Chart Shaker’s Best of 2013: The Hidden Gems


The Chart Shaker end of year countdowns are starting early this December, as I’ll soon be heading to New Zealand for an extended holiday with my family over Christmas and New Year. But, being a fan of lists, I couldn’t just NOT bring you some of my favourite songs of 2013 so here are fifty tracks that I have posted over the past twelve months which failed to break the UK Top 100. 

Hold on to your hats and enjoy the songs below, all of which can be downloaded on UK iTunes right now. 

PS. This list is clearly not supposed to be exhaustive. I’m just one man and don’t claim to have heard every noteworthy song or EP this year. If you have any other worthy additions, please add your recommendations to the comments section at the foot of this post and let me know your favourites.

1. St Lucia – Elevate 

2. Haerts – All The Days 

3. Delta Rae – Chasing Twisters 

4. Tegan & Sara – I Was A Fool 

5. Say Lou Lou – Beloved 

6. V V Brown – The Apple 

7. Autoheart – Moscow 

8. Frida Sundemo – Snow 

9. MDNGHT – Into The Night 

10. Blake Shelton – Boys ‘Round Here

11. Ballet School – Heartbeat Overdrive 

12. Satellite Stories – Campfire 

13. Steve Grand – All American Boy 

14. GEMS – Ephemera 

15. My Midnight Heart – Chest of Hearts 

16. Smallpools – Mason Jar 

17. Bright Light Bright Light – In Your Care 

18. Betty Who – You’re In Love 

19. Frankmusik – Hymn 

20. Jessie Ware – Imagine It Was Us 

21. Diana Vickers – Music To Make Boys Cry 

22. Goldfrapp – Annabel 

23. BANKS – Waiting Game  

24. Ariana Grande – Baby I 

25. Friends – The Way 

26. Ralph Myerz feat. Annie – Take A Look At The World 

27. Magic Man – Every Day 

28. Agnetha Faltskog – Dance Your Pain Away 

29. Erik Hassle – Talk About It 

30. Wolf Alice – Bros 

31. Monsieur Adi feat. A*M*E – What’s Going On 

32. Blood Orange – Time Will Tell

33. The Night VI – Thinking of You 

34. Toni Braxton & Babyface – Hurt You 

35. Stockholm Syndrome – Karma 

36. David Lynch – Star Dream Girl 

37. Mausi – Move 

38. Azure Blue – Sunset

39. Annie – Back Together 

40. Mapei – Don’t Wait 

41. Strangers – London Lights

42. Fenech-Soler – Magnetic 

43. Little Boots – Broken Record  

44. Tove Lo – Out of Mind 

45. Rasmus Faber feat. Frida Sundemo – Indian Summer 

46. MS MR – Fantasy  

47. NONONO – Pumpin Blood 

48. Bonnie McKee – American Girl 

49. Laura Welsh – Undiscovered 

50. Belinda Carlisle – Sun 


  1. […] We’ve been bombarded with several indie pop corkers including the toe-tapping lyrical tour de force Lent (which arrived alongside a super Bright Light Bright Light remix) and Moscow and it’s accompanying video with its theme centred around equality in the Russian capital. And we’ve of course had their debut album Punch which encapsulated the broad spectrum of their music in one of the most surprisingly cohesive ad enjoyable records of 2013. […]


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