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 rejoin the countdown at #20…
020. ONE DIRECTION, “Story Of My Life” (#1 for three weeks – 2013)
Writers: Jamie Scott, John Ryan, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson / Producers: Julian Bunetta, Ryan
019. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, “The Walker” (#2 for three weeks)
Writers: Michael Fitzpatrick, Noelle Scaggs, Joe Karnes, James King, Jeremy Ruzumna, John Wicks / Producer: Tony Hoffer
018. MAROON 5, “Maps” (#2 for three weeks)
Writers: Adam Levine, Ryan Tedder, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Noel Zancanella / Producers: Levin, Tedder, Zancanella, Noah Passovoy
017. BASTILLE, “Of The Night” (#1 for two weeks)
Writers: Benito Benitez, John “Virgo” Garrett III, Thea Austin, Giorgio Spagna, Francesco Bontempi, Annerley Gordon, Peter Glenister, Mike Gaffey / Producer: Dan Smith
016. COLDPLAY, “Magic” (#1 for three weeks)
Writers: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin / Producers: Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin, Paul Epworth, Daniel Green, Rik Simpson
015. CHRISTINA PERRI, “Burning Gold” (#2 for three weeks)
Writers: Christina Perri, Tom Hull /Producers: John Hill, Butch Walker
014. ED SHEERAN, “Don’t” (#2)
Writers: Ed Sheeran, Benjamin Levin / Producers: Rick Rubin, Levin
013. RIXTON, “Me And My Broken Heart” (#2 for three weeks)
Writers: Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Rob Thomas / Producers: Levin, Mac
012. THE SCRIPT, “Superheroes” (#1 for five weeks)
Writers/Producers: Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, James Barry
011. BLEACHERS, “I Wanna Get Better” (#1 for one week)
Writers/Producers: Jack Antonoff, John Hill
Check back tomorrow for the start of the top ten on the year-end chart and let me know what you’re liking so far below!