What are your favorite English language songs of 2013?
I was trying to think of my own favorite songs, and I couldn’t come up with many at all. A lot of hit pop songs this year are either very similar to hit songs of the past (if not complete rip-offs) are vulgar and/or demeaning towards women or are promoted through overly sexualized videos and performances. Given this context, maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, which is guilty of all three crimes, was the biggest hit of the year.
For a nice mid-tempo pop songs, I would recommend the Band Perry’s Don’t Le Me Be Lonely. Fans of Taylor Swift should like this song.
For a pop/rock song, I think Radioactive by Imagine Dragons is catchy and memorable.
For a pure uptempo pop song, how about Selena Gomez’s Come and Get It, with it’s distinctive South Asian percussion and backing vocals: