best of 2014 The Catchiest Songs of 2014  

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List Rules Only charting tracks and singles officially released in 2014. Upvote those that were stuck in your head for like, DAYS.

A good hook is universal. If a song is catchy enough, it sticks with you, whether you're a music snob or a Top 40 fan. In fact, sometimes the earworm tracks that stay in our heads the longest are the ones we'd file under "guilty pleasure." On this list of the catchiest songs of 2014, there's no room for biases. Love or hate these songs, there's no denying that they quickly get stuck in your head and are hard to forget.

Since pop music is basically all about memorable choruses, this roundup has plenty of tracks from Top 40 radio royalty (like frenemies Taylor Swift and Katy Perry). Mainstream rap is also heavily represented, which is hardly surprising - it's not exactly easy to score a hip hop hit without an immediately likable hook. That said, indie and alternative favorites like The Black Keys, Jack White, and alt-J also managed to sneak in with some seriously infectious rock tracks.

So what song did you have on repeat all year (whether you wanted to or not)? Which catchy single do you wish you could stop singing to yourself? And what 2014 hit will you still be humming for years to come? Cast your votes for the catchiest 2014 earworms - we're already sorry that now they'll all be running through your head.
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Uptown Funk! Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Catchiest part: "Don't believe me just watch!"

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830 518
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Blank Space Taylor Swift - Catchiest part: "But I've got a blank space, baby/And I'll write your name"

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991 588
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Shake It Off Taylor Swift - Catchiest part: "Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake"

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691 493
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Chandelier Sia - Catchiest part: "I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier"

5
466 339
Take Me To Church is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
Baseballislove added Take Me To Church Hozier

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Fancy Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Catchiest part: "Remember my name/'Bout to blow"

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1,007 605
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All About That Bass Meghan Trainor - Catchiest part: "I'm all about that bass/'Bout that bass, no treble"

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734 527
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Bang Bang Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj - Catchiest part: "Bang bang into the room (I know you want it)"

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581 495
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Black Widow Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora - Catchiest part: "Gonna love you/Like a black widow, baby"

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Anaconda Nicki Minaj - Catchiest part: "My anaconda don't.../My anaconda don't..."

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158 276
Drunk in Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
marceeela99 added Drunk in Love Beyoncé Knowles

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402 548
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Wiggle Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg - Catchiest part: "Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle"

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618 550
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Animals Maroon 5 - Catchiest part: " Just like animals, animals, like animals"

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I'm Not the Only One Sam Smith - Catchiest part: "But when you call me baby/I know I'm not the only one"

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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332 501
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Summer Calvin Harris - Catchiest part: "When I met you in the summer/Summer!"

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356 424
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Centuries Fall Out Boy - Catchiest part: "Remember me for centuries (hey, hey, hey)"

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569 546
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Boom Clap Charli XCX - Catchiest part: "Boom! Clap!/The sound of my heart/The beat goes on and on"

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426 559
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Break Free Ariana Grande ft. Zedd - Catchiest part: "This is the part when I break free/'Cause I can't resist it no more"

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273 431
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Don't Tell 'Em Jeremih ft. YG - Catchiest part: "Don't tell 'em/You ain't even/You ain't even gotta tell 'em"

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Rather Be Clean Bandit (feat. Jess Glynne)

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Jealous Nick Jonas - Catchiest part: "It's my right to be hellish/I still get jealous"

Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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Boom Clap Charli XCX

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344 494
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Am I Wrong Nico & Vinz - Catchiest part: "Am I wrong/For thinking that we could be something for real?"

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235 453
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The Man Aloe Blacc - Catchiest part: "I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the man/Yes I am, Yes I am, Yes I am"

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323 480
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Sing Ed Sheeran - Catchiest part: "Sing!/Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh/Louder!"

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345 535
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A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay - Catchiest part: "Cause in a sky, 'cause in a sky full of stars/I think I see you"

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Love Me Harder Ariana Grande and The Weeknd

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Am I Wrong Nico & Vinz

The Worst Bands of All Time

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Love Me Harder Ariana Grande and The Weeknd - Catchiest part: "You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta got to love me harder"

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Shake It Off Taylor Swift

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Break Free Ariana Grande ft. Zedd

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This Is How We Do Katy Perry

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Fancy Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

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Sing Ed Sheeran

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Steal My Girl One Direction

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Love Never Felt So Good Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake

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Blank Space Taylor Swift

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All About that Bass Meghan Trainor

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The Sexiest Artists of All Time

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Anaconda Nicki Minaj

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250 530
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Fireball Pitbull ft. John Ryan - Catchiest part: "I'm on fire/I'm on fire/I'm on fire/I'm on fire/Fireball"

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393 511
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This Is How We Do Katy Perry - Catchiest part: "This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back"

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0 0
Work Bitch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
Work Bitch Britney Spears

47
6 12
I Bet My Life is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
emily-gonyou added I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons

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268 437
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Steal My Girl One Direction - Catchiest part: "I know for sure/Everybody wanna steal my girl"

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4 32
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Hot N*gga Bobby Shmurda

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337 477
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JacksonMay added Rather Be Clean Bandit (feat. Jess Glynne) - Catchiest part: "Nana na na na/no place I'd rather be"