100 Greatest Songs From 2013

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. Get Lucky
Daft Punk (Featuring Pharrell & Nile Rodgers)
2. Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke (Featuring T.I. & Pharrell)
3. Happy
Pharrell Williams
4. Royals
5. The Monster
Eminem (featuring Rihanna)
6. Mirrors
Justin Timberlake
7. Timber
Pitbull (featuring Ke$ha)
8. Roar
Katy Perry
9. Counting Stars
10. Hold On, We're Going Home
Drake (featuring Majid Jordan)
11. All Of Me
John Legend
12. Pompeii
13. Talk Dirty
Jason Derulo (featuring 2 Chainz)
14. Wake Me Up
15. Dark Horse
Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J)
16. Wrecking Ball
Miley Cyrus
17. Brave
Sara Bareilles
18. Story Of My Life
One Direction
19. Suit & Tie
Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z)
20. Drunk In Love
Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z)
21. Do I Wanna Know?
Arctic Monkeys
22. Started from the Bottom
23. Reflektor
Arcade Fire
24. Burn
Ellie Goulding
25. We Can't Stop
Miley Cyrus
26. Applause
Lady Gaga
27. Holy Grail
Jay-Z (featuring Justin Timberlake)
28. Hey Porsche
29. Berzerk
30. Best Song Ever
One Direction
31. Here's To Never Growing Up
Avril Lavigne
32. The Walker
Fitz and The Tantrums
33. Still Into You
34. The Other Side
Jason Derulo
35. Hey Brother
36. Team
37. One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
One Direction
38. Of The Night
39. The Wire
40. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
Fall Out Boy
41. Bonfire Heart
James Blunt
42. Wings
43. White Noise
Disclosure (featuring AlunaGeorge)
44. Unconditionally
Katy Perry
45. Love Runs Out
46. XO
47. Power Trip
J. Cole (featuring Miguel)
48. Diane Young
Vampire Weekend
49. Wait for Me
Kings of Leon
50. Control
Big Sean, (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)

51. Trumpets
Jason Derulo
52. Sirens
Pearl Jam
53. Do What U Want
Lady Gaga (featuring R. Kelly)
54. We Own It (Fast & Furious)
2 Chainz (with Wiz Khalifa)
55. Body Party
56. Came Back Haunted
Nine Inch Nails
57. Black Skinhead
Kanye West
58. Tennis Court
59. All Me
Drake (featuring Big Sean and 2 Chainz)
60. Rap God
61. Beware
Big Sean (featuring Jhené Aiko & Lil Wayne)
62. I Hope You Suffer
63. The Way
Ariana Grande (featuring Mac Miller)
64. Shake
The Head and the Heart
65. Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
Arctic Monkeys
66. Out Of My League
Fitz and The Tantrums
67. Partition
68. Bounce It
Juicy J (featuring Wale and Trey Songz)
69. Ohm
Yo La Tengo
70. Alive
Empire of the Sun
71. Where Are We Now?
David Bowie
72. Adore You
Miley Cyrus
73. Let Me Go
Avril Lavigne (featuring Chad Kroeger)
74. All Night
Icona Pop
75. Falling
76. How Long Will I Love You
Ellie Goulding
77. Lose Yourself To Dance
Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams)
78. Supersoaker
Kings of Leon
79. Walks Like Rihanna
The Wanted
80. What Doesn't Kill You
Jake Bugg
81. Survival
82. If I Lose Myself
83. Trampoline
Tinie Tempah (featuring 2 Chainz)
84. Entertainment
85. PrimeTime
Janelle Monáe (featuring Miguel)
86. Unbelievers
Vampire Weekend
87. My Story
R. Kelly (featuring 2 Chainz)
88. Work Bitch
Britney Spears
89. Give It 2 U
Robin Thicke (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
90. Mind Your Manners
Pearl Jam
91. Dope
Tyga (featuring Rick Ross)
92. Another Is Waiting
The Avett Brothers
93. Demons
The National
94. Come to Me
Goo Goo Dolls
95. Afterlife
Arcade Fire
96. Miss Jackson
Panic! at the Disco
97. Replay
98. Q.U.E.E.N.
Janelle Monáe (featuring Erykah Badu)
99. New
Paul McCartney
100. Waiting For Superman
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Who You Love
John Mayer (featuring Katy Perry)
102. Stone
Alice In Chains
103. Live For
The Weeknd (featuring Drake)
104. Without You
Natalie Maines
105. Song For Zula
106. The Phoenix
Fall Out Boy
107. I'm Out
Ciara (featuring Nicki Minaj)
108. I Was A Fool
Tegan and Sara
109. Retrograde
James Blake
110. Oh Sheit It's X
111. Step
Vampire Weekend
112. Because We Can
Bon Jovi
113. Walk Us Uptown
Elvis Costello and The Roots
114. Come A Little Closer
Cage the Elephant
115. Sweet Serenade
Pusha T (featuring Chris Brown)
116. Counting
Autre Ne Veut
117. Demon To Lean On
118. GMF
John Grant (feat. Sinéad O'Connor)
119. YOLO
The Lonely Island (feat. Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar)
120. Ohio
Patty Griffin
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2013
An unheralded great record from 2013
Lew's choice:
* Filthy Blues
Bruce's choice:
* Snake Slider
Jim Colegrove
Ryan's choice:
* Master Hunter
Laura Marling
Adam's choice:
* Rock Beast
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Last Updated: 2015-05-18