2013 has been an amazing year for the music industry, with spectacular singles and albums being released by hundreds of artists. Some faces were new, but the old ones also delivered their all. Here is a list of all the hits that came out in 2013.
- We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus
Who knew that Hannah Montana would be a chart topper one day, but as soon as Miley came out of her Hannah shell we saw a really mature star emerge right in front of our very eyes. If you like Miley, then you are going to love this song by her. If you dislike Miley for reasons best known to you, you are still going to love this song; it’s just that good. What makes this song so special is not the catchy music, but the lyrics that promote boldness and unconventional attitudes in youngsters. It is the ultimate rebellion song for teenagers and adults alike.
- Follow your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves
The artist is fairly new, and the song does not promote any sense of motivation in youngsters, at least not motivation of a positive nature. The song lyrics are all about letting lose and doing whatever pleases you, without caring about what society will say. However, the song is not meant to motivate, but to incite a sense of acceptance in individuals to be content with their current situation, and to know that there is no single road to happiness. This is why it has topped charts all over the globe, and is no 2 on this list.
- Royals by Lorde
Drums, snapping of fingers, interesting musical effects, and a teenager’s voice; the song is a mixture bound to end up in disaster. Yet, it is somehow cool in its own way, and highly addictive for that matter.
- Same Love by Macklemore
Same Love is Macklemore’s attempt at teaching society a thing or two about how ridiculous homophobia really is, and the song is a very effective way of doing that. With highly intelligent lyrics, music, and amazing singers, Same Love is more than a song; it is a campaign on its own, delivering a message of civil liberties, of equality, and of equal rights for all. An amazing song in every way!
- Hold on, we are going home by Drake
A chart topper for weeks in the year 2013, Drake’s latest song has blown away many people, even Drake’s critics. The song falls under the rap category, but is actually pretty soft and slow for it to be considered a very soulful song.
- Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell
Apart from all the controversy that surrounded Blurred Lines for most of 2013, you cannot deny the fact that it is a great song nevertheless. Soon after release, the song shot up to the no 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and stayed there for many subsequent weeks, making it a hit instantaneously.