100 Best Songs of 2013

Daft Punk went disco, Kendrick Lamar murdered the competition, and a 16-year-old New Zealander dissed bling and made the whole world sing

Elvis Costello and the Roots, “Walk Us Uptown”
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23. Elvis Costello and the Roots, “Walk Us Uptown”

The signature song of this unlikely collaboration sounds like a New Wave "Take the 'A' Train" Costello revisiting the sneering reggae-rock of his early jams but with deeper blues. And, needless to say, a murderous Questlove groove.

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