most popular songs of 2013

The top 10 songs of 2013 are…a little subjective.  So the following lists are composed from the opinions of MTV, VH1, and iTunes.  The songs chosen were picked based on their music video popularity, radio play, & song sales.  So without any adeu, here are the most popular songs of 2013:

MTV #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

10. “I Knew You Were Trouble” –Taylor Swift

9.  “Radioactive” –Imagine Dragons

8.  “Clarity” –Zedd

7.  “Can’t Hold Us” –Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

6.  “Started From the Bottom” –Drake

5.  “Roar” –Katy Perry

4.  “Wrecking Ball” –Miley Cyrus

3.  “Get Lucky” –Daft Punk

2.  “Blurred Lines” –Robin Thicke

1.  “Royals” –Lorde

VH1 staffers voted on their favorites from 2013 which included…

(in order of least votes to most votes)

“Diane Young” –Vampire Weekend

“We Cant Stop” –Miley Cyrus

“Retrograde” –James Blake

“Bound2” –Charlie Wilson

“Mirrors” –Justin Timberlake

“The Wire” –HAIM

“Blurred Lines” –Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I

“Hold On We’re Going Home” –Drake feat. Majid Jordan

“Royals” –Lorde

“Get Lucky” –Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams

iTunes top selling songs of 2013

10. “I Knew You Were Trouble” –Taylor Swift

9.  “Wake Me Up” –Avicii

8.  “Suit & Tie” –Justin Timberlake feat. JAY Z

7.  “Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake

6.  “Roar” –Katy Perry

5. “Stay” –Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko

4.  “When I Was Your Man” –Bruno Mars

3.  “Cant Hold Us” –Macklemore feat. Ray D

2.  “Just Give Me a Reason” –Pink feat. Nate Ruess

1.  “Radioactive” –Imagine Dragons

Although there is some discrepancy as to the actual order, many lists included several of the same songs, it is clear that Justin Timberlake and Imagine Dragons had a great year, among others. What’s your list?  Feel free to leave your list in the comment section.

–Nikole Higgins, Communication Director,