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Aztecs’ Music Choice Awards

Aztecs Music Choice Awards
Lionel Hahn

As the saying goes, everyone’s a critic. Eight of the entertainment section’s staff writers compiled their top 10 favorite songs since 2013. Surprisingly, there were very few tunes that made it on more than one of the lists. Remember, there’s no right or wrong, just overplay.

David Dixon

Entertainment Editor

10. “Headlights” Eminem (ft. Nate Ruess)

9. “Holy Grail” Jay-Z (ft. Justin Timberlake)

8. “Queenie Eye” Paul McCartney

7. “Burn” Ellie Goulding

6. “Shot At The Night” The Killers

5. “Do I Wanna Know?” Arctic Monkeys

4. “Coming of Age” Foster the People

3. “Pompeii” Bastille

2. “Get Lucky” Daft Punk (ft. Pharrell Williams)

1. “Future Days” Pearl Jam

Ryo Miyauchi

Senior Staff Writer

10. “The Wire” HAIM

9. “Lights Out” Angel Olsen

8. “Fall Back” Zola Jesus

7. “Body Party” Ciara

6. “Peace and Quiet” Waxahatchee

5. “New Slaves” Kanye West

4. “Bank Head” Kingdom (ft. Kelela)

3. “I Blame Myself” Sky Ferreira

2. “Dream House” Deafheaven

1. “Still Into You” Paramore

Josselyn Molina

Staff Writer

10. “Keep On Keeping On” Travie McCoy (ft. Brendon Urie)

9. “Alien Days” MGMT

8. “They Broke Him Down” Streetlight Manifesto

7. “The Suburbs” Arcade Fire

6. “Luna” Bombay Bicycle Club

5. “Spiderhead” Cage the Elephant

4. “The Phoenix” Fall Out Boy

3. “Dance in the Rain” Megadeth

2. “Salad Days” Mac DeMarco

1. “Vegas Lights” Panic! At the Disco

Alek Sanchez

Staff Writer

10. “I Got U” (Original Mix) Duke Dumont (ft. Jax Jones)

9. “Don’t Go Lose It” (Original Mix) MOTi

8. “You & Me” (Flume Remix) Disclosure

7. “Booyah” (Original Mix) Showtek (ft. We Are Loud & Sonny Wilson)

6. “What’s Up Suckaz” (Original Mix) TJR

5. “Wizard” (Original Mix) Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway

4. “Without You” (The Rebirth) Dillon Francis (ft. T.E.E.D.)

3. “It’s You” (DJ Snake Remix) Duck Sauce

2. “Rockin” (Original Mix) DubVision & Firebeatz

1. “Infinite Daps” (Original Mix) Baauer & RL Grime

Courtney Brown

Staff Writer

10. “Bottled Affection” Cold War Kids

9. “Modern Jesus” Portugal. The Man

8. “Falling” HAIM

7. “Shallow” Beach Fossils

6. “Entertainment” Phoenix

5. “Gravity” Surfer Blood

4. “Out of My League” Fitz and the Tantrums

3. “Tell it how it is” The Growlers

2. “Mad Sounds” Arctic Monkeys

1. “Unbelievers” Vampire Weekend

Brooke Shlyer

Staff Writer

10. “Get Lucky” Daft Punk (ft. Pharrell Williams)

9. “Wrecking Ball” Miley Cyrus

8. “Come & Get It” Selena Gomez

7. “Apollo” Hardwell (ft. Amba Shepherd)

6. “Stay” Rihanna (ft. Mikky Ekko)

5. “Royals” Lorde

4. “I Need Your Love” Calvin Harris (ft. Ellie Goulding)

3. “Clarity” Zedd (ft. Foxes)

2. “Summertime Sadness” Lana del Rey

1. “The Monster” Eminem (ft. Rihanna)

Hayley Spence


10. “Burn” Ellie Goulding

9. “Always Hate Me” James Blunt

8. “Team” Lorde

7. “Cry” The Used

6. “Young and Beautiful” Lana del Rey

5. “Wake Me Up” Avicii (ft. Aloe Blacc)

4. “Let Her Go” Passenger

3. “Happy” Pharrell Williams

2. “I Got a Car” George Strait

1. “Wagon Wheel” Darius Rucker

Brittney Pickei
Staff Writer

10. “Human” Christina Perri

9. “On Your Side” SafetySuit

8. “A Night to Remember” Shonlock

7. “Beating Heart” Ellie Goulding

6. “Addicted to You” Avicii (ft. Audra Mae)

5. “This is How we Roll” Florida Georgia Line (ft. Luke Bryan)

4. “Summer” Calvin Harris

3. “Love Don’t Die” The Fray

2. “Happy” Pharrell Williams

1. “Wake Me Up” (Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc)

Also read: Catch up on The Daily Aztec’s favorite films of 2013

Courtesy of Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/MCT

About the Contributor
David Dixon
David Dixon, Staff Writer
Since, 2005, when he became a writer for the now defunct Rated G column at the San Diego Union Tribune, David Dixon has been writing theatre and film reviews, interviews, covering Comic-Con, and other entertainment related stories, for numerous papers and websites. In addition to his experience as the Entertainment Editor of San Diego State University's The Daily Aztec, in 2014 he won First and Second Place in College Print: Reviews from the San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards, and in 2013 he was awarded First and Third Place. Currently, David is a staff writer for TDA, a contributor for and a freelance writer for the San Diego Community News Network.
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