Get Lucky - Radio Edit

by Daft Punk
album Get Lucky

#1. Get Lucky by Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers

Pharrell was my man this year. Blurred Lines and his soundtrack for Despicable Me 2 were all over my playlists. But you add Daft Punk and the amazing Nile Rogers and you have pop music gold.

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#2. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake

Justin is back!!! I was so excited when I heard the news. And then he dropped the first half of 20/20 and I didn’t know what to think. I listened to it once and put it aside. But after a while I got it back out and played it over and over. I started to discover how brilliant the album really is. Then surpise…he drops a second album. This one is even more complex. I am just starting to understand where it is going. Justin is back!!!

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Wake Me Up - Radio Edit

by Avicii
album True

#3 Wake Me Up by Avicii

The story goes that that when Avicii was performing at a huge festival he brought a bluegrass band up to help him play this song. The crowd booed. Avicii just smiled and said, “Boo if you want this song is going to be a hit” And it is. I love this song!!!

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Baby I

by Ariana Grande
album Baby I

#5. Baby I by Ariana Grande

Has there been a more perfect single this year? It sounds like a 80’s throwback and modern at the same time. Ariana is going to have a huge career.

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#6. Your Lady, She’s Shady by JJ Grey & Mofro

One of the fun parts about music is discovering new bands. My favorite new band is JJ Grey & Mofro from Florida.

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#Beautiful

by Mariah Carey
album #Beautiful

#7. #Beautiful by Mariah Carey and Miguel

I have never been a big Mariah Carey fan. Like the nobleman says in the film Amadeus ‘It just has too many notes” But then in 2013 Mariah strips all that away and gives us the beautiful song. Oh yeah and that Miguel character can really sing too. :)

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All of Me

by John Legend
album All of Me

#8. All of Me by John Legend

The last couple of years Mr. Legend has been living up to his name. This is my favorite song of his this year.

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Dance Apocalyptic

by Janelle Monáe
album The Electric Lady

#9. Dance Apocalyptic by Janelle Monae

Most of Ms. Monae’s music is to esoteric for me. And she is not my favorite person on the planet. It has something to do with meeting her at The Grove. But the woman is talented. This year her talent gave us this fun single.

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Better in Stereo - from "Liv and Maddie"

by Dove Cameron
album Better in Stereo

#10. Better in Stereo by Dove Cameron

My wife is the executive producer of Disney Channel’s new hit series Liv and Maddie. Pretty much everyone on the planet things this song is about the twins played by Dove. But here’s a little secret. I think the song is really about Betsy and I. Or every couple that is in love.

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Chambers Stevens Top Ten Music for 2013
2013 was a fantastic year for music. There were more great singles than anytime since the 80’s. There were also more terrible albums than anytime in history. 
I listened to pretty much all of the top CD’s this year. Most were full of filler. It’s like the artist ran out of ideas after the first single. 
But at the same time the hit singles were smoking. I had over 50 favorite songs this year. I was going to post all 50 but that seemed indulgent. ]
So here are my top ten. And the reason I love them. 

Chambers Stevens Top Ten Music for 2013

2013 was a fantastic year for music. There were more great singles than anytime since the 80’s. There were also more terrible albums than anytime in history. 

I listened to pretty much all of the top CD’s this year. Most were full of filler. It’s like the artist ran out of ideas after the first single. 

But at the same time the hit singles were smoking. I had over 50 favorite songs this year. I was going to post all 50 but that seemed indulgent. ]

So here are my top ten. And the reason I love them. 

#1 Teen Beach Movie Soundtrack

Teen Beach took over our summer playlist. He watched the film about ten times and listened to the soundtrack over a hundred.

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#2 Frozen Soundtrack

Everywhere you go in LA people are playing the music from the hit film Frozen. Twain has really gotten into the deluxe CD. Not only does it have the songs but also the score. But the best part is the composers include 9 demos and comentary on songs they DIDN’T include in the film. Its surprising how much he listens to the songs that aren’t included in the film.

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#3 Oily Murs-Right Plac Righ Time

This CD technically came out at the end of 2012 but we didn’t discover it until Jan. Of all the songs Twain requested this year none were played more than the first three cuts. Eventually I got him to listen to the rest of the CD. By the end of the spring I pulled it off his playlist. I couldn’t take anymore!!

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