It was a strong year for increased variety in hit pop music. A slice of mainstream pop perfection introduced Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen to pop fans around the world. Watch Video. What happens when one of the biggest country crossover stars of all time meets Max Martin, one of the world's top pop music alchemists? It's an ultra-catchy song with all the cleverness of Taylor Swift's lyrical genius. This was not exactly the form that most would have thought the K-Pop breakthrough in the US would take. However, "Gangnam Style" is irresistible in melody and the accompanying video charmed the entire world. Psy's dance for the song may someday go the way of the Macarena, but for now, it was one of the most distinctive pop music creations of Kelly Clarkson celebrated 10 years as a pop star with one of the biggest hits of her career.
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The first week in our Annual Report has come to an end. But what an end it is: our Top 50 Songs of While some artists never experience said phenomenon in their entire career, Ms. As he drops record after record, you can hear him developing as a songwriter, growing weary of old sounds and striving for new ones. One can only sing so many pop songs before wanting to crank the amp and bash it out Sabbath-style, and Segall does exactly that.
All week we'll be counting down our favorite songs and albums of the year, and we'll have some more year-end features coming in the two weeks following. We'll return with reviews on January 2. Now, on to our favorite tracks of You can list to most of them in our Spotify playlist. Sprung from the ashes of the unsung Alabama rockers P. Not bad for under three minutes. Blur enrich the tradition by acknowledging that it's a tradition to begin with. As the band falls silent after their climax, the spotlight turns on Damon Albarn. Though the Odd Future crew stayed busy as ever this year, their near-constant string of half-baked LPs, remixes, and castoff tracks cooled their furious, brand-building hype, making it difficult to feel much excitement over any one release.