Alessia Cara moves into the top five with debut single “Here,” and Kacey Musgraves enters the top ten with “Dime Store Cowgirl.” Big moves come from former chart-topper Martin Luke Brown, whose “Scars On Scars” jumps 52-34, and Clairity, who launches 98-54 with “DNA.” Lianne La Havas lands five more debuts from her new album Blood; Carly Rae Jepsen, Disclosure featuring Sam Smith, One Direction, Ryn Weaver, and Clairity also add to their chart history.

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These are one hundred songs that stayed in my heavy rotation throughout 2013. In a year that saw personal advancements including eight weeks studying abroad in France and graduation from college, these songs soundtracked my year, each song appealing to me through instrumentation, lyrics, or just its overall mood. Read on for descriptions of each track, access the whole playlist on SoundCloud to listen, and judge away.
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