What had us bopping along throughout 2015?..
What helped you get through the year? We picked some of our favourite singles of the year that helped us get through a hard day’s work.
20. Ariana Grande – Focus
Ariana’s Focus was kind of a let-down. With all the massive build up we were expecting another Break Free smasher (which actually won my top single of 2014), except we got this… I love the video, but the song is just average.
19. Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
Why didn’t this song smash? It’s so gooodd.
It is one of my faves from The Original High.
18. Jessica Mauboy – This Ain’t Love
This Ain’t Love was blasted in my car around town and kept me going throughout the workdays.
Jessica Mauboy never fails us!
17. Demi Lovato – Cool For The Summer
Demi Lovato did quite the image revamp this year, channeling her inner confidence and sex appeal.
Cool For The Summer was the surprise mid-year hit. Even clubs were spinning this track in the form of remixes.
16. Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive
What a jam!
A friend introduced this to me while driving home and I fell in love. It makes you feel all summer-ish, wanting to chill with your friends outdoors with a nice cold drink.
A must hear if you haven’t heard it already.
15. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me
The hit that never was. 🙁
Loved this song from the moment I heard it on her album, EMOTION.
Such a catchy tune which combines both the nostalgic and modern. I just wish radio gave it more of a chance as it truly slays.
14. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town
This is the second song from Lambert appearing in my countdown.
I love the grungy and dark tone of this song, a dark club jam which had me dancing in clubs around town and at home. LOVE!
13. Troye Sivan – Wild
Troye crept along randomly after hearing all the goss around his break-through music videos.
Wild instantly became a 2015 favourite for me as it is just one spanking catchy pop tune.
12. Justin Bieber – Sorry
Justin Bieber slayed 2015!
Sorry is just one of many singles he released this year that turned non-Beliebers into Beliebers.
This jam was played non-stop at work and became a true 2015 party anthem.
11. Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money
While we didn’t get R8 (well not yet), Rihanna did drop a few tracks this year and the stand-out of all the new singles would definitely be Bitch Better Have My Money.
Clubs around town ate it up and played numerous remixes of the dark and truly urban fun jam for Rih Rih.
It just oozes badass, and Rihanna does perfectly.
10. JoJo – Save My Soul
JoJo returned this year with a bang when releasing not one, but three singles – aka Tringle.
Off the EP (which is amazing), the stand-out for me is Save My Soul.
9. Selena Gomez ft. A$AP ROCKY – Good For You
I love the carefree and sensual vibe of Selena’s Revival era, and Good For You embodies it all as Selena carelessly oozes sensuality.
A$AP ROCKY also really compliments the track. Continue amazing us Selena!
8. Shawn Mendes – Stitches
This song just crept up on me all of a sudden when approaching the end of the year.
While at work this would come up in the office and would get me bopping along which led to it being added to my iTunes library. I’ve played it on repeat ever since…
7. Demi Lovato – Confident
Another appearance from Demi this year.
I loved this song from the moment I heard it. Demi just flows effortlessly and carelessly on the track.
It embodies the new Demi and her attainment of pure confidence. Plus the rock vibe makes you want to rock out with your fake guitar whilst flicking your hair errywhere.
6. Ellie Goulding – Army
While this is a very recent single, it is also my favorite track from Delirium.
I just love it, it’s like a power ballad and sounds very different for Ellie. Her notes near the end are also unlike i’ve anything i’ve ever heard from her before.. stunning!
5. Zara Larsson & MNEK – Never Forget You
Wow, it really was Zara’s year. After going relatively unnoticed on a global scale, Swedish gal Zara finally became recognized with this amazing track.
With the help of MNEK, the song truly became a hit towards the end of the year.
Let’s hope Zara continues to own the charts in 2016.
4. Ellie Goulding – On My Mind
Ellie launched her new era this year with this song.
When it was first released I wasn’t sure what to think of the song, but then it really grew on me as it did on the radio airwaves.
3. Delta Goodrem – Wings
Delta finally got a hit single this year after her last single attempts didn’t turn out as great.
The song is euphoric and Delta can do no wrong. Can’t wait for her next album!
2. Adele – Hello
Out of nowhere, Adele returned with a BANG.
Hello…. It’s me and that was it – Welcome back Adele!
She really took over and took 2015 out on a high for pop music. Look forward to seeing how the rest of 25 plays out in 2016.
1. Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
THIS song was my everything this year.
Couldn’t stop playing it throughout the year, and so did the clubs – it was even played 2-3 times on the same night when I would hit the town.
Amazing track and probably my favorite ever track from Calvin.
Congrats Calvin for taking out my number 1!
Share your favourite track of the year in the comments below.
Happy New Year everyone!
– Shahbaz Malik