Top 10 Best Songs of 2015

The Top Ten
1 Hello - Adele

I love her music, and love her lifestyle. The reason I like Adele is simply due to the fact she has NOT changed for any one. She seems very down to earth and doesn't try to attach herself to the "POP" scene, which I simply can't stand. I also have noticed she stays out of the LIME light when she is NOT touring...good for her. Keep it up Girl we love ya!

Adele is the only good singer of today that is actually popular (Kendrick and Cole are rappers). Some singers of this decade talk about meaningful topics, don't have a lack of different lyrics, have soul, and don't use autotune. All the bad singers get all the attention, finally a good modern day singer that is good and popular.

Really good song! Hits really good notes and has a meaning that you can understand! Adele is amazing and she is not overrated! She is one of the best female singers alive. Compare her to Ariana Grande or Taylor Swift. She's stunning. I actually live 20 minutes away from where she grew up.

I have to say, "Hello" should be number 1! This song became Adele's fourth number 1 single in the US and her second number 1 single in the UK. This is perfect for the heartbroken. It's such an emotional song. It's music video broke the most YouTube views within a 24-hour span with 27.7 million views beating Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood ". All hail Adele!

2 See You Again - Wiz Khalifa

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.

Ok, this song was AMAZING! I really like Adele, and I just had to pick this song over Hello! Puth's vocals are fantastic and the song does a great job of highlighting his voice. Now, I'm not a fan of rap, besides Eminem, so I wasn't ready for how amazing the rap to this song is! It sends out a good, loving, caring messages to the people listening and it just isn't the same song without it. Combining simply amazing artists together with some great musical instruments makes a stunningly amazing song.

A tribute written to the late Paul Walker, "See You Again" is a great testimony/eulogy to the legacy Paul Walker has written in the Fast and Furious franchise. With a great story behind the lyrics, "See You Again" explores the monumental loss of Walker, and how the cast members behind the Furious franchise will remember Walker during his time.

It was the last day our chemistry teacher would teach our class since our physics teacher would be taking over the subject. We decided to make a farewell video, and I used this song. For me, the video I made with this song felt like some kind of video of strong feeling.

3 Elastic Heart - Sia

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

The music video and the song are strongly emotional. They represent the barrier that one cannot come out of. Shia Labeouf did an amazing job at acting as if his addiction is the barrier (Whatever you thought he was addicted to.) And then Sia tried pulling him out. It touched me so much that I cried for the first time in ten years. Applaud Sia!

By far the most creative lyric and the most meaningfull song around here! I thought it was so underrated, this version is good but if you see the piano version is just fire! amazing vocals, lyric and singer. I should have to give the respective credit to twenty one pilots and imagine dragons for their amazing songs as well!

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!

4 Here - Alessia Cara

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.

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.

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 was the first song by her I have ever heard. The moment I heard it, I was like, "Dude! This song is so damn awesome." I couldn't make myself stop from listening it every other minute. The lyrics whipped me up like a storm. I don't know why but I truly love the lyrics of this song. Seriously this is how you say it. She made it look so ' stylish. And I believe she has got the 'swag'. Love you for this song.

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.

The Weeknd trying to be like Michael Jackson. I say that's awesome. It's really catchy to listen to, and it's without a doubt my favorite song of all time next to a few Michael Jackson songs.

This song is amazing. You could try to pinpoint every nice aspect of it, but it would be better to just listen to it. So sweet.

6 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.

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.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis didn't even have to drop the whole album to be my favorite rappers of the year. Props go to Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee, and everyone else featured on the song!

This song was FANTASTIC when it first came out, in like September 2015. It slowly got worse every time I listened to it. It is highly unlistenable now. Mackles and RyRyLuLu are pretty overrated.

7 Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy

I'm obviously a bit bias because I've been a long time fan of Fall Out Boy. And I mean a LONG TIME. But of all the songs on this list, Uma Thurman is one of my favourites. I do not know how Hello by Adele is on top. She's really not that great. But it's still a good song. But Uma Thurman had some life. It was upbeat and you could dance to it. You could play it at a party without someone going 'What's this slow crap? ' It's just a great song that is great for dancing and parties and just having fun.

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?!

Great music. Although I slightly prefer Immortals, you can't go wrong with a song like this. The guitar solos are great and the bands vocalist is stunning.

8 U - Kendrick Lamar

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)

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.

This is not a fun song or one the is pleasant to listen to but it is one of the most well crafted and terribly sad songs I've heard. The emotion conveyed is incredibly and the extreme self hatered it so well covered. The lyrics, kendricks voice and the production all perfectly realize the emotion of the song. The best song off the best album of the year.

One of the best songs off of the best album in history. This song has REAL emotion, despair, and meaning behind it, unlike the labratory-produced sadness in pop music today. This song should be considered a masterpiece, it gives me goosebumps every time. Listen to this song and try to not feel his pain. Kendrick at his best for sure.

9 Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

I already voted for tear in my heart (because I am clique trash as frick). But stressed out is a song that resonates with lots of people today, wanting to remember the days of youth and ease. For a song played on the radio, it has a meaning that speaks to lots. It is not just relationship song. It explores themes that are almost new to the industry. Well, not new but are being brought back. I am happy this was one of their songs to become popular, because it brings an important message and nolstalgic feeling upon the viewer.

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.

Finally a song that actually has a meaning and is not about, well, whatever the hell modern day songs are about. A song that's not just catchy to a childish person, but actually something that you can understand someone giving a damn about. That's what makes twenty-one pilots different from most musicians

At least it's not boring as most of the mainstream songs on this list. Speaks more than about boring love, breakups and other overplayed garbage. Thinking song more than most of the top 40 songs that are pure nothingness.

10 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.

This song of hers is the most amazing, she has a superb voice and should get recognized!

This should be the 2nd one on the list. the 1st one is Hello by Adele. I think it should stay like that because that is my favorite song.

The Contenders
11 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

Undeniably the best.

12 Defeated - Breaking Benjamin

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

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

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

So glad to see that real music is still appreciated. Not that pop crap that's mostly nothing but sex and butts and cocaine.

13 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.

How?!
This song defined 2015. With all the stuff that has been going on, it was about time someone had a song to describe what was going on. This is #1 no doubt. The name is enough to to tell you you are going to be blown away.

Kendrick Lamar truly delivers in this song. It is a serious song, and it is good. The dark element and vocals make this track good. The song title is unique.

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

14 No Way Out - Bullet for My Valentine

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 is real, not fake like all the other songs. This is music and not computer sounds and the lyrics, just amazing. Bullet For My Valentine

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

Tears don't fall has to be one of my favorite Bullet For My Valentine songs. This one is awesome too

15 Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift

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.

Taylor is amazing, she has this way of capturing sadness and turning it into a fun good thing, wildest dreams is a magical song that explained her feelings in a way not that many people can do. in her hit single, shake it off, she made us feel joy towards our sadness, she's telling us, "hey, it happens, cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it, so you can get to the better side of things." not many people can express there sad feelings in a happy song. As for wildest dreams, this is a dramatic piece of art and its catchy to, so good job Taylor you've done it again!

Taylor Swift's Wildest Dreams is the perfect blend of her mellifluous voice, melody and tone.Even Jackie Evancho, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and the worst humane character like,ever, Katy Perry can't possibly beat her, and those who say that she's hateful must be either jealous of her hits or are facing ear problems. Oh, and Calvin Harris literally sucks.
This is one of my favorite songs, next to Haunted (by Taylor, of course! ) and I Knew You Were Trouble (also by Taylor). Her songs really relax me and calm down my bad moods.
Everyone out there who like, lost your boyfriend and wants him to crazily remember you forever, use this song for tips...thanks for voting for Taylor's rock-bottom hit.

! this song is to DIE for! I squeal when its on the radio, this.. very, well.. emotional song. First time I heard it I cried- just one tear, I'm not that sensitive! Everyone knows she's like the best around (now I got that song stuck in my head! ) and not to mention.. has won 7 yes, (currently) SEVEN Grammies! Its her top song- in my opinion, just look at those lyrics- and not ne person is cheering?! Go Tay-Tay! At least I am! So, get out of those monkey one-zees, put down he popcorn and soda (Really, do! You're on a diet) and raise up a glass- with a new dress and high heels that give you blisters- and say hooray for Taylor... Hooray! She deserves a cheer for her hard work! And, you're reading this boring,... boring passage. Its for Taylor. Hooray! Wildest Dreams and New Romantics are my favorites! Anyway, Swift is beyond average in her music hobby and is a legen to our world!

16 I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen

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.

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

I know, cheesy, but catchy. It may get annoying after some time, but that doesn't make it any less catchy.

This song is proof that Carly Rae Jepsen is actually decent.

17 Cut the Cord - Shinedown

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.

Let's vote for this awesomeness shinedown made it again. A song that rock.HEAR this song because it is not any song it's the song

There are people who know that this is real music.

Pure awesomeness and so much emotion.

18 Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding

I like this song. But I don't like Ellie Goulding. And truly I think she wasn't the best singer for this song. I don't even think she did this sing pretty well. Although, I love the way its lyrics go in sync with the movie. It could have been pretty better if some other talented female singer would have sung it and there are many.

Just because it's about adult love and it was made for a movie it didn't honestly deserve doesn't mean it's bad. This is one of the mediocre songs of 2015. Her voice is average, but the instrumental is really nice in the build-up of it. Problem? The lyrics. They're too calm for adult love, can they at least have did something else?

Oh well, I'd still pick this over the likes of the more terrible songs we've had.
5/10.

I really like this song. It's not as good as "Lights", but it's still good. Oh, and all you haters, if you don't have anything nice to say about this song, don't say anything at all, you know?

This song is a blessing. When a song is the only light in a bad movie based off of one of the most god-awful novels I've ever come across, when in itself began as a Twilight fan-fic, then you know you've accomplished something. Excellent job, Ellie!

19 Cake by the Ocean - Dnce

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.

I should really, really hate this song, just by virtue of what it's actually about. But it's so insanely catchy, I can't get it out of my head. I had an actual good song in my head before this. Not anymore.

Catchy and infectious. You'll hate yourself for it but there is no doubt it will be stuck in your head. It grows on you eventually.

I didn't know this song was about sex. I thought this song was literally about cake by the ocean --- eating cake on the beach. Great. Another song about sex

20 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.

The story:... A car is upside down, the Weeknd gets out and 2 other girls. 1 of the girls start pushing and is angry at the Weeknd, he keeps walking ignoring them into a mansion with the same girls there like they just teleported.
Song's horrible.

I only listen to this song when its half past five! Well actually I don't, I just love this song so much I want to fit the lyrics into my review. I just love this song, I can't describe it. I was obsessed with it when I was 10, and I had a good taste in music then. 10/10 ♥

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.

21 Reapers - Muse

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

My God, Reapers is insane and totally awesome.

Number 1, come down! Reapers is coming!

More kids need to listen to this.

22 Lean On - Major Lazer

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.

It's a good song! I mean, it's not as good as hello or something, but it's a fun and popular song, and the dance moves are magic! It should be higher...

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

Why on earth is this down here? Its Been almost a year since it's release and I'm still listening to it everyday.

23 Gold - Imagine Dragons

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.

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

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!

Easily one of their best songs, and it's even better live. Dan's put so much energy into singing it, and the instruments especially the guitar is just extraordinary. I am just speechless about the lyrics. Well done, Dragons.

24 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.

The words in this song 'don't tell your mother' just weird me out.

Reminds me of a Dairy Queen commercial.

25 I'm a Ruin - Marina and the Diamonds

This song is a masterpiece and Marina and the Diamonds, or Marina as spotify calls her, is one of my favorite pop music artists.

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