2014 kicked off with Beyonce’s surprise new CD and Eminem topping the charts with “Monster” as the year came to a close Taylor Swift has held the #1 spot for the past month. For the 3rd year in a row, Mike’s Daily Jukebox recaps the best of the year with a special countdown. Unlike other websites that focus on one or two genres of music, you’ll see the diversity highlighted on MDJ. Hope you’ll join us in 2015 for the latest breaking songs of the new year. Each song contains a link to the original posting:
21. “THE CHAMBER” LENNY KRAVITZ A propulsive club beat with electric guitars and Lenny’s soulful voice, great to see Kravitz back after a long hiatus.
20. “ALL THINGS GO” NICKI MINAJ Nicki takes our breath away with the most personal and heartbreaking lyrics of her career. Combine this one with “Bed Of Lies”, “Pills N Potions”, and “Grand Piano”, Nicki’s not afraid to be soft and vulnerable.
19. “AM I WRONG” NICO & VINZ African hip hop oozing with old school rhythm and blues, one of the most exciting new bands of the year.
18. “SOMETHING FOR NOTHING” FOO FIGHTERS The highlight of their 20th anniversary CD. In a weak year for rock music, the Foo Fighters remind us they still rule the genre.
17. “KISS YOU TONIGHT” DAVID NAIL After years of steady career growth, David’s ultimate love song.
16. “BOOM CLAP” CHARLI XCX Pop music at its best, Charli XCX has just released her first major release CD, check it out!
14. “DARK HORSE” KATY PERRY WITH JUICY J Haters gonna hate but “Dark Horse” was the hip hop/pop jam of the year for the first quarter of 2014
13. MIGUEL “SIMPLETHINGS” Conjuring up the best of Prince, Miguel records the sexiest song of the year for HBO’s “Girls” soundtrack
12. “IF I DIE TOMORROW” FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE A Motley Crue cover by a country band? It goes to a show a great song can cross multiple genres.