2014 Music The Catchiest Songs of 2014  

Michael Wojtas
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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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Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Catchiest part: "Don't believe me just watch!"

2
831 518
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Taylor Swift - Catchiest part: "But I've got a blank space, baby/And I'll write your name"

3
992 588
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Taylor Swift - Catchiest part: "Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake"

4
692 493
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Sia - Catchiest part: "I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier"

5
467 339
Take Me To Church is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
Baseballislove added Hozier

6
777 593
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Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Catchiest part: "Remember my name/'Bout to blow"

7
1,008 605
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Meghan Trainor - Catchiest part: "I'm all about that bass/'Bout that bass, no treble"

8
734 527
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Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj - Catchiest part: "Bang bang into the room (I know you want it)"

9
582 495
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Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora - Catchiest part: "Gonna love you/Like a black widow, baby"

10
528 723
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Nicki Minaj - Catchiest part: "My anaconda don't.../My anaconda don't..."

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

12
402 548
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Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg - Catchiest part: "Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle"

13
619 550
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Maroon 5 - Catchiest part: "Just like animals, animals, like animals"

14
463 491
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Sam Smith - Catchiest part: "But when you call me baby/I know I'm not the only one"

15
333 501
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Calvin Harris - Catchiest part: "When I met you in the summer/Summer!"

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357 424
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Fall Out Boy - Catchiest part: "Remember me for centuries (hey, hey, hey)"

17
569 546
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Charli XCX - Catchiest part: "Boom! Clap!/The sound of my heart/The beat goes on and on"

18
426 559
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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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274 431
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Jeremih ft. YG - Catchiest part: "Don't tell 'em/You ain't even/You ain't even gotta tell 'em"

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Clean Bandit (feat. Jess Glynne)

21
359 449
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Nick Jonas - Catchiest part: "It's my right to be hellish/I still get jealous"

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0 0
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Charli XCX

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345 494
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Nico & Vinz - Catchiest part: "Am I wrong/For thinking that we could be something for real?"

24
235 453
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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"

25
324 480
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Ed Sheeran - Catchiest part: "Sing!/Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh/Louder!"

26
346 535
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Coldplay - Catchiest part: "Cause in a sky, 'cause in a sky full of stars/I think I see you"

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1 0
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Nico & Vinz

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0 0
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Ariana Grande and The Weeknd

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321 463
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Ariana Grande and The Weeknd - Catchiest part: "You gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta got to love me harder"

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0 0
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0 1
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Taylor Swift

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0 1
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Ariana Grande ft. Zedd

33
0 1
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Katy Perry

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1 1
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Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

35
1 1
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Ed Sheeran

36
1 1
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0 1
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Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake

38
0 1
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One Direction

39
0 1
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1 1
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0 1
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Taylor Swift

42
0 1
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Meghan Trainor

43
0 1
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Nicki Minaj

44
251 531
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Pitbull ft. John Ryan - Catchiest part: "I'm on fire/I'm on fire/I'm on fire/I'm on fire/Fireball"

45
393 512
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Katy Perry - Catchiest part: "This is how we do, yeah, chilling, laid back"

46
0 1
Work Bitch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
Britney Spears

47
6 13
I Bet My Life is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Catchiest Songs of 2014
emily-gonyou added by Imagine Dragons

48
268 438
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One Direction - Catchiest part: "I know for sure/Everybody wanna steal my girl"

49
338 478
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JacksonMay added Clean Bandit (feat. Jess Glynne) - Catchiest part: "Nana na na na/no place I'd rather be"

50
4 33
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Bobby Shmurda