Now, normally at this point in the year, I hand over a portion of my site to Mr C, allowing him to pick his top five songs and top five films that we consumed in the previous twelve months. It’s a joyous process for me – throughout the year, we keep a note of potential contenders and then I get to watch him writhe in agony as he tries to finalise his top five lists. Unfortunately, this year, the internal debates within him went on for so long that I had to put my foot down and demand a decision.
His excuse for not being able to pick five songs out of the shortlist is that they’re all equally as good as each other and none particularly stand out. It sounds like a bit of a wishy-washy-everyone-gets-a-trophy-for-turning-up excuse, but actually it does, in itself, throw light upon the music industry in 2015. Overall, a solid year, interesting stuff released and some good music produced but, for Mr C at least, nothing so notable it deserves particular plaudits.
That being the case, and given that I had to bully him endlessly into even getting this far, we’ve expanded the lists this year from top five to top ten, and I’ve been told its important to note that they are not in any order (I’ve gone for release date instead). So, here goes with the top songs of 2015, and there’s an Apple Music playlist of the slightly longer shortlist available here.
- First – Cold War Kids
- Fight Song – Rachel Platten
- Believe – Mumford & Sons
- See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa
- The One – Kodaline
- Good For You (feat A$AP Rocky) – Selena Gomez
- Drag Me Down – One Direction
- Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld
- On My Mind – Ellie Goulding
- Confident – Demi Lovato