Today I thought I would share the top ten songs that I couldn't stop listening to this year. If you remember, back in the summer I did my top five summer songs, now I am going to share my yearly top ten. Some of the songs of the summer are on this list, but all these songs kept me moving, singing along, and car dancing to.
10. Saint Pepsi- Fiona Coyne.
This was my song of the summer, I love to dance and sing along with this song. The disco inspired sound is sure to keep a smile on your face.
9. Caribou -Can't Do Without You
Caribou is essentially Dan Snaith, and another interesting fact, he is Canadian. Caribou continues to make consistent electo-pop music and this song delivers a catchy melody and a great steady beat to jog along to.
8. Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj- Bang Bang
This was on my summer list and it makes a repeat on this year end list. This is just a great pop song that smacks you in the face with a great melody. It has a tinge of a motown throwback and let's be honest the singing is impeccable.
7. Run The Jewels (featuring Zack De La Rocha)- Close Your Eyes
I will be honest, the rap genre is not really up my personal music alley of taste. I don't discredit the genre because there is no way I could ever rap, I just find I am drawn to different music genres. This Run the Jewels song is stellar, with Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against the Machine, it has all the necessary makings of a huge hit. If you are a regular reader of Pitchfork, then you will know that Run The Jewels was number one on the Pitchfork best album list of 2014. Take a listen and let me know what you think. Please be advised this song contains some strong language.
6. The Decemberists- The Wrong Year
I have had a love affair with The Decemberists for almost a decade. The songwriting from frontman Colin Meloy is truly marvellous. Colin has an innate ability to write lyrics that will expand your vocabulary while keeping a strong melody in tact. If you ever get the chance to see The Decemberists live you must go, I am really hoping my amazing friend Amanda and I can see them in Toronto at the end of March.
5. George Ezra- Budapest
Everything I love about music is in this song, an acoustic guitar, a great story, and slow moving beat. I had no idea who George Ezra was until this summer, and I have listened to this song almost every day since.
4. Taylor Swift- Style
As great as the 1989 album is, I really do think this is the best track from the record. Taylor is just hands down a great songwriter who lets the listener into her own personal life events. This song is no different, and the ," You got that James Dean day dream look in your eyes, and I got that red lip classic thing that you like", lyric sums up this track.
3. The War On Drugs- Red Eyes
It was great to see the return of War on Drugs this year. This band has been through different members coming and going over the last few years but the current band created an album this year that was highly praised by music critics. Red Eyes is just a great rock song, and my absolute favourite from the record.
2. Belle and Sebastian- The Party Line
HOORAY! Belle and Sebastian have released their best single in years. The Party Line kept me dancing in my car over the last few months
1. Future Islands- Seasons (Bad Bad Not Good Mix)
If you have not heard Future Islands, Seasons yet, well then you must take a listen now. This was one of the most played songs this year and for good reason. I love the BAD BAD NOT GOOD mix of this song, this reinterpretation makes the song sound new and it's very refreshing to listen to.