (deluxe edition)
Time: 3:02
Sequenced by: The River & The Thread album
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February Happy Pharrell Williams
Happy
CD Source:
Time: 3:53
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
Boosted by a soundtrack music video, "Happy" logged 10 weeks at #1 and also ranked #1 for the entire year on Billboard`s year-end charts.
 
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All Of Me John Legend
All Of Me
CD Source:
Time: 4:30
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
After languishing on the lower rungs for four months, "All Of Me" raced up the charts following a live performance at the February 2014 Grammy awards show and ultimately spent five months in the top 10.
 
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Forgiven/Forgotten Angel Olsen
Forgiven/Forgotten
CD Source:
Time: 2:04
Sequenced by: Burn Your Fire For No Witness album
Honored by:
 

 
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March Digital Witness St. Vincent
Digital Witness
CD Source: St.Vincent
Time: 3:22
Sequenced by: St. Vincent album
Honored by:
 

 
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Red Eyes The War on Drugs
Red Eyes
CD Source:
Time: 4:59
Sequenced by: Lost In The Dream album
Honored by:
 

 
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Turn Down For What DJ Snake Feat. Lil Jon
Turn Down For What
CD Source:
Time: 3:34
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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April Fancy Iggy Azelia Feat. Charli XCX
Fancy
CD Source:
Time: 3:24
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
Besides being one of the top five pop songs of the year, "Fancy" spent 18 (!) weeks at #1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, tying "Hot Boyz" (2000) for the all-time record for most weeks at #1 on this chart.
 
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May Problem Ariana Grande Feat. Iggy Azalea
Problem
CD Source:
Time: 3:14
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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Fever The Black Keys
Fever
CD Source:
Time: 4:06
Sequenced by: Turn Blue album
Honored by:
 

 
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Turtles All The Way Down Sturgill Simpson
Turtles All The Way Down
CD Source: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Time: 3:08
Sequenced by: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music album
Honored by:
 

 
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Rude MAGIC!
Rude
CD Source:
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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June Stay With Me Sam Smith
Stay With Me
CD Source:
Time: 2:55
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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Automatic Miranda Lambert
Automatic
CD Source: Platinum
Time: 4:08
Sequenced by: Platinum album
Honored by:
 

 
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Lazaretto Jack White
Lazaretto
CD Source: Lazaretto
Time: 3:39
Sequenced by: Lazaretto album
Honored by:
 

 
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July Boom Clap Charli XCX
Boom Clap
CD Source:
Time: 2:49
Sequenced by: Single
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