The Top 45 Singles of 2014

Posted December 31, 2014 by J Matthew Cobb in Features

From a superstar diva in training to the mighty domination of Pharrell − HiFi reveals the 45 best singles of 2014

If you missed out on the year that was 2014, all you need to know is that Pharrell Williams, a ponytail-wearing Ariana, gushing sex and retro disco dominated. There just was no stopping Pharrell’s fingers, who managed to pull off a solo album and some sizable songwriting on others. For a good second, we saw some of the most entertaining R&B in years. Ariana Grande‘s singles soared like Katy Perry when she dropped Teenage Dream. The secrets from the boudior were spilled all over the formats, even into alt-rock. And what Daft Punk started last year with the cool revival of disco, 2014 kept the gravy train alive. Although there were a number of satisfying rock and country albums released, both formats seemed to have lost some of their swag. Taylor Swift, being the biggest star they’ve ever had, abandoned her country-pop template for a radical EDM-tempered pop makeover.

Check out HiFi’s list of 45 best singles of 2014 by clicking here. And be sure to take advantage of the  player next to each listing to get into the groove via Spotify.

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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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