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2012 Start of School Year September Duquesne Whistle Bob Dylan
Duquesne Whistle
CD Source: Tempest
Time: 5:44
Sequenced by: Tempest album
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Pay In Blood Bob Dylan
Pay In Blood
CD Source: Tempest
Time: 5:10
Sequenced by: Tempest album
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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
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Die Young Ke$ha
Die Young
CD Source:
Time: 3:33
Sequenced by: single
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Diamonds Rihanna
Diamonds
CD Source:
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: single
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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
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Ho Hey The Lumineers
Ho Hey
CD Source:
Time: 2:43
Sequenced by: single
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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
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2013 January Thrift Shop Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Wanz
Thrift Shop
CD Source:
Time: 3:56
Sequenced by: Single
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Radioactive Imagine Dragons
Radioactive
CD Source:
Time: 3:08
Sequenced by: Single
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April Cruise Florida Georgia Line
Cruise
CD Source:
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: Single
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"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
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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
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May Hush Hush Pistol Annies
Hush Hush
CD Source:
Time: 3:25
Sequenced by: Annie Up album
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Get Lucky Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky
CD Source: Random Access Memories
Time: 4:08
Sequenced by: Single
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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
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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
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June Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell
Blurred Lines
CD Source:
Time: 4:23
Sequenced by: Single
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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March Digital Witness St. Vincent
Digital Witness
CD Source: St.Vincent
Time: 3:22
Sequenced by: St. Vincent album
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Red Eyes The War on Drugs
Red Eyes
CD Source:
Time: 4:59
Sequenced by: Lost In The Dream album
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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
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April Fancy Iggy Azelia Feat. Charli XCX
Fancy
CD Source:
Time: 3:24
Sequenced by: Single
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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
Honored by:
 

 
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All About That Bass Meghan Trainor
All About That Bass
CD Source:
Time: 3:09
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 
An incredible twenty-five weeks in the top 10 of the Hot 100, extending into 2015, including 8 weeks at #1 - "bringing booty back" with a doo wop flavor. Counting singles chart performance through the end of December, All About That Bass ranked #2 of 2014.
 
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American Dream Plan B Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
American Dream Plan B
CD Source: Hypnotic Eye
Time: 3:01
Sequenced by: Hypnotic Eye album
Honored by:
 

 
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August Two Weeks FKA twigs
Two Weeks
CD Source:
Time: 4:08
Sequenced by: LP1 album
Honored by:
 

 
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Anaconda Nicki Minaj
Anaconda
CD Source:
Time: 4:21
Sequenced by: Single
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The most widely-watched music video of the year. "Look at her butt!"
 
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Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Shake It Off
CD Source:
Time: 3:39
Sequenced by: Single
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The single preceding the release of the "1989" album, Shake It Off debuted on the Hot 100 at #1. After 2 weeks at #1 in was bumped to #2 by All About That Bass for 8 weeks. Then (after 10 weeks), it returned to #1 for another 2 weeks, only to be superseded by Blank Space for another 7 weeks at #1. "1989" became the best-selling album of 2014 almost immediately.
 
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Start of School Year September The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) U2
The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
CD Source: Songs of Innocence
Time: 4:15
Sequenced by: Songs Of Innocence album (digital files)
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Released worldwide as free download to all iTunes customers on September 6, 2014. Controversy ensued about opt-out rather than opt-in delivery. Did not chart in Billboard until physical release the next month.
 
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i Kendrick Lamar
i
CD Source:
Time: 3:52
Sequenced by: Rap digital songs chart
Honored by:
 

 
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October Protection Lucinda Williams
Protection
CD Source: Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone (2)
Time: 4:48
Sequenced by: Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone album
Honored by:
 

 
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East Side of Town Lucinda Williams
East Side of Town
CD Source: Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone (2)
Time: 4:56
Sequenced by: Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone album
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Take Me To Church Hozier
Take Me To Church
CD Source:
Time: 4:03
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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November Blank Space Taylor Swift
Blank Space
CD Source:
Time: 3:52
Sequenced by: Single
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Careful You TV On The Radio
Careful You
CD Source: Seeds
Time: 5:12
Sequenced by: Seeds album
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Uptown Funk! Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk!
CD Source:
Time: 4:31
Sequenced by: Single
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December Ain`t That Easy D`Angelo & The Vanguard
Ain`t That Easy
CD Source: Black Messiah
Time: 4:49
Sequenced by: Black Messiah album
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Released on December 15, 2014, Black Messiah was immediately recognized as a masterpiece, ranking #1 for the year on the critics` Pazz & Jop poll published less than a month later.
 
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Really Love D`Angelo & The Vanguard
Really Love
CD Source: Black Messiah
Time: 5:44
Sequenced by: Black Messiah album
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Released on December 15, 2014, Black Messiah was immediately recognized as a masterpiece, ranking #1 for the year on the critics` Pazz & Jop poll published less than a month later.
 
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Back To The Future (Part I) D`Angelo & The Vanguard
Back To The Future (Part I)
CD Source: Black Messiah
Time: 5:22
Sequenced by: Black Messiah album
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Released on December 15, 2014, Black Messiah was immediately recognized as a masterpiece, ranking #1 for the year on the critics` Pazz & Jop poll published less than a month later.
 
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