As the year comes to a close, so does my list of favorite songs of the year.
Thanks for reading the posts and checking out the tracks! I love the feedback you give me–and yes–as requested I promise to post music more often in 2014!!
Here are my top two favorite songs of the year along with the songs I didn’t get a chance to post earlier.
1. Open, Rhye
This song was going to be my favorite song of the year the first time I heard it.
There are two videos for this song, the one below and the one that requires you to log into YouTube to verify your age. I recommend you check out both.
Money Line: I’m a fool for that shake in your thighs
I’m a fool for that sound in your sighs
I’m a fool for your barely
I’m a fool for your love
Live?: Yes–and I met Michael Milosh and his wife/muse. Pretty amazing.
2. Retrograde, James Blake
Money Line: I’ll wait, so show me why you’re strong
Ignore everybody else
We’re alone now
3. I Love You, Woodkid
So cinematic and extremely special.
Money Line: In the waves I’ve lost every trace of you.
Where are you?
Live?: No–here’s hoping he tours in 2014.
4. Silent Treatment, The Joy Formidable
Simple and sad. Raw and honest. I’d be really surprised if there was a third Joy Formidable album.
Money Line: You tumble home
Twisted now, but at the time
No fears, a treasured prize
Live?: I’ve seen them twice. Once in support of their first album and then this year for the new one. What a difference. One of the most awkward and sad experiences I’ve ever had at a concert–watching a relationship that has broken down live out on stage.
5. Dust to Dust, The Civil Wars
Another heartbreaking break-up song. But I find a lot of comfort at the end of this one. While we don’t know what really happened between them–it’s fairly obvious there is ZERO chance we’ll get a third album from The Civil Wars.
Money Line: We’ve been lonely, too long
Live?: No–and sadly–it appears I’ve missed my chance.
6. Clarity, Zedd
I am such a sucker for this song. Oh my goodness.
Money Line?: If you pull, then I’ll push too deep
And I’ll fall right back to you
7. I Won’t Be Long, Beck
Welcome back, Beck!
Money Line: We’re counting down the minutes
From an hourglass full of ice
Live?: Never! I know!