My Favorite Songs of 2014

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When you live in a big city and spend an absurd amount of time on public transit, your iPod is your best friend–My iPod is actually my longest-lasting relationship. And as you may know, my musical tastes could use some Adderall, but these are the 50 songs that kept me most sane this year.

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I’m so glad Sam Smith took up where Adele left off in 2014. This song just sucks you in the minute it starts with that booming drum. And who doesn’t know all the words to this one? Radio didn’t really give us a choice. It was like, “You will listen to this song 20 times a day and you will like it.” We did.

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I don’t really have a long list of ex-lovers to really relate, but according to a Buzzfeed quiz, I’m capable of smashing a guy’s car with a golf club. I see it. Is anyone else really happy T-Swift finally switched over to pop? It’s also refreshing that the whole truck bed and fireflies era is over. I like psycho Swift. Good work.

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Happiness. This was my official morning song for a month straight this past spring. I’d wake up on the weekend, turn on this song and just take in the morning light. That’s all it took for me to be happy. Imagine being Jessica Beal and actually having that same morning, except JT is actually next to you.

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Heeeey-ey-ey! One Direction wasn’t the only boy band stirring up 9-year-old girls’ tears this year. 5SOS and their ode to American Apparel underwear (which sadly passed without any A.A. sponsorship–their loss) had me jamming like a fool. I also learned to be super careful with my Snapchat from these guys. Thanks for the song and the help, guys!

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Oh, John Legend. This song gives me so many feels. I JUST WANT TO BE CHRISSY TEIGEN. If any of you saw his performance at the Billboard Music Awards, you’d maybe understand the aura I feel: a beautiful man, a polished, black piano and dimly-lit retro light bulbs. It is magical.

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So, from sweet and loving to hard and dirty. An ode to R. Kelly’s hit debut album, this song features two of our most suave R&B fellas joining forces to take our pants off for us. I ain’t mad. If you want a good slow jam with a killer hook, this is it.

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Last year I didn’t bat an eye at this song from Prism. Then when it became an official single this year, it stuck, and then I couldn’t get enough. I was humming it. It was my ringtone. I craved tacos like crazy. Katy Perry is capable of creating audible cocaine and I don’t know how she does it. An ode to besties and all of the shenanigans you got into (orand still do, hopefully), this song has a catchy swag you can’t shake.

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It wasn’t even intentional for TWO 5SOS songs to end up in my top ten, but, damn, it happened. I don’t know what it is about this song, but it’s perfect. Part throwback to the days of Good Charlotte, Bowling For Soup and All-Time Low, part chill production, “Never Be” was a perfect gem off of their debut album.

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There was no better hook in music in 2014 than the first ten seconds of this summer jam: Dun, Dun-Dun. Buh-duh Dun Dun-Dun. Buh-duh Dun Dun-Dun, Buh-duh Dun–“First thing’s first, I’m the realest.” BOOM. Iggy Iggz was all up in our face outta nowhere. And then the hilarious Jimmy Kimmel skit happened. To me, this was the most iconic song of 2014 and one of those tracks that you will always remember for the rest of your life–love it or hate it.

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First of all, the album art is perfection. Look at those fine ass headlights and taillights. That alone accounts for 10% of a great single. This song is so euphoric to me and makes me feel alive. It came at a time when I was away with some close friends on a weekend trip to Palm Springs and would play every time we were in the car. From there it just developed this whole piece of nostalgia itself which carried me through the rest of the year. EVERYBODY FIST PUMP.

Meet the newest Kardashian sister: Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner was spotted near L.A. yesterday for the first time since having his Adam’s apple reduced and he looks…well….

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Bruce seems to be taking the split from Kris pretty rough. He is now trying to become a Kardashian in the hopes that she will adopt him back into the family. He is now sporting an ombre hairstyle that looks much fuller than usual–weave anybody? He’s going to look so fabulous for his breast implant consultation.

Meanwhile, daughter Kendall Jenner has been posting some sexy, edgy modeling pictures to her Instagram account. Check ’em out:

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Closet Confessional: Grammy’s Red Carpet

“Music’s Biggest Night,” rocked the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night. The CBS telecast drew in the show’s second-largest audience in over two decades with 28.5 million views. Beyoncé’s sultry “Crazy in Love” performance, Taylor Swift’s thug transformation and a mass Queen Latifah-officiated gay wedding all helped give the show a boost. But before the stars came out to play, they graced the red carpet in a wild assortment of fashions. Here are some of the highlights and crash-and-burners:

Taylor Swift, Gucci

Although I gave her a lot of slack last night (it’s just so much fun) she absolutely nailed it. This glittery silver dress was age and event appropriate. It was the serene calm before the head-thrashing and gangster-leaning storm that unfolded indoors.

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Beyoncé, Michael Costello

Bey skipped the red carpet to prepare for opening act, and probably for a good reason: She didn’t want to outshine everyone else–because she’s thoughtful that way. This white lace dress looks gorgeous on her and her new edgy blonde cut fits it well. I even love the little extra fabric on her forearm. On anyone else, I’d be saying, “Why are you wearing a doily?”

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Katy Perry, Valentino

You never know what you’re going to get with this rowdy one: cheese hat? blue hair? pink hair? octogenarian drab? Last night she elected for a whimsical, musically-inspired white gown. The haunting-glam look was swiftly abandoned indoors as she morphed into a witch hunter swinging around on broomstick stripper poles.

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Ciara, Pucci

Just weeks after Olivia Wilde proved that pregnancy can still be hot on the red carpet, Ciara came out to play in a beautiful, gold sequin stunner, which complements her skin tone so well. Pregnancy glow is real people. I need some of that these days.

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Chrissy Teigen, Johanna Johnson

Although it should be a crime to outshine your partner that is nominated for a Grammy (in this case, John Legend), but when you look this good, we forgive. It should be no secret that this Sports Illustrated swimsuit model knows how to dazzle.

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DJ Mark Ronson and wife Josephine de la Baume, Unknown

“We’re so excited to be here.” The only thing more excited are her nipples.

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Shawn Crahan of Slipknot, Spirit Halloween Superstore

I hate you. I hate you. I hate you. Unfortunately, my mommy was not available to shield my eyes from It deciding to crash the red carpet. Thankfully I don’t have a red carpet hosting gig (yet) because I would have run away screaming.

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Cyndi Lauper, Alexander McQueen

A just birthed animal? Last night’s ragu? An unraveling ball of yarn? What exactly was the objective with your hair? But I do like the cape and slim-fit pants combo.

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Zendaya Emanual, Ungaro

You are so beautiful, why? It’s so unflattering and homemade looking. “Quick! We have to go. Just grab the shower curtain and let’s go!”

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Pharrell Williams, Only God knows

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That’s about it for me. I will be back with another closet confessional following the Academy Awards March 2.

Closet Confessional: Golden Globes Red Carpet

The stars descended upon the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. to grace the red carpet for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Sunday night’s ceremony was frothing with belligerent, champagne-induced antics, a tradition of sorts, and I enjoyed every minute of it. The fashion on the red carpet followed suit: from sexy lizard goddess to expired Christmas presents, we saw it all. Shall we?

Lupita  Nyong’o, Ralph Lauren

First time at the Golden Globes? No big deal. I’m just going to kill it, because I’m a boss like that.

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Emma Watson, Dior Couture

Props for being too cool for school. Pants? Dress? How about both! Hermione is reinventing red carpet style with her unique take on Dior, and I want more. And that color is just gorgeous on her. Wingardium leviosa that bitches!

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Mila Kunis, Gucci Premiere

I mean, it kind of looks like one of those melting silver people from the CapriSun commercials circa 1998, but she pulls it off–probably because she has that icy, “I will cut you” look.

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Sandra Bullock, Prabal Gurung

So bold! So flirty! Love. This is  such a departure from her usual red carpet wardrobe, and she is making it work.

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Usher, Calvin Klein

Men’s fashion is usually so drab and boring. Leave it to Ersher, baby to accomplish smooth swag in a velvety tux. If sex were a suit, this would be it.

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Now, what to do when you’re pregnant on the red carpet:

Olivia Wilde, Gucci Premiere

Sexy reptilian goddess. That’s right, I’m pregnant and I look damn good. Questions? #werk

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What NOT to do when you’re pregnant:

Drew Barrymore, Monique Lhuillier

You can rob the florist and try to camouflage that bump, but come on, I see you. Let your baby shine. It does help that she’s just so adorable anyway.

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Berenice Bejo, Giambattista Valli

That’s where all of my bloody tissues went…

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Zosia Mamet, Reem Acra

If she stands still enough, you might actually think you’re in Narnia.

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Edie Falco, Lanvin

Christmas is over, sweetheart. It’s OK. I’m sad too, but we have to let it go.

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Sofia Vergara, Zac Posen

Have you seen Men In Black II? Just sayin’….

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Best of the rest:

Lily Rabe, Georges Hobeika

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Uma Thurman, Versace

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Margot Robbie, Gucci

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Zooey Deschanel, Oscar de la Renta

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Miley Watch: Bye, bye brows

Do you remember that silly game you used to (or still do) play with your besties at a sleepover, the one where you would cover your eyebrows with your fingers and laugh at each other’s hairless foreheads? Well, Miley Cyrus is playing that game too, but like, for real.

The singer posted a selfie (Yay! It’s a word now!) today showing off her bleached brows. Check it out:

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I’m looking at it with my face half turned away because half of me is really creeped out and the other half can’t stop looking at it. Which side will win?!

2013 MTV EMAs: Music sings, fashion flops

The music industry circus landed in Amsterdam today for the 2013 MTV European Music Awards, the uncanny sister to the MTV Video Music Awards.

Before the night began, the stars hit the red carpet outside the Ziggo Dome in the Dutch capital. First there was the arrival of the one and only, Miley Cyrus. The “Wrecking Ball” singer opted for a Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. dress with thigh-high patterned boots. Your obvious go to, right?

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One leading lady down, another to go: Katy Perry. The roaring pop tigress was anything but this evening. The California Gurl played it safe and old school in a grandmotherly, shimmering mint dress with 60’s housewife hair. ema_katy

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea arrived in a skimpy, black hoo-ha revealer. The proportions were all off. She has a tiny midsection and some serious leg, which the dress only dramatizes. I don’t even have to ask if there was a nip cervical slip.

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While the Americans and the Aussie have let us down, perhaps a European could rescue the night? Ellie Goulding?! Nope, not happening either. So unflattering and the hair is just a drag.

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Red carpet host, Laura Whitmore was sexy and flirty with a tiered World of Warcraft dress. Not half-bad. ema_laurawhitmore

The best-dressed award goes to Tyson Beckford with arm candy Shanina Shaik. Note to other guests: this is how you dress for an awards show.

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…Unless your name is RedFoo, and your hosting the show, then you show up like this without any questions asked:

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Aside from the fashion faux-pas, there was much to appease the eyes and ears once the performances started rolling. Miley Cyrus gave a very raw and elegant version of “Wrecking Ball,” which was executed to perfection. The Killers made a showing as well, debuting their new single, “Shot at the Night,” before shifting into their smash hit “Mr. Brightside” to the delight of the crowd–and me, more or less because Brandon Flowers was on my screen. “Best Female” winner Katy Perry stunned the crowd with her prismatic and colorful rendition of her new single “Unconditionally.” Perry levitated above the stage, adorned with colorful strips of fabric before–BAM–busting out into a mirrored human disco ball.

I’m just so excited it’s awards season! Next up: American Music Awards! See you then.

Quick! Chop off your hair. It’s the cool thing to do.

I missed the memo that seemingly percolated through Tinseltown: If your name is Jennifer, take an axe to your hair.

Two of Hollywood’s A-listers are sporting the new look, but in different fashions. First we have Jennifer Aniston, who selected an edgy bob from longtime hair stylist and “The Rachel” creator, Chris McMillan. Aniston said she was “ready for something new.”

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Somewhere in the sky, Jennifer Lawrence posted a pic of her adorable pixie cut to Facebook while en route to Global Fan Day alongside her “Hunger Games” co-stars.

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Meanwhile, the always fashionable Charlize Theron stepped out in killer winter attire reminding everyone who the baddest short-haired blonde bitch in town is. And I concur.

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I think Jen-squared need to grow their hair back. J-Law looks like a suburban soccer mom now 😦

So who do you think wins the battle of battered hair?