Best Songs of 2015

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21 Cake by the Ocean - Dnce

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)

I hate this song. I wanted to like it but the lyrics are even worse than Cheerleader. - WonkeyDude98

Okay, let me be more specific. This song is a disaster on almost all grounds. It's the worst Uptown Funk song that could have been made. More than anything, this is two ripoffs in one. This is an Uptown Funk ripoff (very blatantly), and a ripoff of This Summer's Gonna Hurt by Maroon 5.

While I do prefer this over This Summer's Gonna Hurt, it's not by much. The same runny synths that ruined TSGH, and the same feeling of a horrible scorching summer. As for Uptown Funk, the bassline is the same and the percussion is the same. In fact, the first time I heard this I thought it WAS Uptown Funk, until Joe Jonas' horrid voice came on.

Joe Jonas is so earnest and light that you almost think he's talking about actual baked goods...until the "you're delicious" line. Also, he can only barely hit those high notes on the chorus. It's painful. Half-star/5, THE CAKE IS A LIE! (Now that I've made that joke, it's time to rethink my life) - WonkeyDude98

This song was overplayed, but it is catchy - slimshady901

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22 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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23 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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24 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

25 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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26 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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27 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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28 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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29 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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30 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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31 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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32 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.

Amazing, how's it so low? - kardinaleb

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33 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

I like this piece. It is catchy. - madoog

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34 On GP - Death Grips
35 Eventually - Tame Impala

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

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36 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 theme song to add to my life.

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37 The Hills - The Weeknd

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 - madoog

Its 2017 and this song is still my jam!

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38 Dead Inside - Muse

Best song in the album, better album than last album. I hope muse be better next time

Way too low down in the list - not my favourite on the album, but bloody brilliant anyway.

Best song.. was tough to choose between this and psycho though.. the bridge/end is the best piece of muse-ic I've heard in a long while

Not as good as Reapers or The Handler but still great

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39 The Nights - Avicii

No doubt this is the best video song of this year. - glambert

Exactly, the video and the song is awesome! Love watching the video - sryanbruen

I love his songs and especially this one gives me power. I live in Japan. And I go to Japanese school. But everyone around me knows his song. These days, I'm trying to be able to sing his song!

Deserving of a place in the top 10,for sure! I once listened to this song 9 times in a row. Personally I'd place it 8th.

Avicii's generic mainstream lyricism is back, but it's up a notch from Wake Me Up. - SwagFlicks

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40 Cut the Cord - Shinedown

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

There is some good music in 2015

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