Best Music Of 2015 {Video} Drake, Adele, Fetty Wap, Future, Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, The Weeknd +More

Published On December 30, 2015 | By admin | FAME, Local & Worldwide News

 

It was a pretty great year in music. So when we were tasked with picking our favorite tunes from the past 12 months, it turned out to be difficult. The same names kept coming up again and again: The Weeknd, Drake, Future, Justin Bieber, Diplo. And we realized, the men were killing it in 2015. Our only complaint? Not enough women. Please come harder in 2016, ladies!

So what worked on the charts this year? Crossover appeal, energy, individuality, and a dash of equal parts earnest and satirical lyrics – all wrapped up in a package that makes you want to dance.

Before we get started, some honorable mentions:

Jeremih “Planes” – an ode to the Mile High Club.
Alessia Cara “Here” – an ode to antisocialness.
Future “Where Ya At?” Featuring Drake – an ode to where were you…when all the dogs needed help…(and twerking).
Chris Brown “Liquor” – an ode to…you guessed it, drunken nights…

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15. Adele “Hello”
dele was a welcome breath of fresh air in a year full of dudes, double cups, and booty calls.

14. Post Malone “White Iverson”
The white grill-wearing Dallas crooner is a bit of an odd figure among the usual hip-hop suspects, but this smooth basketball metaphor-laden track is undeniably infectious.

13. The Weeknd “The Hills”
It’s probably an understatement to say The Weeknd had a huge year. We loved the dark, depressing, drug and sex-obsessed melancholy version of the crooner found on his first trilogy of mixtapes. And that’s why we love “The Hills.”

12. Travi$ Scott “Antidote”
We dig Travi$ Scott, and “Antidote” is the G.O.O.D. Music artist at his peak, toeing the line between completely weird, totally tweaked out, and appropriately turned up. Travi$ is like the deranged younger brother of Yeezy, and “Antidote” is his anthem.

11. Fetty Wap “My Way”
“Baby won’t you come my waaaayyy…” We don’t blame you, because the New Jersey singer/rapper basically took over our lives this year

10. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?”
Just when we were ready to write Justin off as a former tween idol-gone-bad, he came storming back into our lives. “What Do You Mean?” is hilarious pop bliss. The lyrics are so juvenile, yet sincere, and the production is somehow so polished, yet spontaneous – the ticking clock and the flute instrumentation are downright genius.

9. Drake “Back To Back”
There’s not even much more to say than the fact that Drizzy got a Grammy nom off this Meek Mill diss track. Mic drop. OK, we won’t leave you there, but we will say Drake’s verbal barbs, “Is that a world tour, or your girl’s tour?” and “Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers/You getting bodied by a singing n*gga”

8. Big Sean “Blessings” featuring Drake and Kanye West
Big Sean solidified his huge comeback following last year’s GG favorite “IDFWU” and offered another hit off the truly excellent Dark Sky Paradise. “Blessings” features three rap giants doing what they do best:

7. The Weeknd “Earned It”
As the lead single off the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack, “Earned It” first proved Abel could make music for the masses.

6. Kendrick Lamar “Alright
Kendrick came back in full force this year, but no song captured the hope, degradation, desperation, and sluggish progress that was 2015 than “Alright.” There’s a reason why this song is the anthem of Black Lives Matter. It’s angry, uplifting, and inspiring, and if anyone could perfectly tap into the frustrating feeling of being a young Black person in a disenfranchised area of the country with so much intelligence and passion, it’s Compton’s new king.

5. Omarion “Post To Be” Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko
While this song was technically out at the end of last year, it really popped this past summer. “Post To Be” is a perfect pop song.

4. Major Lazer “Lean On” Feating MØ
Thank you Diplo, for another crossover dance hit we just don’t get sick of. “Lean On” is a perfect combination of reggae elements, sweet synths, and a pulsating beat that elicits uncontrollable head swaying

3. Jack Ü “Where Are Ü Now” Featuring Justin Bieber
he partnership of two seemingly very different DJs works to perfection on this hit, swirling Skrillex’s flair for the dramatic with Diplo’s dancehall vibes into the saddest and most addictive electronic song we heard all year.

2. Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
This is the song that started it all. Serving as the introduction to Fetty’s 1738 world, this trap banger appeals to everyone from hip-hop heads to moms, and had pre-teens everywhere looking up “Trap Queen” on Urban Dictionary

1. Drake “Hotline Bling”
Ah, the song that launched a thousand covers. And there’s a reason for that. “Hotline Bling” is both intimate and soaring – Drake at his Drakest.

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