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Top 50 Songs of January 2013

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At, we’re fixated on new music. Obsessed, even. As such, we’re pleased to present our Top 50 Songs of January 2013 list. Our picks are based on the most-played tunes on Radio, the online station we launched last year, and as per usual, this month’s tally of sonic treasures represent a wide range of sounds, styles and subgenres. We’ve got roots rock (Alabama Shakes), indie-folk (Avett Brothers), twitchy British rock (Foals), bombastic American stadium fare (the Killers) and just about anything else you can think of. If you peruse the inventory and don’t find something you dig, you should get into opera.

Rather than rank the tunes by popularity or artistic merit, since that would involve foisting our opinions on you nice folks, we’ve listed the Top 50 songs of January 2013 in alphabetical order. Are we missing anyone? Drop us a line and tell us who you’d like to hear on the station.

Top 50 Songs of January 2013

Alabama Shakes, ‘Hang Loose’
Animal Kingdom, ‘Get Away with It’
Alt-J, ‘Matilda’
Atoms for Peace, ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner’
The Avett Brothers, ‘February Seven’
Bad Religion, ‘F— You’
Benjamin Gibbard ft. Aimee Mann, ‘Bigger Than Love’
The Black Keys, ‘Sister’
Blondfire, ‘Where the Kids Are’
By Surprise, ‘Criteria’
Capital Cities, ‘Safe and Sound’
The Casket Lottery, ‘The Moon and the Tide’
Cat Power, ‘Silent Machine’
David Byrne & St. Vincent, ‘Lazarus’
Dinosaur Jr., ‘Pierce the Morning Rain’
Dispatch, ‘Circles around the Sun’
Eels, ‘New Alphabet’
Foals, ‘Inhaler’
Foxygen, ‘Shuggie’
Free Energy, ‘Dance All Night’
Frightened Rabbit, ‘The Woodpile’
The Gaslight Anthem, ‘Here Comes My Man’
Glen Hansard, ‘High Hope’
Gold Fields, ‘Dark Again’
Grizzly Bear, ‘A Simple Answer’
Jake Bugg, ‘Two Fingers’
Japandroids, ‘The Nights of Wine and Roses’
Johnny Marr, ‘The Messenger’
The Killers, ‘Here with Me’
Local Natives, ‘Heavy Feet’
Milo Greene, ‘1957’
The Mowgli’s, ‘San Francisco’
Muse, ‘Follow Me’
The Neighbourhood, ‘Let It Go’
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, ‘We No Who U R’
Passion Pit, ‘Carried Away’
Paul McCartney, Dave Grhol, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, ‘Cut Me Some Slack’
Purity Ring, ‘Lofticries’
Ra Ra Riot, ‘Dance with Me’
San Cisco, ‘Awkward’
Soundgarden, ‘By Crooked Steps’
Stars, ‘Hold on When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It’
Stereophonice, ‘In a Moment’
Suede, ‘Barriers’
Tegan and Sara, ‘Closer’
Tilly and the Wall, ‘Defenders’
Twenty One Pilots, “Holding on to You’
Twin Shadow, ‘The One’
Two Door Cinema Club, ‘Next Year’
Yo la Tengo, ‘Ohm’

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