2014 was definitely a year for the ladies on the music front. Bey, Iggy and Taylor were blowing up the airwaves with majorly catchy tunes and frankly, we couldn’t get enough.
But apart from our girls doing it for themselves, this musical year was seriously memorable in other ways too.
We’ve compiled a list, in no particular order, of some of this year’s biggest music moments; the good, the bad and the very, very ‘questionable’.
Let’s do this.
1. Mariah Carey’s Rockefeller Centre performance of All I Want For Christmas was memorable for all the wrong reasons.
The pitch, the tone and the God-awful hand gestures quickly turned this classic Christmas cracker into a major Christmas turkey. Why Mariah, why?
2. Will Ferrell and The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith had a drum-off on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and girls, it was amazing.
With almost 27 million YouTube views, it quickly became one of our favourite musical moments of 2014. Seriously, are those lads twins?
3. Queen Bey, who is now the most Grammy-nominated woman of all time (no biggie), blew us all away with her performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Love her or hate her, after checking out that 17 minute performance there’s no denying that that woman has got serious talent.
4. U2 decided to ‘gift’ us all with a copy of their latest album Songs of Innocence which would have been super nice…if anyone had actually wanted it.
Figuring out how to delete Bono’s unwanted presence on your iPod became this summer’s main goal.
5.Turn Down For What, a track by Lil John and DJ Snake, caught the imagination of the public fairly swiftly and before you knew where you were, randomers on the bus would be straight-up asking what you’d turn down for.
When Michelle Obama got in on the action and danced with a turnip, we knew it had all gotten a little too real.
6. Taylor Swift majorly dissed Spotify (gaaaaasp), pulled her catalogue from the service and still went platinum. Oh, snap!
In fact, Tay broke records by making 1.3 million in sales in the first week of 1989’s release, which was the highest one-week total since Eminem released The Eminem Show in 2002.
7. We kinda thought we’d seen it all and then Nicki Minaj brought out her video for Anaconda. Erm, we’re hip, we’re cool and we blushed. There we said it.
Then Ellen recreated it and we lol’ed forever…then blushed.
8. Every year one act is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this year’s accolade went to 90’s grunge band Nirvana who we all adored back in the day when we went through our 'alternative' phase.
Celebrating the memorable music moment went to the late Kurt Cobain’s band mates, Krist Novoselic and Foo Fighter’s front man Dave Grohl, who said he was: "the luckiest person in the world."
9. A second entry for music royalty, Queen Bey. The megastar released 7/11 and the music world was seriously surprised by Bey’s departure from her standard, multi- camera, high-budget videos.
The star opted for a more relaxed vibe and shot herself dancing at various locations using her own static camera. Big or small production, she still nails it every time.
10. Ed Sheeran and our very own Hozier lived every man’s dream by performing on the same stage as the V.S Angels at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Props to the lads, they kept it together. Well, for the most part anyway.