The Best Songs Of 2013 (According To Your Friendly Neighborhood VH1 Staffers)

by (@unclegrambo)

ANTHONY BELTEMPO, Producer, VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown

My Top Two
1. Goo Goo Dolls, “Come To Me”
2. Travie McCoy, “Rough Water”


yeezusEMILY EXTON, Writer (@emilyexton)

1. Kanye West, “Blood on the Leaves”
2. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams, “Get Lucky”
3. Lorde, “Royals”
4. Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young”
5. Drake, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
6. Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
7. Pusha T, “Numbers on the Boards”
8. Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller, “The Way”
9. The Dream, “Michael”
10. Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”


tovelo-habitsSAMANTHA FRIEDMAN, Production Assistant, Writer (@SamSpokenWord)

1. Tove Lo, “Habits” – this is the best song you didn’t know you needed to know. So go ahead, know it.

2. Bruno Mars, “Gorilla” – Bruno Mars is out of this world. Get it? That’s an outer space joke about his last name. Anyways, this song is totally wild. I love it. And yeah, that was a “wild” gorilla joke.

3. Femme, “Heartbeat” – this song has a sweet bass-heavy techno rhythm. It’s catchy and weird and catchy. Did I mention catchy?

4. Passenger, “Let Her Go” – This song transports me to another place. It’s enchanting, beautiful and will make your heart get all mushy.

5. OneRepublic, “Counting Stars” – This song has hit the top of the charts for a reason. It’s got a great flavor. Don’t know what I mean? Then you haven’t tasted it.

6. BOY, “This Is The Beginning” – Want a new quirky favorite? Voila.

7. Mr. Little Jeans, “Oh, Sailor” – this dreamy little song is trippy & bizarre. It has a Lana Del Rey feel to it. Best of all, there’s a chorus of children singing in the background which is fantabulous.

Anna_Kendrick_Cups8. Anna Kendrick, “Cups” – I can’t say enough good things about the movie Pitch Perfect. So this song is a must.

9. John Legend, “All Of Me” – All I can say is, Chrissy Teigen you are a lucky lady.

10. Pitbull ft. Ke$ha, “Timber” – admittedly, I had mixed feelings when I heard about this song. But then I heard the song and it’s everything I never knew I wanted. Country grooves meet amazeballs dance party? Well golly gee, fetch me my stiletto cowboy boots.