Music Monday: Best of 2013

A look back before we go forward

Here at Young & Free Maine we rung in the new year by launching our 3rd annual Sound OFF music competition. The contest gives talented, young, Mainers a chance to win a spot to perform live at Kahbang Music & Art Festival and receive a gift certificate to Main Street Music Studios in Bangor, Maine. 

Since this contests celebrates the young and talented of the new year, I thought it would be appropriate to recap some of the most popular songs of 2013.

Would it surprise you if I said Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are at the top of the charts for 2013?! According to Spotify's Year In Review Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's debut album, The Heist, was the most streamed album in the world, with Can't Hold Us taking the cake as the top song of 2013.

Top 10 songs streamed globally in 2013 via Spotify:

  1. Can’t Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  2. Wake Me Up – Avicii
  3. Thrift Shop  - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  4. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  5. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
  6. Let Her Go – Passenger
  7. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
  8. Just Give Me A Reason – P!nk
  9. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  10. I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris

Want to hear more songs from the 2013 chart-toppers? Check out Spotify's Year in Review website, then, if you're a Spotify user, create your own year in review. But for now have a listen to the best of last year:

Happy Monday!

Lauren R.