1. Lou Reed: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

The top songs, albums and artists influencing an incredible year in music

As 2013 comes to a close, we take a moment to reflect upon the hundreds of songs that hit our headphones, had us dancing and influenced daily life throughout the year, many of which we reported on in our weekly feature, ListenUp. Below are 12 of our favorite singles and albums, as well as sadly, several musical tributes to the legends we lost in 2013.