Of all the lists we have had to compile, this, by far, was the toughest. Why? Narrowing the best tracks that were released in 2015 is like finding a needle in a haystack, the haystack being all of the great songs that were released this year.
The saying “‘Tis the season” was applicable to the better part of this year as every single day, there was a brand new gift – in the form of music – to be unraveled.
To make things less difficult (well, sorta), each Trendio editor was asked to pick five of their favorite songs born out of 2015. Unfortunately, some songs had to be skipped, but fortunately, you can jam out to our ‘End of Year’ playlist (located to your left). Hit play on the playlist as you browse through our awesome 25 picks. Enjoy!
05. “Be The One” – Dua Lipa
At press time, Dua Lipa has only two songs released in her name, one of which is the absolute fire of a single, Be The One. For Dua, becoming a household name was a done deal as soon as Be The One was released because of its nostalgic and massively-mesmerising production. From both an audio and lyrical standpoint, this track embodies everything a pop record should be – polished and seething with sass.
The big poptastic moment of 2015 was the release of Carly Rae Jepsen’s acclaimed album E•MO•TION, but it was this song that really solidified Carly Rae as a pop music goddess.The pulsating beats, the vocals, the exploding chorus, everything about this song if perfection and will make you feel ALL of the emotions. It was the theme song to my travels this year and is quickly becoming a theme song in my life. – Devan
03. “Dizzy” – W. Darling
As fans of the ever-enriching W. Darling know, she is yet to release something that is not top shelf pop material. Ending the year on a thrilling note, the greatly underrated Canadian starlet dropped the second instalment of her debut, an EP titled Lost Girls: Chapter Two. Among the luscious collection of blissful indie-pop tunes is Dizzy, one of the best songs released
in all 300 and somethin’ days in 2015 this decade. Showcasing the jaw-dropping vocals of W. Darling, Dizzy encapsulates its title, placing the listener in a state of deep trance whilst guiding them into a musically euphoria.
02. “California” – Grimes
Canadian wonder girl Claire Boucher shines like never before in the second cut from her newest album Art Angels. In all of its experimental glory, “California” represents the rebirth of Grimes as a major force in both alternative and pop music. According to the musician, the song is meant to be a “hate track” to music blog Pitchfork and the way the music industry dismisses pop music as something that is disposable. How did she respond to that, you ask? By making the best and poppiest song of her career. You tell ’em, Claire. – Jesus
01. “Sorry” – Justin Bieber
Saying Justin Bieber came back with a bang would be an huge understatement. Teaming up with mega producer Skrillex, Bieber used Sorry as a tool to reclaim his status as the reigning prince of pop. Though he had done a good job of winning the public over with songs like GRAMMY-nominated Where Are Ü Now and What Do You Mean?, Sorry was truly a “stepping stone” in the pursuit of forgiveness as its spacious production was vibrant and thumping enough to appeal to the masses.