Rick’s Report – Final Tally – The Top 100 Songs of 2013



By Rick Hiduk

Apparently, there were more than a few belated New Year’s Eve this past weekend. I was fortunate to be invited to one in my neighborhood that featured fireworks at midnight and the release of several luminaries.

It seemed a little cheesy at first to be greeting each other with New Year salutations. But, since I had not seen most of the other guests since before the holidays, it turned out to be a nice way to wrap up the year, look back (once again) and take stock of who our friends are.

Likewise, I looked over my music notes from 2013 one more time and decided to pull together that which I had previously posted by genre into a final snapshot of the year’s best music.

With two songs landing in the top 10 for the year, I have to acknowledge Robin Thicke as the most popular artist of 2013, followed closely by Macklemore (above). I was getting a little bored of Imagine Dragons by the end of the year, but never got tired of seeing Steve Martin and Edie Brickell on late night TV shows playing beautiful bluegrass music together.

You can check out the breakdown at http://endlessmtnlifestyles.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/review-popular-music-in-2013/

  1. Royals – Lorde
  2. The Band Perry – Better Dig Two
  3. Avicii – Wake Me Up
  4. Robin Thicke (below) f: TI & Pharrell – Blurred Lines                                                                         robin thicke
  5. Capitol Cities – Safe & Sound
  6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f: Wanz – Thrift Shop
  7. Fitz & the Tantrums – Out of My League
  8. The Neighborhood – Sweater Weather
  9. Emilie Sande – Next to Me
  10. Of Monsters & Men – Mountain Sound
  11. Little Big Town – Tornado
  12. Anna Kendrick – Cups (When I’m Gone)
  13. Calvin Harris f: Florence Welch – Sweet Nothings
  14. Miranda Lambert – Mama’s Broken Heart
  15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f: Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
  16. Imagine Dragons – At the Top of the World
  17. Bastille – Pompeii
  18. Kacey Musgraves – Merry Go Round
  19. Olly Murs f: Flo Rida – Troublemaker
  20. will.i.am f: Brittany Spears – Scream & Shout
  21. Silver Sun Pickups (below) – The Pit                                                     silver sun pickups
  22. Tame Impala – Elephant
  23. Keith Urban – Little Bit of Everything
  24. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell (below) – Love Has Come For You Edie Brickell Steve Martin
  25. Blake Shelton f: Pistol Annies – Boys ‘Round Here
  26. Passion Pit – Take a Walk
  27. Panic at the Disco f: Lolo – Miss Jackson
  28. Grouplove – Ways to Go
  29. Cage The Elephant – Come a Little Closer
  30. Emblem3 – Chloe
  31. Darius Rucker – Wagon Wheel
  32. Walk of the Earth – Red Hands
  33. Muse – Madness
  34. Adorn – Miguel
  35. Lady Antebellum – Downtown
  36. Eminem – Berzerk
  37. Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Do in The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)
  38. Arctic Monkeys (below) – Why’d You Only Call Me (When You’re High) arctic monkeys
  39. The Civil Wars – The One That Got Away
  40. Alan Jackson – Blacktop
  41. Thirty Seconds to Mars – Up in the Air
  42. Tyler Farr – Redneck Crazy
  43. Alan Jackson – Blue Ridge Mountain Song
  44. John Mayer – Wildfire
  45. Maroon 5 – Daylight
  46. Old Crow Medicine Show – Going Back to Virginia
  47. Lana Del Ray & Cedrick Gervais – Summertime Sadness
  48. Sara Bareilles – Brave
  49. Easton Corbin – All Over the Road
  50. J Cole – Crooked Smile
  51. The Script f: will.i.am – Hall of Fame
  52. Paramore – I’m Still Into You
  53. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks
  54. Jason Aldean – Night Train
  55. Thomas Rhett – Beer With Jesus
  56. Phoenix – Entertainment
  57. Lorde – Tennis Court
  58. Taylor Swift f: Ed Sheeran – Everything Has Changed
  59. Pitbull f: Christina Aguilera – Feel This Moment
  60. Adele – Skyfall
  61. Jim Brickman – Good Morning Beautiful
  62. The Black Keys – Little Black Submarines
  63. Selena Gomez – Come & Get It
  64. Maroon 5 – Love Somebody
  65. Ace Hood f: Rick Ross – Bugatti
  66. Avett Brothers – The Once and Future Carpenter
  67. Lumineers – Stubborn Love
  68. Train f: Ashley Moore – Bruises
  69. Kacey Musgraves (below) – Blowing Smoke                                        kacey musgraves
  70. Lumineers – Flowers in Your Hair
  71. Drake f: Majid Jordan – Hold On, We’re Going Home
  72. Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted
  73. New Politics – Harlem
  74. Zedd f: Foxes – Clarity
  75. Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
  76. Lady Gaga – Applause
  77. Phoenix – Trying to be Cool
  78. One Direction – Best Song Ever
  79. Florida Georgia Line – Cruise
  80. Trampled by Turtles – Alone
  81. Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
  82. Daft Punk f: Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
  83. OneRepublic – Counting Stars
  84. Bruno Mars – Treasure
  85. Russell Moore & IIIrd Time Out – Old Home Place
  86. Phillip Philllps – Gone Gone Gone
  87. Sage the Gemini – Gas Pedal
  88. Ms Mr – Hurricane
  89. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
  90. Passenger – Let Her Go
  91. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell – When You get to Asheville
  92. IlvisIlvis – The Fox
  93. Russell Moore & IIIrd Time Out – Big Spike Hammer
  94. John Mayer – Dear Marie
  95. Five Finger Death Punch f: Rob Halford – Lift Me Up
  96. Jack Johnson – Radiate
  97. Jewel – Two Hearts Breaking
  98. Gloriana – Can’t Shake it Off
  99. Thomas Rhett – Beer With Jesus
  100. The Henningsens – American Beautiful 

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