Phosphorescent – Song For Zula

Here is a ‘better late than never’ post which concludes The Best of 2013 series… and it is really something special. It had to be pretty spectacular didn’t it though, really? as my pick of the crop of 2013, and this song delivers, in every way – i promise. So, without any more of an introduction, because I really could not do it enough justice – please listen, breathe in, and enjoy this moment of sheer musical poetry.

The Rattle’s top 10 songs of 2013. no. 2


Daft Punk – Get Lucky (feat. Pharell Williams)

I expect that this was the most sung-along to song of 2013. Pretty much a perfect pop song, The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis nailed it on the head when she said that the reason that this song is so special is because it masters the key of becoming an instant classic; ‘[it] somehow sounds instantly familiar as if it has always existed, a classic that you had temporarily forgotten’. For this party hit I really believe that 2013 is just the beginning.
Watch this space and get your groove on.

The Rattle’s top 10 songs of 2013. no. 3


Ok, here we go… The top 3 of The Rattle’s top 10 songs of 2013. phew.
For the record, before I hear the faint murmurings that it is now indeed already 2014 and we are already so over 2013 now, on to bigger and better things, that the big build up to these beauties span into a whole new year… well, I’ve been busy celebrating obviously, so please give me a break on this one.  And as i’m sure you have been so busy celebrating too I didn’t want you to miss these so I thought i’d wait a while until you least expected them!

So, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Enjoy these last 3 goodies of the past year, and get excited about all the new tunes that will be making the memories , filling our heads and our days, from Spring to the Summer, from the Autumn and right through to the Winter of 2014… get excited!

Number 3. Vance Joy – Riptide

Catchy, melodic, whistle-along Indie-pop jam and it’s still bouncing around my head 8 months later. Its a bit of a see-saw of a song, diving back and forth from whimsical to punch-packing. Just when you think the lyrics are taking you down a deep and moving path they swoop back to being light-heartedly ironic. Kind of like me.

‘I love you when you’re singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat because
You’re gonna sing the words wrong’

Pout your lips and get your whistle on.

The Rattle’s 10 best songs of 2013. No. 4


Chvrches – The Mother We Share

I couldn’t leave you for today on that note now could I? As beautiful as Tom Odell’s offering is, this is supposed to be a fun place to hang out, so today brings a double dose of the 10 best list. And in at number 4, is none other than this beauty. Fresh out of Glasgow, this is synth-pop at its foot-tapping, feel-good best. Press play, feel your body start to go and the smile start to spread, and enjoy this absolute choooooooon!