The Truth About Music

"What's hot, what's not, and whats next in pop music"

Harris' Top 25 Songs of 2013 (20-16)

Click here to go back to numbers 25 thru 21.


#20 – Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke: If Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” was the summer anthem, this was the clear runner up. After collaborating for nearly 10 years with everyone from Usher to 50 Cent, he stepped out on his own and did so in controversial style. The music video for “Blurred Lines” features topless women and the content of the song is widely believed to promote “rape culture.” Still, you can’t deny the catchiness factor of the song that features T.I. and Pharrell.

#19 – We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus: As I said earlier, I believe this is the year of Miley Cyrus. She dominated both the music and news headlines and this song was her coming out party. While “Wrecking Ball” completely overshadowed it, we learned early in 2013 that Cyrus was destined for a big musical renaissance.

#18 – The Monster by Eminem feat. Rihanna: It’s odd when Eminem and Rihanna don’t appear on a top songs list until #18. Still, they both had down musical years until The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was released in November. This could go on to be one of the biggest songs of 2013-2014 but for now it sits here. It features both a phenomenal hook by Rihanna and a brilliant rap by Slim Shady. Let’s all cross our fingers now that we get a performance of “The Monster” at the Grammy’s.

#17 – Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: This song might be remembered for a long time. While it was officially released as a single in 2012, it peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2013 and truly took over the world during this past spring and summer. The reason it will be remembered is because it helped to make Macklemore and Ryan Lewis household names. Thrift Shop is truly a song about nonsense but the production and lryics had the proper impact and that is why it lands at #17 on our list.

#16 – Royals by Lorde: Talk about coming out of right field. Signed since she was 13, Lorde burst onto the scene in 2013 with a song that seems to outrun her 17 years of life. She’s rap-singing about fast cars, fine liquor and expensive jewelry. She even got her very own Billboard cover back in September.

Click here to see numbers 15 thru 11!

Add A Comment