70 Amazing Songs You Might Have Missed In 2014

Originally posted on Buzzfeed.

That you’ll definitely want to play in 2015 and beyond. In no particular order.

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1. Freshly major U.K. songstress K. Stewart’sSpeechless” is one part Janet Jackson, one part Jessy Lanza, all parts irresistible.

2. Ben Khan’s perfect neo-pop banger “Youth” has a style all its own.

3. Mas Ysa’s devastating and rapturous “Shame.”

4. Kindness’ minimalist ’80s pop jam “This Is Not About Us.”

5. Nashville via Houston crooner Robert Ellis’ dusty barn-burner “Sing Along.”

6. Tielsie’s uncanny sugar rush “Palette” is like snorting ecstasy in the eye of the apocalypse.

7. The lovelorn tropicalia of Sunless 97 and Palmistry’s “Aia.”

8. Azealia Banks’ underrated comeback curb stomp “Heavy Metal and Reflective.”

9. Sturgill Simpson’s wry and loping “Turtles All the Way Down.”

10. YouTube sensation Troye Sivan’s post-808s and Heartbreak standout “Happy Little Pill.”

11. Little Dragon’s indelible and slightly melancholic “Paris.”

12. Dominque Young Unique’s claustrophobic club banger “Throw It Down.”

13. Mr. Twin Sister’s lush and lusty “Blush.”

14. Indiana’s hard-charging Nine Inch Nails–meets–Robyn anthem “Solo Dancing.”

15. Sylvan Esso’s ebullient “Coffee.”

16. Raury’s generational, genre-bending call to arms, “God’s Whisper.”

17. Brandy Clark’s strummy, feminist ode to marijuana, “Get High.”

18. Survival Knife’s heavy, enveloping “Thud of the Jackboot.”

19. A$AP Ferg’s weird, awesome “Doe-Active.”

20. Route 94’s sexy, deep-house gem “My Love.”

21. The wistfully unrequited “Archie, Marry Me” from Toronto pop dreamersAlvvays.

22. The sly, come-hither pop of ’s “Don’t Wanna Dance.”

23. Eighteen-year-old Australian rapper Tkay Maidza’s electro hip-hop banger “Switch Lanes.”

24. Saint Pepsi’s post-disco delight “Fiona Coyne.”

25. Kelis’ potent, sticky “Jerk Ribs.”

26. Wildbeasts’ dark, magnificent “Wanderlust.”

27. Gyptian’s love-drunk and infectious Ricky Blaze re-match “Stunta.”

28. The trunk-rattling Persian future-pop of Tala’s “Serbia.”

29. Meg Myers’ barbed and riff-addled kiss-off “Go.”

30. Wye Oak’s big, groove-laden “Glory.”

31. Gallant’s masterful, steamy R&B epic “Jupiter Grayscale” beats Miguel and Usher at their own game.

32. Modest Mouse stick the landing after a nearly eight-year absence with the rollicking “Lampshades on Fire.”

33. Princess Nokia’s ethereal jungle jam “Dragons.”

34. Aeges’ head-banging, riot-ready “Fault.”

35. The crestfallen, finely crafted synth-pop of Oregonian newcomer Grace Mitchell’s “Broken Over You.”

36. Seinabo Sey’s soulful, life-affirming anthem “Hard Time.”

37. The triumphant, tribal funk pop of Sinkane’s “New Name.”

38. Duke Dumont’s Whitney Houston-interpolating, dancefloor exultation “I Got U.”

39. Isaiah Rashad’s head-nodding street single “R.I.P Kevin Miller.”

40. Caribou’s bass-heavy and tender “Our Love.”

41. Galimatias & Sorrow’s haunting and beautiful daydream “Subside.”

42. Rustie and Danny Brown’s thunderous synth assault “Attak.”

43. The swaggering, defiant new wave of Protomartyr’s “Come & See.”

44. Tei Shi’s taut, cathartic breakthrough, “Bassically.”

45. How to Dress Well’s bravura, R&B masterpiece “What You Wanted” is more luxurious and satisfying than a deep-tissue massage.

46. Shura’s instantly gratifying debut single, “Touch.”

47. Flight Facilities’ intimate siren call “Two Bodies.”

48. Nadus’ glimmering and gargantuan club banger “Nxwxrk.”

49. Partynextdoor’s, sprawling, turnt tirade “Recognize” has the added bonus of the year’s best Drake feature.

50. Travi$ Scott’s baroque turn-up anthem “Don’t Play” featuring Big Sean andThe 1975.

51. The champion music of Cam’ron and Juelz Santana’s Dipset reunion “Dipshits,” produced by Just Blaze and A-Trak.

52. Doss’ digital dreamscape “The Way I Feel.”

53. Young Ejecta’s kinetic disco romp “Your Planet.”

54. Flying Lotus’ postcard from the precipice “Coronus, The Terminator.”

55. Majid Jordan’s silky smooth serenade “Her.”

56. Shlohmo and Jeremih’s sex jam from the future “No More.”

57. The percussive, modernist ballad “The Love You Have in You” by Asbjørn.

59. The long fuse of SZA’s haunting “Babylon” featuring Kendrick Lamar.

60. Jamie xx’s nationalist paean to U.K. hardcore “All Under One Roof Raving.”

61. Son Lux’s eerie and beguiling Lorde collaboration “Easy (Switch Screens)” will make you admire both artists more.

62. Angel Olsen’s smoldering, acoustic lament “White Fire.”

63. Sophie and A.G. Cook’s madcap hot-air balloon “Hey QT.”

64. La Roux’s insouciant dancefloor singalong “Sexoteque.”

65. Benzel’s effervescent Ryn Weaver collaboration “Touch.”

67. Jacques Greene’s velvet hammer “No Excuse.”

68. Vince Staples’ unrelenting gangster carol “Blue Suede.”

69. Tunji Ige’s sunny, synth-fueled get-by anthem “Day2Day.

70. Spooky Black’s inky and transfixing slow burner “Reason.”

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