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5 Underrated Songs Of 2014

2014 was a year of exceptional rise to fame and musical undertaking. From Taylor Swift completely shattering records with her new album 1989 to the ultimate booty shake-off between J-Lo and Iggy Azalea, the radio has been blasting hits all year long. But here is a list of 5 songs that didn't get the attention they very well deserved.

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1. Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware

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Ware's sophomore album made it to No. 50 of the Billboard 200, but she's still on the rise. Written with fellow Brit, Ed Sheeran, this R&B style love song is an anthem of optimism and vulnerability. And I am very much upset that I did not hear this song on my local radio station once in 2014.

2. Headphones - Matt Nathanson

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Singer and songwriter of hit "Come On Get Higher" has made his come back with this gem. "Headphones" is an uplifting and inspiring song, pointing out the power of music. Nathanson paired together with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and within 2 days, they managed to give away over 1000 hearing aids and after-care to those struggling with disabling hearing loss, which you see in the official music video. This song should have definitely gotten much more attention than what it received.

3. Salute - Little Mix

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Move aside Fifth Harmony! This hip-hop with a rocky edge soundtrack is an ode of empowerment to women everywhere. Little Mix, the first group to win the British X-Factor in 2011, are slowly but surely making their way to the top. From the lyrics of the songs they've written to their energetic dance moves and their perfect harmonies, this girl group has all the girl-power in the world. Jump on board, ladies - we're heading to the land of feminism! Our anthem? "Salute!"

4. Try - Colbie Calliat

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Sticking with the feminism theme, this song is about simplicity. "Take your makeup off. Let your hair down, take a breath. Look into the mirror at yourself, don't you like you? Cause I like you." Calliat portrays this message in her music video, basically telling girls that you don't have to be perfect. You don't have to try so hard. You just have to be yourself.

In society now where women are pressured to be perfect, this song should have been played on every radio station as a reminder to both women and men that loving yourself is ultimately what matters.

5. Young Blood - Bea Miller

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This youth empowerment anthem is about being and doing the best you possibly can. Bea Miller, a fifteen-year old finalist from the American X-Factor, has not had the publicity she very rightfully deserves. With singles like "Fire n' Gold" and "Young Blood," Miller is making her way to be the next Lorde. Watch out for her, she's moving up. This song would have been perfect for those late summer nights out with friends making reckless decisions and memories. Maybe summer 2015?

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