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

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

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

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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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465 339
Take Me To Church is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
Baseballislove added Take Me To Church Hozier

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

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

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

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

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

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158 276
Drunk in Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
marceeela99 added Drunk in Love Beyoncé Knowles

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Love Never Felt So Good Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake - Catchiest part: "Every time I love you, it's in and out my life, in out, baby"

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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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Yellow Flicker Beat Lorde - Catchiest part: "Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart"

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Work Bitch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
StevenBurns added Work Bitch Britney Spears - You want a Lamborgini? Sip Martini's? Look hot in a bikini? You better WORK Bitch!

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Hot N*gga Bobby Shmurda

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I Bet My Life is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
emily-gonyou added I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons

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German Whip Meridian Dan

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Bailando: Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
abhi-iglesias added Bailando: Enrique Iglesias

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Baseballislove added Prayer in C Lily Wood and The Prick featuring Robin Schulz

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yehetannie added Overdose EXO-K - Catchiest part: "Too much, neoya, your love, igeon overdose."

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Classic Mkto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
graeme.marion14 added Classic Mkto

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KingMarktheShark added Ain't It Fun Paramore

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jackslee2 added Ready for Your Love Gorgon City ft. MNEK

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tayeayana97 added wild hearts

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Bump & Grind 2014 Waze and Odyssey vs R Kelly

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Bump & Grind 2014 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
jackslee2 added Bump & Grind 2014 Waze & Odyssey

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Lazaretto Jack White - Catchiest part: "They threw me down in the lazaretto/Born rottin', bored rotten"

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Ready for Your Love Gorgon City Ft. MNEK

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That's Not Me Skepta

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Do You Spoon - Catchiest part: "Do you, do you, do you, do you, whoo!"

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Mass
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