50 Best Songs of 2013

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  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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

27. "Crooked Smile," J. Cole

J. Cole made another big hit (and a powerful statement) with his second Born Sinner single, "Crooked Smile." The track features introspective lyrics, a Jennifer Hudson sample, and vocals from none other than TLC, who spent 2013 celebrating 20 years in the game. The video was a call to action to reconsider the war on drugs. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Roc Nation)

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