Top 100 Songs of 2015

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Here are 100 of my favorite songs of 2015. When I was first making this list I wanted to narrow it down to 50, which was a difficult task – music was abnormally good this year. I then realized that I hate ranking songs against others; they’re the individual parts that make albums a whole. It’s so much more difficult to narrow down individual songs rather than albums. It’s like sorting splinters!

I’d rather go with a number of songs that could accurately paint my music taste in 2015, since to me it was pretty all over the place, but after compiling the tracks together on Spotify and seeing the play counts for all these songs, I take it back. Although, here are some trends:

It’s mostly indie rock on here, to be honest. No real shocking choices on my part. Songs that appear on my favorite records of the year. No big smash singles, however there are a few pop hits, “Trap Queen” and “Back Up” being two standouts. 2015 was really the first year that I let a lot of major pop into my life. I listened to a lot of that Rae Sremmurd record, the Fetty Wap record, and hell I listened to a good bit of Justin Bieber too. The big pop hit that sledgehammered everyone, though, was Carly Rae Jepsen. Didn’t think that that was gonna clobber me as much as it did but man oh man, did that really light up my summer. Hopefully this trend of ultra-mainstream pop that appeals to me will continue into 2016.

In terms of ABSOLUTE favorite song of 2015, I’m not sure if I could accurately rate all of these or even create an honest to goodness Top 10, but five absolute favorites that come to mind from this list include Hop Along‘s “Texas Funeral,” Kelela‘s “A Message,” Chastity Belt‘s “Joke,” Björk‘s “Family” and Holly Herndon‘s “An Exit.” All of those songs came out in the first half of the year – pretty interesting!

Be sure to listen to all of these via my Spotify playlist! I saw all your Year In Review posts – you use Spotify a lot and I know it. Hope you find some of your new favorite songs from this year or agree with some of my picks!

  1. ABRA – “Roses”
  2. Alex G – “Salt”
  3. Arca – “Front Load”
  4. Ash Koosha – “I Feel That”
  5. Ava Luna – “Coat Of Shellac”
  6. Battles – “The Yabba”
  7. Beach House – “Levitation”
  8. Beck – “Dreams”
  9. Björk – “Family”
  10. Braids – “Sore Eyes”
  11. Bully – “I Remember”
  12. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Gimmie Love”
  13. Chastity Belt – “Joke”
  14. Chromatics – “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around”
  15. Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – “The Rest Of Us”
  16. D’Angelo & The Vanguard – “Prayer”
  17. Danny L Harle – “Broken Flowers”
  18. Dej Loaf – “Back Up (ft. Big Sean)”
  19. Dirty Dishes – “Red Roulette”
  20. DJ Earl – “Funk From 2905”
  21. Domenique Dumont – “L’Esprit De l’Escalier”
  22. Downtown Boys – “Monstro”
  23. Drake – “Know Yourself”
  24. Earl Sweatshirt – “Grief”
  25. easyFun – “Laplander”
  26. Elvis Depressedly – “New Alhambra”
  27. Empress Of – “Standard”
  28. Erykah Badu – “Hello (ft. Andre 3000)”
  29. Eskimeaux – “The Thunder Answered Back”
  30. EZTV – “Trampoline”
  31. Father John Misty – “When You’re Smiling And Astride Me”
  32. Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
  33. FKA Twigs – “In Time”
  34. Frankie Cosmos – “Young”
  35. Future – “March Madness”
  36. Gossamer – “Print”
  37. Grimes – “Realiti (Demo)”
  38. Holly Herndon – “An Exit (ft. Amnesia Scanner)”
  39. Homeshake – “Heat”
  40. Hop Along – “Texas Funeral”
  41. Hot Chip – “Huarache Lights”
  42. Hudson Mohawke – “Ryderz”
  43. Iglooghost – “Xiangjiao”
  44. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – “Double Talk”
  45. Jamie xx – “The Rest Is Noise”
  46. Jessica Pratt – “Jacquelyn In The Background”
  47. Jib Kidder – “Situations In Love”
  48. Joanna Newsom – “Waltz Of The 101st Lightborne”
  49. Juan Wauters – “Woodside, Queens”
  50. Julia Holter – “Betsy On The Roof”
  51. Kamasi Washington – “Miss Understanding”
  52. Kelela – “A Message”
  53. Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”
  54. Kero Kero Bonito – “Picture This”
  55. Krill – “Tiger”
  56. Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin”
  57. Lakker – “Pylon”
  58. Laurel Halo – “Blue Notion”
  59. Leon Bridges – “River”
  60. Lionlimb – “Turnstile”
  61. Lower Dens – “To Die In L.A.”
  62. Mac DeMarco – “Without Me”
  63. Majical Cloudz – “Heavy”
  64. Molly Nilsson – “1995”
  65. Natalia Lafourcade – “Hasta La Raíz”
  66. Natalie Prass – “Bird Of Prey”
  67. New Order – “Singularity”
  68. Oneohtrix Point Never – “Sticky Drama”
  69. Panda Bear – “Boys Latin”
  70. Porches – “Hour”
  71. Prurient – “Dragonflies To Sew You Up”
  72. Punch Brothers – “Julep”
  73. Real Lies – “Blackmarket Blues”
  74. Roman A Clef – “Bye/Gone”
  75. Ryley Walker – “Summer Dress”
  76. Seoul – “The Line”
  77. Skylar Spence – “I Can’t Be Your Superman”
  78. Sophie – “VYZEE”
  79. Sufjan Stevens – “Fourth Of July”
  80. Sunflower Bean – “OK Mr. Man”
  81. Superhumanoids – “Norwegian Black Metal”
  82. Susanne Sundfør – “Delirious”
  83. Tamaryn – “Cranekiss”
  84. Tame Impala – “New Person, Same Old Mistakes”
  85. Tirzah – “Make It Up”
  86. Title Fight – “Mrahc”
  87. TOPS – “The Hollow Sound Of The Morning Chimes”
  88. Torres – “Proper Polish Welcome”
  89. Twerps – “I Don’t Mind”
  90. U.S. Girls – “Navy & Cream”
  91. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”
  92. Vince Staples – “Señorita”
  93. Weed – “Thousand Pounds”
  94. Westkust – “Dishwasher”
  95. Wet – “Deadwater”
  96. Young Fathers – “Nest”
  97. Young Thug – “Constantly Hating (ft. Birdman)”
  98. Yumi Zouma – “Alena”
  99. Yung – “Blue Uniforms”
  100. 2814 – “恢复”

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