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rnyc Top 25 Through June 30th, 2014

leave your lover for him

leave your lover for him

1. Leave Your Lover – Sam Smith – Smith’s absolute and final and timeless masterpiece of thwarted romantic desire, plays like a gorgeous nightmare in the back of your head while Sam’s falsetto reaches forward in desire and sadness. one of the great songs of our time.

2. Head – Lydia Loveless – I was disappointed to learn it isn’t about receiving cunnilingus, though it will still get you off

3. Rather Be – Clean Bandit – Walter Murphy would approve

4. Longer Than You’ve Been Alive – Old 97’s – Seeped in big truths about life in a rock

5. Thinking About You – Ed Sheeran – Full blown romantic ballad

6. Sour Times – The Civil Wars – The cover of the year

7. Problem – Ariana Grande – Song of the summer is a royal kiss off

8. Stay With Me – Sam Smith – His second best song

9. Platinum – Miranda Lambert – Funny stuff

10. Child’s Play – SZA – Gorgeous moody music plus one of the best rapeprs around, Chance The Rapper

11. NSA Man – Peter Stampfel – Stampfel isn’t even being paranoid, “Who reads everything you post on Twitter, Who has drones to watch you on the shitter…”

12. Once Upon A Dream – Lana Del Rey -Or nightmare, much better than the movie it sold.

13. Make It Look Good – Mariah Carey – Stevie Wonder wannabe

14. Good Kisser – Usher –  Nice deep beat

15. Zigzagging Toward The Light – Conor Oberst – Catchy as anything Conor has ever done

16. As Long As I Got You – Lily Allen – Zydeco based story of life in 2014 for Lily

17. Emotions – Katy B – The album was a bit of a disappointment but this is a strong electronic ballad

18. XO – Beyonce – Her masterpiece

19. Fever On The Bayou – Rodney Crowell – John Fogerty would approve

20. Play “God Only Knows” At My Funeral – Fireworks – Top emo song

21. Fancy – Iggy Azalea – The other hit of the summer

22. Hi-Five – Angel Olsen – Surprise breakthrough for the electonic singer/songwriter

23. Who Needs You – The Orwells – Killed it on Letterman and dissed it on Arctic Monkeys

24. A Tribe Called Red – Angel Haze – Adds on native American vibe

26 Unconditional Love – Against Me! – The only kind worth having

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