Ten of the Most Popular Hit Songs of 2014

Marie Skillern| January 1, 2015
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This has been quite a year for music artists and enthusiasts alike. The year 2014 has seen many emerging artists as well as the introduction of new catchy tunes that has given listeners their fair share of the last song syndrome.

From encouraging people to love who they are to dismissing the lifestyle of the rich and famous, the songs this year made everything rocking great. Check out 2014’s list of the best hit songs to dominate the airwaves and which has given us quite some catchy tunes to sing to:


10.) Heroes – Alesso ft. Tove Lo


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This Swedish DJ and producer gave one of this year’s greatest dance hits entitle “Heroes.”  The song eventually reminds us that love truly conquers all.


9.) Loyal – Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga, French Montana and Too $hort


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This rapper’s rather shady dating past has become a topic in his latest song. Its universal theme paired up with Brown’s catchy lines made this one mega hit.


8.) Turn Down For What – DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon


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Lil Jon, reputed to be the Turn Up King, has ignited some dance floors with his hits for 2014. His song “Turn Down for What”, which he teamed up with DJ Snake, is one hit that is sure to heat up dance floors as the year comes to an end.


7.) Stay with Me – Sam Smith


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This gospel-powered ballad is one song that should be part of any breakup playlist for many more years.


6.) All About that Bass – Meghan Trainor


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Let’s face it, beauty for most people is described by the stick thin Barbie dolls we see on commercials. This Grammy nominated song urges every person of shape and size to be proud of what they have and who they are.


5.) Chandelier – Sia


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One of music’s shadow players, Sia had made great contributions to today’s music with such hits as Rihanna’s Diamonds and Britney Spears’ Perfume. Despite her award winning streaks, Sia still prefers playing the music scene, behind the scenes.


4.) Problem- Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea


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This catchy song has helped put Ariana Grande’s sophomore album My Everything on the map. This collaboration with new artist Iggy Azalea has hit # 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic and Mainstream Top 40 Charts.


3.) Shake it Off – Taylor Swift


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It seems Taylor Swift is a professional on what to do with haters and the negativity that people meet every day with this hit song. Plus, its video features Swift busting a move among professional dancers, some with hilarious effects.


2.) Anaconda – Nicki Minaj


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Reputed to be one of rap history’s most lauded song, this song takes Sir Mix a Lot’s “Baby Got Back” to a whole new level. Plus, it presents Nicki Minaj giving Drake one hot lap dance.


1.) Fancy – Iggy Azalea


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Another Iggy Azalea hit song makes it to this list and even garnered the top spot. This rap superstar has come a long way to achieve the turn her career has taken. By fusing hip hop with pop and electronic sounds plus her very catchy verses and a contagious hook from Charli XCX, there is no sign that this rising rapper’s ascend to stardom is slowing down.


Listen to these awesome hits below:





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