You know how we roll here at Pop Culture Whore. We do our own thing – & that includes our “Best Of’s“. We have picked OUR favorite songs of 2013 for you to peruse. Disagree with us? Tell us in the comments. Agree? Tell us in the comments. Without further a due, here are the 20-ish Best Songs of 2013.
The Best Songs of 2013
Katy Perry – Roar – How could you not love this sort of self empowerment anthem….
Sara Bareilles – Brave – ….without loving this self empowerment anthem that Roar was probably based off of?
Lorde – Royals – This 17 year old girl talks about being the “Queen B” of NON-fabulousness. Loves it!
Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe – Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest artists to come out in quite some time. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (changed to Trick, Don’t Kill My Vibe for the radio) is one of the many reasons.
Daft Punk – Get Lucky – 20 years into their career, Daft Punk has their first number one hit, which, with the help of the amazing Pharrell Williams, had everyone from your little sister, to your grandmother dancing.
Monte Pittman – Before The Mourning Son – Monte Pittman is back with this epic metal track. Newly signed to Metal Blade Records, this has rock and metal fans foaming at the mouth. And for very good reason. Buy it here.
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines – It took 11 years for Robin Thicke to have his first #1 single with this song, an isn’t it or is track about blurring the lines between “Yes, she wants it” & “This is considered rape”. This also featured Pharrell Williams.
Kylie Minogue – Skirt – Kylie Minogue recently signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation management group, to hit mainstream America with some force. Skirt, a club track, didn’t disappoint, reaching #1 on the Dance Charts.
Pink – Just Give Me A Reason – This track, featuring Nate Ruess of fun., came off of Pink’s amazing The Truth About Love record. If you’re going to be in a troubled relationship, it should be with Pink!
Britney Spears – Work Bitch! – Britney returns with a bass thumping, heart pumping track about, well, Work. But she’s not talking about hurrying to your cubicle to shuffle papers.
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball – While We Can’t Stop, the first single off of her Bangerz album debuted a new side of Miley, Wrecking Ball really brought it home. This track, her first #1 in the US, displays her soaring vocals while speaking of a love gone wrong.
Eminem – The Monster (ft Rihanna) – Eminem shows no signs of slowing down with this track. Insightful, comical and catchy as hell, as we expect from Eminem.
Avicii – Wake Me Up – This song, with an uncredited vocal by Aloe Blacc, effortlessly mixed soulful guitar and vocals with a dance beat that is sure to get you on your feet and jumping.
A Great Big World – Say Something (ft Christina Aguilera) – Who would have thought that an indie band could out do a song with Christina Aguilera? This powerful song is absolutely enriched by the understated vocals by Xtina.
Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home (ft Majid Jordan) – This song reminds us of a modern version of Lionel Richie – which isn’t a bad thing at all. Drake sings about his usual lovey dovey stuff, but with excellent production and a memorable chorus.
Jay Z – Holy Grail (ft Justin Timberlake) – What do you get when you cross the biggest male in pop with the biggest rapper? Pure sonic perfection! And baby….
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love (ft Mary Lambert) – Originally released in July of 2012, this track didn’t chart until February of 2013, so we’ve included it here. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have quickly become one of our absolute favorite artists here at PCW. They have fun, but aren’t afraid to change hearts and minds.
Lana Del Rey – Summer Sadness (ft Cedric Gervais) – With the help of a remix via Cedric Gervais, Lana Del Rey gets the pace picked up for her – and the effort pays off. It’s her best work yet.
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors – Justin has never had a problem creating powerful, catchy ballads. Mirrors continues in that “Gone”, “Cry Me A River”, “What Goes Around (Comes Around)” vibe with this slinky, wordy track.
Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone – This second single from the 11th American Idol winner is a light rock gem of a love song. Excellent track.