2014 Rock Music Charts

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See which songs and albums topped the 2014 Rock Music Charts!

2014’s Hottest Rock Songs

The following is a list of the 2014’s hottest rock songs according to Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The chart is based on radio airplay and measures the most popular rock songs being played on radio stations across the United States.

1. “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
2. “Come a Little Bit Closer” – cage the Elephant
3. “Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys
4. “Hell’s Bells” – AC/DC
5. “Crazy Bitch” – Buckcherry
6. “Shine” – collective Soul
7. “Trouble” – Catfish and the Bottlemen
8. “Them Bones” – Alice in Chains
9. “Jesus of Suburbia” – Green Day
10. “(Even Flow)” – Pearl Jam

The Best Rock Songs of 2014

Here are the best rock songs of 2014, as chosen by the staff of Loudwire.com. We looked at all the big rock hits of the year and picked out the cream of the crop, from massive crossover hits to album tracks that deserved more attention. You’ll find some classic-sounding rockers, some modern anthems and plenty of fist-pumping anthems to fuel your next party. So crank up your speakers and enjoy the best rock songs of 2014!

The Most Memorable Rock Songs of 2014

In 2014, we were treated to a diverse mix of rock songs that spanned different sub-genres and styles. From the anthemic arena rock of Bowling for Soup’s “The Bitch Song” to the hard-hitting riffs of Weezer’s “Back to the Shack,” there was something for everyone.

And let’s not forget about the ballads. There were plenty of those, too, like All Time Low’s “A Love Like War” and Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun.”

So, without further ado, here are the most memorable rock songs of 2014.

The Most Controversial Rock Songs of 2014

Rock music has always been known for its rebellious streak, and 2014 was no different. From songs that took aim at organized religion to those that tackled social injustice, the year’s best rock tunes weren’t afraid to speak their minds. Here are 10 of the most controversial rock songs of 2014.

The Most Underrated Rock Songs of 2014

So many good songs were released in 2014, but some were better than others. Here are the most underrated rock songs of 2014, in no particular order.

“Do I Wanna Know?” by Arctic Monkeys
This song was released as a single in June 2014 and is taken from the album AM. It peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart and number 2 on the US Rock Songs chart. The song has a funky, bluesy feel to it and is one of the catchiest songs on the album.

“Blue Jeans” by Lana Del Rey
This song was released as a single in April 2012 and is taken from the album Born to Die. It peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart and number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song has a retro sound and Lana’s voice is as sultry as ever.

“Reflektor” by Arcade Fire
This song was released as a single in September 2013 and is taken from the album Reflektor. It peaked at number 1 on the US Alternative Songs chart and number 2 on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. The song features a catchy reggae beat and is one of Arcade Fire’s most danceable tracks.

“I Will Possess Your Heart” by Death Cab for Cutie
This song was released as a single in March 2008 and is taken from the album Narrow Stairs. It peaked at number 4 on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Alternative Songs chart. The song is an epic eight-minute track that starts out slow but builds to a huge climax.

The Most Influential Rock Songs of 2014

Rock music has come a long way since its inception in the 1950s. What was once considered a rebel genre is now a staple in American music. In 2014, rock songs topped the charts and infiltrated popular culture. Below are ten of the most influential rock songs of 2014.

1. “Let Her Go” by Passenger
2. “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor
3. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
4. “(Fleetwood) Macarena” by Los Del Rio
5. “Jealous” by Nick Jonas
6. “Take Me to Church” by Hozier
7. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
8. “Animals” by Maroon 5
9 . “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
10. “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

The Most Addictive Rock Songs of 2014

Rock music has always been about addiction. The most addictive rock songs are the ones that get under your skin and stay there, no matter how many times you hear them. They’re the tunes that make you want to turn the volume up to 11 and lose yourself in the moment.

This year, there were a lot of great contenders for the title of Most Addictive Rock Song of 2014. But in the end, there could only be one winner. And that winner is…

“Addicted to Pain” by Alter Bridge!

This hard-hitting track from Alter Bridge’s fourth studio album, “Fortress,” is a perfect example of what makes a great rock song addicting. The driving guitar riff, the powerful vocals, and the overall energy of the track combine to create a song that is impossible to resist.

If you’re looking for a new addiction this year, make sure to check out “Addicted to Pain” by Alter Bridge. It’s the perfect rock song to help you get through 2014!

The Most Relaxing Rock Songs of 2014

There’s no question that 2014 was a great year for rock music. We saw the return of some classic bands, the debut of some amazing new artists, and the release of some truly incredible albums. But what about the most relaxing rock songs of 2014?

Whether you’re looking to wind down after a long day or just want to kick back and relax, these 10 tracks are sure to do the trick. From energetic anthems to mellow ballads, there’s something for everyone on this list.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the most relaxing rock songs of 2014!

The Most Uplifting Rock Songs of 2014

The most popular rock songs of 2014 were determined by taking into account the number of spins each song received on radio stations, as well as sales and downloads. The top 10 list below includes some of the most upbeat, adrenaline-pumping rock anthems of the year.

The Most Emotional Rock Songs of 2014

Rock music is often thought of as masculine, but these songs from 2014show that rock can be emotional, too. From ballads to anthems, these tunes will tug at your heartstrings.

1. “Far Away” by Nickelback
2. “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls
3. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day
4. “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis
5. “The Weight” by the Band
6. “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac
7. “Yesterday” by the Beatles
8. “Let It Be” by the Beatles 9. “The Times They Are A-Changin'” by Bob Dylan

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