The True North
You were the angel I chained to the ground...
You either love it or hate it. But there is one truth that no one can deny: you can never say those four words without singing them again. I have questioned the message behind the song, but on the other hand, you get lost behind the rhythm. Well played, Bieber.
049 Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You
Juvenile? Yes. Catchy? Definitely. It's the distant cousin to 'Call Me Maybe,' but with a vengeance. Carly Rae Jepsen introduced herself again with such a sugary pop song that you just can't hate. And when you have Tom Hanks & Justin Bieber, well, how can you go wrong?
048 Tyler Shaw - House Of Cards
A song to slow down the chart, Tyler Shaw released this ballad earlier this year. This can explain why he won the MuchMusic contest. With the piano and the dramatic drumming, it's everything you want in a sappy love song - made with extra sap. It's perfect.
047 Shawn Mendes - Stitches
The next Canadian pop sensation has already performed all around the world and won the hearts of young girls. That's not a bad year for Shawn Mendes. With simple production and a focus on his vocals, it makes you hunger for his next big hit (minus that duet).
046 The Weeknd - Earned It
One of the biggest artists this year had to be Abel Tesfaye. Having numerous singles released, this one stays true to his identity. It's brilliant that the people behind the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' soundtrack added this masterpiece, it was a nice entrance to the international stage.
045 Dan Talevski - Guilty As Sin
When this song was released, it would be on repeat via radio all the time. It's mesmerizing and takes you on a trance that hints at your curiosity. You don't know what it is, but you need to find out. Now is the time to let the inner demons find their desires.
044 Shawn Hook - Sound Of Your Heart
If there was one song that played during the whole year, this one would take the crown. Whether it was in winter or summertime, you'll hear this tune out of nowhere. And as Shawn Hook grows up, his music continues to get better and better. Hopefully he too breaks into other territories.
043 Walk Off The Earth - Rule The World
For five people who played off one guitar, they have come a long way. There's something about their music that you simply enjoy. Pretty easy to follow, and it's a song I definitely want to see at any karaoke bar. After all, everybody wants to rule the world.
042 Ria Mae - Clothes Off
Blunt and straight to the point, but in a casual manner. It's the lounge song with a subtle undertone that may be hard to catch if it weren't for the title. She knows what she likes, and she'll go for it without any hesitation. And when asked so smooth, could you deny?
041 Charlie - Ghosts
Of all the artists that released new music, this one took me by surprise. From YTV, Charlie was this little girl with this glittery confection of a song. Now, she's all grown up, shedding that image for a more modern look. And I must say, I am impressed with the effort.