Perfect party background music that will have everyone saying, "I know this song. What is this song?" "It's 'No Scrubs.'"
Elliphant and MØ are the pairing we never knew we needed in 2014. It's very "Royals"-esque, which is a thing, I guess.
The Ting Tings are back! And no one cares! But this song is really good!
This song is just the cutest. Sorry.
That guy who made "Call On Me" released this pretty good song this year.
The quintessential song you hear at, like, Forever 21 and then you leave a note in your phone reminding yourself to download it at home.
"Rather Be" was huge this year but Clean Bandit also released this little jam that's totally worthy of being something, and by something, I mean a legit hit.
Probably the best song on Iggy's album with the most questionable lyrics. Whatever, it's still a bop.
"Everybody Talks" was a pretty big hit in 2010, but this song is actually better.
The perfect throwback to your favorite song in 2001.
Neon Jungle is an underrated and often forgotten U.K. girl group. This song came out in late 2013 but is still ~worthy~ of this list. If I went to the clerb I would love this song.
Broods are a brother and sister from New Zealand who released a great EP and a full-length album in 2014. I was going to put their song "Mother & Father" on this list but decided at the last minute that "Coattails" is better.
Not your typical EDM song, which makes it surprisingly refreshing.
A perfectly good Lily Allen song that didn't catch on because of the Lily Allen backlash (probably).
This song was a "gift to the fans" or something and premiered at the end of an episode of Girls. It deserved more than that, though.
Mapei is what Solange wishes she could be.
"Night Time, My Time" was a surprisingly good album, and this was the most mainstream song on that. And I mean mainstream in a good way.
The summer anthem that never was but should have been. It actually makes me feel bad for humanity that her album never caught on because it's surprisingly good.
"Gunshot" was also worthy of this list. Listen to her album immediately if you haven't already.
21. "Artifice" by SOHN
Electronic, pop, rock, R&B, or something else? I can't figure this song out but it's 2014 so it can be anything it wants.
Calling this song Eurotrash is an understatement, but holy shit, it's so good. I can't tell you how many weird looks I've gotten for randomly blurting out "SOY LATINA" in everyday situations.
Not sure what this song or even what she's saying but it's chill a.f.
Perfect synth pop. "Speeding because it feels good" is my anthem for life, especially for eating food.
Kylie does dub step surprisingly well because she's Kylie Minogue and she can do anything. The music video literally made me question my homosexuality.
Love Vérité. Love this song. Can't wait for a full-length album from her.
Fifth Harmony is finally getting the hit they deserve with "Sledgehammer," but I'll be damned if you listen to "BO$$" and don't start Michelle Obama-ing for the rest of the day.
Instantly catchy and actually brilliant. There's a goddamn hollandaise sauce reference in the chorus!
Remember when La Roux released a brilliant album this year and it was basically ignored? SMDH. Seriously, Spotify that shit immediately. So good. "Sexotheque" is the best of that bunch.
The Tom Petty song the world's been waiting for made better because it's Jenny Lewis.
11. "Go" by Grimes
The closest thing we got to a new Rihanna song this year.
Yes, it was a huge hit worldwide, but it couldn't really pull a "Bailando" and truly chart in the U.S.. It's insane and a mistake that this wasn't the official World Cup song.
Seinabo Sey has one of the most unique voices of the year and it's sad that the general public hasn't realized that yet ;)
I feel like "Octahate" could pull a "Habits" and become a big song in 2015. We shall see.
Of course Danity Kane couldn't keep their shit together to make a proper video for this summer bop, but oh well, we still got a new DK album.
Hands down, the biggest chorus of 2014. Cute video too.
It's so unfortunate that Lady Gaga didn't record an actual music video for this, and it makes even less sense that this anthem never caught on with the people! "Do What U Want" is one of Gaga's best song in years, and the Christina version made it OK to listen to.
It's kind of weird (but endearing) that Hilary Duff decided to make her comeback with a little pop-rock song. I just don't understand how it never caught on.
This was, without a doubt, the best song on Banks' new album, and "I've got itches that scratch" is still one of my low-key favorite lyrics of the year. So dark.
This beat and the ukelele background is everything. I never thought G.R.L. could happen, but this song gave me hope. Unfortunately that hope never played out. Oops.
The best Jennifer Lopez song in years. A true return to form. It blows my mind that this couldn't break through — in fact, I don't really want to live in a world where this wasn't a massive hit.