Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Top Five Songs of 2013

As 2013 is coming to an end, undoubtedly we are all going to do a lot of "looking back" and "reflecting" on the past year and how we've "grown" etcetera etcetera. Myself included, which is why I loved the idea that the ever-brilliant Helene came up with, and that is picking all or our favorite songs from 2013!

Helene in Between

Pearl Jam - Sirens

Pearl Jam has always been my jam (haha get it?) and this song is absolutely no exception. The great thing about it is that it isn't one of those songs that gets overplayed on the radio so I never got to the point where I was tired of it. Listening to it as I type and it is definitely going to be one of those songs I love forever. Favorite lyric: "I could take your hand, and feel your breath. For feel that someday this will be over, I pull you close, so much to lose"

Eminem ft. Rihanna - Monster

These two, they can do no wrong. Separately they are great, together they're brilliant. I've always been a big fan of Eminem and when he and Rihanna came out with Love the way You Lie, I couldn't stop listening and this song didn't disappoint either. Favorite lyric: "Fame may be a balloon 'cause my ego inflated."

Rihanna ft Mikky Ekko - Stay

My original plan was to not have duplicate artists, but this song. The first time I heard it, I was like what is this magic coming out of my speakers. And it's been history ever since. Favorite lyric: "All along it was a fever, a cold sweat hot-headed believer."

Maklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop

The first tie I heard this song, I was listening to my "Workout" Pandora station on a run through our neighborhood. I loved that it was kind of funky and essentially made fun of people buying ridiculously expensive name brand clothes. Favorite lyric: "Dressed in all pink except my gator shoes, those are green."

Avicii - Wake me Up

I don't remember the first time I heard this song, but I've always been a fan of house music (isn't that the "technical" term, Helene?) but I was never so into it that I knew all the artists or anything like that. But I knew I would like this song, and I'm sad it's becoming one of those overplayed ones. Oh well, you can't win them all. Favorite lyric: "Life's a game made for everyone and love is the prize."

Runners Up:
Paramore - Still into you
Lorde - Royals
Miley Cirus - Wrecking Ball
Ellie Goulding - Burn
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Any song on Beyonce new album

What were your favorite songs of 2013?


Kate said...

Stopping by from the link-up! I love anything Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and that Avicci song is VERY pleasing to my soul!

Steph G said...

Wake Me Up is one of my favorites this year too and even though they overplay it - I can still jam out :)

Alex[andra] said...

Wake Me Up almost made it to my list but it was too overplayed here. Along with Thrift Shop. Big fan of Monster though!

Helene in Between said...

love your picks!! great minds think alike- and yes! it is house music!!!!

Jay T said...

I love all of these!!! Especially Eminem and Rihanna ... I love everything they do.

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The Handey Way said...

Stay has got to be one of the most haunting songs, and I love it! Even N likes it, and he hates pop music.

brooke lyn said...

love that pearl jam is still making great music.

Elizabeth at Southern Finesse said...

Great list! Most of your runners up are on my list. haha But I completely forgot about Imagine Dragons. Radioactive was my jam for a long time too.

Chelsea Moos said...

I love Rihanna and I'm totally with you on Eminema and her sounding amazing together! Every year I hear great music, I think how can these people come up with anything better, and they rarely disappoint! I'm excited to see what 2014 has for music!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I'm posting mine tmrw bc I totally forgot. :/ Had a list ready and everything! Stay was thisclose to making mine too!!!

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

I should have included Stay and Thrift Shop... good choices :)

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon said...

I thought the girl in the Avicii vid was Rory for a second. I got really excited. It wasn't, though. haha. Still LOVE that song.

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

Adrienne Cook said...

Beyonce's album! yessss!

Rambling Hermit said...

I love Lorde's Royals and Imagine Dragon's radioactive!

SarahJoyce said...

I must say- you have great taste in music! Great choices :)

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