How This Chart Works. Radio Airplay + Sales Data + Streaming Data = HOT SONGS. This year's most popular songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data provided by online music sources. Billboard's year-end charts for , our year in music features, video, and much more. 18 Dec The Critics' Picks songs list is always difficult to cobble together -- with thousands of great songs released this year to consider, how can a Country music's biggest new star had humble plans for his kind of night -- driving a truck, having his gal by his side, and a catfish dinner, perhaps -- but.
16 Dec Presenting our favorite songs of the year: from the chaos of Perfect Pussy to the smoothness of Rhye, from Los Angeles' Haim to New York's Vampire Weekend, from Disclosure's And with “Sleeper”, he makes good on that promise of depth, channeling pain and anger into one of his most poignant songs. 13 Dec If our year-end lists of songs and albums were any indication, it was a great year for emerging artists. From the un-fightable, infectious pop of Haim, the ragged garage rock of Mikal Cronin, the punishing punch of a Savages track to Majical Cloudz's reflective slow-churners, we were in for a treat in with. The best music of the year, as decided by NPR Music. December 31, • Pitch-shifted soul, a minute pop song's insane game of chutes and ladders were among 's awesome tapes. December 20, • Finding new and excellent R&B is a scavenger hunt, one that winds through blogs, Tumblr and Twitter.
23 Dec It's also great for listening. I've set some criteria here. I've included no zeitgeist- dominators; these are part of pop's general flow. Each was released as a single in , though some are from albums. Each found its place on Billboard's year-end Hot chart. None have been featured in NPR Music's. 4 Dec French robots owning the radio with super-smooth Seventies disco, a year-old wunderkind repping the mean streets of New Zealand, an angry hip-hop genius going off on corporate racism, Canadian rock redeemers making epic art-disco, HAIM, Drake, Miley, Justin – music in was a hot mess of. 2 Dec Like every year, new artists showed and proved, big stars shined even brighter than they had before, and wily veterans found yet another way to impress us. Okay, so let's start our annual look back at the year that just was. Here are the 50 Best Songs of RELATED: The Best Songs of (So Far).