Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top 25 Songs of 2015

I've already posted the 2015 SoundSpec Awards, but here are my favorite songs - some of which I didn't nominate - of last year. Note: I went with one song per artist, and I didn't count original movie songs/compositions.

25. ”Homesick" - Catfish and the Bottlemen

24. “Karen Don’t Be Sad” - Miley Cyrus

23. “If Ever I Recall Your Face” - Melody Gardot

22. “S.O.B.” - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

21. “Hands All Over Me” - Tamaryn

20. “WILD” - Troye Sivan

19. “Should’ve Been Us” - Tori Kelly

18. “heartsigh” - Purity Ring

17. “Lowly Deserter” - Glen Hansard

16. “King” - Years & Years

15. “If I Don’t Have You” - Tamar Braxton

14. "Accelerate" - Susanne Sundfør

13. "Entropy" - Grimes ft. Bleachers

12. “Walk on Water“ - Kat Dahlia

11. “Glass & Patron” - FKA twigs

10. “Wilder Than the Wind” - Say Lou Lou

9. “On My Mind” - Ellie Goulding

8. “Coming Home” - Leon Bridges

7. "River" - Ibeyi

6. “Can’t Feel My Face” - The Weeknd

5. "Stonemilker" - Björk

4. “Better” - BANKS

3. “Goner” - twenty one pilots

2. “Run Away With Me” - Carly Rae Jepsen

1. “King Kunta” - Kendrick Lamar


  1. LOVE, but you know that already. WILD (my winner) making your the top 20 is awesome. Such a great year for music.

    1. WILD is so good. I wish Sivan would make a little noise on the charts.

  2. Nice list! Glad to see mentions for Lamar, Björk, Melody Gardot & Sundfør. "If I Don’t Have You” by Tamar Braxton is new to me, I enjoyed it :) Also just listened to Walk on Water by Kat Dahlia, is that a sample of Time by Hans Zimmer? I like the 80s vibe of Hands All Over Me by Tamaryn-I'm adding it to my retro 80s youtube playlist :)

    1. Thanks! Apparently, Walk on Water is altered just enough so that it isn't a Time sample. But when Dahlia first heard the music for her lyrics, it was Time.

      Love that you added Hands All Over Me. Tamaryn's new album was so overlooked.