83. Pompeii – Bastille
- #5 for 3 Weeks in 2014 (March-April)
- Best higher charting song: Happy - Pharrell Williams
- Worst higher charting song: Dark Horse - Katy Perry
- Top 100 #5 Hits 1955-2004 Rank: NEW SONG
There's always a few new song on the list that I wonder about. This one with its heavy accent and opaque lyrics coupled with a strange title and weird backing vocals make it into a highly distinctive song. The bigger question is whether this kind of song becomes more common or will these sonic experiments end up as dead ends. That said, this song along with one of the other 2014 hits really hit me on a gut level and I appreciate the layering that makes a song like this intricate yet simple.
Coming up: #82 - "We'd take our time and live our lives together day by day"