Monday, January 12, 2015

Mixtape Monday: Best Songs of 2014

This list is accounted separately from the Best Albums of 2014, because all those songs would qualify. Taylor Swift is NOT on this list FYI. 

1. Ready For It (feat. St. Lucia) - RAC (This is now the most played song on my iTunes and is my ringtone. Not getting tired of it anytime soon.)

2. Crazy - Sucre ("I warned you, I warned you, I'm crazy.")

3. Fade Away - Susanne Sundfør (My"lets get pumped"song of the year. Plus you can't help but dance - anywhere - when you listen,)

4. Wandering Back - Sucre (I wish this was more than an EP. All the songs on Loner are so glittery and wonderful.)

5. Rainbow - Emily West & K.S. Rhoads (Sounds like something Judy Garland or Rufus Wainwright would sing.)

6. I Need You - M83 (This band is made for cinema - this song was for Divergent.)

7. Cheap Sunglasses (feat. Matthew Koma) - RAC (summery and fun)

8. Seasons (Waiting On You) - Future Islands (Sort of became an anthem of mine this year - plus it's got a great 80's vibe.)

9. Cold Case - St. Lucia (St. Lucia songs will always make my "Best" list - and they're recording another album!)

10. Young and Free - Sucre (see above)

11. Left Hand Free - alt-J (Favorite track of their new album, This is All Yours, which is a quieter than their debut - with the exception of this rock and roll tune.)

12. Blue Moon - Beck (Morning Phase was a beautifully lush, acoustic album from a man who re-invents himself flawlessly with every album.)

13. Frogs Singing - Andrew Bird (How lucky are we to keep getting new music from Andrew every year?! Even though Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of... were all Handsome Family covers, they were all new to me.)

14. Completely Not Me - Jenny Lewis (Jenny + Rostam from Vampire Weekend for GIRLS. 'nuff said.)

15. Got Love - Tove Lo (great running song)

16. Far From Any Road (Be My Hand) - Andrew Bird (His cover of the True Detective theme song - another one of my "Bests of 2014.")

17. Avant Gardener - Courtney Barnett (She's like the female Ben Lee.)

18. Fountain - iamamiwhoami (MUST WATCH THE VIDEO)

19. Froot - Marina and the Diamonds (From her highly anticipated new album coming out in April!)

20. I'm Callin' - Tennis (Another great dance number. This band just keeps getting better with time.)

21. Birds Don't Sing - TV Girl (a Latin flavored, summer diddy)

22. Every Other Freckle - alt-J (very sexy song)

23. Pray to God (feat. HAIM) - Calvin Harris (like a spirit animal)

24. Higher - Lia Ices (Tropical influences pair well with her angelic voice.)

25. Kingdom (feat. Simon Le Bon) - Charlie XCX
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