With another week of the top ten resting fairly stagnant, the week’s big movers are from newcomers charging toward the chart’s upper reaches. I Know Leopard makes a big jump from #87 to #21 in their second week on the chart with “Perfect Picture,” while Sinclair, One Direction, and Tor Miller all make double-digit jumps in the top fifty. The week’s new entries include a new track from Montaigne, whose first hit “I’m A Fantastic Wreck” also returns after peaking at #12 in July; a re-recorded version of Paramore’s self-titled album track “Hate To See Your Heart Break” featuring Joy Williams (formerly of The Civil Wars) also enters at #70. In addition, the chart gains new singles from Labrinth, The Neighbourhood featuring French Montana, and Olly Murs featuring Travie McCoy, along with newcomers Brayton Bowman and The Avener.
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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Maroon 5 holds again at #1 with “Misery,” but The Script and Paramore move up from behind to fill the top three. Ryan Star makes a big jump with “Start A Fire,” now at #15. The Daylights score the highest debut with “Rogue Machine (Don’t Say That You Want Me).”
Maroon 5 and Sheryl Crow hold the top two spots once again with “Misery” and “Summer Day,” but The Script jumps in at #3 with “For The First Time.” Paramore also moves into the top five as “The Only Exception” jumps from #11 to #4. Lissie’s two debuts include the highest of the week, for “When I’m Alone” at #11, and “In Sleep” at #38. Lifehouse also debuts in the top twenty with “It Is What It Is,” an album cut from Smoke and Mirrors.