Like in 2013, I didn't listen to as much music this year as I used to (hence the going down to "top 15" from "top 20"), but I did listen to some more new music (as well as some old music that I hadn't fully appreciated until this year). P!nk and Lily Allen got a lot of plays back in Jan/Feb when I was working full-time. Janelle Monáe I discovered in winter and obsessed over then. Stromae entered my iTunes in spring. Basically everyone else is on the list due to consistent(-ish) plays over the year. I say "ish" because I listened to a lot of music when I was working a lot and to none (that would scrobble anyway) when I was travelling, like I was for most of November.
As per usual the scrobbler has imposed its own whims on these charts. Stromae's songs Alors On Danse
and Tous les mêmes
should be in the top 15 list but the scrobbler refuses to scrobble those literally 50% of the time.
Anyway, this is how it is for this year. The lists: