Some might say that 2013 was a bad year for music, but when looking back at this years music on offer, one only had to dig a bit deeper than the Top 40 and mainstream pop divas to find the really good music gems that were released. Some of these electronic and pop tracks fly way under the radar with little or no fanfare and some were massive hits, but I kid you not, our year-end Top 200 EQ Music tracks will make one almighty awesome soundtrack to your daily grind in January 2014.

We think you’ll love the diversity, depth and thought that went into this year’s EQ Music Top 200. All of EQ Music bloggers were asked to submit their year-end lists and it was weighted against the editor’s list with number of iTunes plays being factored into the equation to come up with the final list you see below.

If you thought this year sucked for music, you are wrong. Just download any or all of these tracks and you’ll find out why EQ Music is an essential spot on your reading list for some of the best, new pop and electronic music out there from all corners of the world.


Top honor this year goes to Keisha Mutya Siobhan on their brilliant single ‘Flatline’ which rarely went unplayed each day since it’s release.

  1. Flatline – Keisha Mutya Siobhan
  2. Disco Damaged Kid – Polly Scattergood
  3. 5-HT – The Good Natured
  4. Silent Morning – Parralox ft. Ryan Adamés
  5. When My Heart Breaks – Vanbot
  6. Cut Copy Me – Petula Clark
  7. Bang Bang – Cocovan
  8. Hold On – Avec Sans
  9. Map – Frankmusik
  10. Do What U Want – Lady Gaga ft. R Kelly


    A surprise track ‘Fuel For The Machine’ by Kaden caught a lot of attention this year and was an exclusive debut on ‘This Beat Is Poptronik – Volume Two’, the first album release from our music label.

  11. Fuel For The Machine – Kaden
  12. Vocal – Pet Shop Boys
  13. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
  14. We Are Tonight – Christian Burns and Paul van Dyk
  15. You (Ha Ha Ha) – Charli XCX
  16. Roar – Katy Perry
  17. I Have A Name – Osvaldo Supino
  18. Let Go by RAC – Kele & MNDR
  19. Fade Into The Light – Adam Tyler
  20. ARTPOP – Lady Gaga

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    It was a quiet year for Blake Lewis, but his one single release ‘Your Touch’ is one of the year’s BEST.

  21. Your Touch – Blake Lewis
  22. Glow – SIRPAUL
  23. Into The Night – MDNGHT
  24. Belong – Paige And Palermo
  25. The Apple – VV Brown
  26. Burn – Ellie Goulding
  27. Love Will – Alexis Houston
  28. Love Bound – Nic Billington
  29. Clarity – Zedd ft. Foxes
  30. She Keeps Me Warm – Mary Lambert


    Bright Light Bright Light kept us throughly entertained with his excellent EP ‘In Your Care’ which the blogosphere raved about.

  31. An Open Heart – Bright Light Bright Light
  32. Knife Games (Throwing Daggers) – Christian Burns & Protoculture
  33. Trouble – Neon Jungle
  34. Sugar – Daniel Robinson
  35. Complicated – Kentö
  36. I Was A Fool – Tegan & Sara
  37. Lift Me Up – Lena Katina
  38. Secret – Queen Of Hearts
  39. Super DJ – Smith & Thell
  40. Overload – Baker


    EQ Music act Parralox enjoyed praise from two cover singles this year, ‘Silent Morning’ by Noel and ‘Eye In The Sky’ by The Alan Parson’s Project, raking up 130K+ views on YouTube.

  41. Eye In The Sky – Parralox
  42. Cure The Thunder – Sergey Lazarev ft. T-Pain
  43. Lent – Autoheart
  44. Renaissance Girls – Oh Land
  45. Magnetic – Fenech-Soler
  46. Slow Love – Pawws
  47. I Remember – Nick Pes
  48. I Feed You My Love – Margaret Berger
  49. Elevate – St. Lucia
  50. In Your Care – Bright Light Bright Light


    Who would have predicted that Lorde would be so popular? EQ Music did back in April when we named her an emerging artist months before ‘Royals’ went to the top spot on the Billboard charts!

  51. Royals – Lorde
  52. Not Your Boy – Daniel Robinson
  53. Better In The Dark – Say Lou Lou
  54. Disintegration – Monarchy ft. Dita Von Teese
  55. Every Single Moment – SIRPAUL
  56. Gun – Chvrches
  57. All American Boy – Steve Grand
  58. Under Control – Calvin Harris & Alesso & Hurts
  59. Braveheart – Neon Jungle
  60. Wasting My Young Years – London Grammar


    Unfortunately Garçon Garçon disbanded this year, but not before leaving us with one of their best tracks ever in way of ‘Instant Attraction’.

  61. Instant Attraction – Garçon Garçon
  62. Same Love – Macklemore & Lewis ft. Mary Lambert
  63. Young Professionals – The Young Professionals
  64. Acapella – Karmin
  65. Don’t – Mirror Talk
  66. Turn To Sand – Musique Le Pop
  67. Shiver – Avec Sans
  68. Colour My Heart – Charlotte OC
  69. All Night – Icona Pop
  70. Mascara – Cocovan


    Two of Britain’s best pop acts got together to create the gorgeous ‘Thursday’. Who knew Pet Shop Boys and Example could sound so swell together?

  71. Thursday – Pet Shop Boys ft. Example
  72. Little Games – The Colourist
  73. Cinderella – Diana Vickers
  74. SuperLove – Charli XCX
  75. Slip – Stooshe
  76. Replay – Zendaya
  77. This Is What It Feels Like – Banks
  78. Tornado – Anttix
  79. Overload – Nic Billington
  80. Love In the Shadows – Circuit21


    It was a big year for Britney, but even though her album ‘Britney Jean’ received mixed comments from all major music critics, no one can deny that ‘Work Bitch’ was a dancefloor smasher!

  81. Work Bitch – Britney Spears
  82. Say Something – A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
  83. Swim No More – Solomon
  84. We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus
  85. I Can’t Help It – Dangerous Muse
  86. Firechild – Solomon Grey
  87. No Danger – James Wolf
  88. The Magician – Adam Davis
  89. Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
  90. Best Song Ever – One Direction


    Frankmusik went back to his electronic pop roots this year after leaving his record label and banged out two epic tracks in the way of ‘Map’ and ‘Ephemeral Summer’

  91. Ephemeral Summer – Frankmusik
  92. This Beat Is Poptronik – Marc Lime & K Bastian ft. Little Neve White
  93. All The Way Thru – JD Samson & MEN
  94. The Way We Are – Kate Boy
  95. Bon Voyage – Marlene
  96. Hurricane – Bridgit Mendler
  97. Alien – Britney Spears
  98. Anywhere Else Tonight – Vandalism (feat Nick Clow)
  99. Take Me Home – Midnight Red
  100. One Night – Matthew Koma


    She was the QUEEN OF CONTROVERSY this year whose every appearance started worldwide trending topics on Twitter. Despite her ridiculous antics, Miley Cyrus did make us all pay attention with ‘Wrecking Ball’, especially Sinead O’Connor.

  101. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
  102. Stratospheric – Story Of The Running Wolf
  103. Killer – Sharon Doorson
  104. Win – Aikiu ft. JD Samson
  105. High Life – Made In Norway ft Raff
  106. Land Of The Innocent – Feathers
  107. Under The Neon Sky – MarieMarie
  108. Take A Look At The World – Ralph Myerz ft. Annie
  109. F**k Off Berlin – The Young Professionals
  110. Global Concepts – Robert Delong

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    Say Lou Lou enchanted their way into the music scene this year and landed a coveted spot on the BBC’s Sound Of 2014 shortlist. We were mesmerized with every track and video they created this year. One’s to watch!

  111. Julian – Say Lou Lou
  112. Sooner – Maighréad
  113. Take Me Home – Cash Cash feat Bebe Rexha
  114. Nightlife – Jody Watley
  115. Automatic – Mooli
  116. Overdose – Little Daylight
  117. Games – Claire
  118. Come & Get It – Selena Gomez
  119. Cocoon – Polly Scattergood
  120. The Legendary Children – I Am A Camera

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    Daniel Robinson’s ‘Guesswork’ EP sees three of it’s tracks land in our top 200 as well as our EQ Music management roster! Look out for big things in the pipeline for Daniel Robinson who was the electronic winner of the 2012 John Lennon International Songwriting Contest.

  121. Running With The Wolves – Daniel Robinson
  122. White Noise – Disclosure ft AlunaGeorge
  123. As Long As You Love Me – Ryan Adamés
  124. Problem – Natalia Kills
  125. Again – Jessica Sutta
  126. Lights – Kitchen Party
  127. Attracting Flies – Aluna George
  128. Bad Tattoo – Lola Blanc
  129. Crazy Law – Kazaky
  130. M.C.H.T.E. – Tesla Boy

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    Whilst Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’ didn’t really have us clapping, her ARTPOP album is a triumph, despite how much it undersold compared to it’s marketing budget…

  131. Applause – Lady Gaga
  132. Young Love – Eli Lieb
  133. Music To Make The Boys Cry – Diana Vickers
  134. Hang On 2 Your Love – Sam Sparro ft Durand Bernard
  135. You Keep Giving Me Love – Jenn D
  136. Hell Aint A Bad Place To Be – Private
  137. One Love – Armand Deluxe ft. SIRPAUL
  138. 5 AM – Katy B
  139. Animal – Conor Maynard
  140. Red Shoes – Mollyhaus


    A late video arrival for ‘Popular Song’ by Mika ft. Ariana Grande puts this track firmly on our best list and serves as Ariana’s launchpad into pop stardom, even though her solo material is a bit blasé for our tastes...

  141. Popular Song – Mika ft. Ariana Grande
  142. Strong – London Grammar
  143. Fernando – Wilson Knight
  144. Beloved – Say Lou Lou
  145. My Girl – Willy Moon
  146. TKO – Justin Timberlake
  147. S.O.S. – Waylayers
  148. Skirt – Kylie Minogue
  149. Soft – Feathers
  150. Miracle – Hurts


    Covering tracks by Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Noel saw EQ Music artist Ryan Adamés bloosom into an emerging pop star. All eyes on Ryan in 2014 as he works out his original material!

  151. Work Bitch – Ryan Adamés
  152. No Freedom – Dido
  153. Like A Stranger – Kitten
  154. Finders Keepers – Miriam Bryant
  155. Moves – Bright Light Bright Light
  156. The Day Before You Came – Parralox
  157. Night To Remember – Tao Hypah ft Lucc
  158. Do It All Over Again – Elyar Fox
  159. Heart Attack – Enrique Iglesias
  160. Aint Got Time – M.O


    Love them or loathe them, One Direction most certainly know how to breathe life into a catchy pop song. These boys aren’t going anywhere for awhile, so we might as well just enjoy their dimples and floppy hair for awhile…

  161. Story of My Life – One Direction
  162. Reap – Woman E
  163. Cause This – Naked Highway
  164. Carolyn – Swiss Lips
  165. You – Mel Jade
  166. Kill The Dancefloor – Man Meadow
  167. Candy Hearts – Hypster ft. Raff
  168. Satellite – Little Boots
  169. Stumblin – Sergey Lazarev
  170. Time To Say Goodbye – Pawws


    Robyn also had a quiet year in 2013, but her video for ‘U Should Know Better’ had us wondering why she didn’t release every song from Body Talk. We also forgave her for ‘Go Kindergarten’ which was all sorts of wrong…

  171. U Should Know Better – Robyn ft. Snoop Dog
  172. I Was There (Where Were You) – Le Grind
  173. Told You So – Christopher
  174. My Boxer – Oh Land
  175. Down on Life – Elliphant
  176. Damaged – Adrian Lux
  177. Scream And Shout – will.i.am ft Britney Spears
  178. Call Me On the Ouija Board – Sharon Needles
  179. Pompeii – Bastille
  180. Go Gentle – Robbie Williams


    With the release of ‘Arrows’ by Polly Scattergood, we became massive fans of the electronic pop chanteuse from Kentish Town. ‘Disco Damaged Kid’ sits firmly at #2 of our Top 200 list with ‘Wanderlust’ and ‘Cocoon’ also making the list this year.

  181. Wanderlust – Polly Scattergood
  182. Let Me Tickle Your Fancy – Del & Xavier
  183. Back To My Youth – Billy Cullum
  184. All I Know – Fenech-Soler
  185. Cut The Cord – Aron Scott ft. Glorious Inc.
  186. Cold Heart – She’s The Queen
  187. Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt Before – Orion (feat Hedvig)
  188. Ma Radio – Osvaldo Supino
  189. HAM – Colette Carr ft. Ben J
  190. Talk About It – Erik Hassle


    Cherrytree Records artists always make an impact on our year-end charts and ‘Why Are You Leaving’ by Colette Carr and Kev Nish of Far East Movement proved to one of the label’s best efforts. Cherrytree Record’s Natalia Kills, Willy Moon, Ellie Goulding and Matthew Koma also charted in our hearts this year.

  191. Why Are You Leaving – Colette Carr ft. Kev Nish
  192. I Don’t Want To Open My Eyes – Voyuer
  193. Fires – Strangers
  194. We Own The Night – The Wanted
  195. Axis – Pet Shop Boys
  196. Things We Lost In The Fire – Bastille
  197. Wasted – Alex Palmieri
  198. Playing With Fire – Darin
  199. Famous – Katy Tiz
  200. Remix My Love – Killian Wells ft Kristinia DeBarge

Thanks for keeping EQ Music in your ears this year and we look forward to reporting on the best new pop and electronic music in 2014!