Best 20 Songs of 2013 – Editor’s Choice

Music Trajectory threw out the rules for this list. Unlike my other 2013 year-end list, the Top 20 Best Songs of 2013, which was heavily influenced by how well songs did on the charts and popularity, this list is strictly Music Trajectory’s opinion on the best songs of 2013. There are several songs that can be seen on both lists of course but there are several tracks on this list that didn’t chart well or weren’t very popular but again, this list isn’t about what was popular. It is about the best songs of the year! But just like I said in the intro to that other list, feel free to sound off in the comments section, share your own top 20 list, and tweet me @MusicTrajectory

Check out the 20 songs that made the list in the embedded Rdio player below (or here in Spotify or here in Youtube), or scroll down for the videos, single artwork, and links for each song below.

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1. “Sweater Weather” (The Neighbourhood)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop


2. “Radioactive” (Imagine Dragons)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative


3. “Come A Little Closer” (Cage the Elephant)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock


4. “Ways To Go” (Grouplove)

Genre: Indie rock, Synthpop, Alternative, Indie Dance


5. “17 Crimes” (AFI)

Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, Punk Rock


6. “Out Of My League” (Fitz and The Tantrums)

Genre: Indie Pop, Neo-Soul


7. “Shot At The Night” (The Killers)

Genre: New Wave, Synthpop


8. “Breezeblocks” (alt-J)

Genre: Indie rock, Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative


9. “Miracle Mile” (Cold War Kids)

Genre: Indie Rock


10. “What Doesn’t Kill You” (Jake Bugg)

Genre: Indie Rock, Garage Rock Revival, Garage Punk


11. “Entertainment” (Phoenix)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Dance Rock, Indie


12. “Temple” (Kings of Leon)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Garage Rock, Southern Rock


13. “Diane Young” (Vampire Weekend)

Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative


14. “My God Is The Sun” (Queens of the Stone Age)

Genre: Indie rock, Alternative


15. “Think of You” (MS MR)

Genre: Indie Pop, Alternative Rock


16. “Afterlife” (Arcade Fire)

Genre: Indie Rock, Dance-Rock, Alternative Dance


17. “Two Times” (Kid Karate)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Electronic, Experimental

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18. “Stone” (Alice In Chains)

Genre: Alternative Metal, Sludge Metal


19. “I Wanna Be A Warhol” (Alkaline Trio)

Genre: Punk Rock


20. “All the Time” (The Strokes)

Genre: Indie Rock, Garage Rock


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