Top 100 Songs of 2015 (100-81)

I’m not going to write a lengthy preamble this year. It was as tough as ever to curate this list. Hundreds and hundreds of good songs were released in 2015, so culling them down to a hundred wasn’t easy. But I did it, and I like/love every single song on this list. There’s a tonne of quality tune-age here. If you’re reading this, hopefully you find something to get into. #BeeheeheeatsLiveHere

100. Big Grams – Lights On

 

99. Naughty Boy f. Beyonce & Arrow – Running

 

98. Shamir – Demon

 

97. Baio – Sister of Pearl

 

Bonus: Andy Grammer – Honey I’m Good

 

96. Ratatat – Cream On Chrome

 

95. Rae Sremmurd – Come Get Her

 

94. Ashley Monroe – The Blade

 

93. Small Black – Boys Life

 

92. Life In Film – Get Closer

 

Bonus: Springtime Carnivore – Name on a Matchbook

 

91. Bully – Trying

 

90. Missy Elliott f. Pharrell – WTF (Where They From)

 

89. Book of Fears – The Water Lets You In

 

88. Destra Garcia – Lucy

 

87. Shawn Mendes – Stitches

 

86. My Morning Jacket – Big Decisions

 

Bonus: First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining/Stay Gold

 

85. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone

 

84. Angels and Airwaves – Anomaly/Tunnels/The Wolfpack

 

83. Drake – Energy

 

82. The Neighbourhood – RIP To My Youth

 

81. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart

Top 20 Songs of September 2015

 

September was absolutely, positively stacked with giant songs. Here lie those monoliths:

20. Chvrches – Clearest Blue

 

19. Rita Ora – Body On Me

 

18. Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean

 

17. Youth Lagoon – Highway Patrol Stun Gun

 

16. Tame Impala – Yes I’m Changing/New Person, Same Old Mistakes

 

15. Wavves – Way Too Much

 

14. Bleachers – Like A River Runs

 

13. Jim Adkins – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun/I Will Go

 

12. The Neighbourhood – RIP To My Youth

 

11. Vance Joy – Fire And The Flood

 

10. Brandi Carlile – Wherever Is Your Heart

 

9. Charlie Puth f. Meaghan Trainor – Marvin Gaye

 

8. Nathaniel Ratecliff & The Night Sweats – S.O.B.

 

7. Foals – Mountain At My Gates

 

6. Shakey Graves – If Not For You

 

5. Deerhunter – Snakeskin

My favourite Deerhunter song ever.

 

4. Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin’

My favourite Kurt Vile song ever.

 

3. Chvrches – Never Ending Circles

It’s hard to gush any further about how talented these 3 artists are. Their way with pop music is unparalleled right now. Hit after hit after hit after hit after hit after hit after hit…

 

2. Pure Bathing Culture – Pray For Rain

“Was it pleasure, was it pain, did you pray for rain?” The downpour came at me in waves and I embraced the water as if it were air.

 

1. Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better

Obsessed. Completely and utterly.