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The 25 Best Songs of 2013 

This year, 457 Pazz & Jop voters submitted their Top 10 albums and singles. With albums, they have 100 points to divide among their Top 10 picks, with each entry receiving no more than 30 points or fewer than five. There's no point-ranking system for the singles category, which remains amorphous, comprising individual songs, re-mixes, downloads, viral sensations, etc. Literal release dates aren't binding, but a record or single's "impact" should have occurred primarily in 2013; in most cases, if it got votes in 2012 and 2013, we combined the two totals. It's not as complicated as it sounds.

See full coverage of the Village Voice's 41st Annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll Here
25. Sky Ferreira, "I Blame Myself" (16 Votes)
21. Vampire Weekend, "Step" (17 Votes)
21. Parquet Courts, "Stoned and Starving" (17 Votes)
21. Migos, "Versace" (17 Votes)
21. Disclosure (ft. Sam Smith), "Latch" (17 Votes)
20. James Blake, "Retrograde" (18 Votes)
19. Janelle Monáe (ft. Erykah Badu), "Q.U.E.E.N." (19 Votes)
18. Vampire Weekend, "Diane Young" (20 Votes)
17. Kacey Musgraves, "Follow Your Arrow" (22 Votes)
15. Phosphorescent, "Song for Zula" (23 Votes)
15. Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball" (23 Votes)
14. Ciara, "Body Party" (24 Votes)
13. Tegan and Sara, "Closer" (26 Votes)
11. Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" (27 Votes)
11. Arcade Fire, "Reflektor" (27 Votes)
10. Kanye West, "Bound 2" (30 Votes)
9. Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop" (33 Votes)
8. Icona Pop (ft. Charli XCX), "I Love It" (34 Votes)
7. Kanye West, "Black Skinhead" (37 Votes)
6. Drake (ft. Majid Jordan), "Hold On, We're Going Home" (38 Votes)
4. Robin Thicke (ft. T.I. and Pharrell), "Blurred Lines" (41 Votes)
4. Kanye West, "New Slaves" (41 Votes)
3. Haim, "The Wire" (59 Votes)
2. Lorde, "Royals" (76 Votes)
1. Daft Punk (ft. Pharrell Williams), "Get Lucky" (117 Votes)
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25. Sky Ferreira, "I Blame Myself" (16 Votes)
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