2013 In Review: The 10 Best Songs Of The Year, Chosen By Our Editors

Idolator Staff | December 23, 2013 5:45 am

2013 wasn’t a particularly good year for pop music — at least when it came to albums. Sure, Beyonce climbed off her golden throne to snatch wigs at the 11th hour but the game’s biggest divas generally misfired and there wasn’t a lot of new talent coming through to pick up the slack.

While turning out a cohesive collection of songs proved impossible for most, there were still enough spectacular singles and overlooked album tracks to make our iPods buzz merrily over the past 12 months. See what each Idolator editor chose as their personal top 10 songs of the year after the jump.

Robbie Daw’s Top 10

1. Justin Timberlake — “Mirrors” 2. Sky Ferreira — “You’re Not The One” 3. Annie — “Back Together” 4. Chase And Status — “Lost And Not Found” 5. Betty Who — “You’re In Love” 6. John Newman — “Love Me Again” 7. Katy B — “5 AM” 8. Charli XCX — “Take My Hand” 9. Ellie Goulding — “Burn” 10. Tegan And Sara — “I Was A Fool”

Listen to Robbie’s top 10 below:

Sam Lansky’s Top 10

1. Sky Ferreira — “I Blame Myself” 2. Say Lou Lou — “Beloved” 3. Kacey Musgraves — “Follow Your Arrow” 4. Miley Cyrus — “Adore You” 5. Drake — “Hold On We’re Going Home” 6. Avril Lavigne — “17” 7. Lorde — “Tennis Court” 8. Betty Who — “Somebody Loves You” 9. The Saturdays — “Disco Love” 10. Ciara — “Body Party”

Listen to Sam’s top 10 below:

Brad Stern’s Top 10

1. Britney Spears — “Work Bitch” 2. Miley Cyrus — “Wrecking Ball” 3. Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge — “White Noise” 4. MKS — “Flatline” 5. Sky Ferreira — “You’re Not The One” 6. Ciara — “Body Party” 7. Celine Dion — “Loved Me Back To Life” 8. The Saturdays — “Disco Love” 9. Toni Braxton & Babyface — “Hurt You” 10. Sia & The Weekend & Diplo — “Elastic Heart”

Listen to Brad’s top 10 below:

Mike Wass’ Top 10

1. Beyonce — “Standing On The Sun” 2. Andy Bull — “Baby I Am Nobody Now” 3. Selena Gomez — “Slow Down” 4. Mr. Little Jeans — “Oh Sailor” 5. Cloud Control — “Scar” 6. Mariah Carey — “Almost Home” 7. Tom Odell — “Another Love” 8. Ke$ha & Pitbull — “Timber” 9. Iggy Azalea & T.I. — “Change Your Life” 10. Vance Joy — “From Afar” (tie) 10. Ciara — “Livin It Up” (tie)

Listen to Mike’s top 10 below:

Carl Williott’s Top 10 (in no particular order)

Kanye West — “Black Skinheads” Kanye West — “I’m In It” Sky Ferreira — “You’re Not The One” Chvrches — “Gun” Pusha T ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Nosetalgia” Justin Timberlake — “Mirrors” Kate Boy — “In Your Eyes” A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar — “Fuckin’ Problems” Daft Punk — “Doin’ It Right” Rockie Fresh ft. Rick Ross — “Panera Bread”

Listen to Carl’s top 10 below:

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