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15 Hit Songs Of 2013 That Will Survive Through 2014 And Beyond

6. Sara Bareilles’ “Brave”

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This is such a girl power anthem, and it has extra staying power because of all the hype surrounding it: the plagiarism allegations with Katy Perry’s “Roar,” the plentiful mash-ups, the heartwarming duets. I’m taking on 2014 with the inspiration this song gives me every time I hear it.

7. Anna Kendrick’s “Cups”

Anna Kendrick Cups GIF


This song will remain popular probably forever, because people will continue to try to master the cups routine. Plus we’ll have to keep re-watching Pitch Perfect until the sequel comes out in 2015. Aca-awesome.

8. Macklemore and Mary Lambert’s “Same Love”

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Not gonna lie, I was so over “Thrift Shop” that I almost forgot how much I like Macklemore when he released “Same Love” and it made me remember. This song will remain popular because of its musical qualities and because of the lyrics’ message. It is all the same love!

9. Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel”

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You don’t even have to like country to love this song. It is the type of ballad everyone at the bar sings along to when it comes on. I think I’ve even sung it aloud in an elevator on accident. It’s like the most sing-along-able song ever.

10. Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”

Miley Cyrus I will always want you GIF


I sincerely hope Miley decides to wear more clothing in 2014 than she did in this music video, but regardless, I think this song will stay mainstream. I wanted to hate it, I really did, but the metaphors are just so emotional you can’t help but get attached to it.

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  • GetAClueDude

    I think there are better ongs that will stand the test of time than those listed here. I found some great tracks on RollingStone.com and MusicUnited.com. The indie artists are those that seem to produce the more quality music.

    • Meredith Hirt

      Thanks for sharing those sites – I’ll be adding a lot of that music to my playlist!

    • Meredith Hirt

      Thanks for sharing those sites – I’ll be adding a lot of that music to my 2014 playlist for sure.

  • AshLee Anderson

    i’m so proud of you! this is awesome :)

    • Meredith Hirt

      Ahh thanks so much!! I hope you’re doing well!