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

1. "Started From the Bottom," Drake

The year in music got off to its unofficial start on February 1, when Drizzy leaked the first cut from his chart-topping third solo album, Nothing Was the Same. The motivating anthem was stripped of much of the pop sensibilities common in most Drake songs to the bare minimum of a booming drum pattern and catchy mantra. The understated arrangement was the perfect complement to Drake’s rags-to-riches tale, one we all connected with on some level.


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