Song Stuck In My Head: Tiësto – Wasted

png-1Few names in dance music are as influential and successful as Tiësto. The 45 year old Dutch DJ and producer helped popularize the big room “trance” sound, and continues to top lists of biggest earning DJs in the world. While he’s released countless singles and mix albums he’s hard at work on what will be only his fifth album release and we already have the first single it’s called “Wasted” and features Matthew Koma on vocals. Listen her to Tiësto and our Song Stuck In My Head.

Song Of The Year: Lorde – “Royals”

LORDER SOTYIn 2013, there’s just no question about the biggest song of the year. New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde was just 15 years old when she recorded “Royals.” The song was posted to Soundcloud as a free download back in November 2012, and got an official release in March. It finally hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 2nd, just a month before Lorde’s 17th birthday, and stayed there for nine weeks. Whether it’s her young age, the song’s anti-commercialism message, or its stripped down production, “Royals” is a unique phenomenon, and just a really good song. “Royals” by Lorde is Slacker’s Song of the Year.