Saturday, December 19, 2015

Top 100 of 2015: 90 to 81

The Feels

We were free, to be everything we dreamed...

090 Kelly Clarkson - Invincible

Kelly Clarkson never disappoints. She makes every song her own, including ones that she covers. This one gives you the warm fuzzies, and it's a shame that her music isn't played that often. Never underestimate the American Idol.

089 Carly Rae Jepsen - Your Type

This year was a big surprise from Jepsen, amping up the intensity with the album E•MO•TION. Every track is singable and gets you off your feet. Even this train ride of a song makes you want to relive every past memory with your love.

088 Meghan Trainor ft John Legend - Like I’m Gonna Lose You

Never understood how a song gets attention. I only found about this one a few weeks ago. It displays Trainor's voice on another scale from what we've seen last year. Add in John Legend, and it's an instant hit. That retro sound was much needed this year.

087 Jhené Aiko - Lyin King

She's not like other R&B artists, and I appreciate that. Jhené Aiko creates music that gets to you on a personal level. It's raw and honest. In this cleverly titled song, it makes you feel sorry for the cheater... Shouldn't have done that.

086 Olly Murs - Look At The Sky

Pretty sure a lot of people know this song. Otherwise known as 'Sukiyaki,' the lyrics were accurately interpreted by Yoko Ono. Not sure how it ended up as a love song during its lifetime, but this reminiscent single delights me, especially when it's done by Murs.

085 Foxes - Better Love

Didn't really follow Foxes this year, but I should have. She released so many songs this year - I think this is her best for 2015. It's what some people yearn for, with myself being one of them. Not to mention, that voice always reels me back in

084 Naughty Boy ft Beyoncé Knowles & Arrow Benjamin - Runnin’ (Lose It All)

Very dramatic with the minimum vocal efforts of Knowles. Benjamin takes a step forward being the lead, and it creates perfect harmony. It makes me wonder if Khan will make it big in North America - this would be a good start (other than Smith's song).

083 Troye Sivan - WILD

Wasn't familiar with this individual until everyone kept sharing his videos. So I gave him a try, and now I'm excited to hear the rest of Blue Neighbourhood. Consider it controlled excitement, not wanting to let it all out, yet still enough to make you feel everything.

082 Jhené Aiko - Eternal Sunshine

It's hard to describe this song. Not exactly morbid, but it's definitely filled with gratitude. Even though the video depicts an unfortunate event, Aiko vocals accompanied with a piano are all that's needed to create a powerful ballad.

081 The Weeknd - In The Night

Call this love at first hear. It's dark, mysterious, and you can't help but wander on as it continues to play. Feels like a familiar song that I've heard before, but can't put my finger on it. Leave it to Tesfaye for creating pop-friendly music with his own twist.

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