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