While prepping my food and disgusting kale smoothies for the week, it came to me (involuntarily, thanks to Twitter) that tonight is the Grammy’s. Rather than take part in this absurd showing of self-aggrandizement, I’ve decided to share my favorite songs from 2014. Disclaimer: rather than do any research of any sort and figure out what songs came out in 2014 or 2013 or 1992 I’ve taken a page out of Dave Dameshek’s and chosen simply the the music that I liked listening to the most this year. I had a line in hear saying that I’ve left out songs that I think everyone knows (Hey Brother by Avicii, Alive by Krewella, Pompeii by Bastille) then realized how silly that looked after including several of these that evidently have over 100M views. I left the line in. You just read it.
All I Ever Wanted by The Airborne Toxic Event – This is the song that I can listen to over and over again. And evidently I did. It has 554 plays on my iTunes.
Best Song for Snowboarding
On Our Way by The Royal Concept – So energetic and frantic. Love it.
Best Song from the Secretly Underrated Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Stay Alive by Jose Gonzalez – It’s good.
Best Song from a Movie Musical
Do You Hear the People Sing from Les Miserables – It’s weird that I never saw Les Mis until this year, right?
Best Song from a TV Show
The Children by Ramin Djawadi – Take epic theme song. Add chorus. Profit.
Best Song with a Trumpet?
Jubel by Klingande – Just can’t help bobbing your head to this one. 80-grade catchiness.
Best Song for the Gym or a Sporting Event
Wizard by Martin Garrix – That Garrix noise though.
Best Song from a Commercial
Rollercoaster by Bleachers – Ro-oller-coasta.
Best Movie Soundtrack Song with No Words
End Title from Cloud Atlas
Best Taylor Swift Song
We Are Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift – I would have picked Wonderland but for some reason YouTube doesn’t have a single version that isn’t a cover. Her legal game is nearly at strong as this classic.
Album of the Year
Babel by Mumford & Sons – One of the amazing albums that works at any time for me.
What was the best song you heard in 2014? Leave me a comment!