Welcome to the frequently-updated list of the best songs of 2013.
You'll find everything here from mainstream pop singles (Robin Thicke, Daft Punk, Taylor Swift), hip hop jams (Classified, M.I.A., Kanye West, Iggy Azalea, Major Lazer), alternative rock future classics (Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Fitz and the Tantrums), to under-appreciated gems (Olafur Arnalds, Tom Jones, Pistol Annies, Delta Rae, Court Yard Hounds, and Tom Waits).
Disclaimer: These are all songs I discovered in 2013. While most of them were released in 2013, some were released in 2012, if you want to be technical about it. My apologies to the purists.