100 Greatest Songs From 2014

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. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)
  2. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  3. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix) - Omi
  4. Stay with Me - Sam Smith
  5. Shake It Off- Taylor Swift
  6. Sugar - Maroon 5
  7. Shut Up And Dance - Walk the Moon
  8. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
  9. Seasons (Waiting on You) - Future Islands
10. Problem - Ariana Grande (feat. Iggy Azalea)
11. Fancy - Iggy Azalea (feat. Charli XCX)
12. Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
13. Boom Clap - Charli XCX
14. Two Weeks - FKA twigs
15. Dangerous - David Guetta (feat. Sam Martin)
16. Rather Be - Clean Bandit (feat. Jess Glynne)
17. Fever - The Black Keys
18. Summer - Calvin Harris
19. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
20. Blank Space - Taylor Swift
21. Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) - Silentó
22. Something From Nothing - Foo Fighters
23. I Wanna Get Better - Bleachers
24. Me and My Broken Heart - Rixton
25. Na Na - Trey Songz
26. Hey Mama - David Guetta (feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack)
27. I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith
28. Steal My Girl - One Direction
29. Lips Are Movin - Meghan Trainor
30. Ex's & Oh's - Elle King
31. Time of Our Lives - Pitbull and Ne-Yo
32. Empire - Shakira
33. Can't Do Without You - Caribou
34. On the Regular - Shamir
35. Wiggle - Jason Derulo (feat. Snoop Dogg)
36. Queen - Perfume Genius
37. A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
38. The Nights - Avicii
39. Sing - Ed Sheeran
40. The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez
41. 7/11 - Beyoncé
42. I Bet My Life - Imagine Dragons
43. She Looks So Perfect - 5 Seconds of Summer
44. Black Widow - Iggy Azalea (feat. Rita Ora)
45. Honey, I'm Good. - Andy Grammer
46. Ghost - Ella Henderson
47. Let It Go - James Bay
48. Bang Bang - Ariana Grande (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj)
49. Chandelier - Sia
50. Gotta Get Away - The Black Keys
51. Guilty All the Same - Linkin Park
52. i - Kendrick Lamar
53. Animals - Maroon 5
54. Can't Remember to Forget You - Shakira (feat. Rihanna)
55. Blame - Calvin Harris (feat. John Newman)
56. Bad Blood - Taylor Swift (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
57. West Coast - Lana Del Rey
58. No Type - Rae Sremmurd
59. Sleeping With A Friend - Neon Trees
60. Post To Be - Omarion (feat. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko)
61. Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
62. Magic - Coldplay
63. Bury Our Friends - Sleater-Kinney
64. Money on My Mind - Sam Smith
65. Never Catch Me - Flying Lotus (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
66. Beating Heart - Ellie Goulding
67. Night Changes - One Direction
68. Don't - Ed Sheeran
69. Amnesia - 5 Seconds of Summer
70. Only - Nicki Minaj (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown)
71. Do You - Spoon
72. A Place With No Name - Michael Jackson
73. Final Masquerade - Linkin Park
74. Lovers On The Sun - David Guetta (feat. Sam Martin)
75. Lazaretto - Jack White
76. Digital Witness - St. Vincent
77. 679 - Fetty Wap
78. The Days - Avicii
79. Under The Pressure - The War on Drugs
80. Into The Blue - Kylie Minogue
81. I'm Not Part Of Me - Cloud Nothings
82. Flicker, Fade - Taking Back Sunday
83. The Black Market - Rise Against
84. Jealous - Nick Jonas
85. Scare Away The Dark - Passenger
86. No Rest For The Wicked - Lykke Li
87. Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) - Run the Jewels
88. Soul To Preach To - Fuel
89. Break Free - Ariana Grande (feat. Zedd)
90. Maps - Maroon 5
91. Bad - David Guetta and Showtek
92. Style - Taylor Swift
93. When The People Cheer - The Roots (feat. Greg Porn)
94. Tuesday - iLoveMakonnen (feat. Drake)
95. Don't Stop - 5 Seconds of Summer
96. Painkiller - Three Days Grace
97. Early In The Morning - Ashanti (feat. French Montana)
98. Marilyn Monroe - Pharrell Williams
99. Really Love - D'Angelo and the Vanguard
100. Centuries - Fall Out Boy
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Someone New - Hozier
102. Your Love Is Killing Me - Sharon Van Etten
103. Archie, Marry Me - Alvvays
104. Blue Moon - Beck
105. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) - U2
106. My Silver Lining - First Aid Kit
107. Wasted - Tiësto
108. Turtles All The Way Down - Sturgill Simpson
109. Johnny And Mary - Todd Terje (feat. Bryan Ferry)
110. Angel in Blue Jeans - Train
111. Play Ball - AC/DC
112. Ultraviolence - Lana Del Rey
113. Try - Colbie Caillat
114. Coming Of Age - Foster The People
115. Congregation - Foo Fighters
116. Do It Again - Röyksopp & Robyn
117. Beggin For Thread - Banks
118. This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherfucker - Maroon 5
119. Until It's Gone - Linkin Park
120. Raging Fire - Phillip Phillips
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2014
An unheralded great record from 2014
Lew's choice:
* Whole World Is Watching - Within Temptation (feat. Dave Pirner)
Ryan's choice:
* Mine is Mine - Line & Circle
Adam's choice:
* Bomb - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib (feat. Raekwon)

Bruce's choice:
* Teddy Boy Rock 'n' Roll - Lincoln's Adelaide

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Last Updated: 2016-05-10