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2013 music The Best Songs of 2013  

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List Rules Only songs that were released in 2013. Songs that were released in 2012 but became popular are associated with 2013 (ex. "Thrift Shop") are okay for this list

This is a list of the best songs of 2013. This is the culmination of the greatest songs of this past year. This will be a highly disputed category, as taste will inevitably reign supreme, and taste is highly differentiated from person to person. The list will determine what songs can transcend time and space, which artists can successfully cross genre, which artists can unite popular opinion and entertain the masses.

This list contains the likes of newcomers Haim, with their breakout hit Falling. This list contains the insane robot bass droppings of weirdo Skrillex. This list contains the amazing Chance the Rapper, with his masterpiece song Chain Smoker.

What determines a great song? What is the most popular style of music? What is trendy, what will fall down from the grace of all billboard charts and dissolve into oblivion? What songs will outlast us and remain at the top as legendary songs? Do our opinions matter? Do opinions lead to fact in the ever changing dispute of what makes music great? 

Your opinions matter tremendously! You will vote and contribute your favorite songs that we have missed. You will vote up your favorite songs, and vote down the mistakes, those songs that you think should have never seen the light of day. So what will it be? Let the people know, and comment your further dissertation researched for hours and hours through worn and torn headphones and speakers.
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jarment26 added Radioactive Imagine Dragons

2
67 44
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Demons Imagine Dragons

3
49 34
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Just Give Me a Reason Pink ft. Nate Ruess

4
56 43
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Mirrors Justin Timberlake

5
69 58
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Royals Lorde

6
64 53
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Get Lucky Daft Punk ft. Pharrell

7
56 46
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Thrift Shop Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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62 53
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The Monster Eminem ft. Rihanna

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45 35
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Can't Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

10
56 48
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Roar Katy Perry

11
43 34
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Safe and Sound Capital Cities

12
42 33
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Wake Me Up! Avicii

13
31 27
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Do I Wanna Know? Arctic Monkeys

14
36 35
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Sweater Weather The Neighbourhood

The Worst Beatles Songs

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40 41
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Applause Lady Gaga

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28 27
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apinvin68 added Love Somebody Maroon 5 - Marron 5

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34 35
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Hold On, We're Going Home Drake Ft. Majid Jordan

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37 39
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Heart Attack Demi Lovato

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24 28
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Lucid added The Key Aria Tesolin

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21 24
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jarment26 added The Way

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17 19
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Lucid added Dolce Aria Tesolin

The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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19 25
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jarment26 added Rap God Eminem

23
3 4
Wherever You Are is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs of 2013
MeganHemmings added Wherever You Are

24
17 26
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Closer Tegan & Sara

25
15 24
Sirens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs of 2013
gamedemon24 added Sirens Pearl Jam

26
14 26
City of Angels is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs of 2013
TamaraKirstätter added City of Angels 30 Seconds to mars

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19 34
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28
13 25
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Chocolate The 1975

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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36 65
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Blurred Lines Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell & T.I.

30
3 11
Hannah Hunt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs of 2013
wuhooyourboss added Hannah Hunt

31
15 31
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Reflektor Arcade Fire

32
11 25
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Ways to Go Grouplove

33
14 30
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The Wire Haim

34
17 35
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#Beautiful Mariah Carey

35
13 30
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Falling Haim

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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10 25
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Sacrilege Yeah Yeah Yeahs

37
12 29
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Black Skinhead Kanye West

38
8 23
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Q.u.e.e.n. Janelle Monáe, feat. Erykah Badu

39
8 24
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Entertainment Phoenix

40
8 24
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Step Vampire Weekend

41
11 30
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White Noise Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge

42
8 25
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Wild for the Night Skrillex feat. A$AP Rocky & Birdy Nam Nam

The Most Embarrassing Celebrity Wardrobe Malfunctions of 2013

43
9 29
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New Slaves Kanye West

44
7 26
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Mind Your Manners Pearl Jam

45
7 27
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Recover Chvrches

46
4 19
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Retrograde James Blake

47
6 26
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Chain Smoker Chance the Rapper

48
6 27
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49
5 26
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Peace and Quiet Waxahatchee

50
3 19
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Rolling Waves The Naked & Famous