updated 12/20/2013 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/20/2013 AT 7:45 PM ET
While Bonnie McKee’s “American Girl” and Ke$ha and Pitbull’s “Timber” were a joy to many ears this year – and Phoenix pleased critics with their Bankrupt! album – there were a slew of great songs released this year that the average listener may not have heard.
PEOPLE has compiled a diverse list of 20 lesser-known tracks from 2013 that surely seemed worth sharing. From dreamier soft songs by Washed Out and Rhye, to drum and bass by Wilkinson and Logistics, as well as some danceable tunes by JBAG and Classixx – there should be something for everyone on the playlist below.
Do you agree with the selections or have a suggestion for a song that isn’t on the list? Sound off in the comments below. But in the meantime, check out the picks (listed in no particular order) …