Whether you realize it or not, 2014 was a pretty hectic year, not just in the news but in music too. We saw everything from girl power reminiscent of the 2000s to pop with a funky edge. What better way to say goodbye to such an eclectic year of music than by counting down the new year with all of your old favorites blasting in the background? CM’s got your New Year’s Eve playlist right here: 14 songs that defined 2014.
1. Drunk In Love – Beyonce
The power couple dominated the charts for months, and we loved every second of it.
2. Fancy – Iggy Azalea
Complete with a throwback to our favorite 90s movie, Clueless.
3. Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
The world hasn’t seen a combination so great since the Britney and Madonna days.
4. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Taylor finally admitted to how awkward she was, and the world loved her all the more for it.
5. Happy – Pharrel Williams
Can we finally stop playing this on the radio?
6. Summer – Calvin Harris
If a sorority’s Tumblr didn’t have this song playing, did it even count?
7. Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
You cringed every time you heard a little kid proudly singing along to this song, but it was just so catchy.
8. Rather Be – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
It was EVERYONE’S Facebook album title. Everyone.
9. Let It Go – Idina Menzel
The best of Disney since the Lion King.
10. #SELFIE – The Chainsmokers
The source of everyone’s Instagram caption for pretty much the entire year.
11. Turn Down For What – DJ Snake and Lil John
We dare you not to twerk.
12. Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
What looked like it might be a tragic spin on a classic turned out to be one of the most overplayed songs of the year.
13. Stay With Me – Sam Smith
He blew us away with his incredible and touching voice.
14. Say Something – A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
Christina made this beautiful song into the ballad of the year.