Top Tracks of 2014

Spotify Spillover

Inevitably there are songs on the list that are not available on Spotify, resulting in less than 150 total songs on the Spotify playlist. This is my way of bringing the total up to an even 150. This year there were 4 songs that are MIA on Spotify, so here are four extra songs I am appending to the main list.

154. alt-J – “Lovely Day” (This Is All Yours)

153. Michael Jackson – “Do You Know Where Your Children Are” (Xscape)

152. Coldplay – “Midnight” (Ghost Stories)

151. Rosanne Cash – “When the Master Calls the Roll” (The River & the Thread)


Bottom 40

I could stop at 100 songs or after I include my 10 honorable mentions, but I never do because there are so many songs I like every year and I want to include as many of them as possible. And besides, the Bottom 40 is a catchy concept. So here are 40 additional songs.

150. Foo Fighters – “I Am a River” (Sonic Highways)

149. Beck – “Say Goodbye” (Morning Phase)

148. Miranda Lambert feat. The Time Jumpers – “All That’s Left” (Platinum)

147. The War on Drugs – “Disappearing” (Lost in the Dream)

146. TV on the Radio – “Happy Idiot” (Seeds)

145. Bob Mould – “Tomorrow Morning” (Beauty & Ruin)

144. Little Big Town – “Pain Killer” (Pain Killer)

143. St. Vincent – “Rattlesnake” (St. Vincent)

142. The Roots feat. Dice Raw – “Black Rock” (…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin)

141. Shakira – “You Don’t Care About Me” (Shakira)

140. TV on the Radio – “Winter” (Seeds)

139. Big K.R.I.T. – “Angels” (Cadillactica)

138. Future Islands – “Sun in the Morning” (Singles)

137. Lee Ann Womack – “All His Saints” (The Way I’m Livin’)

136. Sun Kil Moon – “I Love My Dad” (Benji)

135. Jenny Lewis – “Love U Forever” (The Voyager)

134. The Black Keys – “Weight of Love” (Turn Blue)

133. Angaleena Presley – “Dry County Blues” (American Middle Class)

132. Robert Plant – “Embrace Another Fall” (lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar)

131. Damon Albarn – “Everyday Robots” (Everyday Robots)

130. FREEMAN – “Delicate Green” (FREEMAN)

129. Tricky feat. Bella Gotti – “Gangster Chronicle” (Adrian Thaws)

128. Aphex Twin – “4 bit 9d api+e+6 [126.26]” (Syro)

127. Jenny Lewis – “The Voyager” (The Voyager)

126. Stevie Nicks – “Belle Fleur” (24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault)

125. Swans – “Screen Shot” (To Be Kind)

124. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – “Betray My Heart” (Black Messiah)

123. alt-J – “Nara” (This Is All Yours)

122. TV on the Radio – “Trouble” (Seeds)

121. Run the Jewels feat. Gangsta Boo – “Love Again (Akinyele Back)” (Run the Jewels 2)

120. Robert Plant – “Up On the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur)” (lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar)

119. Ryan Adams – “Trouble” (Ryan Adams)

118. Miranda Lambert – “Holding On to You” (Platinum)

117. Against Me! – “Two Coffins” (Transgender Dysphoria Blues)

116. Pharrell Williams – “Marilyn Monroe” (G I R L)

115. Tricky feat. Bella Gotti – “Why Don’t You” (Adrian Thaws)

114. Maroon 5 – “It Was Always You” (V)

113. Beck – “Blue Moon” (Morning Phase)

112. The Black Keys – “Gotta Get Away” (Turn Blue)

111. AC/DC – “Emission Control” (Rock or Bust)


Honorable Mentions

Almost to the white meat. These are the tracks that just missed the cut.

110. K. Michelle – “Build a Man Intro / Build a Man” (Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?)

109. St. Vincent – “I Prefer Your Love” (St. Vincent)

108. Foo Fighters – “Something from Nothing” (Sonic Highways)

107. Jenny Lewis – “You Can’t Outrun ‘Em” (The Voyager)

106. Little Big Town – “Silver and Gold” (Pain Killer)

105. Weezer – “Back to the Shack” (Everything Will Be Alright in the End)

104. Coldplay – “Another’s Arms” (Ghost Stories)

103. EMA – “Smoulder” (The Future’s Void)

102. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – “Lariat” (Wig Out at Jagbags)

101. Lenny Kravitz – “Dirty White Boots” (Strut)


Top 100

We come to it at last. Enjoy.

100. Pharrell Williams – “It Girl” (G I R L)

99. AC/DC – “Rock or Bust” (Rock or Bust)

98. St. Vincent – “Digital Witness” (St. Vincent)

97. Ryan Adams – “Feels Like Fire” (Ryan Adams)

96. Beck – “Morning” (Morning Phase)

95. Angaleena Presley – “Ain’t No Man” (American Middle Class)

94. Charli XCX – “Famous” (SUCKER)

93. ††† (Crosses) – “The Epilogue” (Crosses)

92. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – “Chartjunk” (Wig Out at Jagbags)

91. U2 – “California (There Is No End to Love)” (Songs of Innocence)

90. Foo Fighters – “The Feast and the Famine” (Sonic Highways)

89. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking” (Pain Killer)

88. Johnny Marr – “Speak Out Reach Out” (Playland)

87. Bob Mould – “Low Season” (Beauty & Ruin)

86. Run the Jewels – “Angel Duster” (Run the Jewels 2)

85. Lenny Kravitz – “Frankenstein” (Strut)

84. Smashing Pumpkins – “Dorian” (Monuments to an Elegy)

83. The Roots feat. Raheem DeVaughn – “Tomorrow” (…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin)

82. Ex Hex – “War Paint” (Rips)

81. Robert Plant – “Little Maggie” (lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar)

80. Jack White – “Lazaretto” (Lazaretto)

79. Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey – “Keep On Loving You” (Going Back Home)

78. EMA – “Solace” (The Future’s Void)

77. Sun Kil Moon – “Dogs” (Benji)

76. BABYMETAL – “Megitsune” (BABYMETAL)

75. Tricky feat. Mykki Blanco & Francesca Belmonte – “Lonnie Listen” (Adrian Thaws)

74. Stevie Nicks – “I Don’t Care” (24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault)

73. Johnny Marr – “Candidate” (Playland)

72. Aphex Twin – “syro u473t8+e [141.98] [piezoluminescence mix]” (Syro)

71. Charli XCX – “Sucker” (SUCKER)

70. Spoon – “Do You” (They Want My Soul)

69. Pharrell Williams feat. Alicia Keys – “Know Who You Are” (G I R L)

68. Big K.R.I.T. feat. Mara Hruby – “Do You Love Me” (Cadillactica)

67. Little Big Town – “Faster Gun” (Pain Killer)

66. FREEMAN – “(For a While) I Couldn’t Play My Guitar Like a Man” (FREEMAN)

65. Miranda Lambert – “Another Sunday in the South” (Platinum)

64. Leonard Cohen – “Nevermind” (Popular Problems)

63. Lenny Kravitz – “Strut” (Strut)

62. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – “J Smoov” (Wig Out at Jagbags)

61. Sun Kil Moon – “Pray for Newtown” (Benji)

60. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – “Sugah Daddy” (Black Messiah)

59. Big K.R.I.T. – “Third Eye” (Cadillactica)

58. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – “Shadow People” (Hypnotic Eye)

57. The New Pornographers – “Backstairs” (Brill Bruisers)

56. Future Islands – “Doves” (Singles)

55. Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey – “All Through the City” (Going Back Home)

54. Lana Del Rey – “West Coast” (Ultraviolence)

53. Lee Ann Womack – “Out On the Weekend” (The Way I’m Livin’)

52. Stevie Nicks – “All the Beautiful Worlds” (24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault)

51. St. Vincent – “Prince Johnny” (St. Vincent)

50. Pharrell Williams – “Happy” (G I R L)

49. Future Islands – “A Song for Our Grandfathers” (Singles)

48. Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha – “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)” (Run the Jewels 2)

47. Damon Albarn – “Lonely Press Play” (Everyday Robots)

46. alt-J – “Hunger of the Pine” (This Is All Yours)

45. Spoon – “Rent I Pay” (They Want My Soul)

44. Bruce Springsteen – “Harry’s Place” (High Hopes)

43. Coldplay – “Magic” (Ghost Stories)

42. Interpol – “Tidal Wave” (El Pintor)

41. Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good” (Ryan Adams)

40. Foo Fighters – “Outside” (Sonic Highways)

39. Lee Ann Womack – “The Way I’m Livin’” (The Way I’m Livin’)

38. The New Pornographers – “Another Drug Deal of the Heart” (Brill Bruisers)

37. FKA twigs – “Hours” (LP1)

36. Aphex Twin – “PAPAT4 [155] [pineal mix]” (Syro)

35. FREEMAN – “Golden Monkey” (FREEMAN)

34. Bruce Springsteen – “Heaven’s Wall” (High Hopes)

33. Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey – “Ice On the Motorway” (Going Back Home)

32. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic” (Platinum)

31. EMA – “Satellites” (The Future’s Void)

30. Stevie Nicks – “Mabel Normand” (24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault)

29. Maroon 5 – “Animals” (V)

28. Spoon – “Knock Knock Knock” (They Want My Soul)

27. Sun Kil Moon – “Ben’s My Friend” (Benji)

26. Johnny Marr – “This Tension” (Playland)

25. Big K.R.I.T. feat. E-40 & Wiz Khalifa – “Mind Control” (Cadillactica)

24. Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me” (The Voyager)

23. Lenny Kravitz – “New York City” (Strut)

22. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – “Houston Hades” (Wig Out at Jagbags)

21. Little Big Town – “Turn the Lights On” (Pain Killer)

20. The Black Keys – “10 Lovers” (Turn Blue)

19. alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (This Is All Yours)

18. Big K.R.I.T. feat. Devin the Dude, Big Sant & Bun B – “Mo Better Cool” (Cadillactica)

17. Charli XCX – “Gold Coins” (SUCKER)

16. FKA twigs – “Numbers” (LP1)

15. Stevie Nicks – “24 Karat Gold” (24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault)

14. Miranda Lambert feat. Little Big Town – “Smokin’ and Drinkin’” (Platinum)

13. Lenny Kravitz – “The Pleasure and the Pain” (Strut)

12. K. Michelle – “Miss You, Goodbye” (Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?)

11. TV on the Radio – “Careful You” (Seeds)

10. Bruce Springsteen – “Hunter of Invisible Game” (High Hopes)

9. Charli XCX – “Caught in the Middle” (SUCKER)

8. Future Islands – “Like the Moon” (Singles)

7. Rosanne Cash – “Money Road” (The River & The Thread)

6. Jenny Lewis – “Head Underwater” (The Voyager)

5. Ryan Adams – “Am I Safe” (Ryan Adams)

4. Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not a Bird” (The River & The Thread)

3. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – “Really Love” (Black Messiah)

2. Little Big Town – “Tumble and Fall” (Pain Killer)

1. The War on Drugs – “Under the Pressure” (Lost in the Dream)


Spotify

Here you go. 150 songs on one killer Spotify playlist.

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/user/1274833814/playlist/6FudazUQnvWf0r059bAixS – Stream #TopTracks of 2014 on Spotify

Missing tracks:

  • #20: The Black Keys – “10 Lovers”
  • #81: Robert Plant – “Little Maggie”
  • #120: Robert Plant – “Up On the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur)”
  • #132: Robert Plant – “Embrace Another Fall

Apple Music

Not done yet! Here are all 154 songs on an iTunes/Apple Music playlist. (It’s the program I still use to make all of my playlists.) If you use iTunes and have access to Apple Music, you’ll be able to listen to them all.

Apple Music – https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/toptracks-of-2014/idpl.9a123197ff5943f4b62c080ff65d39b5 – Stream #TopTracks of 2014 on Apple Music

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