Ok, so it’s a little bit late, but there are some gems in here that I just can’t hide from you all. 2014 has been a year that was bad for the album, but not individual tracks. This list compromises the best tracks, in our humble opinion, that graced our playlists and hearts in the past year. Check them out and tell us what you think about them.
14. “Enjoy” by Mozart’s Sister.
Gist: Pseudo sibling creates an eclectic mix of pop and electronic is this hipster-bait for a song that has enough oomph to be a pop hit.
13. “Sissy That Walk” by RuPaul
Gist: Drag icon goes back to the runway that made her popular with this infections catwalk anthem of Dragzilla status.
12. “Do It Again” by Robyn and Royksopp
Gist: Scandivian pop masterminds team up to create the most infections dance tune of the year.
11. “Bad Boys” by Zara Larsson
Gist: Swedish pop newbie conquers all body movements with this stomper of a track that have landed at #1 worldwide has it been done by Beyonce.
10. “You Don’t Know What To Do” by Mariah Carey
Gist: Legendary diva missteps by not releasing the best track on her album as a single with radio friendly vibes.
9. “Mouth To Mouth” by Paloma Faith
Gist: Another non-single captures the heart of all light dance heads with make-out worthy lyrics.
8. “To Be Your Honey” by Gemma Hayes
Gist: Wintertime melancholy captured with this song recorded on an iPhone in the wee hours of the night.
7. “Insincerely Yours” by Lily Allen
Gist: Wonky pop graduates into a merge or soul beats and cheeky lyrics on this hidden gem.
6. “Eggs” by We Were Evergreen
Gist: French hip trio capture the essence of pop-rock with this free b-side.
5. “Things You Know Nothing About” by Mapei
Gist: Swedish breakthrough artists visits harder beats with this impeccable arranged dance number.
4. “The Truth” by Ledisi
Gist: Legendary soul singer gets back to us with the heartbreak anthem of the year.
3. “Monument” by Robyn and Röyksopp
Gist: The perfect collaborations brings the most intricately arranged tracks of the year. The future of electronica is here.
2. “Rainy Day Woman” by Kat Edmonson
Gist: Jazz songstress delves into Amy Winehouse territory with confidence and scores big.
1. “Miracle” by Kimbra
Gist: Australian maven revamps neo-disco with this red-hot singalong track.
What were you favourites of 2014?
After two compilations that took us on a downward spiral (in terms of sound), we are back with an exuberant mix of tracks that will make you face the Northern Hemispheric winter with glee. This is a stomper of a compilation, with little-known pop gems strewn all over with a couple of off-beat tracks. This one’s for everyone. Enjoy it and tell me what you think!
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Mapei might have two singles out there right now while trying to put her name on the map, but the song that catches our ear is an album track by the title of “Things You Know Nothing About.” This track is probably being saved for a later date when the album sales are gaining momentum.
Still, the track, as of now, stands out like a sore thumb on her debut album Hey Hey. It starts of with an angst message reminiscent of Lilith Fair era songs and then goes all out 90s’ catwalk on the chorus. It’s a rambunctious track that will keep your fingers a-tapping all year.