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Top Ten Songs of 2015 According to Rolling StoneMartin_Canine You probably already expected it: like the last times when I released a list about what I think are the year's ten best songs, I also took a look at the year end lists of Rolling Stone, laut.de and Complex. The three all have a different approach, and even though sometimes individual songs can be found on more than one list, the short texts that go along the rankings are always entirely differently.
Now, from Rolling Stone we get a list that has very little surprising going on. There are a bunch of big hits, some worldwide, others national to the US, as well as a bunch of songs from albums that were praised by several other critics as well. Rolling Stone picked the songs that best pleased the expectations of the masses, as well as a few songs that were actually critical darlings. As expected, the texts going along are just basic ones that have little validity and are sometimes not more than vague descriptions of the music.
That being said, I like most of the tracks on the list, which is mostly because mainstream pop music was pretty strong in 2015, although not all to an extent that I would consider them one of the best of the year. One of the songs made it onto my own top ten best list, and another one (number 6 on here) was shortlisted and just barely didn't make it into the final ranking.
Created on 1/31/2018, source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-songs-of-2015-20151203
The Top Ten
1 Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
2 Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
3 Hotline Bling - Drake
4 Pedestrian At Best - Courtney Barnett
5 I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) - Jamie xx, Young Thug & Popcaan
6 Hello - Adele
7 King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar
8 F*ck Up Some Commas - Future
9 How Could You Babe - Tobias Jesso Jr.
10 Where Are Ü Now - Jack Ü & Justin Bieber