Music of 2014

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This year I decided to do a top 50 of my favourite songs, and yes there are top 40 songs in here so judge me all you want! Now this is not a “Best of 2014” list it’s just a list of songs I enjoyed in 2014 hopefully you find something you like, they are alphabetical because this list is all over the place (and not very comparable) much like my taste in music.

England alt-J – Left Hand Free
alt-J


Canada Alvvays – Adult Diversion

Alvvays


USA Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder feat. The Weekend

Ariana Grande


Canada Arkells – 11:11
Arkells


Sweden Baskery – The Shadow
Baskery


England Bear’s Den – Agape
Bear's Den


USA Beck – Blue Moon

Beck


USA The Belle Brigade – When Everything Was What It Was
The Belle Brigade


Australia Betty Who – Somebody Loves You

Betty Who


USA Beyoncé – Ring Off

Beyoncé


USA Big Data – Dangerous feat. Joywave
Big Data


England Charli XCX – Boom Clap
Charli XCX


Canada Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)
Chromeo


England Coasts – Oceans

Coasts


England Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars
Coldplay


Canada Dan Mangan + Blacksmith – Kitsch
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith


England Daughter – Youth
Daughter


USA Echosmith – Cool Kids
Echosmith


England Ed Sheeran – Don’t
Ed Sheeran


Australia Elliot The Bull – Colourblind
Elliot The Bull


Sweden First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining
First Aid Kit


USA Foster The People – Are You What You Want to Be?
Foster The People


Ireland Hozier – Take Me to Church
Hozier


England Hunter and the Bear – Pick Me Up
Hunter and the Bear


Australia Iggy Azalea – Walk the Line
Iggy Azalea


USA Imagine Dragons – I Bet My Life
Imagine Dragons


USA Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys
Ingrid Michaelson


England James Bay – Hold Back the River
James Bay


USA Jazmine Sullivan – Dumb feat. Meek Mill
Jazmine Sullivan


USA Lissie – Shameless
Lissie


Australia Little May – Hide
Little May


USA Maroon 5 – Maps
Maroon 5


USA MisterWives – Twisted Tongue
MisterWives


USA The Mowgli’s – Through the Dark
The Mowgli's


USA Neon Trees – Sleeping With A Friend
Neon Trees


England USA The New Basement Tapes – Kansas City
The New Basement Tapes


Trinidad and Tobago Nicki Minaj – Bed of Lies feat. Skylar Grey
Nicki Minaj


USA Oh Honey – Don’t You Worry, Love
Oh Honey


England Passenger – Heart’s on Fire
Passenger


USA Pharrell Williams – Happy
Pharrell Williams


Australia Playwrite – Whittaker
Playwrite


Sweden The Royal Concept – D-D-Dance
The Royal Concept


USA Shakey Graves – Dearly Departed feat. Esmé Patterson
Shakey Graves


Canada-small Shawn Hook – Million Ways

Shawn Hook


Australia Sia – Chandelier
Sia


USA Taylor Swift – Style
Taylor Swift


USA Trampled By Turtles – Are You Behind the Shining Star?
Trampled By Turtles


Australia Vance Joy – Riptide
Vance Joy


USA Walk the Moon – Different Colours
Walk the Moon


Canada USA You+Me – Capsized
You+Me


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Vance Joy

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All the way from Melbourne, Australia is Vance Joy. The indie folk singer-songwriter was born James Keogh. He recently signed a 5 album deal with Atlantic Records and has just released his first album Dream Your Life Away this year.

My wonderful cousin showed me this gem and my favourite on the album is “Riptide” the instrumentals are so unreal starting with the ukulele and then bringing in the drums, it puts a smile on my face, I was sold about ten seconds in. He says the title for the song came from the name of a motel he used to go to with his family when he was younger.

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