Welcome to the frequently-updated list of the Best Songs of 2014!
You'll find everything here from mainstream pop singles (Beyonce, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams), hip hop jams (Future, ScHoolboy Q, Iggy Azalea), alternative rock future classics (Tune-Yards, Sia, Big Data), to under-appreciated gems (Sam Smith, Miranda Lambert, Janelle Monae, London Grammar, Twin Forks, Becky G).
Disclaimer: These are all songs I discovered in 2014. While most of them were released in 2014, some were released in 2013, if you want to be technical about it. Again, my apologies to the purists.