17 Best Pop Song Lyrics Of 2014

A key element of almost any top pop song is the set of lyrics. The words connect with pop music fans at times in a powerful fashion. This year's top song lyrics deal with a wide range of topics from body image to powerful imagery of the aftermath of a relationship gone bad. These are 17 great song lyrics from 2014 with key excerpts. 

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Hozier - "Take Me To Church"

Hozier - Take Me To Church
Hozier - Take Me To Church. Courtesy Island

Written by Andrew Hozier-Byrne

My lover's got humour

She's the giggle at a funeral

Knows everybody's disapproval

I should've worshipped her sooner

If the Heavens ever did speak

She is the last true mouthpiece

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Meghan Trainor - "All About That Bass"

Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Meghan Trainor - "All About That Bass". Courtesy Epic

Written by Meghan Trainor and Kevin Kadish

I'm bringing booty back

Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches Hey

No, I'm just playing I know you think you're fat,

But I'm here to tell you that,

Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size

She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night

03
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Taylor Swift - "Blank Space"

Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Taylor Swift - "Blank Space". Courtesy Big Machine

Written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback

So it's gonna be forever

Or it's gonna go down in flames

You can tell me when it's over

If the high was worth the pain

Got a long list of ex-lovers

They'll tell you I'm insane

'Cause you know I love the players

And you love the game

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Tove Lo - "Habits (Stay High)"

Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)
Tove Lo - "Habits (Stay High)". Courtesy Universal

Written by Tove Lo, Ludvig Soderberg, Jakob Jerlstrom, and Daniel Ledinsky

I eat my dinner in my bathtub

Then I go to sex clubs

Watching freaky people getting it on

It doesn't make me nervous

If anything I'm restless

Yeah I've been around and I've seen it all

05
of 17

Sia - "Chandelier"

Sia - Chandelier
Sia - "Chandelier". Courtesy Monkey Puzzle

Written by Sia Furler and Jesse Shatkin

Party girls don't get hurt

Can't feel anything, when will I learn

I push it down, push it down

 

I'm the one "for a good time call"

Phone's blowin' up, they're ringin' my doorbell

I feel the love, feel the love

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Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud". Courtesy Atlantic

Written by Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge

When my hair's all but gone and my memory fades

And the crowds don't remember my name

When my hands don't play the strings the same way, mm

I know you will still love me the same

 

'Cause honey your soul can never grow old, it's evergreen

Baby your smile's forever in my mind and memory

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Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"

Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sam Smith - "Stay With Me". Courtesy Capitol

Written by Sam Smith, James Napier, and William Phillips

Guess it's true, I'm not good at a one-night stand

But I still need love 'cause I'm just a man

These nights never seem to go to plan

I don't want you to leave, will you hold my hand?

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Coldplay - "Magic"

Coldplay - Magic
Coldplay - "Magic". Courtesy Atlantic

Written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin

And if you were to ask me

After all that we've been through

"Still believe in magic?"

Well yes, I do

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Ella Henderson - "Ghost"

Ella Henderson - Ghost
Ella Henderson - "Ghost". Courtesy Syco

Written by Ella Henderson, Kenan Williams, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, and Michael Daley

I keep going to the river to pray

'Cause I need something that can wash all the pain

And at most I'm sleeping all these demons away

But your ghost, the ghost of you, it keeps me awake

10
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Vance Joy - "Riptide"

Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away
Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away. Courtesy Atlantic

Written by James Keogh

Oh lady, running down to the riptide

Taken away to the dark side

I wanna be your left hand man

I love you when you're singing that song and

I got a lump in my throat because

You're gonna sing the words wrong

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Lorde - "Yellow Flicker Beat"

Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
Lorde - "Yellow Flicker Beat". Courtesy Republic

Written by Ella Yelich-O'Connor and Joel Little

This is the start of how it all ends

They used to shout my name, now they whisper it

I'm speeding up and this is the

Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart

We rip the start, the colours disappear

I never watch the stars there's so much down here

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12
of 17

Selena Gomez - "The Heart Wants What It Wants"

Selena Gomez - The Heart Wants What It Wants
Selena Gomez - "The Heart Wants What It Wants". Courtesy Hollywood

Written by Antonina Armato, Tim James, Selena Gomez, and David Jost

This is a modern fairy tale

No happy endings

No wind in our sails

But I can't imagine a life without

Breathless moments

Breaking me down

13
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Pharrell Williams - "Happy"

Pharrell Williams - Happy
Pharrell Williams - "Happy". Courtesy Back Stop

Written by Pharrell Williams

Because I'm happy 

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

Because I'm happy

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

Because I'm happy

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

Because I'm happy

Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

14
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5 Seconds Of Summer - "She Looks So Perfect"

5 Seconds Of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
5 Seconds Of Summer - "She Looks So Perfect". Courtesy Capitol

Written by Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford, and Jake Sinclair

You look so perfect standing there

In my American Apparel underwear

And I know now, that I'm so down

Your lipstick stain is a work of art

I got your name tattooed in an arrow heart

And I know now, that I'm so down

15
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Iggy Azalea - "Fancy" featuring Charli XCX

Iggy Azalea - Fancy featuring Charli XCX
Iggy Azalea - "Fancy" featuring Charli XCX. Courtesy Island

Written by Amethyst Kelly Charlotte Aitchison, George Astasio, Jason Pebworth, Jon Shave, and Kurtis McKenzie

I'm so fancy

You already know

I'm in the fast lane

From L.A. to Tokyo

I'm so fancy

Can't you taste this gold

Remember my name, 'bout to blow

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One Direction - "Night Changes"

One Direction - Night Changes
One Direction - "Night Changes". Courtesy Columbia

Written by Jamie Scott, Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson

We're only getting older baby

And I've been thinking about it lately

Does it ever drive you crazy

Just how fast the night changes

Everything that you've ever dreamed of

Disappearing when you wake up

But there's nothing to be afraid of

Even when the night changes

It will never change me and you

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Shakira - "Empire"

Shakira - Empire
Shakira - "Empire". Courtesy RCA

Written by Steve Mac and Ina Wroldsen

Like the empires of the world unite

We are alive

And the stars make love to the universe

You're my wildfire every single night

We are alive

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