What a year for music! 2014 brought us some amazing tunes that made us dance, sing and feel alive. These are the Top Songs for 2014.
We witnessed the rise of new artists who conquered the American charts for the first time, such as Bastille and Ariana Grande, but also the comeback of established artists who proved once again why they deserve a spot on the music scene.
From pop to rock, from indie to hip-hop, 2014 had something for everyone. Let’s celebrate the musical diversity and creativity of this unforgettable year!
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Even though they were all big hits, we want to highlight a few for you.
“Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus
“Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus is a smash hit that broke the internet in 2014. It was the most streamed music video of that year, with over 700 million views on YouTube.
The song is about the pain and regret of losing a lover, and how she tried to break his walls but ended up wrecking herself.
The powerful vocals and the emotional lyrics resonated with millions of fans, who made the song a chart-topper in the US and many other countries. “Wrecking Ball” is a pop ballad that showcases Miley Cyrus’s talent and versatility as an artist.
Wrecking Ball debuted at number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the main music chart in the USA, on September 7, 2013.
After the release of the music video on September 9, the song climbed to number one on the chart, becoming Cyrus’ first number-one single in the USA and her highest-charting single to date.
Wrecking Ball stayed at number one for three non-consecutive weeks and spent a total of 25 weeks on the chart.
Additionally, it was certified nine times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over nine million units in the USA.
The song also topped the charts in Canada, Ireland, Norway, and Spain, and reached the top ten in many other countries.
“Wake Me Up” by Avicii
The next song we want to highlight is “Wake Me Up” by Avicii. This is the best EDM song from the year 2014.
The song Wake Me Up is about self-discovery and the realization that one has been living a dream-like life without fully understanding where they are going.
The song was inspired by true events in the life of Aloe Blacc, the American soul singer who co-wrote and provided vocals for the track.
Blacc said that while on a tour in Europe, he felt that his life was too good to be true and that someone should wake him up when it was all over.
The song Wake Me Up was a huge commercial success, reaching number one in over 20 countries across the globe, including Sweden, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. It also peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Furthermore, the song made history by becoming the first song on Spotify to accumulate 200 million streams and one of the most viewed videos on YouTube with over 2 billion views.
The song also became the first electronic/dance song to ever sell over 4 million units in the United States and one of the most commercially successful singles of all time.
Wake Me Up was also named as the highest-charting dance track of the decade (2010-2019) by the official UK Singles Chart.
“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams
And then “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams. Wow. This song was a real hit in 2014. It was not only chosen as the best R&B song of 2014 but was also the most-played song on the radio in the United States!
According to Thicke, the title “Blurred Lines” refers to “the good-girl/bad-girl thing and what’s appropriate, and that’s what the video was about – what’s right and what’s wrong and what’s inappropriate and appropriate”.
However, many listeners and critics have accused the song of being “rapey” and promoting toxic masculinity, because of lyrics like “I hate these blurred lines… I know you want it” and “Do it like it hurt… What, you don’t like work“.
Thicke has defended the song as just “throwaway fun” and a celebration of female sexual empowerment.
The song was a huge commercial success reaching the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in June 2013. And was staying there for 12 consecutive weeks.
It also topped the charts in several other countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and the UK.
Furthermore, it was the best-selling single of 2013! In both the US and the UK, selling over 6 million copies in each country.
In addition, it also won several awards, including two MTV Video Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a Soul Train Music Award, and a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.
Top 10 Songs of 2014
- “Happy” – Pharrell Williams
- “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
- “All of Me” – John Legend
- “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
- “Counting Stars” – OneRepublic
- “Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz
- “Rude”- Magic!
- “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
- “Problem” – Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
- “Stay with Me” – Sam Smith
List of 100 best songs 2014
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||Happy - Pharrell Williams|
|2||Dark Horse - Katy Perry ft. Juicy J|
|3||All Of Me - John Legend|
|4||Fancy - Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX|
|5||Counting Stars - OneRepublic|
|6||Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz|
|7||Rude - MAGIC!|
|8||All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor|
|9||Problem - Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea|
|10||Stay With Me - Sam Smith|
|11||Timber - Pitbull ft. Ke$ha|
|12||Pompeii - Bastille|
|13||Shake It Off - Taylor Swift|
|14||Am I Wrong - Nico and Vinz|
|15||Turn Down For What - DJ Snake and Lil Jon|
|16||The Monster - Eminem ft. Rihanna|
|17||Say Something - A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera|
|18||Team - Lorde|
|19||Let Her Go - Passenger|
|20||Royals - Lorde|
|21||Let It Go - Idina Menzel|
|22||Wake Me Up! - Avicii|
|23||Demons - Imagine Dragons|
|24||Story Of My Life - One Direction|
|25||Chandelier - Sia|
|26||Black Widow - Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora|
|27||Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj|
|28||Latch - Disclosure ft. Sam Smith|
|29||Maps - Maroon 5|
|30||Loyal - Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and French Montana or Too $hort or Tyga|
|31||Best Day Of My Life - American Authors|
|32||Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo|
|33||Summer - Calvin Harris|
|34||Boom Clap - Charli XCX|
|35||Drunk In Love - Beyonce ft. Jay Z|
|36||Anaconda - Nicki Minaj|
|37||Break Free - Ariana Grande ft. Zedd|
|38||Bailando - Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona|
|39||Burn - Ellie Goulding|
|40||Wiggle - Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg|
|41||Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne|
|42||Don’t Tell ‘Em - Jeremih ft. Yg|
|43||Show Me - Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown|
|44||Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus|
|45||Not A Bad Thing - Justin Timberlake|
|46||Roar - Katy Perry|
|47||Ain’t It Fun - Paramore|
|48||The Man - Aloe Blacc|
|49||This Is How We Roll - Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan|
|50||Classic - Mkto|
|51||A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay|
|52||Don’t - Ed Sheeran|
|53||Na Na - Trey Songz|
|54||Hot Boy - Bobby Shmurda|
|55||Hold On, We’re Going Home - Drake ft. Majid Jordan|
|56||Sing - Ed Sheeran|
|57||Radioactive - Imagine Dragons|
|58||My Hitta - Yg ft. Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan|
|59||Cool Kids - Echosmith|
|60||Hey Brother - Avicii|
|61||Trumpets - Jason Derulo|
|62||Animals - Maroon 5|
|63||Burnin’ It Down - Jason Aldean|
|64||Play It Again - Luke Bryan|
|65||2 On - Tinashe ft. Schoolboy Q|
|66||Dirt - Florida Georgia Line|
|67||Love Runs Out - OneRepublic|
|68||Bottoms Up - Brantley Gilbert|
|69||Shower - Becky G|
|70||Me And My Broken Heart - Rixton|
|71||Animals - Martin Garrix|
|72||Lifestyle - Rich Gang ft. Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan|
|73||American Kids - Kenny Chesney|
|74||Brave - Sara Bareilles|
|75||Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood|
|76||Leave The Night On - Sam Hunt|
|77||New Flame - Chris Brown ft. Usher and Rick Ross|
|78||Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake|
|79||Drunk On A Plane - Dierks Bentley|
|80||Birthday - Katy Perry|
|81||Bartender - Lady Antebellum|
|82||La La La - Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith|
|83||Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell|
|84||Do What U Want - Lady Gaga ft. R. Kelly|
|85||Can’t Remember To Forget You - Shakira ft. Rihanna|
|86||Amnesia - 5 Seconds Of Summer|
|87||No Mediocre - T.I. ft. Iggy Azalea|
|88||Come With Me Now - Kongos|
|89||Believe Me - Lil Wayne ft. Drake|
|90||23 - Mike Will Made-It ft. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J|
|91||Beachin’ - Jake Owen|
|92||White Walls - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Schoolboy Q and Hollis|
|93||She Looks So Perfect - 5 Seconds Of Summer|
|94||Stay The Night - Zedd ft. Hayley Williams|
|95||Partition - Beyonce|
|96||Studio - Schoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid|
|97||0 To 100 / The Catch Up - Drake|
|98||I Don’t Dance - Lee Brice|
|99||Somethin’ Bad - Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood|
|100||Adore You - Miley Cyrus|
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Whether you are looking for a nostalgic trip down memory lane, a fresh discovery of new sounds, or a balanced overview of the musical scene of 2014, this playlist has something for everyone. It is a testament to the creativity, diversity, and quality of American music in 2014.
The music charts of 2014 in the USA reflected a diverse and dynamic musical landscape. With genres such as pop, rock, hip hop, country, R&B, and EDM competing for the top spots.
Some of the most successful artists of the year were Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, and Beyoncé, who all had multiple hits and awards.
The year also saw the rise of new stars such as Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Hozier, and Sia, as well as the comeback of veterans such as U2, AC/DC, and Mariah Carey.
The music charts of 2014 in the USA showcased the creativity and diversity of the American music industry and its influence on the global culture.
The most streamed song in the US was “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons.
“Happy” by Pharrell Williams came in at number one and topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a total of 10 consecutive weeks in 2014.
According to Official Charts, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams was the best-selling song of 2014 with 6.45 million copies sold in the United States. “Happy” was also the Billboard Number one song of 2014.