50 Best Songs of 2013

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  • Rich Homie Quan, Type of Way
  • Drake, Hold On We're Going Home
  • Kanye West, New Slaves
  • Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines
  • Drake, Started From the Bottom
  • 50 Best Songs of 2013
  • Mack Wilds, Own It
  • ScHoolBoy Q, Collard Greens
  • Beyoncé
  • Juicy J, Show Out
  • T.I., B.o.B, Juicy J
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Rich Gang
  • John Legend, Chrissy Teigen
  • Kelly Rowland, Dirty Laundry
  • Sevyn Streeter, It Won't Stop
  • Pusha T, Numbers on the Board
  • Jeezy
  • Future, Rihanna
  • Tamar Braxton, Love and War
  • Bruno Mars, Treasure
  • Pharrell, 2 Chainz, Feds Watching
  • Migos
  • Eminem
  • Janelle Monáe, Q.U.E.E.N.
  • Sage the Gemini, Gas Pedal
  • DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross, Birdman, No New Friends
  • Meek Mill, Levels
  • Rihanna, Stay
  • J. Cole, Crooked Smile
  • Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, B---- Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix)
  • Lil Wayne, R.A.F.
  • Chris Brown
  • Kendrick Lamar, Poetic Justice
  • Ace Hood, Rick Ross, Future
  • A$AP Ferg, Work (REmix)
  • Jay Z
  • Rich Homie Quan, YG, My N-----
  • Ciara, Body Party
  • Justin Timberlake, Suit & Tie
  • Jay Z, Holy Grail
  • August Alsina, I Luv This
  • Rick Ross, French Montana
  • Wale, Bad
  • Rihanna, Pour It Up
  • Rocko, U.O.E.N.O.
  • J. Cole, Power Trip
  • Big Sean
  • Pharrell
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Daft Punk, Pharrell, Get Lucky

3. "New Slaves," Kanye West

Kanye West didn't just settle for making music in 2013, he made statements. Always an advocate of pushing the boundaries of his artistry beyond conventional wisdom, Mr. West delivered his most progressive single to date. Teeming with angst from the hard-charging battle cry drums, Yeezy tackled issues (slavery, classicism, racism) that were at the core of his many rants this year.
(Photo: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

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