Top 20 Songs of June 2015

June was a great month for new music. Here are the songs I listened to most in June:

20. Django Django – Shake And Tremble

 

19. My Morning Jacket – Big Decisions

 

18. A Silent Film – Strong Enough/Message In The Sand

 

17. Walk The Moon – Different Colors

 

16. Mumford and Sons – The Wolf

 

15. Waitress – Hop Along

 

14. Brandon Flowers – Diggin’ Up The Heart

 

13. Ratatat – Cream on Chrome

These Brooklyn cats are such bad asses.

 

12. Muse – Dead Inside

Will and Kathryn from SYTYCD!

 

11. Death From Above 1979 – White Is Red

Probably my favourite tune this Canuck duo have ever done.

 

10. Jamie XX – Loud Places/I Know There’s Gonna Be Good Times

 

9. Awolnation – Woman Woman

One of the many catchy tunes on Awolnation’s latest LP.

 

8. A Silent Film – Paralysed

I’m miffed and sorry that this song and the EP from whence it comes have not not received more attention/YouTube views.

 

7. The Chainsmokers f. Great Good Fine OK – Let You Go

Massive dance anthem deservedly getting a tonne of play.

 

6. Tame Impala – Cause I’m A Man

So unique, so fresh, so good.

 

5. Best Coast – Feeling Ok

Took me maybe 4 or 5 listens before I was hooked.

 

4. BeirutĀ – No No No

Welcome baaaaaack Mr. Condon! So happy new Beirut music has arrived.

 

3. Awolnation – I Am

What a great album from Aaron Bruno and company. Even this sort-of ballad sounds raw and rife with energy. Love the vocal harmonies on this track.

 

2. Ed Sheeran – Photograph/Photograph (Felix Jaehn Remix)

I guess I was out to lunch, as I didn’t know about “Photograph” until recently. I’m not surprised it’s become a worldwide smash; Ed Sheeran is damn near incomparable at writing simple yet affecting melodies and lyrics. The original is great, but I might even dig the remix more. Felix Jaehn is on fire right now.

 

1. Miguel – Coffee

It’s his voice. It’s that melody. It’s that this ‘clean’ version is more hard-hitting than the explicit one. It’s that, “word play, turns into gun play, gun play, turns into pillow talk, pillow talk, turns into sweet dreams, sweet dreams, turn into coffee in the morning.” It’ll go down as one of my favourite lyrics of the year. One of my favourite songs too.