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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

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Demons Imagine Dragons

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Mirrors Justin Timberlake

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Royals Lorde

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Get Lucky Daft Punk ft. Pharrell

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Just Give Me a Reason Pink ft. Nate Ruess

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Can't Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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Wake Me Up! Avicii

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Thrift Shop Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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The Monster Eminem ft. Rihanna

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Roar Katy Perry

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Safe and Sound Capital Cities

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Sweater Weather The Neighbourhood

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apinvin68 added Love Somebody Maroon 5 - Marron 5

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Heart Attack Demi Lovato

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Do I Wanna Know? Arctic Monkeys

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Applause Lady Gaga

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

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jarment26 added The Way

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Lucid added The Key Aria Tesolin

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Lucid added Dolce Aria Tesolin

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Wherever You Are is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs of 2013
MeganHemmings added Wherever You Are

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jarment26 added Rap God Eminem

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

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Closer Tegan & Sara

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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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Chocolate The 1975

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The Wire Haim

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

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#Beautiful Mariah Carey

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Black Skinhead Kanye West

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Ways to Go Grouplove

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Reflektor Arcade Fire

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Falling Haim

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Sacrilege Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Q.u.e.e.n. Janelle Monáe, feat. Erykah Badu

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

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Entertainment Phoenix

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Step Vampire Weekend

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White Noise Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge

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Hannah Hunt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs of 2013
wuhooyourboss added Hannah Hunt

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New Slaves Kanye West

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Retrograde James Blake

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Mind Your Manners Pearl Jam

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Recover Chvrches

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Chain Smoker Chance the Rapper

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Graceless The National

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Late Night Foals