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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It’s a busy week within the top ten: Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” ascends to the top three, with “Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine just behind. Three songs enter the top ten: Hedley’s “Invincible,” Coldplay’s “Paradise,” and Gotye featuring Kimbra’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Sara Bareilles and Ryan Tedder return to #15 with “Gonna Get Over You,” which first charted last fall, while Switchfoot’s “Restless” is the top new entry at #17.

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