Cause you're a good girl and you know itI'm not sure why I had such a difficult time rationalizing a top spot for Drake a few years ago. "Marvins Room" is still a fantastic track and I'm kinda relieved he did nearly as well his next time out.
I know exactly who you could be
I'm also gonna say the dude's charming and funny. His turn hosting SNL was great (as was Bruno Mars's). Damn talented kids.
#4 "Pompeii" by Bastille
But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
A brilliant track that I've loved for months.
Never mind that when I first posted it I reversed the artist and the title. You didn't notice that either.
What's not to love about this track? Exactly.
#3 "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk/Pharrell/Nile Rodgers
She's up all night for good fun
I'm up all night to get lucky
I've called Daft Punk LCD Soundsystem more than once today.
That's a little disturbing.
More disturbing: that the Album of the Year Grammy won by this album is Nile Rodgers's only Grammy. Fail NARAS, fail!
#2 "Nuclear" by Destiny's Child
Anytime the climates change between us
We share a bond they can't restrict, that can't be touched
I've adored this song from the beginning. It's got a perfect 90s soul vibe and I could easily hear this dropping in between Stone Roses, En Vogue, Whitney Houston or Pet Shop Boys.
Still could. I mean, not if it requires me going out of anything...
And, AND, produced by Pharrell... selfish selfish Pharrell.
#1 "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Got that Bob Barker suit game and plinko in my style
Money, stay on my craft and stick around for those pounds
Had I be just a tad more aware of it last year it would have made the singles list. Since it didn't there was no way to ignore its brilliance again.
Kudos to Microsoft who I credit with building my awareness through their use of this song in Surface ads. Not the only song owing a little something to a commercial this year (see also "Hey Brother" and "Brave"). I think that was Microsoft's best move in years.
If you noticed I don't have "Same Love" in either year, good job. It's just too much for me. Meh.