100 Greatest Songs From 2014

record sleeves for Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Sugar by Maroon 5
Criteria: These songs from the year 2014 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.

Uptown Funk single cover Thinking Out Loud single cover Cheerleader single cover Stay with Me single cover Shake It Off single cover Sugar single cover Shut Up And Dance single cover All About That Bass single cover
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, 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
Lew's Choice - An unheralded great record from 2014
* Broken Glass Jack Savoretti
Ryan's Choice:
* Mine is Mine Line & Circle
Adam's Choice:
* Bomb Freddie Gibbs & Madlib (ft. Raekwon)
Bruce's Choice:
* Teddy Boy Rock 'n' Roll Lincoln's Adelaide