Tasty Track of 2014 Number 10: Break Free by Ariana Grande (ft Zedd)

Ariana Grande had a pretty great year in 2014 that included hits singles like "Problem (ft Iggy Azalea," "Bang Bang" (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj), and "Love Me Harder (ft The Weekend)," but she was never better than she is on her Zedd collaboration, "Break Free." It's straight up dance cheese and, yes, the lyrics leave something to be desired. That said, Zedd's extravagant EDM production sets the perfect scene for Ariana Grande to have fun and belt an anthemic chorus about perseverance. Personally, "Break Free" helped pick me up during some difficult patches this year, and that feel-good quality made it a hit.


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