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2014 was a FANTASTIC year for music, from killer new voices Sam Smith and Kiesza to the much-hyped returns of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift - here are the best selling songs of the past 12 months!
'Sail' was originally released by the American Electronic Rock band in 2011 but came back with a bang in January when it went into charts once again.
Without doubt the most appropriate song of 2014, '#Selfie', combined a cheeky monologue with an infectious beat to create the most addictive song from the start of the year.
'Ugly Heart' was the debut single from US girl band GRL, who first burst into our eardrums when they featured on Pitbull's 'Wild, Wild Love'.
'Best Day Of My Life' comes from the Indie Rock band's debut album, 'Oh What A Life' and the catchy tune was soon shaped up to be the soundtrack to a host of adverts, including Nissan and Hyundai.
The AMAZING second single from our favourite Aussie punk rock band shot straight in at the number one spot on the Big Top 40 chart - and it was stuck in everyone's heads all summer.
Jeremih's latest offering was a Big Top 40 top five hit, and definitely marked the comeback of the American star.
Scooter Braun's latest project, Rixton, burst onto the scene with their incredible debut single, 'Me And My Broken Heart', and managed to nab a Big Top 40 number one hit.
You couldn't hit a single dance floor in 2014 without the phrase 'Turn Down For What' hitting your ears courtesy of the DJ Snake song. Picture: Facebook
The second single from Neon Jungle's debut album, 'Welcome To The Jungle' became a Big Top 40 top five hit right at the start of the year. Picture: Press Shot
'Of The Night' is the lead single from Bastille's repackaged album, 'All This Bad Blood', and peaked at number three on the Vodafone Big Top 40 chart.
The lead single from Maroon 5's whopping FIFTH studio album, 'Maps' just missed out on the top spot on the Vodafone Big Top 40 and reached number two, proving these rock gods have definitely still got it!
David Guetta chose the breathy vocals of Skylar Grey to feature on this single, and it definitely paid off, scoring the legendary DJ yet another top ten hit.
'Love Runs Out' was recorded by OneRepublic for the reissue of their third studio album, 'Native', and peaked at number three on the Vodafone Big Top 40 chart.
The third single from Enrique's album 'Sex And Love' proved to be a huge hit, bagging Enrique another Vodafone Big Top 40 top five hit.
'My Head Is A Jungle' was originally released by Australian singer Emma Louise in 2011, but the 2014 Wankelmut remix was the one the shot it right up the charts, peaking at number 4.
'I Wanna Feel' samples the 1996 Toni Braxton song 'You're Making Me High' and the brilliant tune went straight to the number one spot on the Vodafone Big Top 40 and became a dance floor classic yet again.
'Take Me To Church' is the lead single from Irish recording artist Hozier from his self-titled debut album, and the soulful lyrics made it one of the biggest tracks of 2014.
Ellie Goulding's 'Burn' spent a whopping 26 weeks on the Vodafone Big Top 40 chart, including three weeks at number one.
'Do I Wanna Know' comes from the Arctic Monkeys fifth studio album 'AM' and secured a top 20 place for the indie band.
'Addicted To You' comes from Avicii's debut album 'True' and racked up an impressive ten weeks on the Vodafone Big Top 40 chart.
The third single from the Ghanaian dance master had us all on our feet and dancing, and got Fuuuuuuse a top 10 hit too.
Passenger's emotional track, 'Let Her Go', peaked at number two on the Vodafone Big Top 40 chart and managed to stay on the chart for a HUGE 28 weeks.
'Wasted', the second single from Tiesto's fifth studio album was infectiously catchy and secured itself the number three spot on the Vodafone Big Top 40.
Charli XCX's first single got her a top five hit, and even featured on the soundtrack to the hit move, 'The Fault In Our Stars'.
This remix of 'Tsunami' by DVBBS featuring the vocal stylings of Tinie Tempah shot straight in at number two on the Vodafone Big Top 40 after it's release back in March.
'Right Here' was Jess Glynne's first solo single after collaborations with Clean Bandit and Route 94 and it bagged the number four spot on the Vodafone Big Top 40 chart.
'Jubel' - meaning 'cheers' in German, went straight in at number three on the Vodafone Big Top 40 chart for French producer Klingande.
The EDM track featuring Hayley Williams' incredible vocals was the track that you were unable to get out of your head in 2014 - and it was a top five hit for Zedd.
It comes from the soundtrack to the BIGGEST animated film of the year, 'Frozen', and featuring the vocal stylings of actress Kristen Bell, it was bound to be a hit.
The posthumous release from Michael Jackson with some later recording from Justin Timberlake proved to be a hit with MJ and JT fans alike as it secured a top twenty chart place.
After being rush released due to an EPIC performance by The X Factor's Fleur East, Mark and Bruno bagged the top spot on the Vodafone Big Top 40 three weeks on the trot, but also the coveted Christmas No. 1 spot for 2014!
This was one of the first tastes of Guetta's latest album, 'Listen', and the first of two collabs with Sam Martin.
Even though it was released in 2013, the New Zealander's debut single still reigned supreme in 2014!
Faul and Wad Ad were one of the many new acts to make surprise appearances in the Big Top 40 chart in summer 2014.
What can we say about this KP ANTHEM? It obviously had us roaring all year long!
Originally released at the tail end of 2013, we clearly couldn't get enough of the flame-haired singer in 2014!
'The Monster' is the second time RiRi and Slim Shady have worked together, and we clearly LOVED it as much as 'Love The Way You Lie' a few years ago!
The mesmerising 'Demons' sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone and is, to date, Imagine Dragons' biggest hit - a cover by Ben Haenow during the X Factor final probably didn't harm that either!
Don't worry Katy, we'd be crying too if we had one of the best selling songs of the year!
The Irish three-piece came back with a BANG in 2014! We still have shivers from their live performance at our Jingle Bell Ball in December!
will.i.am had a great year in 2014 - and even introduced a new face to us in the form of young Cody Wise!
The boys are back! The first single from their latest album, 'FOUR', was MUCH hyped and sparked loads of worldwide trends across social media in 2014!
What a sexy team-up! Just one look at the Kill Bill inspired video and we totally get why this charted so high!
SHE'S BACK! This was obviously one MASSIVE hint looking back, but not long after Chezza dropped her comeback single, she announced her surprise marriage to hunky restauranteur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Virsini!
Internationally renowned DJ and Capital presented Avicii scored a huge hit in 2014 with 'Wake Me Up'
It's FUUUUUUUUSE! The Ghanaian rapper's collaboration with Sean Paul was his biggest hit of 2014!
Dan and co. had a fantastic stint in 2014! 'Pompeii' was one of the group's biggest hits!
George Ezra's voice was one of the biggest delights of 2014!
Dance floors up and down the country were pumping out Gorgon City's first major hit
"What you gonna do with that big fat butt?" Yeah, you know the rest...
Chris Martin & co will be happy with this! Even years after entering the music game, they're still churning out hits that sell in their hundreds-of-thousands!
The Swedish singer-songwriter's first UK hit came thanks to an amazing remix from Hippie Sabotage. This was a definite dancefloor filler back in Summer 2014!
Ashton, Calum, Luke and Michael's debut UK hit went straight to the top of the Vodafone Big Top 40 when it was released in March 2014. What an accolade!
Another catchy tune from Coldplay, and another entry in the top 100 tracks of 2014! There's no stopping this band!
It's no secret that we think Ellie has one of the most beautiful voices in pop, so this haunting ballad from 2014 was a firm favourite of ours *gets a tissue*
With one of the most unique voices in pop, Paloma was a guaranteed entry on this chart!
The 'I Need A Dollar' singer came back in 2014 with a massive hit that went straight to the top of the Vodafone Big Top 40!
Thanks to Jason Derulo, 2014 was the year that people walked around making trumpet noises with their mouth. Thanks Jason! (we're guilty too...)
DJ duo Sigma stormed the charts in 2014, and securing Paloma's amazing voice definitely helped this track become a huge success!
With a 'unique' video and her own powerful voice, this was guaranteed to become a sure fire hit!
The Voice contestant Becky Hill was always onto a winner when she teamed up with Dutch producer Oliver Heldens - this massive tune was a top five track for the pair.
When Beyonce dropped that surprise album of hers, this was the obvious stand out single. One steamy duet with hubby Jay Z at the Grammys and a music video to match later and voila, this song became 2014 pop royalty.
This tune was EVERYWHERE at the beginning of 2014, so it's no surprise it managed to nab itself the Number 2 spot on the Big Top 40 chart.
Girls may not be loyal to Chris Brown, but this song definitely was as it gave the hip-hop star a pretty dang long chart reign!
2014 was THE year for Ed Sheeran, and this slightly sassy track taken from his record-breaking second album 'X' only rose his stardom more.
It had been a fair while since Christina had given us an incredible ballad, so this comeback featuring A Great Big World was WELL worth the wait.
It's actually getting hard to keep track of Calvin's impressive chart positions, but his collaboration with John Newman scored the Scottish hottie a Top 2 position.
This super starry anniversary cover to help combat Ebola had EVERYONE downloading it - not only because it was great, but it was also for a great cause.
Vance Joy may still be a relatively undiscovered talent, but this song of his built up for almost an entire year before it landed itself on the Number 12 spot of the Big Top 40.
A former Number 1, Counting Stars was the first hit of 2014 for the OneRepublic lads, but it certainly wasn't their last!
When you combine the utter star power of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, could you expect anything LESS than a chart-topping hit?
This tune definitely didn't less Miss Ora down this year! She may have split from her boyfriend Calvin Harris (who produced this track for her) but at least the song nabbed her a Number 1!
Sam Smith has been making us weep with his soulful songs all year, and this teary ballad was no different.
Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea are a match made in duet heaven - fact. 'Problem' may not have been able to reach Number 1, but we're pretty certain it never stopped playing all summer long.
The ultimate summer dance track, 'Prayer in C' flew into the chart's top spot practically overnight! If only it could bring back those sunny vibes...
Another tune that filled our summer with joy was this single from Nico & Vinz... Just waiting on that follow up now, boys!
A huge track that brightened up 2014's wintery Janaury, Avicii mixed folk and dance to give us a seriously addictive (and Top 3 charting) song.
She so fancy, but you already know. What could be described as THE song of the year for some, this tune (with the help of an incredible 'Clueless' themed music video) thrust Iggy Azalea into absolute pop superstardom.
Steel drums = our favourite instrument of 2014. Duke Dumont's dance number scored him a Number 1 AND a huge new fan base.
Yep, here's Calvin again with yet another huge hit of the year. We wonder if he'll be dominating the charts again in 2015?
Taylor Swift might be a tad upset she hasn't charted higher in this list, but considering her latest album '1989' has broken worldwide records, we reckon she could probably 'Shake It Off'.
Sampling Kanye West's 'Bound 2', this single from up and comers Sigma was always bound to (geddit) be a hit.
The music video for 'Dark Horse' has been viewed a cool 747 MILLION times on YouTube, so it seems almost criminal that this Katy Perry track only managed to reach Number 4 on the Big To 40 chart!
World domination was definitely on the cards for Sam Smith this year, and this was just one of his cart topping singles in 2014.
Besides the song being utterly addictive, we think Kiesza has her game-changing one take music video to thank for the massive success behind her debut single 'Hideaway'.
Jess Glynne has been THE girl to watch this year, and her collaborations (like this one with Route 94) have made her a household name in 2014.
The song that no-one could get out of their heads this year HAS to be MAGIC!'s 'Rude' - and we still can't help but sing along to it every time it comes on.
She spent a record-breaking FIVE WHOLE WEEKS at Number 1 with this song about loving your curves, and we're seriously hoping Meghan Trainor can release a song just as catchy as this in 2015!
Newbie on the scene George Ezra wowed us all with his ultra-deep, soulful voice this year. And even though he didn't get to claim a Number 1 spot this year, we think George will be coming back bigger and better in 2015.
Legendary for its use of puppets alone, 'Sing' was the comeback single to end all comeback singles.
We CANNOT let this song go, apparently. This stand-out track from the movie 'Frozen' has been floating through the charts all year, and now that it's getting snowy outside, we reckon it might be making a comeback!
Hands down one of Ed Sheeran's sweetest songs EVER. This adorable love song teamed with some incredibly impressive ballroom dance skills in the music video made this Ed's best performing track of the year!
You guessed it, Sam Smith's cropped in yet again with his ultimate weepy ballad. f you're one of the few people who still hasn't bought his album 'In The Lonely Hour', we think now is the time.
She's come a LONG way since The X Factor, and this debut single from Ella Henderson landed her her first Big Top 40 Number 1... But we definitely don't think it'll be her last!
Can you believe it's nearly been a whole year since this song came out?! 'Timber' was the first Big Top 40 Number 1 of 2014, and boy, did it kick off the year with a bang.
Considering we had never heard of Mr Probz this time last year, him landing two whole weeks at the Number 1 spot certainly isn't too shabby!
'All Of Me' may have never graced the Big Top 40 top spot, but it sure did have people swooning all over the place. Here's to more incredible music by John Legend in 2015.
They spent four weeks at the Number 1 spot with this string-infused dance track, so it's no wonder why Jess Glynne and Clean Bandit have continued to collaborate since! You know what they say - it it ain't broke...
Could it have been ANYONE else?! The man with the hat (and incredible talent) Pharrell Williams himself is your biggest selling artist of 2014. Congrats!