2015 in Music: Our 100 Favorite Songs of the Year
As we near 2015’s end, let us begin our weeklong celebration of the year’s very best music.
2015 was, inarguably (and despite most of the Pop A-List sitting it out, album-wise), a fantastic year for new tunes. Drake slayed, Justin Bieber proved himself, Selena Gomez matured, The Weeknd broke out, and, of course, Adele came back after a four-year absence and made everyone else irrelevant with a simple “Hello.”
And things weren’t just great when it came to Top 40. Tons of rock, alternative, indie, experimental, and otherwise not-incredibly-mainstream music made a huge impact. Björk released her strongest album in fifteen years (and her most heartbreaking ever), Sleater-Kinney reunited and gave us their first album in a decade, Grimes turned pop on its ear, and Sufjan Stevens returned to his roots.
I asked the staff of Celebuzz to help me compile a list of the best songs of the year. For once, they listened to me. So, in no particular order — in fact, I recommend you shuffle your way through it — enjoy our 100 favorite songs of 2015.
Stay tuned for more of the best of music in 2015!