The Best Songs of 2014

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Update: Genres have now been added to each song, you can also click each track to go straight to the song on YouTube.

As I said with my list of 2014’s best albums, 2014 has been particularly strong musically, and while albums being churned out are as strong as ever, there’s a lot of songs that deserve just as much credit. Rather than bore you with my opinions on every song from the past year I thought was particularly memorable, I’ve compiled a list of around 100 essential songs that you should have/need to listen to from 2014. Just so you know, I’ve limited each artist to one song and the list is nothing but alphabetical order.

A-Trak – Push (Dance)
Andy C – Heartbeat Loud (Drum & Bass)
Aphex Twin – PAPAT4 (Electo)
Aloe Blacc – The Man (Soul/Pop)
Asher Roth – Fast Life (ft Vic Mensa) (Rap)
Avicii – The Nights (EDM)
BADBADNOTGOOD – Velvet (Jazz)
Banks – Waiting Game (Trip Hop)
Ben Frost – Venter (Evian Christ Remix) (Electronica)
Big Sean – Jit Juke (Rap)
Beyonce – Pretty Hurts (R&B/Soul)
The Black Keys – Gotta Get Away (Rock)
Bondax – All I See (House)
Calvin Harris – Blame (ft John Newman) (Pop)
Catfish & The Bottlemen – Cocoon (Indie)
Chance The Rapper – Wonderful Everyday: Arthur (Rap)
Charli XCX – London Queen (Pop)
CHVRCHES – Get Away (Pop)
Clean Bandit – Extraordinary (Sigma Remix) (Drum & Bass)
Common – Rewind That (Rap)
Cold Clinical Love – Creepers (Indie)
Delta Heavy – Reborn (Drum & Bass)
Deorro – Five Hours (EDM)
Domo Genesis – X (Rap)
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Sunday Candy (Rap)
Dr Dre – Forgot About Dre (Drezo Remix) (Drum & Bass)
Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream (Pop)
Ella Eyre – Comeback (Pop)
Eminem – Business (Matoma Remix) (House)
Etnik – Nighthawk (Drum & Bass)
Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (ft Kendrick Lamar) (Rap)
FKA Twigs – Two Weeks (R&B)
Friend Within – Holiday (House)
Foxes – Glorious (Pop)
George Ezra – Budapest (Pop)
Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – Gunshowers (Rap)
Gorgon City – FPTA (ft Erik Hassle) (House)
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo – Rhymes (House)
Hozier – Take Me To Church (Indie)
I See MONSTAS – Circles (Drum & Bass)
J.Cole – Fire Squad (Rap)
Jhene Aiko – Promises (R&B)
Liam Bailey – Villain (ft A$AP Ferg) (Rock)
Jacques Green – No Excuse (Electronica)
Jakwob – No Place Like Home (ft Rationale) (Drum & Bass)
Jamie T – Zombie (Indie)
Jay Rock – Parental Advisory (Rap)
Jay Electronica – Better In Tune With The Infinite (Rap)
Jamie Trench – Locks, Frocks & Two Floating Sparrows (Deep House)
Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (Pop)
Kendrick Lamar – i (Rap)
Knytro – My Motive (Rap)
KOAN Sound – Lost In Thought (Electronica)
Kya La Grange – Cut Your Teeth (Kygo Remix) (Deep House)
Kwabs – Wrong Or Right (R&B)
Lana Del Rey – West Coast (Pop)
Lily Allen – Sheezus (Pop)
Madeon – Imperium (EDM)
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (ft Bruno Mars) (Pop)
MNEK – Wrote A Song About You (Shift K3y Remix) (House)
Mind Vortex – Colours (Drum & Bass)
Nu:Tone – Cannibals (ft Dynamite MC) (Drum & Bass)
Octave Minds – Tap Dance (ft Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment) (Electro)
ODESZA – Sun Models (ft Madelyn Grant) (Electro)
Olly Murs – Can’t Say No (Pop)
Pharrell – Frontin’ (ft JAY Z) (Disclosure Remix) (House)
PRhyme – Underground Kings (ft ScHoolboy Q & Killer Mike) (Rap)
Rameses B – We Love (Drum & Bass)
Redlight – 9TS (House)
Rick Ross – Sanctified (ft Big Sean & Kanye West) (Rap)
Route 94 – Ain’t Nobody (House)
Royal Blood – Little Monster (Rock)
Sam Smith – Make It To Me (Pop)
ScHoolboy Q – Collard Greens (ft Kendrick Lamar) (Rap)
Sigma – Changing (ft Paloma Faith) (Drum & Bass)
Skrillex – Easy My Mind (ft Niki & The Dove) (Dubstep)
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (Pop)
T.I. – King (Rap)
Temples – The Guesser (Indie)
Tinashe – Pretend (ft A$AP Rocky) (R&B)
The Neighbourhood – Givin’ N’ Takin’ (ft Danny Seth & DeJ Loath) (Indie/Rap)
Theophilus London – Figure It Out (ft Devonte Hynes) (R&B)
TOKiMONSTA – Realla (ft Anderson Paak) (EDM)
Tove Lo – Stay High (Hippie Sabotage Remix) (Deep House)
Twin Atlantic – I Am An Animal (Rock)
Vince Staples – Limos (Rap)
Wale & A-Trak – Girls On Drugs (Rap)

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