It’s already December. That means Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is right around the corner, and then that's it for 2013. All there is left to do is some holiday shopping and read a bunch of year-end lists. That’s right, there’s nothing that says “holiday season” like
the smell of chestnuts roasting on an open fire "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" piped in through the speakers at Rite-Aid your in-laws sleeping on your couch year-end lists.
It’s been an eventful year. (It's kind of hard to imagine an uneventful year, isn't it? A year's a pretty long time. There are bound to be some events to fill it up.) So much has happened over the past eleven month, it’s hard to even remember every song we fell in love with. There were the massive Billboard hits we couldn’t escape like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” the street anthems that blasted out of passing cars like French Montana’s “Ain’t Worried About Nothing,” the indie gems we couldn’t stop telling our friends about like Autre Ne Veut’s "Counting," and those album cuts that we kept on repeat (even if it sometimes felt like we were the only ones) like Eminem’s “So Far.”
Like every year, new artists showed and proved, big stars shined even brighter than they had before, and wily veterans found yet another way to impress us. Okay, so let's start our annual look back at the year that just was. Here are the 50 Best Songs of 2013.