I really thought “Fancy” would own me for the rest of the year and then Taylor Swift came in last minute and at the right time. I would’ve never guessed she’d beat out a Clueless homage video but she did. However, my love of females in pop this year didn’t hold up when it came to the song that had my heart this year.
10. The Color and Sound “Cigarettes”
9. The Wild Life “History”
8. Iggy Azalea “Fancy”
7. The Unlikely Hero “The Kid Who Never Did Anything Right”
6. LaGrange “Loners Society”
5. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass”
4. Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties “Divorce and the American South”
3. Demi Lovato “Really Don’t Care”
2. Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
1. Sledding with Tigers “Not So Body Posi After All”
According to a random Google search and an article posted back in October the following were the most streamed songs in 2014. So why not pick a cover to celebrate? Can I just say that I hope that band Magic stays in this year and “Rude” doesn’t manage to sneak its way into 2015? We’ll just do it in countdown formation.
5. Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea “Problem” done by Carson Lueders
4. Sam Smith “Stay With Me” by Aanysa
3. Ed Sheeran “Sing” by Mackenzie Johnson
2. George Ezra “Budapest” by George Ezra
1. Magic “Rude” by Vedo
I rarely go to the movies but when I do I hope to the money gods that it’s worth it. I only had a few misses that weren’t worth the ticket but here are five that I’d gladly pay for again.
5. 22 Jump Street
99% of people on earth doubted the first one and 100% of those people were wrong. Then we sat and wondered if they could do it again. Somehow they managed to create magic again. What made it work though was the fact that they made fun of the idea of a sequel the whole time. Plus, every time Jonah did the morning walk of shame – amazing.
4. Guardians of the Galaxy
Well, duh…I never knew I’d cry over a fucking tree.
3. The Boxtrolls
If you missed this one in theaters, I beg you to check it out as soon as it’s on DVD or in the RedBox. Such an endearing story told on a beautiful landscape.
2. The Skeleton Twins
You can’t take two of my favorite people and put them in a movie and expect me not to fall head over heels for it. What I loved about this was that they mixed humor and heart to create a reality based movie about suicide and all the different sides of it. Bottom line – we’re all screaming for help, it’s just a matter if anyone really hears it.
1. The Lego Movie
I thought #2 would’ve beat this out but this was definitely the most fun I had at the theaters in a very long time. It mixed a toy we all love with creative ideas and a story that touched our hearts on multiple levels.