Some of the most popular songs of 2014 were written and performed by female artists. These songs include "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor, "Royals" by Lorde and "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea. Taylor Swift released numerous popular songs in 2014, such as "Bad Blood," "Shake it Off" and "Blank Space." Other popular songs released by female artists in 2014 include "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry, "Problem" by Ariana Grande and "Chandelier" by Sia. "Let it Go" by Idina Menzel remained popular in 2014, after being released the prior year on the soundtrack of "Frozen."
Ballads and duets were popular in 2014. Soft ballads such as "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith, "All of Me" by John Legend, and "Photograph" by Ed Sheeran, all saw great success. Collaborations between artists generated popular songs as well, particular those that mixed pop and rap. Some of these songs include "The Monster" by Eminem and Rihanna and "Drunk in Love" by Beyonce and Jay Z. Other top songs of 2014 were party songs, such as "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon and "Summer" by Calvin Harris.Learn more about Art & Literature