Back in January, we asked, “What if instrumental music had its own Top Ten?” We couldn’t find one online, so we invented one. Now we’ve chosen the ten catchiest and most memorable short tracks of 2014. Each is short enough to fit on one side of a 45. We believe that each would have a plausible shot at being a hit in the larger world, if only given a chance.
The pop world prefers lyrics, but a great story can be told without them. Our music may be the stuff of film scores, but its pedigree goes back to classical concerts.