From the birth of the royal baby to NSA scandals and the election of a new pope, 2013 has seen no shortage of major headlines. This has been one long and exciting year, people.
But today, we're swapping the news for the radio. Ahead, the 13 tracks of 2013 that we're still playing on repeat.
Photo: Courtesy of Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra — "So Good At Being In Trouble"
Who knew cloudy music could totally brighten up your day?
Photo: Courtesy of Vampire Weekend.
Vampire Weekend — "Diane Young"
You've got to love a band that delivers exactly what you expect from them, only better.
Photo: Courtesy of Drake.
Drake — “Hold On, We're Going Home"
'Cause you're a good girl and you know it.
Photo: Courtesy of Foxygen.
Foxygen — "San Francisco"
We're calling truce with the city above us — at least for the next three minutes and 48 seconds.
Photo: Courtesy of Justin Timberlake.
Justin Timberlake — "Mirrors"
Thank God he's back!
Photo: Courtesy of James Blake.
James Blake — "Retrograde"
No track has ever been so mysteriously, perfectly hypnotizing.
Photo: Courtesy of Tegan and Sara.
Tegan And Sara — "Closer"
Go ahead, jump up and down!
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Laura Marling — "Where Can I Go"
It starts off sweet and simple, but before you know it, the track takes on an incredible force.
Photo: Courtesy of Kurt Vile.
Kurt Vile — "Wakin on a Pretty Day"
Though this track clocks in an impressive nine minutes of listening pleasure, somehow, it's still not enough.
Photo: Courtesy of Lorde.
Lorde — "Royals"
We don't care if she's only sixteen, we'll let her be our ruler.
Photo: Courtesy of Jay Z.
Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake — "Holy Grail"
No matter how many times we listen to this banger, it still sounds brand new and fresh.
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Rhye — "Open"
Consider this the perfect song to keep you company at the end of a long day.
Photo: Courtesy of Phoenix.
Phoenix — "Entertainment"
The cute French boys are back, and better than ever.