X96 Top 50 Songs of 2014

2014 certainly was an interesting year for music. Lorde held strong. Foo Fighters brought their A-game owning the ALS Ice Bucket Challange and putting out an 8-part documentary in addition to the album, “Sonic Highways”. Big Data came out of nowhere and was everywhere with “Dangerous”, which is possibly the best music video of 2014. Beck brough all the funk to the Twilight Concert Series. Death From Above 1979 put out a new album after ten years and was arguably the best show to tour through Salt Lake. Bleachers left a huge wake on the music scene. Billy Idol shared the bill with Bleachers and Priory, selling out the X96 Nightmare Before Xmas Show. We partied in the rain at the X96 Big Ass Show with Neon Trees, Phantogram and an earth-shaking performance from A Day to Remember. On top of that, X96 started our Lounge X sessions and a lot of artists drop by for stripped-down performances and to meet their fans (look for many, many more of these in 2015).

So we did the math. We ran the algorithms, tallied music sales in Utah and double-checked your request totals. Here are X96’s Top 50 Songs of 2014:

*A couple of these videos are NSFW. Guess which ones.

1. Big Data featuring Joywave “Dangerous”

2. Kongos “Come With Me Now”

3. Bleachers “I Wanna Get Better”

4. Foo Fighters “Something From Nothing”

5. The Black Keys “Fever”

6. Coldplay “A Sky Full of Stars”

7. Vance Joy “Riptide”

8. Hozier “Take Me to Church”

9. Milky Chance “Stolen Dance”

10. Fall Out Boy “Centuries”

11. Weezer “Back to the Shack”

12. Bastille “Bad Blood”

13. Phantogram “Fall in Love”

14. Linkin Park “Until It’s Gone”

15. Lorde “Yellow Flicker Beat”

16. Arctic Monkeys “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High”

17. Neon Trees “Sleeping with a Friend”

18. Rise Against “Time + Tragedy”

19. Priory “Weekend”

20. Fitz and the Tantrums “The Walker”

21. U2 “The Miracle of Joey Ramone”

22. Alt-J “Left Hand Free”

23. Imagine Dragons “I Bet My Life”

24. Bleachers “Roller Coaster”

25. The Dirty Heads “My Sweet Summer”

26. American Authors “Best Day of My Life”

27. Black Keys “Gotta Get Away”

28. Capital Cities “One Minute More”

29. Broods “Mother and Father”

30. A Day to Remember “End of Me”

31. Somekindawonderful “Reverse”

32. The Used “Cry”

33. Cage the Elephants “Cigarette Daydreams”

34. The Eeries “Cool Kid”

35. Bad Suns “Cardiac Arrest”

36. Jack White “Lazaretto”

37. Bear Hands “Giants”

38. Linkin Park “Guilty All the Same”

39. Wild Cub “Thunder Clatter”

40. Madden Brothers “We Are Done”

41. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness “Cecilia and the Satellite”

42. Billy Idol “Can’t Break Me Down”

43. Beck “Blue Moon”

44. Kings of Leon “Wait for Me”

45. Foster the People “Coming fo Age”

46. Sleeper Agent “Waves”

47. The Smashing Pumpkins “Being Beige”

48. Death From Above 1979 “Trainwreck 1979”

49. Interpol “All the Rage Back Home”

50. St. Vincent “Digital Witness

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