This song contains multitudes. Part exposé on the reality of objectification, part R. Kelly creepshow.
59. “Dark Fantasy” – Kanye West
Strong opening track from my second favorite album of the last five years, with some of Yeezy’s smartest lyrics.
58. “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” – Fall Out Boy
A welcome return to form for the pop punk group. Probably my favorite among their comically long titles.
57. “Not Afraid” – Eminem
This is the closest Eminem will ever get to recapturing the “Lose Yourself” magic. Earnest and, for once, self-aware.
56. “My Kind of Love” – Emeli Sandé
Honest, poetic confession of love.
55. “Heaven Knows” – The Pretty Reckless
Giddily abrasive alt-rock anthem.
54. “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
Indie rock meets dubstep. Shouldn’t work. Does.
53. “Freedom” – Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton
Swaying old-school R&B, the surprisingly perfect score to a Blaxploitation Western about slavery.
52. “Changed Forever” – TobyMac featuring Nirva Ready
Christian rap-rock that’s actually pretty cool, with a booming chorus.
51. “Stuttering” – Fefe Dobson
Piano-driven pop R&B, highlighted by Ms. Dobson’s impressive vocal range.