Edgar’s Top 40 Favourite Songs Of 2014

As always I make my somewhat OCD end of the year playlist the easy way, by ranking them by play count on iTunes. Coming up then is a very accurate list of the songs that I have played the most in 2014 AD.

First, here are my albums that have got me through this year…

– IT’S ALBUM TIME by TODD TERJE

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– ST. VINCENT by ST. VINCENT

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– THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)

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– SUN STRUCTURES by TEMPLES

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And now for my top 40 most played songs ranked by play count.

Enjoy and have a Happy New Year.

    MY FAVOURITE SONGS OF 2014 BY PLAYCOUNT

(STREAM THE TRACKS HERE!)

61 Digital Witness – St. Vincent

44 The Society of the Crossed Keys – Alexandre Desplat

43 Come Get It Bae – Pharrell Williams

38 Touch the Leather – The Fat White Family

37 Ride Into the Night- Axxa/Abraxas

34 Funny – The Black Lips

34 Cast a Shadow – Coves

34 Oh Joy – Todd Terje

33 Seasons (Waiting On You) -Future Islands

33 Shelter Song – Temples

32 Talking Backwards – Real Estate

32 Disco//Very – Warpaint

31 Kong – The Notwist

30 All Under One Roof Raving – Jamie xx

27 I’m Aquarius – Metronomy

26 Drip – Howler

23 Right On, Frankenstein! – Death from Above 1979

22 High – Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

22 Boys – Sky Ferreira

21 Figure It Out -Royal Blood

21 Dogs – Sun Kil Moon

20 Tiswas – Sleaford Mods

19 I Found a New Way – Twin Peaks

17 minipops 67 [120.2] [source field mix] – Aphex Twin

17 Put Your Number In My Phone – Ariel Pink

17 Two Weeks – FKA twigs

15 Do It Again – Röyksopp & Robyn

14 Archie, Marry Me – Alvvays

14 The Heat – Jungle

14 Passing Out Pieces – Mac Demarco

13 Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) – Run The Jewels

13 I Know It’s a Good Thing – Shamir

11 Can’t Do Without You – Caribou

11 The Selfish Giant – Damon Albarn

10 Had Ten Dollaz – Cherry Glazerr

9 New Dorp. New York (feat. Ezra Koenig)- SBTRKT

9 Bury Our Friends – Sleater-Kinney

8 Super Rat – Honeyblood

8 Take Me in Your Army – Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

8 West Coast – Lana Del Rey

  • GoodGooglyMoogly

    Thank you for your amazing list!

    I have two entries you should try…

    Black Messiah – D’Angelo at long, long long last an album from the most talented soul singer since Marvin Gaye.

    Broke With Expensive Tastes – Azaelia Banks the most diverse and amazing Hip-hop album since “The Miseducaton of Lauryn Hill”. Ignore the juvenile twitter beefs and listen to the amazing lyrics, singing voice and open embrace of musical styles from Sea Punk, Trap, Soul, Salsa, EDM, classic hip-hop and rock.

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  • Magnus

    Great list! What’s your take on The War on Drugs by the way?

  • SarahAC

    Would also like to give a ‘highly commended’ to local kids Geronimo for the Aussie hit of 2014: “Geronimo” http://youtu.be/UL_EXAyGCkw

  • SarahAC

    My 2014 playlist was heavily dominated by The Wiggles and similar but thankfully I managed to squeeze in a few grown-ups songs. Here is my favourite for 2014: “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit (& Jess Glynne) http://youtu.be/m-M1AtrxztU

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  • samanthabeattie

    I liked the butt one.

  • S. McConnell

    My iPod is pretty heavily influenced by your playlists. Here, and on This Is My Jam. I’m ashamed to say I don’t know the majority your top forty, but I got a bundle of iTunes gift cards for Christmas so I’ll be downloading them shortly. 🙂 I trust your musical judgement.

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  • AmberGrindstaff

    Love The Grand Budapest Hotel Soundtrack

    Nice line-up —some are new to me..i’ll have to check out

    Happy 2015 Edgar x

  • SarahAC

    Great list! As always I am in awe and admiration of your unbridled enthusiasm for music (and for film).