Hot 91: Best Tracks of the Summer Past

by on September 15, 2014

Posted in: Electronic, Hip Hop, Music, My Shows, Pop, Punk, Rock

WRMC_hot91Every spring, WRMC hosts Top 91, otherwise known as the best party/radio countdown event of the year. In order to be eligible for Top 91 a song must have been released in the past school year, inclusive of the summer, and it must receive enough votes from WRMC DJs to merit a coveted spot. After a full year of cramming knowledge into our brains and alcohol down our throats, it can be hard to recall songs that were released nine to eleven months prior. In an effort to resolve the slighting of summer songs and to close out summer programming with a bang, the devious DJs of Digiorno Days and Raw Denim and rumored Summer Managers of WRMC (Chad Clemens and Kate Leib) set out to put together a loosely ranked list of the 91 best songs of Summer 2014. The show originally aired live on August 15 and was billed under the name Hot 91. (It was really hot that day) The list has since been amended to include a select few songs that were released between then and now  for the sake of a summer long list, as today is the official start of fall programming. Enjoy.


 

RANK
ARTIST
SONG
91
Raveonettes
Endless Sleeper
90
This Will Destroy You
Dustism
89
Shark?
Money Matters
88
Death Grips
Black Quarterback
87
Coachwhips
1000 Years
86
Julia Holter
Don't Make Me Over
85
Caribou
Our Love
84
Xeno & Oaklander
Par Avion
83
Eno • Hyde
DBF
82
Jessie Ware
Tough Love
81
Actual Water
Latoya
80
Rustie
Raptor
79
18+
Crow (feat. C Powers)
78
Blonde Redhead
Dripping
77
Doprah
San Pedro
76
Kutosis
Crystal Beach
75
The Muffs
Up and Down Around
74
The Unicorns
I Don't Wanna Die (Reissue)
73
Ty Segall
Manipulator
72
Naomi Punk
Television Man
71
Total Control
Flesh War
70
White Lung
Down It Goes
69
The Fresh & Onlys
Animal of One
68
Interpol
All The Rage Back Home
67
Jenny Lewis
She's Not Me
66
Bob Moses
I Ain't Gonna Be The First to Cry
65
Ariel Pink
Put Your Number in my Phone
64
Joyce Manor
Christmas Card
63
Alvvays
Red Planet
62
Cold Beat
Osotw
61
Strand of Oaks
Wait For Love
60
Owen Pallett
I Am Not Afraid
59
Liam Betson
The Primordial Will
58
Alex G
After Ur Gone
57
Ariana Grande
Break Free (feat. Zedd)
56
Dilly Dally
Candy Mountain
55
Parquet Courts
Bodies
54
Total Control
Bloody Glass
53
Iceage
The Lord's Favorite
52
The New Pornographers
Brill Bruisers
51
The Unicorns
Innoculate the Innocuous (Reissue)
50
White Lung
I Believe You
49
Ben Frost
Venter
48
Hundred Waters
Murmurs
47
Sharon Van Etten
Your Love is Killing Me
46
Conroy Blanc
Next Year
45
Wunder Wunder
Coastline
44
Kestrels
The Moon Is Shining Our Way
43
Beverly
Yale's Life
42
Mick Jenkins
Jazz
41
Shabazz Palaces
Forerunner Foray
40
Run the Jewels
Blockbuster Night Pt. 1
39
iLoveMakonnen
Club Going Up on a Tuesday (feat. Drake)
38
Sounds of Sputnik
Light Scheme (feat. Ummagma)
37
Warehouse Eyes
Tokyo
36
A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Boys Turn Into Girls (Initiation Rites)
35
Zola Jesus
Dangerous Days
34
Parquet Courts
Ducking & Dodging
33
DEERS
Bamboo
32
Braid
Damages!
31
Spider Bags
Coffin Car
30
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Warning
29
Strand of Oaks
Goshen '97
28
Spoon
Do You
27
Shabazz Palaces
#CAKE
26
Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up
25
Jenny Lewis
The Voyager
24
A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Crushin'
23
White Lung
Face Down
22
Ricky Eat Acid
p u l l (may15)
21
A Sunny Day in Glasgow
The Body, It Bends (ペルセポネが帰ってきた!)
20
SOPHIE
Hard
19
Rustie
Attak (feat. Danny Brown)
18
Soft As Snow
Glass Body
17
Peaking Lights
Breakdown
16
SBTRKT
NEW DORP. NEW YORK (feat. Ezra Koenig)
15
FKA Twigs
Pendulum
14
How to Dress Well
Face Again
13
Caribou
Can't Do Without You
12
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Jackson
11
Shamir
If It Wasn't True
10
Owen Pallett
The Riverbed
9
FKA Twigs
Two Weeks
8
Joyce Manor
Heart Tattoo
7
A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Byebye, Big Ocean (The End)
6
Parquet Courts
Instant Disassembly
5
Grimes
Go (feat. Blood Diamonds)
4
SOPHIE
Lemonade
3
DEERS
Trippy Gum
2
Perfume Genius
Queen
1
Spoon
Inside Out


Hot 91 Spotify Playlist:

Not on Spotify:
90. Dustism – “This Will Destroy You” / 88. Death Grips – “Black Quarterback” / 73. Ty Segall – “Manipulator” / 56. Dilly Dally – “Candy Mountain” / 46. Conroy Blanc – “Next Year” / 39. iLoveMakonnen – “Club Goin Up on a Tuesday” / 22. Ricky Eat Acid – “p u l l  (may15)

Accidentally Overlooked: Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs & A$AP Ferg – Old English” / Drake – “0-100/The Catch Up


Kate Leib is WRMC’s creative director and social media manager.  Chad Clemens is one of WRMC’s two music directors.  They both like Built to Spill and host a show called “Perfect From Then On  Thursday nights, 8-10 on WRMC.