Retro disco-inspired sounds, catchy indie rock and powerful teen anthems were among the ubiquitous songs this past year, says CBC's Laura Thompson.

From young trendsetters Miley Cyrus and Lorde to chart-topping veterans such as Daft Punk and Jay Z, the artists behind this year's top songs offered up an eclectic mix of tracks that kept listeners grooving.

Watch the attached video for Thompson's picks for the year's top tunes.