2015 was the year of Drake. He dominated the charts with his surprise mixtape and Soundcloud releases. But did he have the top song of the year? Each day this week, we will release our top 100. Today you get part 1.
100. Lean On (Ty Dolla $ign Remix) by Major Lazer, MØ, Ty Dolla $ign
Ty Dolla $ign adds a much needed presence to the smash hit Lean On. He made a good song great.
99. Morning Sun by Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke channels his inner Barry White on this retro song. A solid bounce-back from the disappointment “Paula.”
98. Something in the Way You Move by Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding can do no wrong, she’s always consistent for a banger. The chorus of this song is straight fire.
97. Sunset Jesus by Avicii, Gavin DeGraw
Avicii channeled a new sound on his latest album “Stories.” This is one of the highlights with a great piano drop.
96. Age of Innocence by Elephante
Elephante has shown that his skill is creating a killer drop. This song does just that creating a house anthem.
95. Paradise by Big Sean
Big Sean dropped one of the albums of the year with “Dark Sky Paradise.” Sean spazzes over the dark horn beat, showcasing his flow and killer wordplay.
94. Beautiful Drug by Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band’s album saw them channeling styles of music that aren’t expected for the band. This song exhibits the band’s versatility creating a rock infused progressive house track.
93. Smile by Mikky Ekko
The Spotify artist to watch delivered a solid debut album. This song in particular isn’t just the standout but also is hauntingly beautiful.
92. Gave Me Something by Jess Glynne
Jess Glynne established herself as a powerful solo artist with her debut album “I Cry When I Laugh.” My favorite is this track, which showcases her amazing vocal range.
91. In The Night by The Weeknd
I’m not sure if The Weeknd intended the Michael Jackson comparisons to be made, but they’re certainly there. Look for this song to dominate the airwaves in 2016.
90. Growing Up (Sloane’s Song) by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ed Sheeran
Macklemore finally returned from his hiatus to drop this song honoring his baby daughter. It could be Macklemore’s best song he’s ever had.
89. I Won’t Let You Walk Away (Lost Kings Remix) by Mako & Lost Kings
Lost Kings exploded onto the house scene this past year, and this is their first entry in our Top 100. The synths in this song are ridiculous.
88. Good Thing by Sage the Gemini ft. Nick Jonas
Sage the Gemini delivers a mellow, hypnotizing rap, but Nick Jonas steals the show. His crooning over the chorus makes the song truly fantastic.
87. That’s What I Like by Flo Rida ft. Fitz
Flo Rida’s “My House” album is one of the most underrated albums of the year, producing some truly great hits. It’s impossible not to get the urge to dance when this song comes on!
86. How Deep Is Your Love by Calvin Harris & Disciples
Calvin Harris entered the trap world and came out on top. This song is one of his best.
85. Not Letting Go by Tinie Tempah ft. Jess Glynne
While Tinie Tempah’s rapping isn’t terrible, the song thrives because of its chorus; Jess Glynne kills it!
84. All Your Fault by Big Sean & Kanye West
Kanye has had a disappointing year in music in 2015, as his solo music has failed to live up to expectations. However, his collab with Big Sean is a banger and a half.
83. Throw Sum Mo by Rae Sremmurd ft. Nicki Minaj
Rae Sremmurd is just too much fun. Like who else could drop a four minute song about throwing hundreds on strippers, yet make it interesting.
82. Something Better by Audien ft. Lady Antebellum
Country meets house music in this anthem by Audien. It’s also quite catchy.
81. Nothin But Trouble by Lil Wayne ft. Charlie Puth
A song written about the allure of Instagram models may not be the most relatable, but it’s certainly a fun one to listen to.
Be sure to stay tuned this week to see which song ends up as #1 for the year!