2016 begins with Cam’s “Burning House” still on top and Adele occupying positions two through four, with “When We Were Young” moving to #3 ahead of “Water Under The Bridge.” Coldplay returns to the top ten with “Adventure Of A Lifetime,” with Lucius just behind. Tove Lo achieves the highest debut with a demo uploaded to SoundCloud called “Influence,” ahead of a re-entry from Elle King and debuts by Ra Ra Riot, newcomer Lostboycrow, and Birdy.
The top three is static for a sixth consecutive week, with the only movement in the top ten this week coming from Coldplay, whose “Adventure Of A Lifetime” moves 11-10. Two songs make high debuts in the top thirty: new Lucius single “Born Again Teen” and a new single from former chart-topper Lissie, “Don’t You Give Up On Me.” Troye Sivan adds three more songs from Blue Neighbourhood to his list of chart entries, while CAFUNÉ, Sophia Somajo, Ra Ra Riot & Rostam (of Vampire Weekend), Miike Snow, FLETCHER, and Coldplay also debut.
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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