Best Songs of 2015

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21 Angels Fall - Breaking Benjamin

Finally! A song that I actually listen to! No offense, but all the previous songs seriously are out of taste... This song, however, is downloaded to my phone right now! Vote it higher!

It's a really good song, and is extremely underrated honestly... I mean, Breaking Benjamin's lyrics are always really good though so this song really deserves to be in the top ten. - Flowersocks2137

How can this be 26... Deserves the 4 spot...

A crazy beautiful song

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22 Cool for the Summer - Demi Lovato

I instantly liked it when I first heard it on television. This song is great. The vocals are amazing. I like that she pulls off a stressed syllable. - madoog

Why are all the Demi Lovato songs at 40th/ 100th and 107th place and she can actually sing but Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are much higher and Taylor is a decent singer but Selena is not very good

This song is about sex. - BeaM456

Easily the best song of the year

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23 I'm a Ruin - Marina and the Diamonds
24 Mortal Man - Kendrick Lamar

This is one of the best closers I've heard in years. The first part is a brutal, serious rap questioning fan loyalty, whether or not they'll stick by Kendrick if he does something they don't agree with. It's a question that there's no real right answer to. The second part brings the poem that's been running throughout the album together. It details his rise to fame, his guilt about what he had to do to get there, and his desire to help others on that path. All themes of previous songs on the album. This leads into a fictional interview with Tupac Shakur, who details his own struggle, along with the struggles of the black community (poverty, hunger, etc.). I can't explain it in a list comment. Anyways, the song closes with an amazing poem about him and his fans, who might just want to use him because of his fame and influence. However, these fans aren't completely to blame, as they're all part of a broken, restrictive system designed to drain the life out of you. Kendrick proposes ...more - Zach808

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25 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

26 Better When I'm Dancin' - Meghan Trainor

Every time I listen to this song is will always dance. It's the soundtrack for peanut's the movie. And I love Meghan train or since the song all about that Bass. My sisters didn't like the song lips are moving

Who are muse, and rita ora, and since when is she and muse are better than Meghan trainor's better when I'm dancing? In poms, we're dancing to this song, it's just amazing!

What a perfect little tune for the Peanuts movie

The most favourite song by Meghan Trainor

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27 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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28 Sugar - Maroon 5

Ever since they sold out, Maroon 5 has just gotten worse and worse. They've also gotten blander and blander. Animals was one of the worst songs from 2014. It was nothing but a serial killer's fantasy. Those that think the whole "hunting you down" thing is romantic are the same people that like Twilight.

I used to like Maroon 5. Songs About Jane is a fantastic album, and I like al lot of the songs on Overexposed, but most of this album was pretty crap, especially this song. They used to be able to write something more meaningful than sexual metaphors, but apparently they can't anymore.

Love this song. Maroon 5 should be more popular than Taylor Swift

I love this song - slimshady901

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29 Bills - Lunchmoney Lewis

Two or three horn riffs, a bass, an atmospheric effect, two piano riffs, and a vocal sample. This beat is so complex, and it's perfect for LunchMoney Lewis. This song makes the scenario of being under crushing debt sound fun and actually paints the picture in a detailed and hilarious way. WHY DID THIS NOT BECOME A HIT?!?! Screw you America. - WonkeyDude98

While not fantastic, this is a quirky & catchy tune that has a good melody and makes a refreshing change from the rest of the clubby sounding and autotune drenched music on the rest of the charts. - Mrveteran

This song is addicting. I love it!

Just a song about working in order to survive --- I don't feel like hearing it. - madoog

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30 Confident - Demi Lovato

A self-empowerment anthem that actually has powerful instrumentals and an actual vocal presence to it? This is everything Fight Song should have been. I don't usually even like Demi Lovato, but this song is great.

I love demi lovato. Her voice rocks it is so powerful. She also went through a lot in her past so she is a great idol to a lot of people. This song is also very powerful and meaningful- love it.

This song is great I love Demi's sound and the emotion in her songs and how she puts out music she loves and that she knows others will like and relate to!

Much better version of Demi Lovato

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31 Centuries - Fall Out Boy

Good song and all, but didn't it become a hit in 2014?

It released in 2014, but it didn't become a hit and its album didn't get released until 2015. - WonkeyDude98

This song is life

Best song ever, but it didn't come out in 2015

Deserves WAY higher than Uma Thurman - growlbunny

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32 Reapers - Muse

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

My God, Reapers is insane and totally awesome.

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33 Take Me to Church - Hoizer

Take Me To Church is objectively the best song of the year and should replace See You Again for the first place!

Take Me To Church is amazing. Such a song with a good meaning. Should replace Ellie Goulding for 2nd place

"I'll tell you my sins, and you can sharpen your knife! "

31?! People have no taste in music these days. This song is 100 times better than any of the songs listed above!

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34 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden

Brilliant song. The mixture of heavy, symphonic & progressive metal is a joy to listen to and its slightly melancholic sound captures the tragedy of R101 airship crash with poignancy and reverence, all of which creates a song which is equally haunting and beautiful. Meanwhile, it works very well because it's the most ambitious Maiden have arguably been in their careers (and inarguably fair more ambitious than most pop musicians half their age), and the new elements (particularly the orchestral one) being welcome additions to their sound. What could have been an extravagant folly turns into something truly classic and not only the best song of the album, but also of 2015 and arguably Maiden's career. If only most music these days was this good. - Mrveteran

What. This is an amazing song that actually is about something and not about a sappy love story or partying. This deserves to be in the top 10 or at least the top 20 songs of 2015. This just goes to show how dumb mainstream music is and how talentless and boring it is now. And it is sad that people listen to the crap that is on the radio these days

The fact that this song is currently at number 40 bothers me. This needs to be at the top 20. I get that people like songs about breakups and love stories or parties but a single good song in the top 20 wouldn't kill.

My favorite song of 2015.. and one of my favorite songs of all time.
Good piano, good insturmental, very nice vocal and amazing lyrics, just awesome. - NuMetal

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35 Locked Away - R. City

This song gets me singing every time and will never get old

Oh my goodness, I was listening to this song as I passed it. O.O

Yes this should be number 2

So underrated!

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36 Trap Queen - Fetty Wap

WHAT? REALLY? This song is complete garbage. I despise Fetty Wap, I truly do, he is a talentless hack who is fake as hell. What really surprises me is that he wasn't a one hit wonder, he had 4 hits this year WHAT THE HELL!?!?! Why the hell is this guy getting so much praise, he can't rap, his flow is horrible and his voice is god awful. He's just like any other crappy modern rapper so why is he getting praise? Also I forgot to mention his songs sound exactly the same, Infact, he is the most same sounding "musician" I have ever heard. He reuses the same beats and even the same lyrics. But what pisses my off the most is that he has only been around for 1 year and he got 3 hits in the top 11 in billboard hot 100. This was last achieved by The Beatles. THE ' Beatles! It disgusts me that somebody so talentless in every single way, who has only been around for a year has achieved something The Beatles achieved. Is this really how bad rap has become?

I am not voting for this song because it sounds great, or because it is not repetitive, or because it is a good song. I am voting for it because it was a hit in days, and launched Fetty Wap into becoming one of 2015's most influential artists in the Pop and Hip Hop genres. This was his beginning, and although many people now hate this song, it was only because of the constant repetition of the song, as well as the constant playing of it on every pop radio station in America. I know many people despise and will despise this song for the rest of their lives, but you have never thought of the number "1738" the same since.

This is probably Fetty Wap's best song. It is catchy and has flavor. The lyrics --- I be in the kitchen cooking pies for my baby --- wow. This song really delivers. It is a great song. I'm calling this quality music. - madoog

Best song of 2015 4 lief. Better than Hello or overrated emo Stinkin Fart. - AlphaQ

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37 I - Kendrick Lamar

Seriously? 185? This is one of the best messages I've heard from a song, and it's THIS low? People got some awful tastes in music today.

The fact that Ayo, Honey I'm Good and Hit The Quan are above this makes me question life.

Would be extremely high on my list if...1. u wasn't better. 2. I didn't already put it on 2014's. - WonkeyDude98

38 Eventually - Tame Impala

I'm surprised that this is actually this high (36 right now) on a website this terrible.

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39 What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber

Seriously? This is my favorite song... and it got 449th place...?

It's great in Bieber standards...

What?! Seriously it's way better than this it was one of the best songs 2015!

Lie the lyrics, but way too boring. Only erson who can pull of the whisepering things are Selena and maybe the weeknd - ProPanda

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40 Stonemilker - Bjork

Should be in the top 10, its just absolutely wonderful - SomePeopleHaveRealProblems

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