10. Sky Ferreira – I Blame Myself
Sky’s latest single from her 2013 album ‘Night Time, My Time’ was just what she needed to be placed among her pop predecessors.
9. Jesse Boykins III – Show Me Who You Are
Soulful and beautifully written, Jesse’s “Show” is a standout among the year’s R&B single releases.
8. Ferras – Speak In Tongues
Katy Perry’s first artist proved to be quite promising from his debut single alone.
7. St. Vincent – Digital Witness
St. Vincent’s dark music still made quite the impact on the adult contemporary and alternative/independent Billboard charts.
6. MNEK – Wrote A Song About You
Often referred to as the future of R&B, upcoming singer MNEK’s “Wrote A Song About You” is the single best male vocal of 2014.
5. Katy Perry – Birthday
The #queenofpop delivers a cotton-candy sweet pop groove that is simply undeniable.
4. HAIM – If I Could Change Your Mind
My favorite sister trio finally gave my favorite song from their ‘Days Are Gone’ debut the proper single treatment.
3. Kendrick Lamar – i
The inspirational tone is at an all-time high on Kendrick’s lead single from his as-yet-titled sophomore album.
2. MØ (feat. Diplo) – XXX 88
One of Diplo’s latest (and best) collaborations to date comes via MØ’s bass-heavy hit.
1. Kiesza – Hideaway
Kiesza’s ultra-smooth dance jam soared to the top of the Billboard Dance charts after being released for over a year.