PMA’s 100 Best Songs of 2013

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We had no trouble listing a hundred songs that stood out to us in 2013. In fact the trouble only came when we had to narrow the list down to just one hundred songs. Nonetheless it was an absolute blast to revisit the songs that made us dance, cry, ponder and, of course, rock out, over the last twelve months, and we hope you enjoy this list half as much as we enjoyed assembling it.

Check out most of the tracks on the list on the embedded Rdio player below (or here if Spotify is more your speed), or skip ahead to our top 20 to read some words on the songs that basically dominated our playlists all year long. There was just no stopping our #1 pick – we’re pretty sure we played it non-stop for a week straight.


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100 Blood Orange – “You’re Not Good Enough”
99 Marnie Stern – “Year Of The Glad”
98 WAVVES – “Demon To Lean On”
97 No Joy – “Hare Tarot Lies”
96 Smith Westerns – “3AM Spiritual”
95 Akron/Family – “No-Room”
94 Chance the Rapper“Paranoia”
93 My Bloody Valentine“Only Tomorrow”
92 Jeremih & Shlohmo“Boo Peep (Do U Right)”
91 Deafheaven – “Dreamhouse”

90 Cut Copy – “Let Me Show You Love”
89 Foals – “Inhaler”
88 Mount Kimbie – “Made To Stray”
87 Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
86 Baths – “Worsening”
85 London Grammar – “Nightcall”
84 Annie – “Invisible”
83 Kurt Vile – “Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze”
82 Omar Souleyman – “Wenu Wenu”
81 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”

80 A$AP Rocky – “Fuckin’ Problems”
79 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “So Good At Being In Trouble”
78 BANKS – “Waiting Game”
77 Majical Cloudz – “Childhood’s End”
76 Autre Ne Veut – “A Lie”
75 Young Galaxy – “New Summer”
74 Fuck Buttons – “The Red Wing”
73 Janelle Monae – “Dance Apocalyptic”
72 Grizzly Bear – “Will Calls”
71 WET – “You’re The Best”

70 Toro y Moi - “Rose Quartz”
69 The National – “Sea of Love”
68 Waxahatchee – “Dixie Cups and Jars”
67 TV on the Radio – “Mercy”
66 The Weeknd – “Belong To The World”
65 Disclosure – “Latch” featuring Sam Smith
64 Neko Case – “Night Still Comes”
63 Earl Sweatshirt – “Hive” featuring Vince Staples and Casey Veggies
62 Glass Candy“Warm In The Winter”
61 Postiljonen – “Supreme”

60 Jai Paul“All Night”
59 Youth Lagoon – “Mute”
58 Angel Olsen – “Sweet Dreams”
57 Foxygen – “No Destruction”
56 Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”
55 Mikky Ekko – “Kids”
54 Daft Punk – “Doin’ It Right” featuring Panda Bear
53 Haerts – “Wings”
52 The National – “Pink Rabbits”
51 CHVRCHES – “Recover”

50 MØ – “Never Wanna Know”
49 M.I.A. – “Come Walk With Me”
48 Blood Orange – “Chamakay”
47 Youth Lagoon – “Dropla”
46 Pusha T – “Numbers On The Board”
45 Danny Brown – “Lonely”
44 Merchandise – “Anxiety’s Door”
43 The Knife – “A Tooth For An Eye”
42 Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
41 King Krule – “Easy Easy”

40 FKA twigs – “Ultraviolet”
39 Rhye – “Open”
38 James Blake – “Retrograde”
37 Lorde – “Royals”
36 Mariah Carey – “#Beautiful” featuring Miguel
35 Volcano Choir - “Byegone”
34 Autre Ne Veut - “Counting”
33 iceage – “Ecstasy”
32 Baths – “Phaedra”
31 Savages – “Shut Up”

30 HAIM – “The Wire”
29 Janelle Monae – “Primetime” featuring Miguel
28 Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”
27 Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” featuring Pharrell and T.I.
26 Foxygen – “San Francisco”
25 Torres – “Honey”
24 Big Sean“Control” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica
23 Laura Marling – “Master Hunter”
22 Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
21 Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”

See Our Top 20 Songs of 2013 →

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