The time is now: Here are my Top 50 Singles of 2013.

As always, all of the songs featured on the list were released as a single this year. I’ve tried to keep them all as “official” as possible, although the idea of the traditional “single” is rapidly becoming a grey area in music — a conversation for another time.

Check out the full list below, and then listen to the Spotify playlist at the very end to hear all 50 singles. (Well, minus a few — some songs still haven’t hit Spotify stateside.)

And if you haven’t yet, check out the Top 20 Albums of 2013.

Enjoy!

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50. Selena Gomez, “Slow Down”
Princess Gomez practices mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and it’s so amez-zing.

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49. Katy Perry, “Roar”
A touching homage to Sara Bareilles.

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48. Duke Dumont, “Need U (100%)”
One of the best examples of early ’90’s revivalism done right.

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47. Lady Gaga, “Applause”
Applause, plause.

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46. Charli XCX, “SuperLove”
The goth-pop princess delights us with an uncharacteristically bouncy slice of ear candy.

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45. Little Mix, “Move”

The UK’s leading girl group on the rise makes a convincing case for superstardom.

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44. Rihanna, “Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)”
#PhuckYoEDM: RiRi defies radio standards and makes slow burn balladry happen in early 2013.

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43. Pet Shop Boys, “Thursday (feat. Example)”
The Pet Shop Boys remain cool, nearly thirty years later.

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42. Röyksopp, “Running To The Sea (feat. Susanne Sundfør)”
Chilly, Scandinavian, sublime.

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41. Chelsea Lankes, “Ghost”
A pop newcomer’s haunting, heartbreaking introduction to the scene.

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40. Avril Lavigne, “Rock N Roll”
She’s still the motherfuckin’ princess.

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39. Rihanna, “What Now”
“The more I swear I’m happy, the more that I’m feeling alone.”

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38. Kelly Rowland, “Kisses Down Low”
We arched our backs all year long. #BuyKissesDownLowOniTunes

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37. Say Lou Lou, “Better In The Dark”
Lush, breathy synth-pop from next year’s most promising sister act.

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36. Bright Light, Bright Light, “Moves”
Tender, pulsating heartbreak.

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35. Cassadee Pope, “Wasting All These Tears”
At last, a Voice winner with a song worthy of the title.

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34. AlunaGeorge, “Attracting Flies”
Shade sounds sweet across a bubbly dance beat.

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33. Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
Miley gets turnt on sizzurp, twerks and ignites outrage across the entire world.

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32. Lorde, “Team”
Lorde invites misfits and rebels to join her club — consider it to the sonically superior sequel to “Royals.”

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31. The Weeknd, “Belong To The World”
Only The Weeknd could make an ode to a stripper into a moody, cinematic masterpiece.

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30. Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack”
Dr. Demi gets our hearts racing with a surge of girly power-pop flirtation.

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29. Ciara, “I’m Out (feat. Nicki Minaj)”
CiCi and Nicki fight Instagram haters and encourage sisterhood on a new ladies’ anthem for the modern age.

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28. Kylie Minogue, “Skirt”
Kylie makes the wait a little easier with a sexy dance floor tease.

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27. Britney Spears, “Perfume”
Britney grabs her Circus Fantasy and marks her territory with one of her most earnestly crooned ballad in years.

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26. Lady Gaga, “Do What U Want (feat. R. Kelly)”
DOWHATCHUWAWIMAHBAAAAAHDAY.

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25. Girls’ Generation, “I Got A Boy”
The reigning K-pop Kweens stay forward-thinking with a giddy, genre-defying pop smash.

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24. Iggy Azelea, “Work”
Iggy’s got the sheeeeet to prove why she’s the industry’s most exciting new female rapper.

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23. Selena Gomez, “Come & Get It”
Selena dabbles in Eastern influences, gets sexy and pisses off Lorde while doing so.

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22. Kelly Clarkson, “Underneath The Tree”
Kellegend provides us with the best holiday tune since “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

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21. Zendaya, “Replay”
The next teen queen crashes the party with a Cassie-like electro-R&B smash.

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20. Katy B, “5 AM”
Bleary-eyed late night depression on the dance floor.

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19. John Newman, “Losing Sleep”
The male answer to Adele leaves us with a haunting plea.

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18. CHVRCHES, “The Mother We Share”
Synth-pop perfection from start to finish.

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17. Tegan & Sara, “I Was A Fool”
No one does a break-up quite like Tegan & Sara.

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16. Drake, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
Sweet, smooth seduction — and a hilarious meme.

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15. Sevyn Streeter, “It Won’t Stop”
The summer’s smoothest R&B groove.

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14. The Saturdays, “Disco Love”
I mean, they reference “…Baby One More Time.”

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13. The Dolls, “Summer Of ’93”
Talk about summertime sadness.

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12. Ciara, “Body Party”
CiCi gets freaky in the record booth with Future. (He reads!)

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11. Betty Who, “Somebody Loves You”
Big time euphoria from pop’s next big thing.

CONTINUE TO THE TOP 10.