Mr C’s top five songs of 2014

Following swiftly on from the films of 2014, Mr C turns his attention to music. The playlist to choose from was up to 17 songs at one point, and narrowing it down to five proved to be a difficult task, but one which was great fun for me to watch him agonise over.

You can view previous years via the handy links at the end of the post, but for now, let’s see what the end result of the hours of weighing up country against girl groups against guitar bands were.

1 – Bartender, by Lady Antebellum

“What a tune! Country Music is definitely turning me into an alcoholic. Long may it continue, to 2015 and beyond. Love the song, love the video.”

2 – Shake It Off, by Taylor Swift

“We need more brass in pop songs. I love the response hook from the brass section, great concept and it was a great opening for her new album (which, by the way, was the best album of the year). Perfect pop song.”

3 – Paint the Town Green, by The Script

“It’s rare you find a really, really good drinking song but The Script have written theirs. It’s a great rousing anthem.”

4 – Ugly Heart, by G.R.L.

“Spells tune right from the opening chord and it never stops. Three minutes, twenty seconds of perfection, they nailed it.”

5 – All About That Bass, by Meghan Trainor

“Came out of nowhere, breakout artist of 2014. I particularly love that she’s so absolutely against treble there’s virtually no percussion in the song. That’s above and beyond the call of duty in support of bass.”

Previous year’s selections are available here: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.