Listen to the 50 best songs of 2014
Adam Duritz and Co. The alt-country vets get real about what it's like to be a band for plus years in this wry lament. If only all arguments between couples were as breezy and sweet-natured as the one captured on this easygoing folk-rock tune.
Presenting The Best Tracks of , as voted by our writers and editors. Any track that was released in or had its greatest impact in the U. Instead, her day-to-day habits and the way she views the world have been altered exponentially by love. Suddenly, this woman who never believed in psychics, the supernatural, astrology, or superstition is checking horoscopes, wishing on stars, avoiding black cats, pulling apart wishbones, and keeping her fingers crossed. When you contrast that seemingly effortless shape-shifting with his high-in-the-mix, layered guitar melodies, the words often take a backseat. He's destined to garner the Grateful Dead and John Fahey comparisons while his contemporary and sometime bandmate Kurt Vile gets the classic-rock shoutouts. And those guitars. Surely among the most heartening developments of an otherwise dismal was the continued rise of social media as a gathering spot for long-marginalized groups to make themselves heard. While Inga Copeland's masterful "Advice to Young Girls"—her Because I'm Worth It collaboration with fellow UK deconstructionist Actress—urges young women to slip past their parents and band together in the streets, it's likely that most anybody who's heard the lurching, dimly lit song did so in isolation; that's just how we hear things these days. Besides, Copeland's deadpan vocals and the track's digitized porch-rocker creak don't exactly scream "meatspace"; rather, Copeland's sage entreaties—"there will be all these things," she promises, "for you to discover and claim"—float through the laptop speakers like character-hits of strength and solidarity.
Billboard Year-End Hot chart for For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article " Billboard Hot ". Top s Songs. Happy - Pharrell Williams 2. All of Me - John Legend 4. Counting Stars - OneRepublic 6.