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Like the music blog equivalent of that bloke who runs the marathon in a deep sea diving suit, the final part of the Top 200 tracks of 2013 arrives painfully late.  The time-keeping may be shoddy but the music is anything but.
2013 follows 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 (check them out if you have the stamina) in offering up far too much incredible music, even for this blogs preposterously long chart.  

So if you have a spare 15 hours, sit back, fire up one of the playlists above, or scroll down these pages and you’ll hopefully find a few tunes that make your jaw drop, your heart flutter or your derrière shake just a little.

Visit Music Like Dirt on Facebook, Twitter or leave a comment at the bottom to let me know what a schmuck I am for missing out your own favourite of the last 12 months.

25. Chamberlain – T-ISA

24. Lady Gaga – Do What U Want ft. R. Kelly

You can’t have my heart
And you won’t use my mind but

23. Cory Jreamz – Nina

The record label say you need a song with a singer
well that shit won’t work so Im rapping angry


22. Big Hard Excellent Fish – And The Question Remains

dodgy dave and the out of touch world of the Tories… sizeist… Jeremy wanker Clarkson… greedy ruinous bastard bankers”

21. Eva Stone – I Won’t Wait

I got a list as long as my right arm of guys who’d wanna take me home”

20. Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love

I’m a victim… of loving you 
I’m victim… of wanting you

19. Kacey Musgraves – Follow Your Arrow

When the straight and narrow, gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t
Just follow your arrow, Wherever it points”

18. Young Fathers – Low

Mm, did I see you planting seeds in the forest? Is it for the GREEN OF THE DOLLARS?
Now don’t go telling me it’s for the needs of the poorest
Now I’m a take a shit in your palace

17. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)

We’ve come too far to give up who we are

16. Windmill – Restaurant Tiles

Don’t put it past me to understand,
I fucking understand that it’s coming to an end”

15. Sara Lowes – I Find You

14. Open Mike Eagle – Qualifiers

G-g-get up and dance
I w-w-wipe my son’s ass
And get shit on my hands

13. Aidonia – Pon di Cocky

Gyal you pussy good a me one fi fuck you
Gyal you body good a thats why me love you

12. Hot Border Special – Monty’s Jaws

11. Public Enemy – …Everything

I got no fancy car
Never was no Superstar
I got no Grammy trophy
Got no problem if you all approach me” (lyrics)

10. Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip – You Will See Me

I will take negativity and make it inspire me
I was not a book from a library
As I stand here alone, I declare I was not a loan” (lyrics)

9. Pet Shop Boys – Vocal

I like the singer, he’s lonely and strange
Every track has a vocal, and that makes a change” (lyrics)

8. Jonnie Common – Figurehead (Wet)

They deserve my attention, though I can’t finish everything I start I have the best intention

7. Jeffrey Lewis and The Rain – wwprd

Bands who break through walls with speakers, not just try and sell you sneakers,
Do you want bands who want to sell you things, or bands that want to tell you things

6. Body In The Thames – Disconnect Yourself

Once there was language, carved into a stone
now there is garbage, streaming through your phone…
breaking up your happy happy happy home

5. Randan Discotheque – My Dad’s Going to Afghanistan

I hope he gets the right kind of footwear

4. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

And some people say it’s just rock and roll
Ah but it gets you right down to your soul

3. The Gene Dudley Group – The Fawcett Negotiation

2. Benin City – My Love

My love is mine, and it whispers like a blunderbuss
It charges in, it barges in, it never counts the cost

1. John Grant Feat. Sinéad O’Connor – Glacier / I Hate This Fucking Town

I hate this fucking town.
You cannot even leave your fucking house
Without running into someone who no longer cares about you

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