Best Song Bracket Battle 2014: See Who Wins our Year-End Pop Showdown!

Which 2014 smash is the critics' pick for pop song of the year? We made 64 hits battle it out, March Madness-style, to determine a winner!

Welcome to BEST SONG BRACKET BATTLE 2014, Billboard.com's weeklong bracket-style tournament in which 64 of the year's biggest songs are placed against each other in head-to-head battles until one song emerges victorious! Each match-up is determined by the individual votes of a collection of music writers and critics, who have sounded off and helped us determine the collective choice for the strongest pop song of the year.

See the full bracket of songs below, and click on the individual match-ups to read the critics' thoughts and see who won each match-up! We also have an explanation of the rules and an introduction to this year's group of writers. After rolling out one round per day starting with Round 1 on December 15; the entire bracket is now complete. Click around, see who wins the BSBB 2014 crown and enjoy!

Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules


Round 1

Counting Stars One Republic VS Hey Brother Avicii
Timber Pitbull feat. Kesha VS The Man Aloe Blacc
Dark Horse Katy Perry feat. Juicy J VS Let It Go Idina Menzel
Can’t Remember To Forget You Shakira feat. Rihanna VS #SELFIE The Chainsmokers
Drunk In Love Beyonce feat. Jay Z VS Show Me Kid Ink feat. Chris Brown
Talk Dirty Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz VS We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow Soko
Let Her Go Passenger VS Team Lorde
Happy Pharrell Williams VS Pompeii Bastille
Best Day of My Life American Authors VS Wiggle Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg
Play It Again Luke Bryan VS Turn Down For What DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Not a Bad Thing Justin Timberlake VS This Is How We Roll Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan
Loyal Chris Brown VS Problem Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
All Of Me John Legend VS Sing Ed Sheeran
Me and My Broken Heart Rixton VS Fancy Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
Ain’t It Fun Paramore VS Magic Coldplay
A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay VS Love Never Felt So Good Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake
Am I Wrong Nico & Vinz VS Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Amnesia 5 Seconds of Summer VS Break Free Ariana Grande feat. Zedd
Classic MKTO VS Bailando Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
Summer Calvin Harris VS Chandelier Sia
Dirt Florida Georgia Line VS Stay With Me Sam Smith
Rude MAGIC! VS Maps Maroon 5
Love Runs Out OneRepublic VS Latch Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
Shower Becky G VS Burnin' It Down Jason Aldean
Anaconda Nicki Minaj VS I’m Not The Only One Sam Smith
All About That Bass Meghan Trainor VS Don't Ed Sheeran
Bang Bang Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj VS Animals Maroon 5
Boom Clap Charli XCX VS Trumpets Jason Derulo
Rather Be Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne VS Take Me To Church Hozier
Black Widow Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora VS Hot Boy Bobby Shmurda
Steal My Girl One Direction VS Habits (Stay High) Tove Lo
Don't Tell 'Em Jeremih feat. YG VS Cool Kids Echosmith


Best Song Bracket Battle: View the Matchups | Critics and Rules