It appears that this is now a yearly post for the sake of posterity. While I didn’t experience a whole lot of music outside of pop and rock in 2014, these songs were my favorites.
- Ain’t It Fun by Paramore
- All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
- Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz
- Burn by Ellie Goulding
- Classic by MKTO
- Don’t by Ed Sheeran
- Happy by Pharrell Williams
- Hey Laura by Gregory Porter
- I Choose You by Sara Bareilles
- Love Never Felt So Good by Michael Jackson
- Rather Be by Clean Bandit
- Rockstar by A Great Big World
- Rude by MAGIC!
- Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Special mentions go to 1974’s “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede from the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack and “Word Crimes”, Weird Al’s grammartastic parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”.