100 Greatest Songs From 2013

single cover for Get Lucky by Daft Punk and Happy by Pharrell Williams
Criteria: These songs from the year 2013 are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.

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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 (Feat. Pharrell & Nile Rodgers)
2 Blurred Lines Robin Thicke (Feat. T.I. & Pharrell)
3 Happy Pharrell Williams
4 Royals Lorde
5 The Monster Eminem (feat. Rihanna)
6 Mirrors Justin Timberlake
7 Timber Pitbull (feat. Ke$ha)
8 Roar Katy Perry
9 Counting Stars OneRepublic
10 Hold On, We're Going Home Drake (feat. Majid Jordan)
11 All Of Me John Legend
12 Pompeii Bastille
13 Talk Dirty Jason Derulo (feat. 2 Chainz)
14 Wake Me Up Avicii
15 Dark Horse Katy Perry (feat. Juicy J)
16 Wrecking Ball Miley Cyrus
17 Brave Sara Bareilles
18 Story Of My Life One Direction
19 Suit & Tie Justin Timberlake (feat. Jay-Z)
20 Drunk In Love Beyoncé (feat. Jay-Z)
21 Do I Wanna Know? Arctic Monkeys
22 Started from the Bottom Drake
23 Reflektor Arcade Fire
24 Burn Ellie Goulding
25 We Can't Stop Miley Cyrus
26 Applause Lady Gaga
27 Holy Grail Jay-Z (feat. Justin Timberlake)
28 Hey Porsche Nelly
29 Berzerk Eminem
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 Paramore
34 The Other Side Jason Derulo
35 Hey Brother Avicii
36 Team Lorde
37 One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) One Direction
38 Of The Night Bastille
39 The Wire Haim
40 My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) Fall Out Boy
41 Bonfire Heart James Blunt
42 Wings Birdy
43 White Noise Disclosure (feat. AlunaGeorge)
44 Unconditionally Katy Perry
45 Love Runs Out OneRepublic
46 XO Beyoncé
47 Power Trip J. Cole (feat. 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 (feat. R. Kelly)
54 We Own It (Fast & Furious) 2 Chainz (with Wiz Khalifa)
55 Body Party Ciara
56 Came Back Haunted Nine Inch Nails
57 Black Skinhead Kanye West
58 Tennis Court Lorde
59 All Me Drake (feat. Big Sean and 2 Chainz)
60 Rap God Eminem
61 Beware Big Sean (feat. Jhené Aiko & Lil Wayne)
62 I Hope You Suffer AFI
63 The Way Ariana Grande (feat. 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 Beyoncé
68 Bounce It Juicy J (feat. 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 (feat. Chad Kroeger)
74 All Night Icona Pop
75 Falling Haim
76 How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding
77 Lose Yourself To Dance Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams)
78 Supersoaker Kings of Leon
79 Walks Like Rihanna The Wanted
80 What Doesn't Kill You Jake Bugg
81 Survival Eminem
82 If I Lose Myself OneRepublic
83 Trampoline Tinie Tempah (feat. 2 Chainz)
84 Entertainment Phoenix
85 PrimeTime Janelle Monáe (feat. Miguel)
86 Unbelievers Vampire Weekend
87 My Story R. Kelly (feat. 2 Chainz)
88 Work Bitch Britney Spears
89 Give It 2 U Robin Thicke (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
90 Mind Your Manners Pearl Jam
91 Dope Tyga (feat. 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 Zendaya
98 Q.U.E.E.N. Janelle Monáe (feat. Erykah Badu)
99 New Paul McCartney
100 Waiting For Superman Daughtry
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Who You Love John Mayer (feat. Katy Perry)
102 Stone Alice In Chains
103 Live For The Weeknd (feat. Drake)
104 Without You Natalie Maines
105 Song For Zula Phosphorescent
106 The Phoenix Fall Out Boy
107 I'm Out Ciara (feat. Nicki Minaj)
108 I Was A Fool Tegan and Sara
109 Retrograde James Blake
110 Oh Sheit It's X Thundercat
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 (feat. Chris Brown)
116 Counting Autre Ne Veut
117 Demon To Lean On Wavves
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
Lew's Choice - An unheralded great record from 2013
* Filthy Blues Orianthi
Bruce's Choice:
* Snake Slider Jim Colegrove
Ryan's Choice:
* Master Hunter Laura Marling
Adam's Choice:
* Rock Beast Czarface