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The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll: Top 10 Singles By Year, 1979-2013

Singles were added to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll for the music of 1979 issue. Before that, only albums were ranked in the poll, which began in 1971, then stopped for three years before returning for good in early 1975 to recap the music of 1974.

Here's a rundown of the top ten singles each year, as culled from the Village Voice archives and from Robert Christgau dot com.

And here's a playlist of the top singles for each year, with the exception of Artists United Against Apartheid's "Sun City", which was voted the top single of 1985 (it's not on Spotify as of this writing.)

1979-1980

1979

1. Ian Dury & the Blockheads: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick"/"Reasons to Be Cheerful, Pt. 3" (Stiff/Epic)

2. M: "Pop Musik" (Sire)

3. Donna Summer: "Hot Stuff" (Casablanca)

4. Sister Sledge: "We Are Family"/"He's the Greatest Dancer" (Cotillion)

5. The Pretenders: "Stop Your Sobbing"/"The Wait" (Real import)

6. Fleetwood Mac: "Tusk" (Warner Bros.)

7. The Knack: "My Sharona" (Captiol)

8. Blondie: "Dreaming" (Chrysalis)

9. The Brains: "Money Changes Everything" (Gray Matter)

10. The Flying Lizards: "Money" (Virgin)

I must admit that I found the singles chart more interesting than the generally unexceptionable album selections. That's what's so great about the singles--they're quirky. I especially enjoyed the tie for sixth--"My Sharona," which brightened the radio as surely as Fantastik takes the enamel off your refrigerator, and "Tusk," the weirdest 45 issued by any megagroup since the defeat of George McGovern.
-- Robert Christgau, January 28, 1980

1980

1. Kurtis Blow: "The Breaks" (Mercury)

2. Joy Division: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Factory import)

3. Blondie: "Call Me" (Chrysalis)

4. The Clash: "Train in Vain"/"London Calling" (Epic)

5. Pretenders: "Brass in Pocket" (Sire)

6. Stevie Wonder: "Master Blaster (Jammin')" (Tamla)

7. John Lennon/Yoko Ono: "Just Like Starting Over"/"Kiss Kiss Kiss" (Geffen)

8. The Vapors: "Turning Japanese" (United Artists)

9. Lipps Inc.: "Funkytown" (Casablanca)

10. Diana Ross: "Upside Down" (Motown)

 

1981-1985

1981

1. Laurie Anderson: "O Superman"/"Walk the Dog" (One, Ten/Warner Bros.)

2. The Rolling Stones: "Start Me Up" (Rolling Stones)

3. Grandmaster Flash: "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" (Sugarhill)

4. Kim Carnes: "Bette Davis Eyes" (EMI America)

5. Yoko Ono: "Walking on Thin Ice" (Geffen)

6. Tom Tom Club: "Genius of Love" (Sire)

7. Pete Shelley: "Homosapien" (Genetic import)

8. Soft Cell: "Tainted Love"/"Where Did Our Love Go?" (Sire)

9. Funky Four Plus One: "That's the Joint" (Sugarhill)

10. Prince: "Controversy" (Warner Bros.)

1982

1. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five: "The Message" (Sugarhill)

2. Marvin Gaye: "Sexual Healing" (Columbia)

3. The Clash: "Rock the Casbah" (Epic)

4. Prince: "1999"/"How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore?" (Warner Bros.)

5. Soft Cell: "Tainted Love"/"Where Did Our Love Go?" (Sire)

6. Musical Youth: "Pass the Dutchie" (MCA)

7. Pretenders: "Back On the Chain Gang"/"My City Was Gone" (Sire)

8. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force: "Planet Rock" (Tommy Boy)

9. ABC: "The Look Of Love" (Mercury)

10. Aretha Franklin: "Jump To It" (Arista)

1983

1. Michael Jackson: "Billie Jean" (Epic)

2. The Police: "Every Breath You Take" (A&M)

3. The Pretenders: "Back on the Chain Gang" (Sire)

4. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force: "Looking for the Perfect Beat" (Tommy Boy)

5. Prince: "Little Red Corvette" (Warner Bros.)

6. Eddy Grant: "Electric Avenue" (Epic)

7. Michael Jackson: "Beat It" (Epic)

8. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel: "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" (Sugarhill)

9. Run-D.M.C.: "It's Like That"/"Sucker MCs" (Profile)

10. Talking Heads: "Burning Down the House" (Sire)

1984

1. Prince: "When Doves Cry"/"17 Days" (Warner Bros.)

2. Bruce Springsteen: "Dancing in the Dark"/"Pink Cadillac" (Columbia)

3. Tina Turner: "What's Love Got To Do With It" (Capitol)

4. Hüsker Dü: "Eight Miles High" (SST)

5. Van Halen: "Jump" (Warner Bros.)

6. Prince: "Let's Go Crazy"/"Erotic City" (Warner Bros.)

7. Afrika Bambaataa & The Godfather of Soul James Brown: "Unity" (Tommy Boy)

8. Run-D.M.C.: "Rock Box" (Profile)

9. Chaka Khan: "I Feel for You" (Warner Bros.)

10. Cyndi Lauper: "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (Portrait)

1985

1. Artists United Against Apartheid: "Sun City" (Manhattan)

2. Aretha Franklin: "Freeway of Love" (Arista)

3. John Fogerty: "The Old Man Down the Road"/"Big Train (From Memphis)" (Warner Bros.)

4. Hüsker Dü: "Makes No Sense at All"/"Love Is All Around" (SST)

5. Ramones: "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg" (Beggars Banquet import)

6. Don Henley: "The Boys of Summer"/"A Month of Sundays" (Geffen)

7. Eurythmics: "Would I Lie to You?" (RCA Victor)

8. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force: "I Wonder If I Take You Home" (Columbia)

9. Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew: "The Show"/"La-Di-Da-Di" (Reality)

10. Kate Bush: "Running Up That Hill" (EMI America)

 

1986-1990

1986

1. Run-D.M.C.: "Walk This Way" (Profile)

2. Cameo: "Word Up" (Atlanta Arista)

3. Prince & the Revolution: "Kiss"/"Love Or Money" (Paisley Park)

4. Peter Gabriel: "Sledgehammer" (Geffen)

5. Billy Bragg: "Levi Stubbs' Tears" (Go! Discs import)

6. R.E.M.: "Fall On Me" (I.R.S.)

7. Timbuk 3: "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" (I.R.S.)

8. Steve Winwood: "Higher Love" (Warner Bros.)

9. Public Image Ltd.: "Rise" (Elektra)

10. Talking Heads: "Wild Wild Life" (Sire)

1987

1. Prince: "Sign O' the Times" (Paisley Park)

2. Suzanne Vega: "Luka" (A&M)

3. Los Lobos: "La Bamba" (Slash)

4. Prince: "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man"/"Hot Thing" (Paisley Park)

5. M/A/R/R/S: "Pump Up the Volume" (4th & B'way)

6. Grateful Dead: "Touch of Grey" (Arista)

7. Bruce Springsteen: "Brilliant Disguise"/"Lucky Man" (Columbia)

8. R.E.M.: "The One I Love" (I.R.S.)

9. Prince: "U Got the Look"/"Housequake" (Paisley Park)

10. Bruce Springsteen: "Tunnel of Love" (Columbia)

1988

1. Tracy Chapman: "Fast Car" (Elektra)

2. Robe Base & D.J. E-Z Rock: "It Takes Two" (Profile)

3. Guns N' Roses: "Sweet Child o' Mine" (Geffen)

4. Prince: "Alphabet St." (Paisley Park)

5. Midnight Oil: "Beds Are Burning"/"The Dead Heart" (Columbia)

6. Public Enemy: "Don't Believe the Hype"/"Prophets of Rage" (Def Jam)

7. Traveling Wilburys: "Handle With Care" (Wilbury)

8. Bobby Brown: "My Prerogative" (MCA)

9. Eric B. & Rakim: "Follow the Leader" (Uni)

10. D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince: "Parents Just Don't Understand" (Jive)

1989

1. Public Enemy: "Fight the Power" (Motown)

2. Neneh Cherry: "Buffalo Stance" (Virgin)

3. Soul II Soul: "Keep on Movin'" (Virgin)

4. Fine Young Cannibals: "She Drives Me Crazy" (I.R.S.)

5. Tone-Loc: "Wild Thing" (Delicious Vinyl)

6. Young M.C.: "Bust a Move" (Delicious Vinyl)

7. Madonna: "Like a Prayer" (Sire)

8. The B-52s: "Love Shack" (Warner Bros.)

9. Tom Petty: "Free Fallin'" (MCA)

10. Rolling Stones: "Mixed Emotions" (Rolling Stones)

1990

1. Deee-Lite: "Groove Is in the Heart"/"What Is Love" (Elektra)

2. Sinéad O'Connor: "Nothing Compares 2 U" (Chrysalis)

3. Digital Underground: "The Humpty Dance" (Tommy Boy)

4. Madonna: "Vogue" (Sire/Warner Bros.)

5. Faith No More: "Epic" (Slash/Warner Bros.)

6. Lisa Stansfield: "All Around the World" (Arista)

7. Black Box: "Everybody Everybody" (Deconstruction)

8. Madonna: "Justify My Love" (Sire/Warner Bros.)

9. Soho: "Hippychick" (Atlantic)

10. Public Enemy: "Welcome to the Terrordome" (Def Jam)

 

1991-1995

1991 1. Nirvana: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (DGC)

2. R.E.M.: "Losing My Religion" (Warner Bros.)

3. Naughty by Nature: "O.P.P." (Tommy Boy)

4. Geto Boys: "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" (Rap-a-Lot)

5. Metallica: "Enter Sandman" (Elektra)

6. P.M. Dawn: "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (Gee Street)

7. Crystal Waters: "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" (Mercury)

8. Public Enemy: "Can't Truss It" (Def Jam/Columbia)

9. Seal: "Crazy" (Sire/Reprise)

10. EMF: "Unbelievable" (EMI)

1992

1. Arrested Development: "Tennessee" (Chrysalis)

2. House of Pain: "Jump Around" (Tommy Boy)

3. Kris Kross: "Jump" (Ruffhouse/Columbia)

4. En Vogue: "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" (EastWest)

5. Arrested Development: "People Everyday" (Chrysalis)

6. Cypress Hill: "How I Could Just Kill a Man"/"The Phuncky Feel One" (Ruffhouse/Columbia)

7. Sir Mix-a-Lot: "Baby Got Back" (Def American)

8. U2: "One" (Island)

9. The KLF: "Justified and Ancient" (Arista)

10. Sophie B. Hawkins: "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" (Epic)

1993

1. The Breeders: "Cannonball" (4AD/Elektra)

2. Digable Planets: "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" (Pendulum)

3. Nirvana: "Heart-Shaped Box" (DGC)

4. Dr. Dre: "Nuthin' but a `G' Thang" (Interscope)

5. Salt-n-Pepa: "Shoop" (Next Plateau)

6. Radiohead: "Creep" (Capitol)

7. Soul Asylum: "Runaway Train" (Columbia)

8. The Juliana Hatfield 3: "My Sister" (Mammoth/Atlantic)

9. Urge Overkill: "Sister Havana" (Geffen)

10. Ice Cube: "It Was a Good Day"/"Check Yo Self" (Priority)

1994

1. Beck: "Loser" (DGC)

2. Veruca Salt: "Seether" (DGC)

3. Coolio: "Fantastic Voyage" (Tommy Boy)

4. Warren G: "Regulate" (Violator/RAL)

5. Beastie Boys: "Sabotage" (Grand Royal)

6. R.E.M.: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" (Warner Bros.)

7. Pavement: "Cut Your Hair" (Matador)

8. Hole: "Doll Parts" (DGC)

9. Liz Phair: "Supernova" (Matador)

10. Offspring: "Come Out and Play" (Phantom)

1995

1. Coolio: "Gangsta's Paradise" (MCA Soundtracks)

2. Edwyn Collins: "A Girl Like You" (Bar/None/A&M)

3. Alanis Morissette: "You Oughta Know" (Maverick/Reprise)

4. Elastica: "Connection" (DGC)

5. TLC: "Waterfalls" (LaFace)

6. Joan Osborne: "One of Us" (Blue Gorilla/Mercury)

7. PJ Harvey: "Down by the Water" (Island)

8. TLC: "Creep" (LaFace)

9. Dionne Farris: "I Know" (Columbia)

10. Shaggy: "Boombastic" (Virgin)

 

1996-2000

1996

1. Quad City DJs: "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" (Atlantic/Big Beat)

2. Beck: "Where It's At" (DGC)

3. Smashing Pumpkins: "1979" (Elektra)

4. Oasis: "Wonderwall" (Epic)

5. Pulp: "Common People" (Island)

6. Busta Rhymes: "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check" (Elektra)

7. The Chemical Brothers: "Setting Sun" (Astralwerks)

8. Beck: "Devils Haircut" (DGC)

9. Blackstreet: "No Diggity" (Interscope)

10. Primitive Radio Gods: "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand" (Ergo/Columbia)

1997

1. Hanson: "MMMBop" (Mercury)

2. Chumbawamba: "Tubthumping" (Republic/Universal)

3. The Verve: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" (Virgin)

4. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott: "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" (The Gold Mind, Inc./EastWest)

5. Blur: "Song 2" (Virgin)

6. Cornershop: "Brimful of Asha" (Luaka Bop/Warner Bros.)

7. The Chemical Brothers: "Block Rockin' Beats" (Astralwerks)

8. Erykah Badu: "On and On" (Universal)

9. Smash Mouth: "Walkin' on the Sun" (Interscope)

10. The Notorious B.I.G. (Featuring Puff Daddy and Mase): "Mo Money Mo Problems" (Bad Boy)

1998

1. Fatboy Slim: "The Rockafeller Skank" (Skint/Astralwerks)

2. Lauryn Hill: "Doo Wop (That Thing)" (Ruffhouse/Columbia)

3. Beastie Boys: "Intergalactic" (Grand Royal)

4. Madonna: "Ray of Light" (Maverick/Warner Bros.)

5. Aaliyah: "Are You That Somebody" (Atlantic)

6. OutKast: "Rosa Parks" (LaFace)

7. Hole: "Celebrity Skin" (Geffen)

8. Fastball: "The Way" (Hollywood)

9. Jay-Z: "Hard Knock Life" (Rock-a-Fella/Def Jam)

10. Natalie Imbruglia: "Torn" (RCA)

1999

1. TLC: "No Scrubs" (LaFace)

2. Eminem: "My Name Is" (Aftermath/Interscope)

3. Len: "Steal My Sunshine" (Epic)

4. Madonna: "Beautiful Stranger" (Maverick)

5. Backstreet Boys: "I Want It That Way" (Jive)

6. Cher: "Believe" (Warner Bros.)

7. Smash Mouth: "All Star" (Interscope)

8. Ricky Martin: "Livin' La Vida Loca" (C2/Columbia)

9. The Roots: "You Got Me" (MCA)

10. Santana Featuring Rob Thomas: "Smooth" (Arista)

2000

1. OutKast: "Ms. Jackson" (LaFace/Arista)

2. Eminem Featuring Dido: "Stan" (Aftermath/Interscope)

3. OutKast: "B.O.B." (LaFace/Arista)

4. U2: "Beautiful Day" (Interscope)

5. Madonna: "Music" (Maverick/Warner Bros.)

6. Nelly: "(Hot S**t) Country Grammar" (Universal)

7. Eminem: "The Real Slim Shady" (Aftermath/Interscope)

8. Mystikal: "Shake Ya Ass" (Jive)

9. Destiny's Child: "Say My Name" (Columbia)

10. Aaliyah: "Try Again" (Blackground/Atlantic)

 

2001-2007

2001

1. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott: "Get Ur Freak On" (The Gold Mind, Inc./Elektra)

2. Gorillaz: "Clint Eastwood" (Virgin)

3. Jay-Z: "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" (Roc-A-Fella)

4. Alicia Keys: "Fallin'" (J)

5. Coldplay: "Yellow" (Nettwerk America)

6. Pink: "Get the Party Started" (Arista)

7. Eve feat. Gwen Stefani: "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (Interscope)

8. Mary J. Blige: "Family Affair" (MCA)

9. Weezer: "Hash Pipe" (Geffen)

10. Ryan Adams: "New York, New York" (Lost Highway)

2002

1. Missy Elliott: "Work It" (Elektra)

2. Eminem: "Lose Yourself" (Aftermath/Interscope)

3. Nelly: "Hot in Herre" (Fo' Real/Universal)

4. The Hives: "Hate to Say I Told You So" (Sire/Burning Heart/Epitaph)

5. Eminem: "Without Me" (Aftermath/Interscope)

6. The White Stripes: "Fell In Love With A Girl" (V2)

7. Kylie Minogue: "Can't Get You Out of My Head" (Capitol)

8. Nirvana: "You Know You're Right" (DGC)

9. Rapture: "House of Jealous Lovers" (DFA)

10. Tweet: "Oops (Oh My)" (Elektra)

2003

1. OutKast: "Hey Ya!" (Arista)

2. Beyonce featuring Jay-Z: "Crazy in Love" (Columbia)

3. The White Stripes: "Seven Nation Army" (Third Man/V2)

4. Kelis: "Milkshake" (Star Trak/Arista)

5. 50 Cent: "In Da Club" (G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

6. Johnny Cash: "Hurt" (Universal)

7. Fountains of Wayne: "Stacy's Mom" (S-Curve/Virgin)

8. R. Kelly: "Ignition (Remix)" (Jive)

9. Junior Senior: "Move Your Feet" (Atlantic)

10. Panjabi MC featuring Jay-Z: "Beware of the Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke)" (Sequence)

2004

1. Franz Ferdinand: "Take Me Out" (Domino)

2. Jay-Z: "99 Problems" (Roc-A-Fella)

3. Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris: "Yeah!" (Arista)

4. Modest Mouse: "Float On" (Epic)

5. Britney Spears: "Toxic" (Jive)

6. Kanye West: "Jesus Walks" (Roc-A-Fella)

7. Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharell: "Drop It Like It's Hot" (Doggystyle/Geffen/Star Trak)

8. M.I.A.: "Galang" (XL)

9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: "Maps" (Interscope)

10. U2: "Vertigo" (Interscope)

2005

1. Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx: "Gold Digger" (Roc-A-Fella)

2. Amerie: "1 Thing" (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)

3. Kelly Clarkson: "Since U Been Gone" (RCA)

4. Gorillaz/De La Soul: "Feel Good Inc" (Parlophone/Virgin)

5. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley: "Welcome to Jamrock" (Tuff Gong/Universal)

6. Gwen Stefani: "Hollaback Girl" (Interscope)

7. Franz Ferdinand: "Do You Want To" (Domino)

8. Madonna: "Hung Up" (Maverick)

9. The White Stripes: "My Doorbell" (V2)

10. Three 6 Mafia Featuring Young Buck & Eightball & MJG: "Stay Fly" (Columbia)

2006

1. Gnarls Barkley: "Crazy" (Downtown/Atlantic)

2. T.I.: "What You Know" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic)

3. Christina Aguilera: "Ain't No Other Man" (RCA)

4. Justin Timberlake featuring T.I.: "My Love" (Jive)

5. The Raconteurs: "Steady, As She Goes" (V2)

6. Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland: "Promiscuous" (Geffen)

7. Justin Timberlake: "Sexyback" (Jive)

8. Dixie Chicks: "Not Ready To Make Nice" (Columbia)

9. Lupe Fiasco: "Kick, Push" (Atlantic)

10. Arctic Monkeys: "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" (Domino)

 

2007

1. Amy Winehouse: "Rehab" (Universal)

2. Rihanna featuring Jay-Z: "Umbrella" (Def Jam)

3. LCD Soundsystem: "All My Friends" (DFA/EMI)

4. Feist: "1234" (Cherrytree/Interscope)

5. Justice: "D.A.N.C.E." (Ed Banger/Downtown/Vice)

6. M.I.A.: "Paper Planes" (XL/Interscope)

7. Kanye West: "Stronger" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)

8. UGK featuring Outkast: "International Players Anthem" (Jive)

9. Peter Bjorn & John: "Young Folks" (Wichita/V2)

10. Battles: "Atlas" (Warp)

2008

1. M.I.A., "Paper Planes" (XL)

2. Estelle (ft. Kanye West), "American Boy" (Atlantic)

3. Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (RCA)

4. MGMT, "Time to Pretend" (Columbia)

5. Lil Wayne, "A Milli" (Universal)

6. Santogold, "L.E.S. Artistes" (Warner)

7. Hercules and Love Affair, "Blind" (Mute)

8. Coldplay, "Viva la Vida" (Parlophone)

9. Kanye West, "Love Lockdown" (Roc-a-Fella)

10. Fleet Foxes, "White Winter Hymnal" (Sub Pop)

2009

1. Jay-Z (ft. Alicia Keys), "Empire State of Mind" (Roc Nation)

2. Phoenix, "1901" (Glassnote)

3. Animal Collective, "My Girls" (Domino)

4. Grizzly Bear, "Two Weeks" (Warp)

5. Dirty Projectors, "Stillness Is the Move" (Domino)

6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Zero" (DGC/Interscope)

7. Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance" (Streamline/Interscope)

8. Girls, "Lust for Life" (True Panther)

9. Phoenix, "Lisztomania" (Glassnote)

10. Taylor Swift, "You Belong With Me" (Big Machine)

2010

1. Cee Lo Green, "Fuck You!" (Elektra/Asylum)

2. Janelle Monáe (ft. Big Boi), "Tightrope" (Bad Boy/Wondaland Arts Society)

3. Robyn, "Dancing on My Own" (Cherrytree/Konichiwa)

4. Kanye West (ft. Pusha T), "Runaway" (Def Jam/Roc-a-Fella)

5. Kanye West (ft. Dwele), "Power" (Def Jam/Roc-a-Fella)

6. Kanye West (ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver), "Monster" (Def Jam/Roc- a-Fella)

7. Big Boi (ft. Cutty), "Shutterbugg" (Def Jam)

8. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, "Round and Round" (4AD)

9. The National, "Bloodbuzz Ohio" (4AD)

10. Sleigh Bells, "Rill Rill" (Mom + Pop/N.E.E.T.)

2011

1. Adele, "Rolling in the Deep" (Columbia/XL)

2. Beyoncé, "Countdown" (Columbia)

3. Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass" (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal)

4. M83, "Midnight City" (Mute)

5. Jay-Z and Kanye West, "Niggas in Paris" (Def Jam/Roc-a-Fella/Roc Nation)

6. Azealia Banks, "212" (Self-Released)

7. Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends" (Jive)

8. Lana Del Rey, "Video Games" (Stranger/Interscope)

9. Adele, "Someone Like You" (Columbia/XL)

10. Tyler, the Creator, "Yonkers" (XL)

2012

1. Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe" (Interscope)

2. Miguel, "Adorn" (RCA)

3. Usher, "Climax" (RCA)

4. Frank Ocean, "Thinkin' 'Bout You" (Def Jam)

5. Japandroids, "The House That Heaven Built" (Polyvinyl)

6. Taylor Swift, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (Big Machine)

7. Solange, "Losing You" (Terrible)

8. Gotye (ft. Kimbra), "Somebody That I Used to Know" (Universal Republic)

9. Kanye West (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz), "Mercy" (Def Jam)

10. Frank Ocean, "Pyramids" (Def Jam)

2013

1. Daft Punk (ft. Pharrell Williams), "Get Lucky" (Columbia)

2. Lorde, "Royals" (Universal)

3. Haim, "The Wire" (Columbia)

4. Kanye West, "New Slaves" (Def Jam)

5. Robin Thicke (ft. T.I. and Pharrell), "Blurred Lines" (Interscope)

6. Drake (ft. Majid Jordan), "Hold On, We're Going Home" (Cash Money)

7. Kanye West, "Black Skinhead" (Def Jam)

8. Icona Pop (ft. Charli XCX), "I Love It" (Big Beat/WEA)

9. Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop" (RCA)

10. Kanye West, "Bound 2" (Def Jam)


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