Best of 2014: Music – Single of the Year

Another year is in the books, and we here at Hush Comics couldn’t pass at the chance to rank our favorites of this year’s releases in all types of mediums. Some of the winners will surprise you; heck, some of the results surprised  us. The results are completely subjective, and therefore were chosen with infallible logic. We would love to hear your opinions on what we have chosen, or if you thought we missed anything. This should be a fun review before we gear up for 2015.

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Single of the Year

  • Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “i”
  • Kiesza – “Hideaway”
  • Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
  • Pharrell – “Happy”

WINNER – Hozier: “Take Me to Church”

What else can I say about the most “Shazam”ed song of the year that you don’t know already?  Not much.  But I can say these few things:  it’s catchy as hell, it isn’t exactly about going to church, and the Kiesza cover is to die for. – Adrian

Second Place – Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake: “Love Never Felt So Good”

When I started coming up with ideas for the bet fantasy concerts in history, a duet with Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake was near the top of my list. Thankfully, we don’t need to rely on expensive holograms and Coachella to make this symphonic pairing a reality, as this catchy ode to the King of Pop we once knew has done the hard work for us. – Sherif

Third Place – Kendrick Lamar: “i”

Kendrick Lamar strikes again. After feeling depressed and a sense of hopelessness, Kendrick released the song ‘i“ to let all those people feeling the same way that they are worth it. If anything this song has taught me that no matter how hard life kicks your ass and people cheer your struggle, I love myself. – Evan

RUNNER UP – Pharrell: “Happy”

Pharrell’s new single this year was the catchiest tune not named “Let it Go.” This song outweighed other songs for a multitude of reasons. The song did precisely what it was meant to – make people Happy. There are so many songs on the radio in which a certain audience would find it appealing while others wouldn’t, but everybody loved “Happy,” at least the first hundred times your heard it. Thanks to some heavy play on Despicable Me 2, children of all ages loved Pharrell’s hit – even more so than the parents that took them there. Its lack of vulgar language and positive message both put it at the top of my list, and many other lists throughout the year. – Josiah

RUNNER UP – Kiesza: “Hideaway”

Welcome back, 90’s! This Canadian songstress has brought back dance with this track that she created in just a couple hours, breaking her way onto the charts and helping to create a distinct sound for her breakthrough album Sounds of a Woman. Fun fact: Kiesza broke a rib right before filming the music video for “Hideaway,” just to clear up any misconception about how much of a badass she is. – Sherif

 

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