2014 was a fantastic year for music, especially the deep house scene (my favourite sound) We’ve had some amazing anthems, soundtracks to our summer and chilled out to some seriously cool tunes.
Whilst the dance scene has had massive commercial success this year, it’s also been a good year for music in general. Sam Smith absolutely smashed it this year by taking over the world. British music has been first class, but I never thought I’d say it – This year has forced me to acknowledge the likes of One Direction and Coldplay and dare I say it- I couldn’t hide my love for Chris Brown.
Whilst under no circumstance do condone his past mistakes, you can’t deny a) his talent b) the great music he’s made or featured on this year(don’t judge me!).
I was most excited by the return of Sia and her amazing album “1000 forms of fear” as well as Mary J Blige showing her love for the UK dance scene and collaborating with some of the UK’s finest. It’s safe to say I was giddy with the amount of summer anthems that came out this year!
I couldn’t say what’s been my most favourite tune or act this year, but we’ve been so spoilt for choice and dance music has most definitely reigned supreme, which makes me very happy! So I decided to compile a top 100 of my favourites.
Now I haven’t put them in any order as there are just too many I absolutely loved this year but they all need to be acknowledged.
I’ll post the first half of my list today, I won’t go into details – I’ll post, tag, post a few vid links and let you enjoy the music.
Check back tomorrow for the 2nd part of my list. I should say an honorary mention is given to the legend that is Frankie Knuckles and whilst he has one of the most sampled and recognisable songs which wasn’t a 2014 release I will be adding him in to my list as he sadly passed away this year and as the Godfather of house he simply must be given a mention. ❤
Let me know you’re thoughts? What’s made your lists this year? What was your anthem 2014?
Happy listening lovelies.
1. Route 94 Ft Jess Glynn – My Love
2. Katy Perry – Dark Horse
3. Iggy Azaelea Ft Charli XCX – Fancy
4. Gorgon City Ft MNEK – Ready For your Love
5. Beyonce – Partition
6. Shamir – On the Regular
7. Sia – Chandelier
8. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
9. Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
10. Sigma – Nobody to Love
11. Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud
12. Wilkinson – Dirty Love
13. Beyonce – Drunk in Love
14. Kendrick Lamar – I
15 Sam Smith – Stay
16. Chris Brown – Loyal
17. Eminem Ft Sia – Guts over Glory
18. Steal My Girl – One Direction
19. Centuries – Fall out Boy
20. London Grammar – Hey Now (Remix)
21. Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynn – Rather Be
22. ZHU – Faded
23. Aloe Blacc – The Man
24. Tove Lo – Stay High (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
25. Coldplay – Sky full of stars
26. Mr Probs – Waves
27. Kieza – Hideaway
28. Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely on You
29. DJ Snake – Turn Down for What
30. Shift K3y – I Know
31. Tiesto – Wasted
32. Lil Mix – Salute
33. Kant – Ey Yo (MK Remix)
34. Usher – Good Kisser
35. Oliver Heldens Ft Becky Hill – Gecko (Overdrive)
36. Wanklemut & Emma Louise – Head is a Jungle (MK Remix)
37. Storm- They Look Right Thru (MK Remix)
38. Second City – I Wanna Feel
39. Watermat – Bullit (Shift K3y)
40. Sigma Ft Paloma Faith – Changes
41. Waze & Odyssey Vs R Kelly – Bump & Grind
42. Take That – These Days
43. Gorgon City Ft Zak Abel – Unmissable
44. Hannah Watts & Chris Lorenzo – Rhymes
45. MAGIC! – Rude (Zedd Remix)
46. Taylor Swift – Shake it off
47. Mary J Blige – My Loving
48. Kid Ink Ft Chris Brown – Show Me
49. Sam Smith – Like I Can (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
50. David Guetta Ft Sam Martin- Dangerous