Wow, can you believe we’re already here? “Here” is year-end list season, of course, which we’ve been flirting with this past week and a half by ranking the best Nardwuar interviews and best mixes of 2013. But now it’s time that we dive headfirst into it all, thrown on our dancing shoes, get down and dirty—you get the point.
Today, we’re bringing you the first half of our list of the best songs of the year. We were able to rank a total of 100 tracks that dropped in the past 12 months. It was a task that seemed absurd at first, but it became rather easy thanks to the work of the Potholes staff (love y’all) and the undeniably selection of tunes that dropped in ’13. Seriously, I (Andrew Martin) could make this a Top 150 list if we all had the time, but we don’t. You probably also wouldn’t want to flip through that many tracks, either.
But enough chatter! Let’s get to it: Here are songs 100 through 51 on our list of the 100 Best Songs of 2013.