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The Best Pop Songs of 2013

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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    Mirrors Justin Timberlake

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    Thrift Shop Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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    Wake Me Up

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    Roar Katy Perry

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    Just Give Me a Reason Pink

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    Can't Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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    Get Lucky Daft Punk

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    Diamonds Rihanna

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    Heart Attack Demi Lovato

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    Royals

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    added by AlanDeanNaldrett 3OH!3

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    Stay

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    new! Clarity

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    Safe and Sound

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    Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais

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    Wrecking Ball

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    Suit & Tie

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    When I Was Your Man

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    I Knew You Were Trouble Taylor Swift

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    Cups Anna Kendrick

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    added by gurleenkaur1310 What Makes You Beautiful

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    added by predrag Es Ist Keiner Wie Du Peer Van Mladen

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    added by Shego Carly Rae Jepsen

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    added by gurleenkaur1310 Twenty Two

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    Ho Hey the Lumineers

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    added by gurleenkaur1310 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

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    Cruise Florida Georgia Line

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    added by Shego Good Time

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    added by gurleenkaur1310 Red

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    Applause Lady Gaga

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    Blurred Lines Robin Thicke

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    added by gurleenkaur1310 22 Taylor Swift taylor swift

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    Started from the Bottom

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    Hold On, We're Going Home

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    Sweater Weather

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    Magna Carta...Holy Grail Jay Z

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    Work Bitch Britney Spears

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    We Can't Stop

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    Bezerk

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    Harlem Shake

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    That's My Kind of Night

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    added by Lucid The Key Aria Tesolin

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    Now Paramore

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    Wild for the Night

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