Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top 100 of 2015: 10 to 1

The Best

Ticking tocking like a bomb...

010 EXO - Love Me Right

The Heartthrobs. If anyone can capture my attention, it would be these casanovas. More like a dreamscape, this song starts off funky, and leaving you light-hearted. Tell them your fantasy, and they'll make it come to life. Now if they can sing in English, that would be perfect.

009 Hailee Steinfeld - Love Myself

The Anthem. You can interpret the message any way you want, but to me it's all about positivity. Did not expect a song from the actress, but I'm glad she made such a hit. Sometimes, you need the friendly remind about the greatest love of all. Go ahead, and indulge in the confection.

008 Drake - Hotline Bling

The Feels. For Aubrey Graham, he made a song that got everyone laughing. However, it's more than his dancing - it's actually sad. He always impresses me when he sings, it shows his versatility as an artist. With minimal production, he shines brighter than the vivid-coloured rooms.

007 Hilary Duff - Sparks

The Lady. What should have been the return of Hilary Duff. It's like she never left after 'Dignity,' and brought one hypnotic tune that makes me wish I could whistle. What were people thinking this year, I don't know. This is beyond brilliance not many artists could produce after a hiatus.

006 Justin Bieber - Sorry

The Canadian. Did anyone expect this? Much as you don't want to admit it, Justin Bieber has grown up, and so has his music stylings. It's sleek, and undeniably catchy (even men are now Beliebers). Back and better than ever. Welcome back, consider yourself forgiven.

005 Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft MØ - Lean On

The Collaboration. Once that chorus came rolling in, it was obvious this would have been a hit. Slower than most Dance hits, this unexpected turn between two DJs creates one beautiful sound. With vocals provided Karen Ørsted, it takes you on a journey that you never want to end.

004 The Weeknd - I Can’t Feel My Face

The Party. Played to death, but still sounds fresh every time. Pop really suits Abel Tesfaye, where he went out of his comfort zone in this one. Pleasantly surprised, everyone appreciated his efforts with this masterpiece. Those 'oohs' and that guitar can certainly make up for his naughtiness.

003 Jhené Aiko - Spotless Mind

The Heartbreak. Leave it to Jhené Aiko to create such beauty on a delicate topic. With just the beginning, you can tell that it's a song capable of wrecking you... But in some way, you are left satisfied. And with that angelic voice of hers, you know that everything is going to be all right.

002 Taylor Swift - Style

The Fun Times. She may have gone Pop, but I feel like there is a touch of Country in this one. You don't really hear stories in a song, and this one tells a tale of maturity. This elusive piece delivers a track that makes you feel so joyous that it seems impossible. Only Taylor Swift can do that.

001 Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me

And finally, The Best. I cannot emphasize how fantastic Carly Rae Jepsen is in 'E•MO•TION.' The introduction to this album comes off organically. It's the type of romanticism that you're yearning for, travelling the world through rose lenses. Just like the video, it's natural, and not pushing any boundaries. Comfort at its best, this 80s-vibe of a song is what was missing most in 2015. To the underrated artist, you deserved than more than just a Call... maybe.

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