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Rdio 2013: Cover Tracks, Top Global Releases and 2014 Artists To Watch

Rdio-2013Rdio released its top tracks and albums of 2013 today along with some special features. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took both Top Global Album and Track with "The Heist" and "Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)." Bruno Mars took second in both categories with "Unorthodox Jukebox" and "When I Was Your Man." In addition to Artists To Watch plus recommendations and staff picks, Rdio apparently commissioned some cover tracks from indie artists for a unique special playlist.

Today Rdio shared its 2013: Off the Charts selections. A special touch is the Rdio Covers 2013 shown below. Rdio says they "asked some of our favorite artists to reimagine the biggest hits of 2013" and produced the below playlist.

According to the official announcement these are "top ranking tracks with a selection of the year's most impactful songs being covered by indie artist that have made their own mark in 2013."

RDIO COVERS 2013 – TRACK LISTING:

1. Nylo "Blurred Lines" (Robin Thicke)
2. Au Revoir Simone "Mirrors" (Justin Timberlake)
3. Daughter "Get Lucky" (Daft Punk)
4. Polly Scattergood "Pompeii" (Bastille)
5. Lights "Hold On, We're Going Home" (Drake)
6. Colette Carr "Bad" (Wale)
7. Monarchy "Royals" (Lorde)
8. Hi Fashion "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus)
9. Echosmith "Reflektor" (Arcade Fire)
10. Bright Light Bright Light "The Mother We Share" (Chvrches)
11. Kat Dahlia "Radioactive" (Imagine Dragons)
12. Junior Prom "Best Song Ever" (One Direction)

Definitely an interesting idea.

Rdio 2013 includes recommendations and staff picks, 2014 Artists to Watch and the top albums and tracks shown below.

TOP GLOBAL ALBUMS:

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist
2. Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox
3. Drake Nothing Was The Same (Deluxe)
4. Jay Z Magna Carta… Holy Grail
5. Daft Punk Random Access Memories
6. Imagine Dragons Night Visions
7. Lana Del Rey Born To Die – The Paradise Edition
8. A$AP Rocky LONG.LIVE.A$AP (Deluxe Version)
9. Lil Wayne I Am Not A Human Being II (Explicit Deluxe Version)
10. Calvin Harris 18 Months

TOP GLOBAL TRACKS:

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)"
2. Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man"
3. Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop"
4. Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"
5. Jay Z "Holy Grail"
6. Bruno Mars "Treasure"
7. Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines"
8. Daft Punk "Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)"
9. P!nk "Just Give Me a Reason"
10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)"

TOP US ALBUMS:

1. Drake Nothing Was The Same (Deluxe)
2. Jay Z Magna Carta… Holy Grail
3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist
4. Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox
5. Lil Wayne I Am Not A Human Being II (Explicit Deluxe Version)
6. Imagine Dragons Night Visions
7. J. Cole Born Sinner
8. Drake Take Care (Deluxe Version)
9. A$AP Rocky LONG.LIVE.A$AP (Deluxe Version)
10. The Weeknd Trilogy

TOP US TRACKS:

1. Jay Z "Holy Grail"
2. Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"
3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)"
4. Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop"
5. Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man"
6. Justin Timberlake "Mirrors"
7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)"
8. Bruno Mars "Treasure" 9. Rihanna "Stay"
10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)"

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