What a year it's been for music: Kanye played Glastonbury and everyone got angry, Madonna fell over at the Brits and Taylor Swift invited all seven billion of the earth's inhabitants to join her on the stage during the 1989 World Tour.
And throughout, there've been millions of songs released all hoping to be the next big thing - in fact, so many that it's hard to keep a handle on them.
Fortunately, we've been listening throughout, with our Song of the Day feature The ShortListen alerting you to the best new artists each day.
So we've picked our 50 favourite tracks of the year - big, small, old and new artists alike: it's all about the song. Check out the full rundown below, and a Spotify playlist of the lot is at the end.