Adam’s Top 100 of 2014: #100-81

The cream of the pop!

The cream of the pop for 2014.

Another year is in the books and it’s time for the annual listing of the 100 biggest songs that ranked among my weekly top 40 chart from December 2013 to November 2014. It was magical year full of MAGIC! and “Magic” and a lovely twelve months of lovable hits from James Blunt and The Fray. We went “home” with A Great Big World and Andy Grammer, spun around in a “dance” with Milky Chance and Walk The Moon and ended up here with all that was awesome in the year we called 2014.

Peak positions listed are as of the last chart included in the year dated November 30, 2014. Those entries marked with a plus sign (+) had not yet reached their peak position as of the date. Ties in points were broken based on peak, number of weeks at peak and number of weeks in the top 40.

With all that in mind, I think it’s time to start the countdown. Ready? Let’s dig in.

Take That
100. TAKE THAT, “These Days” (#7 +)
Writers: Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, Jamie Norton, Ben Mark / Producer: Greg Kurstin
Label: Polydor (U.K.)

099. SHEPPARD, “Hold My Tongue” (#1 for two weeks – 2013)
Writers: Jay Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard / Producer: Stuart Stuart
Label: Republic

098. NICKELBACK, “What Are You Waiting For?” (#20)
Writers: Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Jacob Kasher, Gordon “Gordini” Sran / Producers: C. Kroeger, Peake, Mike Kroeger, Daniel Adair, Chris Baseford, Brian Howes, Jason “JVP” van Poederooyen, Sran
Label: Republic

Big Data and Joywave
097. BIG DATA featuring JOYWAVE, “Dangerous” (#23 for four weeks)
Writer: Daniel Armbruster, Alan Wilkis / Producer: Wilkis
Label: Wilcassettes/Crush Music/Warner Bros.

096. PASSENGER, “Let Her Go” (#1 for twelve weeks – 2013)
Writers: Mike Rosenberg / Producer: Rosenberg, Chris Vallejo
Label: Nettwerk/Warner Bros.

James Blunt
095. JAMES BLUNT, “When I Find Love Again” (#12 +)
Writers: Steve Mac, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Daniel Omelio, Ross Golan, Charlotte Aitchison / Producer: Mac, Levin, Robopop
Label: Atlantic

Olly Murs and Travie McCoy
094. OLLY MURS featuring TRAVIE MCCOY, “Wrapped Up” (#9 +)
Writers: Olly Murs, Travie McCoy, Steve Robson, Claude Kelly / Producer: Robson
Label: Columbia

Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake
093. MICHAEL JACKSON & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Love Never Felt So Good” (#18 for two weeks)
Writers: Michael Jackson, Paul Anka / Producers: Jackson, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
Label: Epic


092. SHEPPARD, “Geronimo” (#19 for two weeks)
Writers: Jay Bovino, Amy Sheppard, George Sheppard / Producer: Stuart Stuart
Label: Republic

Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz
091. LILLY WOOD & THE PRICK and ROBIN SCHULZ, “Prayer In C” (#14 +)
Writers: Benjamin Cotto, Nili Hadida / Producers: Pierre Guimard, Robin Schulz
Label: Big Beat/Atlantic

090. SMALLPOOLS, “Over & Over” (#17 for two weeks)
Writers/Producers: Sean Scanlon, Mike Kamerman, Joe Intile, Beau Kuther, Benjamin Berger, Ryan McMahon
Label: RCA

The Madden Brothers
089. THE MADDEN BROTHERS, “We Are Done” (#14)
Writers: Eric Valentine, Benji Madden, Joel Madden / Producer: Valentine
Label: Capitol

Cobra Starship and Icona Pop
088. COBRA STARSHIP featuring ICONA POP, “Never Been In Love” (#18 for two weeks)
Writers/Producers: Norman Cook, Camille Yarbrough, Eric Frederic, John Ryan
Label: Fueled By Ramen

087. COLDPLAY, “Atlas” (#1 for three weeks – 2013)
Writers: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin / Producer: Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson
Label: Republic

Imagine Dragons
086. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “On Top Of The World” (#4 for two weeks – 2013)
Writers/Producers: Ben McKee, Dan Platzman, Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Alexander Grant
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope

Jess Glynne
085. JESS GLYNNE, “Right Here” (#19 for two weeks)
Writers: Jessica Glynne, Janee Bennett, Kye Gibbon, Matthew Robson-Scott / Producer: Gorgon City
Label: Atlantic

Eden XO
084. EDEN XO, “Too Cool To Dance” (#6 for two weeks +)
Writers/Producers: Jessica Malakouti, Fransisca Hall, Ron Fair, Frederick Falke
Label: Virgin/Capitol

Sara Bareilles
083. SARA BAREILLES, “I Choose You” (#18)
Writers: Sara Bareilles, Jason Blynn, Pete Harper / Producer: Mark Endert
Label: Epic

082. KEANE, “Higher Than The Sun” (#7 for three weeks – 2013)
Writers: Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin / Producer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope

James Blunt
081. JAMES BLUNT, “Heart To Heart” (#14)
Writers: James Blunt, Daniel Parker, Daniel Omelio / Producers: Martin Terefe, Robopop
Label: Atlantic

Check back tomorrow for 80-61 on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!

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