Best Songs of 2015

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The Top Ten

1 Hello - Adele

Am I the only person who thinks Adele is overrated? I mean, this song is kind of regular. I feel like you people are just saying it's meaningful 'cause it's Adele, but if you listen to the lyrics, it's just like any other breakup song. I will admit she has a good voice (which is what makes the song different), but the song itself is not that great.

I agree with the person that said " Am I the only person who thinks Adele is overrated? " I agree. Listen to the lyrics. When I listen to songs when I was say... 7 I only listened to the tune to see if I loved it or hated it. Now that I'm 10 and I now what Logic is, I listen to the lyrics. IT ISN'T VERY GOOD. It just get's stuck in my head. Now I hate modern songs so you are either going to think " Oh he doesn't like modern songs that's why he doesn't like this" or " Oh he doesn't like modern songs get into the 21st century all ready" Well I don't like modern songs because the old times brought us people like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. Now we have people like Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj who aren't very good. It's your same break-up song by Adele. It's like how Taylor Swift is the queen of break-up

The ten year old! Your a big boy! I think you literally said exactly what most people say on the site. Also Nicki Minaj has a few good songs. Listen to the night is still young - Hater

This song gives me the goosebumps every time she sings "Hello from the other side". One of the best songs of 2015. Welcome back Adele

I do like this song, but it’s way too basic and overrated to be Number 1 on this list.

Even so, I can’t help but notice all of the metalheads who have taken over this list with hateful comments against pop music. You don’t have to like it, but to act like Adele has no talent and is unable to make good music because she’s not growling and isn’t the lead singer of a metal band is kinda ridiculous to me. - DCfnaf

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2 See You Again - Wiz Khalifa

This song is so awesome yet so sad cause it remind me of Paul Walker! :(((( RIP

Wow, See You Again at #1? This year was DEFINITELY the worst year for music, in that case. See You Again was really only above average, even of it was superior to the awful We Dem Boyz and Black And Yellow. I actually think this year had 2 artists (and one of the two only made one hit this year) that made songs that could actually be considered the best, then the rest was the "least-bad". Yeah, two good songs from the year.


This is one of the top 3 best songs of the year but regardless I still give it a strong 3/5 to a weak 4/5. - WonkeyDude98

I honestly disagree. When you say 2015 is a horrible year for music, you only talk about the overhyped ones, which are really bad. Listen to songs like EDEN - Wake Up, which is a 2015 song and its amazing - DubstepLover

This song is the song that holds my best memory in my life so far, I went on a field trip with my teacher and classmates, all grade 7 students were supposed to go on a 3 day overnight trip at the Ganaraska forest centre, the night before I was packing up and went to sleep excited and in the morning my dad's phone rang, my dad's phone was a alarm for us to wake up, surprisingly I didn't know he changed is alarm sound, he changed it to See you again. I wasn't really a fan of the song but I knew it was very popular at my school so when I woke up I could hear that song playing and I was like "what the? " Throughout the field trip I had that song stuck on my mind and on the night hike I was really scared because you had to use your night vision and instincts to guide yourself of follow the guide, I played the song see you again in my mind and it calmed down my fear. The day I had to leave I the song see you again suddenly appeared on my mind and at night I finally slept in my bed again and ...more

Love it

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3 U - Kendrick Lamar

To Pimp A Butterfly doesn't get enough recognition. This song is haunting, chilling and makes you think for a while after. But at the same time, you want to hear more and listen to it again. Instead of listening to the song, listen to the whole album. It is unlike any other rap/hip-hop I have ever heard. Truly genius.

One of the darkest, most haunting, and deepest songs of the genius album that is To Pimp A Butterfly. There is so much interesting uses of instrumentation, such as a woman speaking in Spanish, the sound of beer bottles tapping against each other and one of the weirdest headphone movements I've heard all year.
Damn great song.

Also, 7 U's were used during this review (oh wait, 9)

U is a masterpiece. In the second verse Kendrick is crying and rapping at the same time. It is incredible and you can really feel his sadness and his feelings. This is one of the greatest rap songs of the generation.

"special" track as I name track like this "special" so this one not for toptenlist at all

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4 Elastic Heart - Sia

Sia is such a talented artist and so underrated. This song is so great.

She's one of the few artists of today who actually know what music is.

Edit: wow, I never knew this reply would get so many thumbs up xD - TheAlbinoWolf

Such a powerful performance by Sia about battling self-emotions. What this does so well is to convey this emotion in not only the song, but the video itself. Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler (both in the video) act as conflicting state of minds, and the cage act as a barrier that they can't get out of (in this instance, it's the human skull).

Sia's strong vocal performance enhances this meaning, and does what other modern pop songs need to do.

8/10 - Great - Sxerks

That's so true. I know I might seem like a ranter, but I love Sia with all my heart. I loved the video, it really touched me so much! - TheAlbinoWolf

Such a powerful song, and even though the music video is considered weird or creepy by some, it has so much power and emotion behind it. Sia is one of the most talented artists of this generation, and this song just proves that ten-fold!

I FUDGING LOVE THIS SONG! It is so underrated! I used to cry to this song when I was going through tough times. It healed my soul. It brought out my inner strength. It taught me how music can really touch your soul and play with your emotions. I am so thankful that Sia released this! Also.. Can we talk about how catchy this beat is? 10/10!

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5 Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd

Yes, because it's about a cocaine addiction, it must be garbage, right? No, this song is fantastic, and it's not talking about the cocaine addiction in just positive wording, oh no. It's talking about it in a negative way as well, after he's deep into the addiction of it. Also, this song has been compared to Michael Jackson's songs, mostly based on the sound. Think about that.

Oh so because the lyrics are about cocaine addiction this song is automatically crap? That's a pathetic way to think. Listen closely to the lyrics, he's not talking positively about it. This song has amazing Michael Jackson vibes, I love it.

Oh my Jesus Christ this hate is getting annoying. You people have no feels for this guy. And Beauty Behind the Madness is a fantastic project. - Mcgillacuddy

A song about cocaine addiction isn’t automatically bad. But it is if it’s The Weeknd.

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6 Here - Alessia Cara

I think that Alessia Cara deserves to be in the top ten because she works really hard for her music to become what it is, which is outstanding lyrics and very unique choices of words. She is one of the couple of singers that make their words come from within, and not just from words smashed together to be hits. It is very rare to have talent like that. She is one of the best singers of 2015, and forever more.

I'm voting for this because it deserves to be higher. I don't understand why people like Hello so much, this is way more relatable and beautiful. She has a powerful voice that people apparently only see in Adele. And I finally get a song that's not just about your boyfriend, which I really don't care about. No offense or anything, but I'm not interested in any relationships except for my friends' and the ones in my books.

It definitely reminds me of all the parties I sat out of as a kid. Hanging out by the chip bowl and angling to change the sports to Danny Phantom, while avoiding the crowd. Trying to find a quiet corner to read. At least now I know I wasn't the only person to feel this way.

She is amazing and so relatable! Her voice is really unique and her message is really rare these days, which I love! She is so cool and beautiful! I really think this should be put way higher, and also her other songs are amazing as well, like scars to your beautiful! She is overall just an awesome person with insane talent, she's gonna go so far and I can't wait to watch her shine!

Can I sit with her too?

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7 Downtown - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

I will admit that the lyrics of this song are really dumb (I mean, it's about mopeds). However, unlike other dumb songs released lately (looking at you Rae Sremmurd), this one actually has great instrumentals and a rapper that has the energy and personality to just sell it.

Of course its about mopeds! Its supposed to be FUNNY! How can someone say the lyrics are dumb--that is the point of the whole thing

This song is fun. To people who say acts like future or drake are fun, listen up. Their songs are dull, lifeless, and have horrible lyrics. This on the other hand, is a whole lot of fun. I laugh every time I hear it. I love Macklemore and I always will. This is the 4th best song I've heard by him. (Best being Same Love.) Macklesmore, keep doing what you're doing.

Ok, this song is definitely one of the worst songs I ever heard. The lyrics don't make any sense! - RainbowArtist191

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8 Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy

This is their best song on American Beauty/American Psycho. Very good song.

Gotta say I'm more of a classic rock fan. The Eagles Queen Boston Van Halen Aerosmith and I truly think that today's music stinks especially hello by Adele that song seriously stinks but then you find a halfway decent song like this or Coldplay or one republic and I truly don't really like any songs on this list but if I had to chose the best uma Thurman takes the crown

There was no reason to bring up that you prefer classic rock. Stop fishing for attention. - Jackamalio

This song is obviously one of the best songs of the year--it should definitely be on this list. The lyrics have a fun vibe to them, and the "Beach Boys"-like guitar solo at the beginning of every chorus makes this song so unbelievably catchy. As far as I'm concerned, Uma Thurman deserves every last shred of good recognition it is receiving. I love this song

It deserves more than this. Better than see u again and hello which are at top2. please guys vote it so we can finally see something nice at the top

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9 Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

"Oh wish we can turn back time to the good old days when my mama sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out! " - Danguy10

Oh, yes, this song right here speaks to me. I reminisce a lot. And I really miss the nineties. I wish I could go back to the good ole' days. I would have never relaxed my hair. And I would have gotten a degree in creative writing and started my writing career as a teen. Also this song made me go listen to other TOP songs.

I hate modern music and to be honest, really didn't like this song. There is only one reason I voted for it, it explores themes such as corrupt government, and some of my favorite artists of old (Roger Waters) have explored the same themes. - Doom

I'm putting this on songs that reaches 2,3, or 4 on billboard but should have reached 1 - DJvedar1234

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10 I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen

I like this song because it's cheesy and catchy. Yes, I like Carly Rae Jepsen. Because I like cheesiness. - RiverClanRocks

What I mean to say is that people can't admit that songs they like are often not that good! And that what makes people upset! - GrimmShady

I do love the album this is from, which is strange because I never listen to pop music. But I'd vote Run Away with me as the best song off the album and one of the best of he year. This song is great but run away with me is pop perfection.

It is good really high notes

She's the singer who deserves to be in the top tens - RainbowArtist191

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The Newcomers

? I Hate You - Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

The Contenders

11 Ex's & Oh's - Elle King

I personally wouldn't like this as much if it were by a man. Not because I don't like men, but her being a woman was more risk taking. We all know the common thing in rap about side-hoes and using women for their bodies, and Elle King completely changed this idea in both the lyrics and the music video. It definitely could've been insulting if it weren't for the fact that women are treated exactly that way by men in many other situations.

Gonna have to disagree with the other comment, this song is actually good. It's songs like Watch Me that aren't good.

It's one of the worst song of the year. It's horrible and I was dying when I listened to it.

It's good, and I can't believe this idiot said it's terrible - RainbowArtist191

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12 Astoria - Marianas Trench

I'm in love with Marianas Trench and this whole album is a reflection of the bands amazing talent when it comes to music

Yes some love for marianas trench
Half of the songs on this list didn't even come out in 2015 though

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13 Fourth of July - Sufjan Stevens

A truly masterful song, embellished beautifully in a ballad, about family relationships. Its soft tune is clashed by the contrasting minor key played throughout the song, invoking a dark tone. Each stanza alternates as a conversation between Sufjan Stevens and his mother, Carrie, as she was dying in hospital.

Easily one of Stevens' most recognisable songs, and one of Stevens' best songs of the album, "Carrie & Lowell".

10/10 - Masterpiece - Sxerks

Masterpiece. See Sxerks' post - ProPanda

I don't know

Yeah, you know that review of Stem by DJ Shadow I did? Well, that review is utterly worthless now, because there's literally nothing that can compare to the beauty of Fourth of July.

Fourth of July is essentially Stevens breaking down and crying as his mother is dying in her hospital bed. She's resigned herself to her fate, and while she knows that she must pass on, she knows that her death is causing her son mental and emotional anguish. She knows that she must die, and she's telling Stevens that he should realize that. I mean, it's emotional enough that Stevens is suffering the death of his mother right in front of him, it's certainly heartbreaking to hear her resign to her fate with the devastating lines "We're all going to die"; but what gets me is Steven's soft, whispery vocals. They're gut-wrenchingly sad and melancholic, and they're just... unimaginably tear-jerking.

The production for that song is incredibly sparse, with the ambiance clashing with the soft guitar ...more - SwagFlicks

14 Gold - Imagine Dragons

Where does the gold go? , wow this is the most amazing song, it has the same booming effects on my heart as that radioactive, but I now feel its even better than radioactive.

Of what I've seen on this list, this song is definitely the best. It has a lot of power behind everything in it, with the booming effects and strong vocals. The drums and guitar are excellent, too.

That being said, I wish there was more quality music out there. Most pop music is garbage, yet everyone seems perfectly content listening to it. If we could get more bands and artists at the level of Imagine Dragons or better, then the music industry would be in a much better place.

Gritty, honest and powerful. You feel the beat in your bones, the instrumentals are fantastic and the vocals are sure to stay in your mind for the rest of the day. You'll definitely appreciate this song even more if you're into Greek mythology... A great song by a great band!

I love this song. The beginning and beats are kind of weird, but also brilliant at the same time and work so well together. I don't understand how a Carly Rae Jepsen song is HIGHER than this. This is pure GOLD. sorry

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15 The Blacker the Berry - Kendrick Lamar

Any of the songs from Kendrick's latest album could be on this list, but this one has to be my favorite. Everything from the lyrics to the production has raised the bar when it comes to rap.

It's absolutely astounding how amazing this song is in every way, and yet it isn't even one of my two favorites from the album. Seriously, listen to To Pimp A Butterfly, it's that good. - WonkeyDude98

Pretty much everyone on this website is a pleb and under 18. This song is better than every song below and maybe above and is a masterpiece

Highly underrated song. Just give it a listen and you will see why this song deserves top 10 at least

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16 What Kind of Man - Florence + the Machine

This song is so powerful, so beautiful, so amazing. It truly is one of the year's best.

This is her best song yet. Its amazing and I am glad that it actually made it here. - HamedM1

This is their best song yet. The only better song so far in 2015 is Reapers by Muse. - Songsta41

Another underrated and incredible musician! This song manages to be fun and powerful without being clichéd, like all of Florence's songs. Absolutely awesome!

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17 Alright - Kendrick Lamar

This song is pure freedom... You don't see any drake songs being chanted at protests. Long live King Kendrick!

This is the best rap song of 2015! Anyone who disagrees doesn't know what real hip hop is. - DynamiteG

The best song from the best singer of the decade.

EDIT: Oops this is 2nd best. Best is King Kunta. 3rd would be In the Night. - AlphaQ

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18 Emperor's New Clothes - Panic! at the Disco

This song has me hyped up for the new album coming out in 2016.

Finally they have a good rock song and not bubble gum pop, I love P! ATD and fallout boy and imagine dragons and all those awesome bands.

Panic! is amazing, however, I like Victorious more than Emperor's New Clothes

The song that got me into Panic. I just love it and I love this mixture of genres that suits the band so well. - Noctalli

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19 Death or Glory - Iron Maiden

Such a talented and legendary band at 36?!?! It's so disappointing that metal is hardly appreciated. Most of the top ten in this list are fake pop songs...

How can anyone dislike metal in favor of these crappy songs in the top 10? World is doomed! - MetalGurja

Welcome back to your rightful place, iron maiden. That is the top of the charts.

I like how EVERY single one of these comments has to disrespect pop music, when the top 20 is actually mostly rock and underground rap. Boes to show how toxic vocally parading metalheads. - WonkeyDude98

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20 King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is a legendary rapper only two albums and an Ep in and this song not only is his most popular but his best work to date in my opinion. The percussion is present and one again Lamar's flow is incredibly good.

To the person who said this is only two albums in you need to go listen to the excellent album section 80, too many people seem to forget about it.

This really, REALLY should have charted when it first hit the hot 100 back on April 4, 2015. The groove is inhuman, the guitar melody that comes in about a minute into the song is insanely catchy and gives off this dark yet carefree vibe, the percussion is bouncy, the bassline is killer, and the guitar solo at the end...hoo boy. The production is actually perfect. - WonkeyDude98

LOL

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