Top 25 Songs of 2015

Hello, my name is Chris, and I am still a pop bubblegum whore.

Since 2007, I have a made a New Years’s Eve tradition of embarrassing myself in front of my far cooler friends by announcing here on the blog the 25 songs I listened to the most during the year.

Here they are:

  1. “Feeling Ok” by Best Coast
  2. “I Really Like You” by Carly Rae Jepsen
  3. “Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON
  4. “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
  5. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson
  6. “Electric Eye” by Lissie
  7. “Torn-Don’t Stop Believin’” by Eden xo
  8. “Sugar” by Karmin
  9. “Stevie Wonder Herbie Hancock Mashup” by Pomplamoose
  10. “I Want You to Know (feat. Selena Gomez)” by Zedd
  11. “Freedom” by Pharrell Williams
  12. “Roman Holiday” by Halsey
  13. “Ex’s & Oh’s” by Elle King
  14. “Go” by The Chemical Brothers
  15. “#SELFIE” by The Chainsmokers
  16. “Bang Dem Sticks” by Meghan Trainor
  17. “Out of the Blue” by Prides
  18. “Feeling Good” by Lauryn Hill
  19. “Instant Crush (Radio Edit)” by Natalie Imbruglia
  20. “Whatsername” by Green Day
  21. “Groove Is In the Heart” by Deee-Lite
  22. “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour
  23. “Painted” by MS MR
  24. “Flesh And Blood” by Sarah McLachlan
  25. “Sleepwalker” by Bonnie McKee

In the spirit of keeping things fresh, I ditched last year’s rule that songs must’ve been released during the year in question. I’ve also reinstated my occasional rule that no more than one song per artist may appear on the countdown.

The resulting list demonstrates, as my year-end lists so often do, that pop music is my sonic comfort food. The one-song-per-artist rule adds variety that would’ve otherwise been lost, given that I listened to Halsey’s sixteen-track Badlands (Deluxe) front to back on more occasions than I care to admit. And lifting the ban on songs not released in 2015 allows me to share songs from way-back-when that I only added to my library this year, especially relevant in this year where I attended my twenty-year high school reunion. This last rule also allows me to include my new favorite tune, “Sleepwalker” by Bonnie McKee, released in 2013 but only discovered by me earlier this month.

To look back on the Top 25 lists from previous years, give these links a clickety-click: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.