Best Songs of 2015

The Top Ten

Hello - Adele Hello - Adele Cover Art

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.

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 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

No. This song is gonna hurt my brain cells if this keeps going up the list. It already pissed me off debuting at number 1 on Hot 100. Let's hope no more Adele chart topping debuts ever again.

See You Again - Wiz Khalifa See You Again - Wiz Khalifa Cover Art

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

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

This should absolutely be first.

This song holds the best memory in my life so far because I went on a overnight field trip with my grade 7 classmates and teacher. even though it was only 3 days it was the best day of my life. My dad woke me up early with his phone alarm but he didn't tell me he changed the sound to see you again and I woke surprised. Throughout the field trip at the Ganaraska Forest Centre I had that song stuck on my mind for three days! It was the best day ever, I went on a night hike, sang campfire songs, played games in the forest, learned how to make a fire and much more. The day I left I finally slept in my bed and suddenly the song see you again played on my mind and flashbacks of the trip appeared on my mind and I started crying. oh my god it's so embarrasing.

Elastic Heart - Sia Elastic Heart - Sia Cover Art

You're walking in the woods
There's no one around and your phone is dead
Out of the corner of your eye, you spot him
Shia LaBeouf

He's following you about thirty feet back
He gets down on all fours and breaks into a sprint
He's gaining on you
Shia LaBeouf

You're looking for your car but you're all turned around
He's almost upon you now, and you can see there's blood on his face
My God, there's blood everywhere!

Running for your life
From Shia Labeouf
He's brandishing a knife
It's Shia Labeouf
Lurking in the shadows
Hollywood superstar Shia Labeouf
Living in the woods
Shia Labeouf
Killing for sport
Shia Labeouf
Eating all the bodies
Actual, cannibal Shia Labeouf

Now it's dark and you seem to have lost him
But you're hopelessly lost yourself
Stranded with a murderer
You creep silently through the underbrush
Aha! In the distance
A small cottage with a light on
Hope!
You move ...more

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

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!

Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd Cover Art

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.

Awful, just an awful song that highlights music today. This isn't good music, this is mainstream garbage.

U - Kendrick Lamar U - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art

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.

This beats everything 2015 has given us. 2015 was a dark year but Kendrick Lamar saved us by making onE of the most phenomenal works of art every created. Also, without Kendrick. This year would've been so much worse than 2014.

Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy Cover Art

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

K sO Fall Out Boy is my favorite band, a term I use far from lightly. I wish their older music got a little more recognition, but Uma Thurman is catchy and musically brilliant. They've hooked us again, eh?!

Here - Alessia Cara Here - Alessia Cara Cover Art

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!

This deserves to be in the top 10. It was out long enough to be a song of 2015, and is one of her debut songs. Not sure if needs to be number 1, but I completely relate to this song and the beat is infectious. Alessia has a real talent and this was the start of a great career, I am sure.

Downtown - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Downtown - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Cover Art

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.

I wouldn't say this song is dumb or that bad, and it's not one of my favorites, but this song is funny to listen to, especially the guy who starts singing "Downtown, downtown"

Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots Cover Art

"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! "

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 always heard this song in 2015. I probably heard it at least 2 times a day. This should be number one considering how popular it is.

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.

Ex's & Oh's - Elle King Ex's & Oh's - Elle King Cover Art

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.

This song isn't terrible, but it is a bad song. The bombastic production comes out of nowhere, it's like they wanted to have energy as quick as possible, but were willing to scrap anything else in order to make it happen. Also, Elle King sounds like she has mucus in her throat when she hits the chorus.

The Newcomers

? Fun - Pitbull Fun - Pitbull Cover Art

The Contenders

Fourth of July - Sufjan Stevens Fourth of July - Sufjan Stevens Cover Art

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

Undeniably the best.

Masterpiece. See Sxerks' post

I don't know

Defeated - Breaking Benjamin Defeated - Breaking Benjamin Cover Art

This is definitely number 1. It has great lyrics and composition. I'm glad to Breaking Benjamin is back.

I'm gonna vote for this one because it's the only respectable song on this list. Pop sucks.

Definitely one of the best songs ever with amazing music and meaningful lyrics... Not like the ones where songwriters run out of lyrics and sing oh oh baby baby for chorus

I was extremely surprised when I saw this up here, especially considering how it's beat a ton of competition. This song is extremely meaningful, especially against every other pop song on this list. Lets go Breaking Benjamin

Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift Cover Art

It can be really emotional if you sit and listen to the lyrics. Sometimes I do that and people are like "come on! Isn't this your favorite song? " And then I'm like "Yeah, I'm just listening to the lyrics and letting emotions wash over me like an ocean wave." Because sometimes you can sing the song and be like " I love this song! " But sitting and actually appreciating it can really make a song get a vibe in you. It's really touching and can wash over you if you close your eyes and make your own music video in your head. What the lyrics are saying is that, "I know we may not see each other again, but just remember me. I love you too, but this can't happen, as much as I'd like it too as well." It makes you just tear up in your heart and suddenly all weight is dropped off of your shoulders. You go, Taylor.

Go listen to Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd and then tell me if this is still emotional because chances are that you will forget this song even existed - TheThomasThomas

I didn't love this album as much as everyone else did. It's definitely not my favorite. (My favorites will always be Speak Now and Fearless.) But she had 3 songs on it that I absolutely loved. Style, Out Of The Woods, and Wildest Dreams. While the weakest of the 3, it's still an amazing song. Keep going Taylor Swift. If you can make more songs like this, you'll always have a fan in me.

Why is this In the top 10? It was overplayed to the point where it was irritating to hear Taylor Swift whining every time you heard it. Taylor Swift had much better songs released in 2015 than this one.

Has a good meaning and I like the song. Not a fan of Taylor because I feel like sometimes she always tries to stir up drama like with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, which is still happening right now. She's always in relationships and is just a stirrer and I hate it so much. This is my opinion on her and you like or dislike to your wishes

No Way Out - Bullet for My Valentine No Way Out - Bullet for My Valentine Cover Art

Underrated, this song is just the true anthem of 2015

My favorite after Tears don't Fall

This song deserves to be first one! Always better than all pop or rap songs. Better than Adele, Taylor Swift, Rihanna or any pop singers. This is METAL!

This should be number 1 as well as Defeated by Breaking Benjamin. This is real music not autotuned like Uptown Funk.

I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Art

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

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

Dumb song don't like it

The Blacker the Berry - Kendrick Lamar The Blacker the Berry - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art

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.

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

Miles better than any of these bad songs. One of the most emotional and thought provoking rap songs ever made.

One of the best songs off the album. Every song from the album should be on this list and high on it. I like u the best personally though.

Cut the Cord - Shinedown Cut the Cord - Shinedown Cover Art

I saw many votes and comments on this song and don't know why so I listened to the song and I knew why there was many people voting for this song

This song is one of the best should be the first with painkiller and immortalized

I came here to look for good songs so I saw the album artwork and searched for them and that song was dam good

This song is impeccable, as with any song by Shinedown. To those who are struggling, this is YOUR GET BACK UP song. You are worth it, and amazing, and this song showed it to me.

Cake by the Ocean - Dnce Cake by the Ocean - Dnce Cover Art

I can not stand this song, and here are some reasons why:

1. It's about sex. I see third graders chanting it, like it's the best song ever, when they don't even know what it's actually about. Why is it so popular?

2. It's one of those terrible, summer songs that was most definitely ripped off. I thought for a few seconds this was This Summers gonna hurt, then the melody comes in. I think I died. Again.

3. Overplayed. I actually stopped listening to my local radio station and rely on my phones music for good music, since the radio has nothing to offer these days besides terrible songs.

4. Yes, I know I'm ranting, but I can't help it. It just went on the radio AGAIN! (Even though I just mentioned up above I don't listen to the radio anymore )

5. I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hoping we'll cake by the ocean. (I keep on hoping we'll have sex on the beach)

A horrible overplayed pop "dance" song alluding to sex. (Fresh idea, I know). So many indie artists deserve to be in this place, yet songs like these by bands with BIG stars like Joe Jonas are the ones that get recognized

Only song to feature crap vocals and crap lyrics that got TOO successful outside the age limit. I've been forced to tell younger audiences its about SEX. Really, the only good usage of this song is in a porno scene by the ocean.

So many people on this website say this is an awful song because it's about having sex. But that doesn't seem to stop me from liking this song. Good beats, good vocals and good harmonies. This song definitely deserved its Teens Choice Award. 4/5.

Focus - Ariana Grande Focus - Ariana Grande Cover Art

This song sucks. She needs to shove a donut up her butthole (which is where the Scooby Doo part was performed) and shut up. I love her but I kind of think she's selling out...

YES it sounds like Problem. YES the chorus wasn't the best choice for this song. YES Ariana has made some mistakes within the past couple years, but this song actually isn't that bad when you come to think about it. I bet half of you guys only hate it because of the whole donut incident. If she never made those few mistakes this year, then I'm pretty sure not as many people would hate this song.

Besides... there are MUCH worse songs out there. I would be appalled if someone said this song is worse than "Dooo It" by Miley Cyrus.

This is above 100 by Travis Parker! I am ashamed. This song is puke inducing to be honest.

I absolutely hate Ariana grande! She said she hates America and Americans! This song is terrible her voice sounds like a baby that has lost its voice and can't do anything but squeal! RANT OVER.

Death or Glory - Iron Maiden Death or Glory - Iron Maiden Cover Art

I am honestly shocked to see this is the highest Iron Maiden song on the list. It is ranked #10 out of #11 on the list of best songs from the album, and wasn't even a single. I also think it is by far the worst song on the album and one of the worst Iron Maiden songs ever.

This is just proof that people vote for the highest song by their favorite artist and not the one they really like best.

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!

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

The Hills - The Weeknd The Hills - The Weeknd Cover Art

This is a great song. It manages to create such a dark atmosphere, but still manages to be so enjoyable. Some people might hate its overuse of AutoTune, but I think this is one of the few times AutoTune has been used correctly to make a song very enjoyable. The lyrics are a bit generic, but still not bad. The beat is amazing. The chorus is probably the best part of the song. Everything about this song is enjoyable.

Easily the best song of 2015. I wasn't a huge fan of the other singles The Weekend put out, but this song is a beast.

The Hills is dark and great. It has those booming sounds. This song is deep. I applaud this song. It is another song of his that I like. 5/5

The song and the video is actually very meaningful.

Lean On - Major Lazer Lean On - Major Lazer Cover Art

I love this song it is so fun and I love the cover " peace is the mission" you should take that to heart.

It should be among the first five. It's a really an awesome song. It's very popular in my school. Popular than many of those listed in top 10.

I don't consider this a masterpiece. I do not like the way this song sounds --- the instrumental and vocals. I could tell that DJ Snake contributed to this track because the sounds stemmed from Turn Down From What are noticeable. DJ Snake's sounds in Lean On are a sharp form of the sounds in Turn Down For What. Microsoft likes this song. Microsoft used this song in their advertisement.

This is my pick for best song of the year

Emperor's New Clothes - Panic! at the Disco Emperor's New Clothes - Panic! at the Disco Cover Art

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

Mediocre song by an overrated band. At least it better than Victorious.

I had to see this band, as they were touring with weezer, one of my all time favorite bands (check out the white album). It was excruciating. The only part I liked was when they played bohemian rhapsody. Just the screaming girls and the annoying emo haircuts drove me up the wall.

Weezer was awesome though.

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

Gold - Imagine Dragons Gold - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

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!

This song speaks truth we don't need a lot of money. This band is amazing they do many good songs, not only the known songs they made like radioactive, demons, its time, etc there other songs are good too some are with emotion like lost cause, bleeding out, battle cry, hear me, etc. People should hear bands like this not pop or rap because pop and rap say nothing but garbage

Reapers - Muse Reapers - Muse Cover Art

I love this song. It is so much better than everything in the top 10.

Easily better than all the other music (dumb music) currently above it

Brings you back to classic muse with a killer riff and easily Bellamy's best solo ever

More kids need to listen to this.

8Load More
PSearch List