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Most Popular Songs of 2014 (Overview)

2014 top songs

It's December again, which means Directlyrics is looking back at the most popular songs of 2014. Our list is based on the number of page views for each song.

This year's #1 is no surprise to us. With over 10x the number of views compared to the #2, Taylor Swift is back at the top, dominating the top 10 with three positions. Just like in the previous years "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (#1, 2012) and "I Knew You Were Trouble" (#4, 2013) she continues to reign the pop scene.

Jessie J (with help from Ariande Grande and Nicky Minaj) and Selena Gomez both released very US radio-friendly songs which lead them to their #3 and #4 position.

Continuing further down you see how 2014 has been dominated by female artists, with a few exceptions like ILoveMakonnen & Drake's "Tuesday" (#2), Jason Aldean (#5), One Direction (#13) and OneRepublic (#15).

Our list being determined by our own page views, caused a few songs to drop too low for their actual popularity. Pharrel's "Happy" for example is way down the list (#41), because we had a hard time competing with Azlyrics and Rapgenius, but he obviously should've been in the top 10 if you ask me.

New

This year had not many surprises. Exception is Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" which is charting at #10 and with that position, the best new artist of 2014. Honorable mention is Meghan Trainor, who was able to gain a huge following this year and is mentioned two times in the top 20.

Who we miss

Rihanna, after her huge success "Stay" is not in this year's list. Also Justin Timberlake ("Suit and Tie") didn't do much. In the rap genre, Lil Wayne isn't listed anymore while Drake does take a very nice spot in 2014 at #2.

Check out our complete most popular songs of 2014 list below, and let us know what you think.

2014

  1. "Blank Space" — Taylor Swift
  2. "Tuesday" — ILoveMakonnen ft. Drake
  3. "Bang Bang" — Jessie J
  4. "Heart Wants What It Wants" — Selena Gomez
  5. "Burnin' It Down" — Jason Aldean
  6. "Only" — Nicki Minaj
  7. "Problem" — Ariana Grande
  8. "Shake It Off" — Taylor Swift
  9. "Style" — Taylor Swift
  10. "Fancy" — Iggy Azalea
  11. "All About That Bass" — Meghan Trainor
  12. "Wildest Dreams" — Taylor Swift
  13. "Night Changes" — One Direction
  14. "Hold You Down" — DJ Khaled
  15. "Counting Stars" — OneRepublic
  16. "LA Love" — Fergie
  17. "1989" — Taylor Swift (album page)
  18. "Clean" — Taylor Swift
  19. "Lips Are Moving" — Meghan Trainor
  20. "Welcome To New York" — Taylor Swift
  21. "All You Had To Do Was Stay" — Taylor Swift
  22. "Drunk in Love" — Beyonce
  23. "7/11" — Beyonce
  24. "18" — One Direction
  25. "Let It Go" — Demi Lovato
  26. "Don’t" — Ed Sheeran
  27. "How You Get The Girl" — Taylor Swift
  28. "This Love" — Taylor Swift
  29. "Bed Of Lies" — Nicki Minaj
  30. "All Of Me" — John Legend
  31. "Uptown Funk" — Bruno Mars
  32. "Royals" — Lorde
  33. "Beg For It" — Iggy Azalea
  34. "Bad Blood" — Taylor Swift
  35. "Dirt" — Florida Georgia Line
  36. "We Can't Stop" — Miley Cyrus
  37. "Steal My Girl" — One Direction
  38. "I Know Places" — Taylor Swift
  39. "Team" — Lorde
  40. "Best Mistake" — Ariana Grande
  41. "Happy" — Pharrell
  42. "I See Fire" — Ed Sheeran
  43. "Just The Way You Are" — Bruno Mars
  44. "Ready To Run" — One Direction
  45. "Wonderland" — Taylor Swift
  46. "You Are In Love" — Taylor Swift
  47. "Bailando (Spanglish)" — Enrique Iglesias
  48. "Story Of My Life" — One Direction
  49. "Promises" — Wiz Khalifa
  50. "Stockholm Syndrome" — One Direction

See our 2013 and 2012 wrap up to compare. We're also working on getting this list into a nice playlist.

Directlyrics

Our site had a turbulent year, with traffic decreasing due to increased competition. Luckily we were able to get growth back, and even had 1 million page views on the day Taylor Swifts's 1989 album came out.
We also released a new layout, with an integrated playlist, which shows nice engagement. The new layout's focus was on speed, I'm sure you've noticed. Any feedback is always welcome at yvo@directlyrics.com.

By on December 2, 2014

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