The Best Pop Songs of 2013 Songs

The Best Pop Songs of 2013

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List Criteria: Only songs that were big in 2013. A song could have been released in 2012, but didn't come to prominence until 2013 (ex. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive")

This is a list of the best pop songs of 2013 so far. From Katy Perry's hit "Roar" and Britney Spear's hit "Work Bitch," to Fun.'s "Some Nights" and Jay Z's "Magna Carta... Holy Grail." Yet what is pop music? What started as meaning simply "popular music" has come to be defined by certain styles of melody and composition, yet simultaneously still incorporating such styles from hip-hop to alternative rock and beat oriented dance music.

What makes a great pop song? What makes a forgettable one? Can a pop song contain substance, meaning, lasting value, yet still make it to the common play cycle of the top radio stations and clubs? Do pop fanatics only want something catchy, only something to dance to, simple lyrics and cliches? How long will these songs live in our memory?
 
This list is by no means comprehensive, as the year has not even come to a close yet. But who can make a definitive list of a class of music that blows and fades so quickly? Top 40 stations will forever be stock full of those songs which get the most plays, not the songs that people might argue are the best pop songs of the year. So here is where you come in--add what songs you feel are the best of this year so far, as well as the late comers, and get to voting.


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    Radioactive

    Imagine Dragons

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    Justin Timberlake

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    Just Give Me a Reason
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    Roar

    Katy Perry

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    Royals

    Lorde

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    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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    Get Lucky

    Daft Punk

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    Rihanna

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    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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    Demi Lovato

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    3OH!3

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    I Knew You Were Trouble
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    Summertime Sadness

    Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais

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    Safe and Sound

    Safe and Sound Capital Cities

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    Carly Rae Jepsen

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    We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

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    Taylor Swift, Peter Hollens, Landon Austin

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    Cups

    Cups Anna Kendrick

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    When I Was Your Man

    When I Was Your Man Bruno Mars

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    Wrecking Ball

    Miley Cyrus

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    Peer Van Mladen

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    What Makes You Beautiful

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    One Direction

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    22 Taylor Swift

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    Taylor Swift taylor swift

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    Ho Hey

    Ho Hey the Lumineers

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    Blurred Lines

    Robin Thicke

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    Lady Gaga

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    Florida Georgia Line

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    Sweater Weather

    The Neighbourhood

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    Britney Spears

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    Started from the Bottom
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    Closer Tegan and Sara from heartthrob album

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    I Was a Fool Tegan and Sara from heartthrob album

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    Goodbye Goodbye Tegan and Sara from heartthrob album

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    No image

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    PSY

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    Paramore

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    Aria Tesolin

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