30 Lady Gaga ft. R. Kelly - Do what U want
An Artpop highlight, the chart career of which reflected what a mess this era was for Gaga. Gaga's was the only concert I attended this year and I had a great time.
29 Lykke Li - No rest for the wicked
I won her latest album in a radio competition. Short, somewhat bleak, but nice overall. This was rightfully chosen as the first single.
28 Phoenix - Chloroform (Jamie Jones edit)Jamie Jones
took the last seconds of the original song and formed a completely different piece of music, very dark and melancholic to my ears,
27 Lana Del Rey - West Coast
Coincidence? On April 14, 2014, two videos were uploaded on Youtube. Both were shot on a beach. Both were basically a few seconds of footage on a loop. This was the first one (but a proper video was eventually uploaded a week later). The other one is much higher.
26 Echosmith - Cool kids
Teen emos? This breezy little song won me anyway.
25 Serebro - Я тебя не отдам
This would have naturally ended up in the upper reaches of this chart, the thing was that for some reason I always forgot to download it or re-visit the video (which is a mess), hence the relatively low placing.
24 Xara & Fedotova - Circles (Daniel Cheis remix)
A song that's simply inshazammable, probably because it features a set of generic vocals that anyone can purchase through royalty-free music sites. The song has therefore circulated under an abundance of titles and remixers, this here, though, is the best mix of them all IMO. I love chopped up vocals!
23 Taylor Swift - Blank Space
- But it's HER! Miss Sour herself, the annoying Taylor Swift
! You loathe her!
- Shut up!
- And the song is a copycat of ten other songs, how can you like this piece of crap?
- Shut up, brain, SHUT UP!
22 Mekkas - Without Dreams
One of only two greek entries this year. A nice summery chill-out track that I played to death.
21 Róisín Murphy - Ancora Ancora Ancora (Severino & Nico De Ceglia Remix)Róisín
's Mi Senti
EP is, for the biggest part of it, a collection of covers of italian classics, most of which I was not familiar with. This one was very nicely remixed and became a small radio hit here. Dunno if this EP alienated her audience, because it went largely ignored I think, with me though it was a completely different story. One more song from the EP is to come much higher.