Top 10 Memorable Pop Song Lyrics of 2013

Song lyrics are an indispensable part of most pop songs.  Sometimes the words instantly stick in our minds and never leave.  These are among the most memorable song lyrics of 2013.
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - "Same Love" featuring Mary Lambert

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - "Same Love" featuring Mary Lambert
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - "Same Love" featuring Mary Lambert. Courtesy Macklemore

Songwriters Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, and Curtis Mayfield

Kids are walkin' around the hallway
Plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful
Someone would rather die
Than be who they are
And a certificate on paper
Isn't gonna solve it all
But it's a damn good place to start
No law's gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever god you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it's all the same love

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Lorde - "Royals"

Lorde - Royals
Lorde - "Royals". Courtesy Universal

Songwriters Ella Yelich O'Connor and Joel Little

We don't care 
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals
It don't run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler
You can call me Queen Bee
And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule
Let me live that fantasy

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Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"

Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"
Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop". Courtesy Disney

Songwriters Mike L. Williams II, Pierre Ramon Slaughter, Timothy Thomas, Theron Thomas, Miley Cyrus, Douglas Davis, and Ricky Walters

And we can't stop
And we won't stop
We run things, Things don't run we
Don't take nothing from nobody

Its our party we can do what we want
Its our party we can say what we want
Its our party we can love who we want
We can kiss who we want
We can see who we want

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Lana Del Rey - "Summertime Sadness"

Lana Del Rey - "Summertime Sadness"
Lana Del Rey - "Summertime Sadness". Courtesy Interscope

Songwriters Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowels

I got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
Done my hair up real big beauty queen style
High heels off, I'm feeling alive

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey, I'm on fire I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore

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Pink - "Just Give Me a Reason" featuring Nate Ruess

Pink - "Just Give Me a Reason" featuring Nate Ruess
Pink - "Just Give Me a Reason" featuring Nate Ruess. Courtesy RCA

Songwriters Pink, Jeff Bhasker, and Nate Ruess

We're collecting dust
But our love's enough
You're holding it in
You're pouring a drink
No nothing is as bad as it seems
We'll come clean

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
That we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

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Eminem - "The Monster" featuring Rihanna

Eminem - The Monster featuring Rihanna
Eminem - "The Monster" featuring Rihanna. Courtesy Aftermath

Songwriters Marshall Mathers, Bryan Fryzel, Aaron Kleinstub, M. Athanasiou, Robyn Fenty, Jon Bellion, and Bebe Rexha

I wanted the fame, but not the cover of Newsweek
Oh well, guess beggers can't be choosey
Wanted to receive attention for my music
Wanted to be left alone in public excuse me
Been wanting my cake, And eat it too
And wanting it both ways...

I'm friends with the monster
That's under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head
You're trying to save me
Stop holding your breath
And you think I'm crazy
Well, that's not fair

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Emeli Sande - "Next To Me"

Emeli Sande - "Next To Me"
Emeli Sande - "Next To Me". Courtesy Virgin

Songwriters Emeli Sandé, Hugo Chegwin, Harry Craze, and Anup Paul

When the money's spent and all my friends have vanished
And I can't seem to find no help or love for free
I know there's no need for me to panic
'Cause I'll find him, I'll find him next to me

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Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"

Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors". Courtesy RCA

Songwriters Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosley, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, and James Fauntleroy

I'm lookin' right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin' back here to you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it's clear as this promise
That we're making two reflections into one
'Cause it's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

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A Great Big World - "Say Something" featuring Christina Aguilera

A Great Big World - Say Something featuring Christina Aguilera
A Great Big World - "Say Something" featuring Christina Aguilera. Courtesy Epic

Songwriters Ian Axel, Chad Vaccarino, and Mike Campbell

And I will swallow my pride
You're the one that I love
And I'm saying goodbye

Say something, I'm giving up on you
And I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you
And anywhere, I would have followed you

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Sara Bareilles - "Brave"

Sara Bareilles - "Brave"
Sara Bareilles - "Brave". Courtesy Epic

Songwriters Sara Bareilles and Jack Antonoff

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody's lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing's gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle 'neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

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