Recap: Martin Canine's Top Ten Songs of 2015 (As of January 31st, 2018)

Since I recently decided to make a retrospective list about my favorite songs of the year 2016, I thought: "hey, why not as well make one for 2015?"

So, what do I have to say about 2015 in terms of music?
Symphonic metal was back in Central Europe, conscious hip hop hit the stage in a big way in the US, and German hip hop had more commercially successful albums than ever before. And more and more A-list superstars experimented with different genres and influences, creating a more diverse sound. All in all - this year had a lot of good music, also in the mainstream market, which was generally much more inventive than later on, as the artfulness still felt authentic, and not like a trend.

Obviously, I made this list in early 2018, so I had over two years to pick my favorite songs. I took my time selecting and ranking the tracks so that the result is what I consider my ultimate list - right now. Even more obviously, I am not a walking song encyclopaedia that knows every song of every year, so maybe I'll still hear more great songs of 2015 in the future.

So, these are my top ten picks:

10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz - Downtown
9. Miley Cyrus - Dooo It!
8. SpongeBozz - A.C.A.B.
7. Jack Ü with Justin Bieber - Where Are Ü Now?
6. Kollegah - Blutdiamanten
5. Sleeping With Sirens - Better Off Dead
4. Adele - Sweetest Devotion
3. Tech N9ne - Aw Yeah? (InterVENTion)
2. Nightwish - Our Decades in the Sun
1. Rihanna - American Oxygen

A post where I add short texts and infos to my selected songs will follow soon.
This list is a non-votable list and the content of the list reflects the opinion of its author.

The Top Ten

1 American Oxygen - Rihanna
2 Our Decades in the Sun - Nightwish
3 Aw Yeah? (Intervention) - Tech N9ne
4 Sweetest Devotion - Adele
5 Better Off Dead - Sleeping with Sirens
6 Blutdiamanten - Kollegah
7 Where Are Ü Now? - Jack Ü & Justin Bieber
8 A.C.A.B. - SpongeBozz
9 Dooo It! - Miley Cyrus
10 Downtown - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz