I produce a yearly playlist of my Top 40 most played tracks of that year. Thanks to last.fm, this is a fairly simple process.
It’s almost time to produce the 2016 playlist and usually by now I have done a pre-check to see what will be Number One but so far I have refrained and will leave it as a surprise.
I thought it would be a nice bit of nostalgia to share previous year’s playlists on the run up to the big 2016 reveal, so over the next few weeks I will be posting/reminiscing about playlists gone by – let’s hear from 2014…
I am not surprised that Sia is number one with “Chandelier” – this song has been my “X Factor audition song“, I’ve tried to learn how to sing it like her and I could often be found of an evening in the kitchen trying to replicate the little girl’s dance moves from the video.
You can’t beat a bit of Paloma Faith and her epic voice on “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” has truly earned her place at number two.
“Let It Go” from Frozen was a big contender at the start of the year as I was simply addicted to it and climbing up the stairs in my house will never be the same again.
“Up” by Olly Murs is a real last-minute entry as I played it on a loop a couple of weeks ago – it’s such a feel good tune.
St Vincent really got me excited this year and I predict that we will be hearing a lot more from her in 2015.
2014 seemed to be dominated by male solo acoustic guitar based artists with the likes of Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, James Blunt and Vance Joy featuring a lot.
Two other brilliant male artists of the moment also were played a lot by me – Tom Odell and Sam Smith.
Let’s leave the last word of 2014 to one of the most catchy songs of the year from Meghan Trainor.
Wow! What an amazing list of songs. Do you know theses songs? Is your favourite in here somewhere? If not, what was your favorite song of 2014. I’d really appreciate hearing your thoughts. Let me know in the comments below or tweet @PopAndTalk