8. Wale - "LoveHate Thing" Songs of the Year (2013) by Rap Genius Editors (Ft. Baaarden, Barrk, Big Teach, Brian Gonser, Brock, ChiddyShadyFiasco, Darwin, DC26, Eon2323, Kasek, LieutenantShinySides, Lotus Eater Evans, Lucidity Flow, MacadelicKid, Nappy, Nietzsche (user), Notero, Quikstik, Randyy, SavvyRJA, Screv6, SkyArt, Spinelli, ­streetlights, Thom, TyrantX, Xsyl & Yawk-Yawk) 176

I listen to Wale here and there, but there was something about this song that had me replaying it several times after the first listen. The hook is catchy and I’m liking Wale’s flow on the verses.

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6. Chance The Rapper - "Favorite Song" Songs of the Year (2013) by Rap Genius Editors (Ft. Baaarden, Barrk, Big Teach, Brian Gonser, Brock, ChiddyShadyFiasco, Darwin, DC26, Eon2323, Kasek, LieutenantShinySides, Lotus Eater Evans, Lucidity Flow, MacadelicKid, Nappy, Nietzsche (user), Notero, Quikstik, Randyy, SavvyRJA, Screv6, SkyArt, Spinelli, ­streetlights, Thom, TyrantX, Xsyl & Yawk-Yawk) 176

Well, Chance was right. It’s my jam, it’s my jam, it’s my jam.

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4. Childish Gambino - "Pink Toes" Songs of the Year (2013) by Rap Genius Editors (Ft. Baaarden, Barrk, Big Teach, Brian Gonser, Brock, ChiddyShadyFiasco, Darwin, DC26, Eon2323, Kasek, LieutenantShinySides, Lotus Eater Evans, Lucidity Flow, MacadelicKid, Nappy, Nietzsche (user), Notero, Quikstik, Randyy, SavvyRJA, Screv6, SkyArt, Spinelli, ­streetlights, Thom, TyrantX, Xsyl & Yawk-Yawk) 176

TyrantX’s explanation for having this song on his top ten closely reflect my views of this song. So gooood. And it’s unbelievably catchy.

But dat Jhene singing tho

This year has been an amazing year for her too. She’s slowly becoming one of my favorite singers and she does so well in this song.

Naomi and The Boy 4eva

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My SOS on radio
The only chance to let you know
Rescue Me by Tokio Hotel

Since most people listen to the radio nowadays (probably not as much as before but still a good amount), there’s a good chance he could actually get to her by putting out an SOS which is a distress signal in Morse code.

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Come and rescue me
I'm burning, can't you see
Come and rescue me
Only you can set me free
Come and rescue me
Rescue me
Rescue me
Rescue Me by Tokio Hotel

More so used as a metaphor here, it’s obvious the relationship is kind of non-existent at this point which causes him to burn or die out without having this girl. The only way to rescue him is to get back together with him.

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I feel so
Claustrophobic here
Watch out
Now you better disappear
You can't make me stay
I'll break away
Break away
Break Away by Tokio Hotel

The mood and feeling (as well as the lyrics directly) of this song is different to that of the former portion of the album which talk more about the positive parts of the relationship.

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You are like a bitter pill
That I had to take
Against my will
Break Away by Tokio Hotel

Remember when you were a kid and if you were sick, you were forced to take that nasty bitter pill to make you “feel better”? Bill compares the relationship with this girl that he’s in to that feeling of taking a bitter pill against his will.

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To me you'll be forever sacred
I'm dying but I know
Sacred by Tokio Hotel

As opposed to the sentiment expressed in their song Love Is Dead, here their love will continue on despite the fact that one of them is dying whereas in the aforementioned song, they’re love is dead which causes them to die.

In this case, since he is dying (for whatever reason), that doesn’t necessarily mean that their love is dead either.

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10. Danny Brown - "Side A (Old)" Songs of the Year (2013) by Rap Genius Editors (Ft. Baaarden, Barrk, Big Teach, Brian Gonser, Brock, ChiddyShadyFiasco, Darwin, DC26, Eon2323, Kasek, LieutenantShinySides, Lotus Eater Evans, Lucidity Flow, MacadelicKid, Nappy, Nietzsche (user), Notero, Quikstik, Randyy, SavvyRJA, Screv6, SkyArt, Spinelli, ­streetlights, Thom, TyrantX, Xsyl & Yawk-Yawk) 176

This one was actually a tough one for me because I knew I needed to have a Danny Brown song in my top ten (Old is still one of my favorites from this year) but I wasn’t sure of which song. I decided to give it to the intro track Side A (Old) because gives a bigger and more broad overview of that half of the album as well as what he’s going through now. And that beat is so gritty and raw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4NuL0Q_r-w

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7. ScHoolboy Q - "Collard Greens" Songs of the Year (2013) by Rap Genius Editors (Ft. Baaarden, Barrk, Big Teach, Brian Gonser, Brock, ChiddyShadyFiasco, Darwin, DC26, Eon2323, Kasek, LieutenantShinySides, Lotus Eater Evans, Lucidity Flow, MacadelicKid, Nappy, Nietzsche (user), Notero, Quikstik, Randyy, SavvyRJA, Screv6, SkyArt, Spinelli, ­streetlights, Thom, TyrantX, Xsyl & Yawk-Yawk) 176

Need I say it? Groovy Q can make a hit, plain and simple. Beat goes hard and Kendrick spits one of my favorite verses he’s spit this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L2vJEb6lVE

Even though it’s not on my top ten, this could also be switched for Schoolboy’s other song “Man of the Year”. That one is a straight banger too, so I’d think of it as 7b with “Collard Greens” being 7a.

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