The 25 Best Songs of 2013 (The Entire Year)

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michaeldgnro
michaeldgnro

my top 5:


1. pusha t: numbers on the board

2. james blake: retrograde

3. vampire weekend: diane young

4. arcade fire: reflector

5. run the jewels: get it

ddvvdd
ddvvdd

I'm already through half the list and haven't seen a single interesting song!! who the heck picked these!

BrandonNorris
BrandonNorris

That Drake video is awful on so many levels, and the song behind it is limp.

WickiYer
WickiYer

Well, my musical tastes were not represented on this list and I listen to a lot of music. 

RhiannonWelles
RhiannonWelles

Fail!  This is the most pitiful excuse for the best songs of 2013 I've seen.  Seriously, who made this list?  Kanye West as number one?!?  Really?

ejob
ejob

not to mention that queens of the stone age and pearl jam aren't here either. And even reflector, which was a GREAT song, wasn't even the best one on the album, even though it was the most popular, which makes me think this had to be, at least partially, based off of popularity

ejob
ejob

wow, this list REALLY sucks... how much of this was based off of sales and popularity? The fact that ariana grande beat Arcade Fire is absolutely absurd. I understand that I probably sound like those jerks who pretend like their music choice is all the good music that exists, but.. I mean come on, this doesn't even include Vampire Weekend, who critically. musically, and lyrically had one of the best, if not the best, album of the year. 

bluesky2heaven
bluesky2heaven

Did you ever see such a garbage lineup. No real music here.

CiachoZGrzywka
CiachoZGrzywka

TIME SUCKS, I've seen like six articles on this website and even a single one wasn't good. All of them have these information out of nowhere...

tealover
tealover

Now I remember why I stopped listening to new music years ago.  I didn't know one song out of that top 25.  There are so many other truly gifted performers out there who deserve to be on this list.  I'll stick to the relatively "unknowns" who actually move me with their music.  This stuff is a for a totally different generation of people (of which I'm clearly not a part)....it's a generation with musical tastes that don't even come close to mine.

LaurenAllen
LaurenAllen

"Buzzcut Season", Lorde. Impossibly talented 15 yr old. Wow.

hand.eti
hand.eti

25 songs I've never heard of. And no Avicii song on the list at all?

cragnog
cragnog

apparently i dont listen to the good stuff... or maybe i just look beyond the charts.

g@rrison
g@rrison

2013 wasn't a good year for music...

JustinHamaker
JustinHamaker

I'm still trying to figure out how Blurred Lines became so popular without causing a major revolt by women. The song is basically about date rape and treating women like objects. I don't consider myself to be a prude in any sense, but I found that song to be offensive and somewhat disturbing.

DarrynCooke
DarrynCooke

This could be the worst "Best" list I have ever seen. Maybe 2 or 3 songs on here I would agree with, but most of these songs exactly the same. IMO "Get Lucky", even though it was overplayed on the radio, should be the #1 song of 2013.


The fact that the #1 song on this list is quite possibly one of the most awful songs I have ever heard, I didn't even think it was a song when I first heard it, pretty much sums this list up. The fact that NOT 1 song by Avicii, Calvin Harris or any of the other EDM performers are on here just loses all credibility with this list.

58CardMan
58CardMan

I'd be curious of how many teenagers got together to create this list. 

Any list of best music, books or movies you are going to disagree with a few, but this list is not even close, only about 5 of these should be in a real best of 2013.


Who created the list, was it Time magazine?


I guess the fact that there are only about 30 comments over 3 weeks goes to show how relevant & in-accurate the list is. 

kravchyk2008
kravchyk2008

i have never heard of most of the songs after 20

gamedemon24
gamedemon24

Just wonderful that you put Cancer West at number one. Thought it had to be music to be one of the best songs.

ElviraIlemHappel
ElviraIlemHappel

Unfortunately, people in Germany cannot hear the songs because GEMA has not granted permission for whatever.....disgusting this GEMA!

SirSwampert
SirSwampert

Why is Robin THicke even on here, that sexist cretin deserves to be on the worst list.

LarryScaduto
LarryScaduto

Kanye #1!!!! Is this a joke??? Is somebody afraid he's gonna jump up on stage and get punched by him?????? You just threw your Credibility right out the window!!!!!! What a useless list junk!!!!!

Mohammad-Jasim
Mohammad-Jasim

“Hold On We’re Going Home,” Drake feat. Majid Jordan

Igli
Igli

Black Sabbath get back together after 40 years, debut at No 1 in half of the world, and you make me lose time with a list where Kanye is No 1? Give me my 2 minutes back!

woodieboy43
woodieboy43

There should be some rule where all 'best of' lists are prefaced with, "My Opinion of."

carlfxi
carlfxi

Melissa Locker is obviously a swallower.

rhonaldmoses
rhonaldmoses

These are the worst bunch of songs ever...

dyson7rams
dyson7rams

the 25 best songs or the 25 worst songs ?!?!

bluesky2heaven
bluesky2heaven

@tealover The real music makers of my generation are dying out. I don't think we'll see anything like them again. Phil Everly is the latest.

michaeldgnro
michaeldgnro

@LarryScaduto almost every magazine has New Slaves in their top 5, and Yeezus has an 86 score on critic aggregate site. sorry.

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

@LarryScaduto

I think Kanye is # 2, but I am not considering his music - just the person he appears to be.

michaeldgnro
michaeldgnro

@Igli  kanye's been first three times on this list. you should've known.