Good Music From 2014 : 10 Songs To Remember

good music from 2014

Last Updated on June 21, 2023 by J.SCALCO

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly why we had such good music from 2014, since everyone’s tastes vary. Nevertheless, there were a few elements that could have played a part in the profusion of wonderful music in 2014:

  • Variety of Genres: From pop and R&B to indie rock and electronic dance music, 2014 witnessed a wide range of musical genres emerge to become popular and influential. This allowed for a greater variety of styles and sounds to be explored and celebrated.
  • Emergence of Skilled Artists: Many of the musicians that achieved breakthrough success in 2014 possessed extraordinary musical and lyrical talent. These performers, including Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, and Hozier, gave their respective genres a new perspective and captivated audiences with their stirring performances and accessible lyrics.
  • Collaborations and Crossovers: Many artists from different genres collaborated in 2014, such as Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars on “Uptown Funk” and Disclosure and Sam Smith on “Latch.” These collaborations aided in the blurring of musical genre lines and the creation of new, exciting sounds.
  • Social Media and Streaming Services: The popularity of social media and streaming services like Spotify and YouTube has increased the visibility of up-and-coming artists, providing them the possibility to connect with a larger audience and build a fan base. This aided in elevating fresh and varied voices in 2014’s music landscape.

Good Music from 2014 - Ten Classics

10. "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne

This catchy dance-pop song features a sick violin melody and Glynne’s soulful vocals.

rather be clean bandit good music from 2014

9. "Latch" by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith

This electronic dance track features Sam Smith’s amazing vocals and an infectious beat.

latch disclosure sam smith

8. "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

This upbeat, feel-good song was everywhere in 2014, with its unforgettable melody and positive message.

good music from 2014 happy by pharrell

7. "Take Me to Church" by Hozier

This bluesy, gospel-inspired track was a breakout hit for Hozier, with its commanding vocals and provocative lyrics.

hozier take me to church

6. "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor

This upbeat pop song became a massive hit in 2014, with its nice melody and body-positive message.

good music from 2014 all about that bass meghan trainor

5. "Stay with Me" by Sam Smith

This soulful ballad showcased Smith’s powerful voice and became one of the biggest hits of the year.

stay with me sam smith

4. "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift

This infectious pop song marked a new era for Swift, as she shed her country roots and embraced a more pop-oriented sound.

shake it off taylor swift good music from 2014

3. "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

This romantic ballad became an instant classic, with its heartfelt lyrics and Sheeran’s soulful vocals.

thinking out loud ed sheeran

2. "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

This funky, disco-inspired track was one of the biggest hits of 2014 and still gets people dancing today.

uptown funk bruno mars 2014

1. "Chandelier" by Sia

This haunting pop song features Sia’s signature vocals and powerful lyrics about addiction and self-destruction.

good music from 2014 sia chandelier

Good Music From 2014 Playlist on Spotify

Good Music From 2014 - Honorable Mentions

  • “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj
  • “Riptide” by Vance Joy
  • “Team” by Lorde
  • “Stay High” by Tove Lo ft. Hippie Sabotage
  • “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
  • “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay

What’s some more good music from 2014?

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