Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Top 100 of 2015: 60 to 51

The Collaborations

But this place I'm in, it feels so real, gotta sit back and exhale...

060 Charlie Puth ft Meghan Trainor - Marvin Gaye

There's a lot that I could say about Charlie Puth. I wasn't familiar with his previous works, and I didn't care about his vocal input with Wiz Khalifa. However, this 1950s styled song with the mentions of the motown crooner kept me up on my interest. Thank Meghan for her input.

059 Fifth Harmony ft Kid Ink - Worth It

Here we have another song that sounds familiar. I'm surprised how well it performed, and didn't expect it to be such a massive hit. Congratulations for the success of the group. But I do hope that their vocal abilities do shine. If anything, Kid Ink could have made at least another verse.

058 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, & Grandmaster Caz - Downtown

Love it or hate it, you can't help but adore Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. With catchy beats and fun vocal efforts courtesy of Eric Nally, they simply know who to work with. It's urban and retro - well, depending where you live. But nonetheless, a solid track.

057 Tinashe ft Chris Brown - Player

Everything about this song is marvellous. Even with the breakdown from Chris Brown, Tinashe pulled all of the stops with this one. Its futuristic feel mixed with dance battles of the video makes you crave for more. Three minutes is simply not enough from this adventure.

056 Nicki Minaj ft Drake & Lil Wayne - Truffle Butter

It's the beat that makes this rap track fire. Sampled from another song, Nicki Minaj with the help of her friends at Young Money formulated the original House piece into something that's grimier. Behaving dirty comes easy when listening to this, and that's not a bad thing.

055 Calvin Harris ft HAIM - Pray To God

DJs are well known for one thing, and that would be collaborations. This one however, shocked me. Would have never thought of putting these two acts together, and the results are like an epic adventure. Going deep into the story, it leaves you with a cliffhanger... Hopefully there's part two.

054 Diplo & Sleepy Tom - Be Right There

In addition, DJs are well known for another thing: sampling. With the help of three songs, Thomas Pentz and Cam Tatham put this nostalgia-meets-modern twist which makes you question whether music today is truly better than music of yesteryear... Reviving the classics in the best format.

053 Giorgio Moroder ft Kylie Minogue - Right Here, Right Now

Giorgio Moroder brought the heat with his album Déjà Vu. The first track would have to be the proper reintroduction to the disco stylings, with the help of Kylie Minogue. Daft Punk may have helped out, but it's all in his delivery that makes this irresistible.

052 Calvin Harris & Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love

Alas, here is another Calvin Harris track. This time, he teamed up with Disciples to create this mysterious fantasy. Nothing like the Bee Gees song, this is all intensity and passion. And those vocals by Ina Wroldsen sells the plot line of discovering the depths below.

051 Omarion ft Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko - Post To Be

The one collaboration to rule them all. Whether it's the line that Jhené Aiko that captured your attention, or the simplicity of it all, you have to admit that Omarion knew what he was doing. Throw in Chris Brown, and you got yourself one track that basically defines 2015.

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