The top mega hit for 2013 is arguably Robin Thicke’s “monster R&B body shaker “Blurred Lines.” Whether the song was helped or hurt by Miley Cryus – who knows? Thicke is presently being sued by the family of Marvin Gaye over the super-hit, and Miley Cyrus is still swinging from trees and wrecking balls in general. She swears that she cleverly planned and pre-calculated her “strategic hot mess” image in the media. Ok Miley, whatever. You don’t go … girl. In the end it’s the sheer popularity of the melody and the hook itself, and this song just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Congratulations Robin. You have a mega-hit on your hands.
Katy Perry’s “Roar” must also be mentioned, which was released late in the year, but has already skyrocketed. Her official music video for “Roar” is already sitting at 255 million YT views after just a couple of months. That’s HUGE. Congrats Katy, and that music video is so damn cute, by the way, that I almost forgot you were a chillingly sinister mind controlled Illuminati media princess. Good job!
231.9 million views and counting: “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke
51.5 million views and counting: “Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift
78.3 million views and counting: “Treasure” by Bruno Mars
I am also including Bruno’s 2012 hit “Locked Out of Heaven” which has now been viewed 217+ million times [ and counting ]. Not too shabby.
52.3 million views and counting: “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Ray
147.4 million views and counting: “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams
200+ million views and counting combined music video versions: “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift
173.2 million views and counting: “Best Song Ever” by One Direction
This boy band has just about made Justin Bieber irrelevant this year, along with Justin’s own monumentally hard to believe ‘high profile asshole’ behavior. I’m not including any Bieber hits in this post, as I believe the boy to be overpaid, over-pampered, under-educated and about 12 years old emotionally. Justin’s last real hit was “Boyfriend” which has garnered about 292 million views since 2012. Then came a series of ever escalating ‘stupid Justin moments’ which were captured on video and broadcast to the world, making us all wonder if the man was actually TRYING to kill his own career on purpose. WTF. If or when he grows up and displays signs of intelligent life and real manhood, he might get covered on this blog now and then.
465.8 million views and counting: “Thrift Shop Feat” by Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis
30.7 million views and counting: “True Love’ by Pink
40.5 million views and counting: “Acapella,” “I Told You So” and “Hello” by Karmin
Vocalist Karmin is an exceptional raw and electric vocal talent, an unusual performing artist in every way. Her 2012 hit “Hello” barely scratched the surface of what this vocalist is capable of, but tragically, whoever is handling her career has managed to nearly derail it with poor styles choices and an almost laughably generic watered down presentation of Karmin in her 2013 ‘Acapella’ music video. If Karmin can do what Taylor Swift did early on, which is to break free from mediocre management which lacks talent and vision for the eccentric artist, and go out on her own label, she has a chance to salvage a potentially stellar music [ and possibly film later ] career. Fire these people Karmin, you can do better on your own. Lose the blue lipstick too.