The year I was supposed to graduate college was a rocky one for Ole Dozo. Way too much booze and not enough productivity. Patriots ended their decade long Super Bowl drought (technically Feb '15). All things considered I enjoyed 2014. (minus the Red Sox)
Again, the years are a loose guideline. Remember if there's a song omitted from the list, don't fret it could very well be in my top 30 (maybe more) of the decade!
"Take Me To Church", "Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene", "Jackie and Wilson" Hozier
When thinking of 2014 music it's impossible to go more than 2 seconds without thinking of Take Me to Church. While I love that song, the latter Hozier songs are even better. We listened to this album on repeat at DB's many a night.
"Waves" Sleeper Agent
Another BRU bop. :(
"Cold Cold Man" Saint Motel
That fucking piano, man.
"Happy Idiot" TV on the Radio
TV on the Radio is far too cool for me but I've probably listened to this song 300 times.
Fuck Lena Dunhan though.
"Riptide" Vance Joy
Another song that was everywhere in 2014.
"Mind Over Matter" Young the Giant
Cough Syrup is great and all, but personally this is my favorite YTG song.
"I'm Not the Only One" Sam Smith
This song transcended genre. I feel like it was everywhere. Unreal pipes on this guy (am I gonna get in trouble for saying that?)
"Fancy (ft. Charli XCX)" Iggy Azalea
This song held up about as well as a scotch tape door in a hurricane but I fucked w/ it heavy at the time.
"Doses & Mimosas" Cherub
"First" Cold War Kids
The same cannot be said for this song. Still a goosebumps song for me.
"Ain't It Fun" Paramore
I fucking LOVE Paramore.
"Kansas City" New Basement Tapes
The New Basement Tapes was such an awesome project. Pretty cool how this song blew up around the same time of the Kansas City Royals two-year window.
"Shelter Song" Temples
Didn't know this song until this year, but it is in my top 100 most played songs on Apple Music of 2019 last time I checked. So 60's I fucking love it.
"Boom Clap" Charli XCX
s/o the fault in our stars :'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''(
"Lemme Freak" Lil Dicky
We all need a comedic palate cleanser after rewatching TFIOS in our brain briefly while scrolling.
"Wet Dreamz" J. Cole
Idk the % ...... let's call it 78% of people can relate to this song.
"Shake It Off" Taylor Swift
This song was EVERYWHEEEEEEEEERE (Michelle Branch)
"Shut Up and Dance" Walk the Moon
I kind of hate this song now from hearing it 9302302094 times, but it's worthy of a spot.
"Hazey", "Gooey" Glass Animals
Making this list has been so fucking hard. Do you know how tough it is to go though a decades worth of music across many genres (mostly the alt-rock umbrella)? You forget shit. While I was writing 2015 I used the word hazey and it joggled my reefer brain.