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Phewww! 2014, what a year you’ve been! We laughed. We cried, and some more than others. But mostly, we just listened to a hell of a lot of music. Seriously, that is our job. And we love it.

2014 has been a great year in music, with many amazing emerging artists absolutely wowing us with what they’ve got, and many of our old favourites as well. All our Happy writers congregated to discuss the cream of the crop (via email), and these 50 songs below represent what we believe make up the best 2014 had to offer us in a year full of wonderful, and sometimes not so wonderful music. Here is Happy’s top 50 songs of 2014!

Top 50

We’ve made our lists, and checked them twice. Here is Happy’s top 50 tracks of 2014!

Honourable Mention: End of the Road – Bluejuice (Boyz II Men cover)*

50. Seeds of Gold – Closure in Moscow

49. Somebody’s Talking – The Preatures

48. White Flag – Ecca Vandal

47. Skaters – Miss Teen Massachusetts

46. Into The Ether – Violet Swells

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45. Chemical Motivation – The Love Junkies

44. Bécs – Christian Fennesz

43. Real Life – Sunbeam Sound Machine

42. High – Peking Duk

41. I Want U – Alison Wonderland

40. Ramona – Velociraptor

39. Chi Glow – Fishing

38. No Fun – The Presets

37. Rebecca – Angharad Drake

36. White Curtains – Trophy Eyes

35. The Mother Lode – Thom Yorke

34. Come on Back This Way – Jack Ladder

33. They Dated Steadily – Mink Mussel Creek

32. Be Impressive – The Griswolds

31. Information – Eliot Sumner

30. Two Weeks – Fka Twigs

29. Wild Waters – Jane Tyrrell

28. You Know Me – Light Pressure

27. Shalala – Moses Gunn Collective

26. Moaning Lisa Smila – Wolf Alice

25. Cellopane – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

24. Big Fish – The Peep Tempel

23. No Sleep Pt. 2 – The Good Sports

22. Love Forever – The Babe Rainbow

21. I Wanna Be With You – Flowertruck

20. My Life Is Yours – Papa vs Pretty

19. The Record’s Flawed – The Delta Riggs

18. If I Have to Grow Up – Hollow States

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17. Gina Works At Hearts – DZ Deathrays

16. My Only Friend – Bad//Dreems

15. Switch Lanes – Tkay Maidza

14. About The Author – The Harry Heart Chrysalis

13. The Way Life Runs – The Lulu Raes

12. I Need A Woman – Hockey Dad

11. Fruit – Rainbow Chan

10. Violence and Degradation – Owen Rabbit

9. Poison Drum – Gang of Youths

8. I’m A Fantastic Wreck – Montaigne

7. Hammered – Richard in Your Mind

6. History Eraser – Courtney Barnett

5. It’s Alright – Fractures

4. The War On Drugs – Red Eyes

3. Rock and Roll Weakling – Spookyland

2. So Soldier ft. Ainslie Wills – #1 Dads

1. War Cry – Montgomery

*How could we not mention this gem?!

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December 29, 2014

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