A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera jump into the top five with “Say Something,” just above Sam Smith’s debut of “Latch (Acoustic)” at #5. Lady Gaga also moves into the top ten with “Gypsy.” Smith and A Great Big World each score additional debuts in the top thirty; other leading debuts come from Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, the Arctic Monkeys, and Zedd featuring Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant.
Little action this week in the upper echelon of the chart, but several big movers below. Lady Gaga’s “Gypsy” makes the biggest jump, up 41 to #27, followed by Elizabeth & The Catapult’s “Shoelaces” (up 29 to #46) and Stromae’s “Tous Les Mêmes” (up 24 to #22). Foster The People leads a set of fourteen debuts with “Coming Of Age” at #28; lower debuts include another track from Beyoncé’s self-titled album and two tracks apiece from Switchfoot and Katy Perry.
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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