Top Songs of February 2014 an Eclectic Mix

Posted on March 27, 2014 by

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The average American listens to three hours of music every day. Music can be inspiring, motivational, or relaxing. Pop music dominates most radio stations.

It is difficult to predict which songs will become popular and place highly on the charts. New trends start quickly, and some popular songs can fade out in a matter of weeks, while others dominate for months on end. Here is a look at the top 10 songs of February 2014.

Coming in at number ten is “Pompeii,” by Bastille. Produced by the British band Bastille, it is the fourth single from their debut studio album Bad Blood and the first to get major airplay and promotion.

“I love the song ‘Pompeii’ because of its amazing beat,” junior Elizabeth Faust said.

Number nine on the charts for February is “Royals,” by Lorde. With this smash hit, Lorde was the first New Zealand solo artist to have a song chart in the United States.

“The second this song comes on the radio, I just have to sing along,” junior Dana Snyder said.

Lorde scored back-to-back songs with her “Team” placing at number eight.

“Lorde is just someone I like to jam to all of the time,” junior Jocelyn VaNess said.

At number seven is Passenger with “Let Her Go.” This song was released 24 July 2012. It finally started to make it onto the hottest charts after a year of being under radar.

“This is one of my favorite songs of all time,”sophomore Bella Abrams said.

The February chart had “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz at number six. This song was released in September 2013 and has been working its way up the charts ever since. “Talk Dirty” is from Jason Derulo’s album Tattoos.

“It’s just one of those songs that puts you in a good mood no matter how you are feeling,” junior Cyre Virgo said.

Coming in at number five is “The Monster” by Eminem and Rihanna. “The Monster” was released on 28 October 2013 and is still getting heavy airplay on radios in February.

“This is my favorite song on the February chart,” junior Brendan Homan said.

A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera with “Say Something” came in at number four. This song was released 8 February 2014, making the top half of the February chart.

“To be completely honest, that song is so annoying,” junior Mitch Kinek said.

Number three was One Republic with “Counting Stars.” This was One Republic’s third single for their album being released in 14 June 2013.

“Easily the best song that I have heard,” junior Brandon Royer said.

Coming in at number two was “Timber” by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha.

“This song was stuck in my head for a couple of days after I first heard it,” junior Ryan Gantz said.

The number one song of February 2014 is “Dark Horse” from Katy Perry featuring Juicy J.  “Dark Horse” was released on 17 September 2013.

“This song is my jam,” sophomore Nick Daniels said.

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