by (@unclegrambo)

13 Songs From 2013 That We Hope We Never Hear In 2014

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As we type this, tens of thousands of people are flocking to Times Square to bid adieu to the year 2013 and watch the Big Ball drop. Naturally, we’re feeling a bit nostalgic for the year that was, too, and looking back at the songs that defined the year. Unfortunately, as songs achieve critical mass in terms of popularity, that’s right about the same time that they begin entering the “overplayed” stage of their lifecycles. This list is dedicated to them.

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First Dibs: Lady Gaga Releases The Lyric Video For “Applause”

Just Blaze and Baauer introduce us to their new single — and traditional Indian martial arts, the teen producer who worked with Jay Z is about to lay down some heat with another top rapper, and Justin Timberlake gives us the tracklist to The 20/20 Experience‘s second half.

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by (@emilyexton)

Beefs, Romance, Swag And Other Factors The Billboard Charts Should Take Into Account

Music geeks had their worlds rocked last night as news broke that Billboard and Nielsen, two companies at the forefront of managing how much entertainment we’re actually consuming, announced they’d be factoring streaming services into their weekly charts. Official YouTube videos will have the biggest impact for music, further proving that the records held by Justin Bieber and PSY are not to be taken lightly. It also means… congratulations, Mr. Baauer!

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