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Best Songs of 2013 - Top Songs in 2013

Updated on July 17, 2014
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Listen to "Royals"

# 1 Royals

Artist: Lorde


Lorde wrote Royals in less than an hour. "Royals" soon rose to number on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Lorde became one of the youngest individuals to peak at number one since Tiffany.

Listen to "Blurred Lines"

# 2 Blurred Lines

Artist: Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. and Pharrel


"Blurred Lines" is Thicke's most successful song to date. "Blurred Lines" is 2013's longest number one single, staying at top for 12 weeks.

Listen to "Get Lucky"

# 3 Get Lucky

Artist: Daft Punk Featuring Pharrel



"Get Lucky" has sold over 9.3 million copies since it's released and peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Listen to "Mirrors"

# 4 Mirrors

Artist: Justin Timberlake


After a long hiatus Timberlake released his album 20/20 Experience and "Mirrors" was the highest selling single from this album. The song was inspired by Timberlake's grandparents. The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Listen to "We Can't Stop"

# 5 We Can't Stop

Artist: Miley Cyrus


Cyrus's break from teeny bopper into adulthood began with this single. "We Can't Stop" was the first single released off of Cyrus's "Bangerz" album. The single peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Listen to "Roar"

# 6 Roar

Artist: Katy Perry


"Roar" was the first single off of Perry's fourth studio album "Prism." "Roar" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Listen to "Wake Me Up"

# 7 Wake Me Up

Artist: Avicii


"Wake Me Up" peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, but was a huge hit worldwide peaking at number 1 in the U.K., Italy, Israel, France, Germany, Brazil, and Australia.

Listen to "Thrift Shop"

# 8 Thrift Shop

Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


"Thrift Shop" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The single has sold over 7 million copies in the USA alone.

Listen to "Hold On We're Going Home"

# 9 Hold On We're Going Home

Artist: Drake


"Hold On We're Going Home" peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It went two times platinum in the USA.

Listen to "When I Was Your Man"

# 10 When I Was Your Man

Artist: Bruno Mars


"When I Was Your Man" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The single went four times platinum in the USA.

Listen to "The Monster"

# 11 The Monster

Artist: Eminem featuring Rihanna


The song is about coming to grips with your inner monsters. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. "The Monster" was a worldwide success hitting the top of the charts in 12 countries.

Listen to "Radioactive"

# 12 Radioactive

Artist: Imagine Dragons


This alternative rock song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. "Radioactive" won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance.

Listen to "I Need Your Love"

# 13 I Need Your Love

Artist: Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding


"I Need Your Love" peaked at number sixteen on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song also went platinum.

Listen to "Stay"

# 14 Stay

Artist: Rihanna


"Stay" peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It was certified four times platinum.

Listen to "My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark"

# 15 My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark (Light Em Up)

Artist: Fall Out Boy


The lead single off of Fall Out Boy's newest album "Save Rock and Roll", sold over 2 million digital downloads. It reached number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Listen to "Counting Stars"

# 16 Counting Stars

Artist: One Republic


"Counting Stars" reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.

Listen to "Just Give Me A Reason"

# 17 Just Give Me a Reason

Artist: Pink featuring Nate Ruess


This pop ballad reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and stayed there for three weeks. It has sold over 4,405,000 downloads in the USA.

Listen to "Applause"

# 18 Applause

Artist: Lady Gaga


"Applause" reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and was Lady Gaga's biggest single of 2013.

Listen to "Baby I"

# 19 Baby I

Artist: Ariana Grande


The single sold more than 141,000 digital downloads in the first week. "Baby I" helped cement Grande's place as a new up and coming artist to keep your eyes on.

Listen to "Heart Attack"

# 20 Heart Attack

Artist: Demi Lovato


This single went double platinum and reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It sold over 200,000 digital sales in its first week alone.

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