10. Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
On their debut single, rockers Imagine Dragons impressed with their post-apocalyptic songwriting on #1 single “Radioactive”.
9. Azealia Banks – Yung Rapunxel
Azealia’s second ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ single is the evil sister to “212” filled with a similar hard delivery as the 2011 hit.
8. Capital Cities – Safe And Sound
New indie band Capital Cities burned up radio with “Safe And Sound”, a hit that’s just enough disco and pop to reach #1 on Billboard dance charts.
7. Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
Miley Cyrus’ first urban single is undoubtedly the best comeback this year – no twerking necessary.
6. Lorde’ – Royals
The thumping, international hit “Royals” was a massive US hit, despite being released well over a year ago.
5. Fantasia – Lose To Win
Fantasia’s first single from ‘The Side Effects Of You’ was initially catered to adult contemporary audiences, but wowed audiences in almost twenty different formats – a first for the Grammy-winning vocalist.
4. Icona Pop (feat. Charli XCX) – I Love It
Charli XCX saved her best song for this Swedish duo, which went on to become a huge #girlpower anthem for most of the year.
3. Calvin Harris (feat. Florence Welch) – Sweet Nothing
The EDM-infused ’18 Months’ single featured beautiful vocals from Florence Welch, and became a Hot 100 Top 10 hit in August 2013.
2. Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)
No comeback was more unexpected than Fall Out Boy, who burst back onto the charts with their first single “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark”.
1. Katy Perry – Roar
The reigning #queenofpop delivers an inspirational pop tune that is grandeur compared to other female musicians, and has won the hearts of millions worldwide.