2014 was quite a great year for music. From Pharell’s ‘Happy’ to John ‘Legend’s ‘All of me’. We take a look back at the best songs of 2014.
1. Pharell ‘Happy’
Of course you knew this was going to be our number 1 song of the year. Pharell’s feel good, happy clappy tune got us finger snapping and leg twisting in our kitchens as we made breakfast. The good thing is people won’t even think you’re crazy when they see you dancing to ‘Happy’. They just join in.
It’s no wonder it’s 2014’s most streamed songs with over 500 million views and over 2 million likes.
Clean Bandit ‘Rather Be’
Released late 2013, this was the song we were listening to as we ushered in 2014. And we’re still listening to it now.
Iggy Azalea ‘Fancy’
She hasn’t really had it easy in the hip hop world this year, but Iggy gave us one of the biggest bangers of the year with her smash hit ‘fancy’.
John Legend ‘All Of Me’
What woman didn’t fall in love with this song this year? This was one of the songs that made us fall in love again.
Mr Probz ‘Waves’
Our Sunday mornings were chilled out all year thanks to this smooth track. Totally uplifting and inspirational.
Nico & Vinz ‘Am I Wrong’
One of our favourite tunes of the year, this one. Am I Wrong has this reggae versus pop thing going on, and we just absolutely couldn’t get enough of it on the tube, in the car or at home.
Ed Sheeran ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Oh Ed. How we love you. Not only is he cute, he makes music that makes us just want to sway to. This was another one that made us love love. We’ll probably still be dancing to it at weddings in 2015.
Drake ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’
This was released late in 2013, but we were still nodding to it early this year and still a firm favourite on our playlist. Earlier this year, it provided the perfect wedding song for Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage’s wedding to music producer T Billz. Talk about great taste.
Sam Smith ‘Stay With Me’
The super smooth crooner. He’s got the most amazing voice and the lyrics of the song would make anyone cry because we’ve all been there, ya’ know?
Aloe Blacc ‘The Man’
How could we have survived what has been mostly a very trying year without inspirational lyrics like ‘I’m a soldier, standing on my feet. Won’t surrender, I won’t retreat”. Border line gospel, but it still didn’t matter, everyone could use some inspiration.
‘We woke up like this!’. One of the most memorable songs of 2014. Queen Bey shocked the world when she secretly dropped her self titled visual album at the end of 2013. Flawless has become the feminist song of the decade with it’s sampling of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, ‘We should all be feminists’. 2014 was a great year for feminism and Beyoncé was right at the heart of that.
We just loved this song. It’s feel good, rousing thumping beats was the sound track of many a drunken night.
Meghan Traynor ‘All About That Bass’
Oh how we love this song. It’s almost as though she had us in mind. Didn’t we tell you 2014 was the year of feminism? A song about loving your curves and love handles…just what the Doctor ordered.