One of my recent hobbies has been creating music playlists from YouTube videos. (It makes it easier to play a bunch of interesting songs in a row when I'm doing the dishes.) Here they are, linked in reverse chronological order of creation.
A collection of songs that meant something to me in 2013. (Some NSFW.)
I volunteered to manage France for Freaky Trigger's 2014 Pop World Cup, where managers send out songs instead of players. Only problem was, I hadn't listened to French pop since my semester in Grenoble in 1998. So this is my haphazard, messy, unfinished tutorial on recent French pop. Feel free to suggest additions.
Juana, a music writer/fellow Singles Jukebox contributor, put together a list of pop and dance music she'd been listening to recently (in December 2013), but didn't feel like making it a playlist; so I made it for her.
Every year The Singles Jukebox asks each writer to nominate one song that didn't get covered over the usual course of the year, and should have. I hadn't heard of many of the nominees, so in order to figure out which I wanted to review, I put together a playlist for all of them (a few were not on YouTube, unfortunately). No rhyme or reason to the order.