2014: Our Favourite Songs

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2014 is over and by now you’ll have read dozens of end-of-year lists, but you can never have too much of a good thing, so here is our selection of the best songs of 2014 from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Have a very happy new year, one and all.

Ace Wilder – Busy Doin’ Nothin This Melodifestivalen runner up would have been a pan-European hit had it won.

Alina Devecerski – Armé It must be hard to follow up her monster hit Flytta På Dej, but this is pretty rousing nonetheless.

Beatrice Eli – Moment of Clarity We could include almost every track from Die Another Day, but this is probably the highlight.

Elliphant – Revolusion Brilliant fringed hat (and song).

Elliphant feat MØ – One More A moving tale of female friendship (part 1).

Emilie Nicolas – Grown Up The song that really made us sit up and notice Emilie Nicolas, the artist behind our album of the year.

Erik Hassle – Pathetic Again, we could include any song from Erik’s brilliant Somebody’s Party EP.

Frida Sundemo – For You, Love Frida’s Lit Up By Neon EP contained several gems, but she shines best when she’s at her most fragile.

iamamiwhoami – Fountain Phenomenal single followed phenomenal single from Jonna Lee’s project in 2014, but the one that started it all had us at our most excited.

Jennie Abrahamson – Wolf Old news in Sweden but heading into 2015 on the back of a Peter Gabriel support slot and the launch of her Gemini Gemini album in Europe, this is the album’s highlight.

Ji Nilsson – Encore We love Ji Nilsson and cannot wait to see what 2015 brings. (We wrote about this already.)

Ji Nilsson & Marlene – Love You Anyway A moving tale of female friendship (part 2) and our most listened to song of 2014.

Julia Vero – How Does It Feel? A massive, bruised, hairbrush singalong. (We wrote about this already.)

Karin Park – Look What You’ve Done Karin continues to be brilliant in this taster of her new album, due March 2015. (We wrote about this already.)

Kasper Bjørke feat. CTM – Sylvia Featuring the sublime vocals of CTM, this is the highlight of Kasper’s After Forever album (although Apart with Sísý Ey is also very good indeed).

Kate Boy – Self Control Basically, their long-awaited album should be amazing.

Kill J – Cold Stone Their album will probably be amazing as well. (We wrote about this already.)

Kleerup feat. Susanne SundførLet Me In This sounds a bit like ABBA and is very, very good.

The Knife – För alla namn vi inte får använda A single from The Knife’s Europa Europa cabaret. Please don’t leave us, The Knife.

Laleh – Stars Align Just try not to clench your fists and sing along.

Little Jinder – Vita Bergens Klockor Slightly indecipherable to non-Swedes (The White Mountains’ Clocks?) but we sing along anyway.

Lykke Li – Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone A wonderful, heartbreaking song from a wonderful, heartbreaking album.

Mapei – Change Fantastic, inspiring pop.

Margaret Berger – Scream GET ON WITH IT AND RELEASE AN ALBUM, BERGS.

MØ – Walk This Way One of many brilliant songs from one of the most exciting artists of the last couple of years.

Naomi Pilgrim – It’s All Good Driving pop and Naomi’s best yet. (We already wrote about this.)

Oh Land – Head Up High The ever reliable Oh Land had barely been away before coming back with another album full of gems, of which this was one. (We already wrote about this.)

Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument A ten-minute electro-jazz epic that is amongst the best work that either of them has ever done.

Seinabo Sey – Younger With any justice, 2015 will be Seinabo’s year, and not just in Sweden where she already features on a stamp.

Snoh Aalegra – Bad Things (feat. Common) Stupendous Swedish soul. (We wrote about this already.)

Susanne Sundfør – Fade Away A big pop direction from Susanne ahead of her new album. (We wrote about this already.)

Tove Lo – Timebomb Habits was technically 2013, so this just pipped Out Of Mind as our favourite Tove song in 2014.

Tove Styrke – Even If I’m Loud It Doesn’t Mean I’m Talking To You Our second favourite Tove came back with an absolute belter.

Zhala – Prophet Slightly bonkers song from Robyn’s first signing.

1987 – Bomb Smooth Swedish electropop. (We wrote about this already.)

Now you can listen to all the tracks which are currently available on UK Spotify in this handy link.

Good Moose Songs of 2014

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