Carly Rae Jepsen moves into the top three with “I Really Like You,” but Walk The Moon holds for a nineteenth week at #1 with “Shut Up And Dance.” Lianne La Havas adds a new top-ten hit to her record, as “Unstoppable” moves 12-9. The week’s two biggest movers land next to one another: Alessia Cara’s “Here” makes a jump of 32 spots up to #31, just behind Young Brother’s 30-position increase for “Kamikaze.” Jepsen also has the honor of the week’s highest debut, as the title track from E·MO·TION enters at #41. Following her are three new songs from Kacey Musgraves’s Pageant Material, along with debuts from R5, MKTO, I Know Leopard, firekid, Ashley Monroe, and John Newman, all of whom have previously charted.
A quiet week both within the top ten – Prince entering at #6 is the only notable activity – and on the chart as a whole, with Haerts leading debuts at #66. Next week’s chart should make things more interesting, with potential debuts due to new singles from Calvin Harris and John Newman, Jamie Scott and Christina Perri, Nickelback, Fall Out Boy, Daughtry, Nick Jonas, and Walk The Moon.
These are one hundred songs that stayed in my heavy rotation throughout 2013. In a year that saw personal advancements including eight weeks studying abroad in France and graduation from college, these songs soundtracked my year, each song appealing to me through instrumentation, lyrics, or just its overall mood. Read on for descriptions of each track, access the whole playlist on SoundCloud to listen, and judge away.
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