Eric’s Top Songs of 2015

I tried to keep songs from my AOTY list to a minimum, but
that was tricky because A. I don’t listen to a lot of radio and B. these albums
were the Top 20 for a reason! Anyway, not totally sure if “Uptown Funk” was
this year or last year, but who cares, that song will be on my yearly
soundtrack every year until I die. “Downtown” is about buying a Moped and
cruising for girls and is perfectly ridiculous. “Same Old Love” is so catchy
that it hurts, and “Can’t Feel My Face” makes me realize how much I can’t dance
and how much I also don’t care. Basically, this list is just me saying that
life is too short to pretend to not love pop music.  Check it out below!

1. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars
2. “Downtown” – Macklemore
3. “Not Today” – twenty one pilots
4. “Same Old Love” – Selena Gomez
5. “Black Magic” – Little Mix
6. “America’s Sweetheart” – Elle King
7. “Here” – Alessia Cara
8. “Cool for the Summer” – Demi Lovato
9. “See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
10. “Clearest Blue” – CHVRCHES
11. “Mad Hatter” – Melanie Martinez
12. “Gasoline” – HALSEY
13. “Wait for It” – Hamilton OBC
14. “Hello” – Adele
15. “Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd
16. “Ship to Wreck” – Florence + the Machine
17. “Unsteady” – X Ambassadors – “Unsteady”
18. “Chateau Lobby #4″ – Father John Misty 
19. “Savages” – Marina and the Diamonds
20. “Hell and Back” – The Airborne Toxic Event

Carina’s Top Songs of 2015

2015 went by so quickly for me that I genuinely forgot what releases came out this year. Looking back, 2015 wasn’t my favorite year in music, but it was a year full of solid releases from Big Sean’s heartfelt memorial to his grandmother in “One Man Can Change the World” to Carly Rae Jepsen’s spotless pop jams. While nearly every best of list has Kendrick Lamar on it, it’s hard to ignore the impact of To Pimp a Butterfly, the juggernaut of the year. While Butterfly certainly packed a punch, artists like Adia Victoria and Angel Haze charmed listeners with honest lyricism in what may be some of the most underrated releases of the year.

Indie pop artists Halsey, Melanie Martinez, and Troye Sivan covered the latter months of the year with concept albums that weren’t necessarily game changers, but ones that told stories of love and loss one wouldn’t expect from someone so young. Though I’m more likely to remember this year for the memes than Hilary Duff’s comeback moment, these are the artists I’m hoping to see more from in the new year. Check out my playlist below!

1. “Alright” – Kendrick Lamar

2. “Losing Myself” – State Champs

3. “Palm Reader” – The Wonder Years

4. “Moonrise Kingdom” – Angel Haze

5. “Gasoline” – Halsey

6. “Fools” – Troye Sivan

7. “Soap” – Melanie Martinez
8. “One Man Can Change the World” – Big Sean

9. “Michael” – theSAGAS

10. “Howling Shame” – Adia Victoria

11. “Fourth of July” – Fall Out Boy

12. “Bella Disorder” – Better Off

13. “24 Floors” – The Maine
14. “Crowns and Castles” – ASPIRE

15. “Trap Tears” – Raury

16. “Daffodils” – Babeo Baggins

17. “Dead Guy” – Dog Party

18. “Bad Seed” – Beach Weather

19. “Warm Blood” – Carley Rae Jepsen
20. “Confetti” – Hilary Duff

Zarrin’s Top Songs of 2015

My top 20 consists of songs with more of an optimistic note
with a dash of Halsey. Indie pop and a bit of pop punk was my choice of music
this year, so I’ve listened to artists like Fall Out Boy and Twenty One Pilots
heavily over the past 12 months. However,
The Colourist has blown me away with their indie pop style and light-hearted
vibes. 2015 was a mixture of new things
and nostalgia for me, but a little more hope for 2016. Check out my playlist below!

1. The Kids Aren’t Alright – Fall Out Boy
2. Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
3. Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
4. Hold Me Down – Halsey
5. I’m Good – The Mowglis
6. T-Shirt Weather – Circa Waves
7. All Over – Cruisr
8. LA Devotee – Panic! At the Disco
9. Cecelia and the Satellite – Andrew McMahon in
the Wilderness
10. R.I.P.
2 My Youth – The Neighbourhood
11. It’s
Alright – Kid Astray
12. Until
You’re Big Enough – Mayday Parade
13. Sound
of a Broken Heart – Jukebox the Ghost
14. Smile
– The Royal Concept
15. When
I’m Away – The Colourist
16. Frail
Love – Cloves
17. Monogamy
– Self
18. Diet
Soda Society – The Maine
19. Ride
– Twenty One Pilots
20. Reflections
– MisterWives

Kelsey’s Top Songs of 2015

My musical journey in 2015 revolved around some serious bad ass
girl power while also uncovering my newfound love for bluesy-rock and soul
music from the likes of Alabama Shakes and Nathaniel Rateliff who have become
my new favorites. And, with a new year, comes with the top go-to party jam; I
mean, who could deny the pure, sick joy that came over you when “Trap Queen”
came on, no matter where you were.

This was definitely the year of Miguel for me – his album Wildheart was one of the most played
full-length albums by me this year, clearly, since I had to put more than one
of his songs from the album on my list!

Happy New Year and cheers to more good music in 2016! Check out my playlist below!

1.  “Trap
Queen” by: Fetty Wap
2.  “Don’t
Wanna Fight” by: Alabama Shakes
3.  “Pretty
Thoughts” by: Alina Baraz
4.  “waves”
by: Miguel
5.  “Old
Thing Back” (feat. Ja Rule & Ralph Tresvant) by: Matoma, The Notorious
B.I.G
6.  “Here”
by: Alessia Cara
7.  “The
Hills” by: The Weeknd
8.  “Got
It” by: Marian Hill
9.  “Gooey”
by: Glass Animals
10. “Lampshades on Fire” by: Modest Mouse
11. “Coffee”
by: Miguel featuring Wale
12. “Watch My
Back” by: Basecamp
13. “Lean On”
by: Major Lazer
14. “Hotline
Bling” by: Drake
15. “S.O.B”
by: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
16. “The
Blacker The Berry” by: Kendrick Lamar
17. “Falling
Short” by: Lapsley
18. “You Know
You Like It” by: DJ Snake, AlunaGeorge
19. “Reelin” by: Iration
20. “Roses”
by: The Chainsmokers, ROZES

Kelly’s Top Songs of 2015

For
the past twelve months, I have been on the craziest ride of my life. All the
way, music has been my friend, in the passenger seat. In the midst of the
chaos, certain bands and artists have provided me with comfort, sadness,
happiness, and heavy love. My 2015 playlist is a discombobulated bunch of
songs, all from different genres. Jumping from up-beat songs to slower songs,
my heart has been bursting with love. Particular tracks in this 2015 playlist
remind me of new adventures, new friendships, first loves, and first
heartbreaks. These songs are a part of me; they are wrapped around my veins and
in every corner of my heart. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who feels
too much. It’s nice to know that in 2015, I found a friend in music. 

Check out my playlist below!

1. “Can’t
Kick Up The Roots” – Neck Deep
2. “Overtime”
– Reckless Serenade
3. “Something’s
Gotta Give” – All Time Low
4. “Poison
Pen Letter” – Knuckle Puck
5. “All
You Are Is History” – State Champs
6. “The
Note” – Man Overboard
7. “Loaded
Conversation” – Take a Breath
8. “Love
Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding
9. “Stressed
Out” – Twenty One Pilots
10. “Love Me” – The 1975
11. “December” – Neck Deep
12. “Love Will Set You Free” – Kodaline
13. “Amazing Day” – Coldplay
14. “Coming Down” – Halsey
15. “English Girls” – The Maine
16. “Dominance” – Hope Vista
17. “Music To Watch Boys To” – Lana Del Rey
18. “Just A Fool” – Look out Love
19. “Letting Go” – Mayday Parade
20. “You In January” – The Wonder Years