HYPETRAK Top 10 Songs of 2013
After presenting our top album choices of 2013 it is now time to focus on what songs made it on our favorite list. As we have already seen yesterday, the '13 has brought us tons of great music, so trust us when we say, choosing the top 10 plus six notable mentions along with four more titles that we feel were great was far away from being easy. You are invited to voice your opinion by submitting your choice from the 20 listed options from the poll form below. In case you do not agree with any of them, you can debate as to why in the comment section.
Our top 10 song choices is spearheaded by none other than Kanye West's "New Slaves," which is followed by this year's most-played record -- Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams's "Get Lucky." Right after come two of the most awesome collaborations that we could have imagined: James Blake and Chance The Rapper's "Life Around Here" and Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar's powerful "Nosetalgia." Chancellor reappears by concluding the first five selects with his emotive tune "Paranoia" which was produced by LA's Nosajthing. Without much further ado, see the full list below.
Premiered through projections on 66 locations around the globe whilst a black-and-white video, "New Slaves" introduced us to Kanye's interpretation of musical minimalism in a direct form. With every syllable being carefully and economically positioned, he starts rapping "My mama was raised in the era when/ Clean water was only served to the fairer skin." It powerfully conveys Kanye's artistic passion and foreshadows his ride against media manipulation, classism and fashion elitists that resulted in Kanye's interview marathon and critically acclaimed 'Yeezus tour.' With a new album and adidas collaborations coming next year, it is possible that the true impact of "New Slaves" won't be visible before end of 2014.