French robots, an angry hip-hop genius going off on corporate racism, LGBT issues and a wreaking ball. Our editor gives the run down of what he thinks were the best songs of 2013. The criteria is simple, which were the most popular and talked about songs of the year.
3. We all share the Same Love
Yes, this track did come out in 2012 but 2013 was the year of change for same sex marriages in the United States and if that movement had a unofficial soundtrack, ‘Same Love’ would be track 1. Relentless airplay has this hit third. Seattle rapper Macklemore & producer/DJ Ryan Lewis teamed up with Mary Lambert to discuss LGBT rights. Another big year for the duo.
2. Not bad for a NERD
Technically, this song should be no.1 as it was the only song in the UK this year to sell over 1,000,000 copies but as you know, this list is not just about sales. The collaboration of Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and legend Nile Rodgers on ‘Get Lucky’ proved the world that house is not dead. Look for President Obama’s version.
1. Right in the Thicke of it
No track has created more headlines this year than Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’. The video has caused outrage amongst mothers of teenage boys. The lyrics has feminists blogging at 120 words per minute and the song had Marvin Gaye’s family taking Robin to Judge Judy. It will be a happy Christmas for Robin and producer Pharrell Williams.