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

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rihanna-staySTACY LAMBE, Writer (@sllambe)

Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, “Stay”
Lorde, “Royals”
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams, “Get Lucky”
Drake, “Hold On We’re Going Home”
The Lumineers, “This Must Be The Place”
Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”
Sia, The Weeknd and Diplo, “Elastic Heart”
Lady Gaga and R. Kelly, “Do What You Want”
Janelle Monae and Miguel, “Primetime”
Snoop Lion and Miley Cyrus, “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks”

msmr-hurricaneCHRISTINA LEAKE, Social Media Coordinator (@_bobina)

10. Angel Haze, “No Bueno”
9. Katy Perry, “Dark Horse”
8. Kate Boy, “The Way We Are”
7. Foals, “My Number”
6. Oh Honey, “Lonely Neighbor (What am I to you?)” — Just recently discovered this duo from New York. I LOVE THEM. Plus they do an UH-mazing cover of No Diggity/Thrift Shop.
5. Tove Lo, “Habits” — Yes, just yes. Everyone needs more Tove Lo in their lives.
4. Jinx, “Alive” — Great new artist. Imagine The Lumineers having a lovechild with a rapper. He’s definitely an artist to look out for in 2014.
3. St. Lucia, “Elevate” — Everything this band does is so fun.
2. John Mayer + Katy Perry, “Who You Love”
1. MS MR, “Hurricane” — This band is UNREAL live. I have never heard a voice like Lizzy’s before live/recorded.

civilwars-theonethatigotPAUL LOGAN, Manager, VH1 Creative Music Integration

1. The Civil Wars, “The One That Got Away”
2. The Lone Bellow, “You Never Need Nobody”
3. JOHNNYSWIM, “Heart Beats”
4. Lennon & Maisy Stella, “Ho Hey” (Nashville version)
5. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, “In Your Room Tonight”
6. Vance Joy, “Riptide”
7. Mapei, “Don’t Wait”
8. Rosi Golan, “Got What We Wanted”
9. Ivan & Alyosha, “Running For Cover”
10. Ellie Goulding, “Burn”
11. Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go Round”
12. Moon Taxi, “Running Wild”
13. The Wild Feathers, “The Ceiling”

Vampire-Weekend-Modern-Vampires-Of-The-CityJOE MAZIARSKI, Producer/Editor

Vampire Weekend, “Hannah Hunt”
David Bowie, “Love is Lost” (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)
James Blake, “Retrograde”
Arcade Fire, “Here Comes The Night Time”
Blood Orange, “Chosen”
Washed Out, “It All Feels Right”
Disclosure, “White Noise”
Migos, “Versace”
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams, “Instant Crush”
2 Chainz, “Feds Watching”

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