The Top 10 Songs on the Billboard Charts 2013
It’s that time of the year again when we are going to put all the top hits together in one list and pick out the most popular songs across all genres based on radio airplay, sales data and online music stores. So without further ado, here are the ten best songs that people listened to, bought, and loved most; not necessarily in that order.
1. Katy Perry – Roar
If you’ve never experienced last song syndrome (not a medical term), you haven’t heard Perry’s latest hit. Not everyone likes it, but the problem is once you hear it, it’s going to keep playing in your head. Maybe the lyrics about self-worth and empowerment have the magic.
2. Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly – Cruise
Nelly seems to like mixing it up with country music. Remember “Over and Over” with Tim McGraw? It was good and this new collaboration with Florida Georgia Line is no different. If the first one was smooth, this one is groovy.
3. Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man
This is Bruno’s latest jab at ballads, a song about regret after taking his loved one for granted. It does sound soulful, a refreshing departure from the catchy tracks on his current album, Unorthodox Jukebox.
4. Pink featuring Nate Ruess – Just Give Me a Reason
Love it or hate it, this hit from Pink with funk’s Nate Ruess is a powerful song about reconciliation. This collaboration is one of the most unlikely duets that came out so right.
5. Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
This song sounds so much like Cry Me a River, Justin’s song from a decade ago. Only it sounds better and lighter. Dedicated to his wife Jessica Biel, no one would wonder if it was released on the date of his or her wedding.
6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
Macklemore has made his name and verified his status as a pop icon with this follow-up to Thrift Shop. There is no question about the song’s popularity, as it has been used for movie trailers and ball games.
7. Baauer – Harlem Shake
There is no doubt that this song rose to fame because of its popularity on YouTube. If you need proof, this song was released in 2012, but it became a hit this year when it became a viral hit.
8. Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
According to some critics, this is one song that was engineered so well; engaging music that makes you think and feel with it.
9. Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell – Blurred Lines
People just love dancing to this tune. But, there’s one thing that they never notice and it’s the content. Yet people don’t seem to care. If it’s the music that they only want to hear, let it be.
10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – Thrift Shop
A song about people being fashion victims has never gone this high. Watch out, folks. You are beginning to see the musical genius of Macklemore.