30. Adelén – “Olé”
“Olé” was Norways official World Cup anthem for the year and it was probably my favorite of all the songs released for World Cup this year. A big Scandinavian number with some Latin influence, I really loved this song.
29. Ariana Grande – “Problem”
I am not really a big Ariana Grande fan, and I didn’t particularly care for either of her albums much, but this song is pretty amazing. Fantastic production with a chorus you won’t get out of your head.
28. Jolin Tsai – “Medusa”
“Medusa” is a modernized version of Jolin’s past hit “Agent J” so how can I not love it to death upon first listen? Any song that inspires me to become a stripper is iconic.
27. Anton Ewald – “Natural”
Ignoring what may be some of the worst live vocals ever, this song was a huge bop. It’s too bad he flopped on the charts in Sweden because I seriously loved this song.
26. Orange Caramel – “Catallena” / “My Copycat”
Both of Orange Caramel’s single albums were perfect this year. Both had amazing title tracks. Both had amazing b-sides. Both had amazing music videos. Hence the tie!
25. Tiësto & MOTi – “Blow Your Mind”
Not officially released as a single, this track was only debuted live. I am hoping it gets an official release because its perfection.
24. Jennifer Lopez – “Booty”
This Diplo produced song has iconic at first preview. I could not get enough of this noisy number.
23. Kara – “Mamma Mia”
Now that Sweettune won’t work with Kara, (thank god for that), Duble Sidekick was able to give them this DDR-esque song that featured some of their best ever choreography. I am here for the new Kara.
22. Namie Amuro – “Neonlight Lipstick”
One of the years fiercest songs, “Neonlight Lipstick” has the sound Britney was serving on “Blackout.” What isn’t to love?
21. Hyomin – “Nice Body” / JiYeon – “1 Min 1 Sec”
Both T-ara members released awesome songs this year. Hyomin’s was an ode to superficiality that kept me working out hard at the gym all year long, while JiYeon’s was a seductive but tender track about going crazy. Both really wow’d me.