The 100 Best Songs of 2015

It’s been said that 2015 was a pretty good year for music. And when you get new music from Sleater-Kinney, Björk, Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens, Tame Impala, Jamie xx, Joanna Newsom, Majical Cloudz, Grimes, Adele, Beach House, Deerhunter and so, so, so many more, it’s hard to argue that point. But in such a prolific year for new music, these are the 100 songs that reign supreme.

A Spotify playlist follows the list, with YouTube embed links for those songs not yet on the streaming service.

100. 

Diiv, “Dopamine”

99.

Lower Dens, “Electric Current”

98.

Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”

97.

Adele, “Hello”

96.

Hudson Mohawke, “Ryderz”

95.

Rae Sremmurd, “This Could Be Us”

94.

Tori Kelly, “Nobody Love”

93.

Fred Thomas, “When They Built The Schools”

92.

ANOHNI, “4 Degrees”

91.

Pender Street Steppers, “The Glass City”

90.

Drake, “Hotline Bling”

89.

A$AP Rocky ft. Joe Fox, M.I.A. & Future, “Fine Whine”

88.

Lana Del Rey, “High By The Beach”

87.

Julia Holter, “Silhouette”

86.

FKA twigs, “In Time”

85.

Neon Indian, “Slumlord”

84.

Molly Nilsson, “1995”

83.

Vince Staples, “Señorita”

82.

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell, “WTF (Where They From)”

81.

Grimes, “Flesh without Blood”

80.

Father John Misty, “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)”

79.

Modest Mouse, “The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box”

78.

Chance The Rapper ft. Saba, “Angels”

77.

Chairlift, “Ch-Ching”

76

Beach House, “Sparks”

75.

Kendrick Lamar, “Hood Politics”

74.

Carly Rae Jepsen, “Run Away With Me”

73.

Viet Cong, “March of Progress”

72.

Chromatics, “Just Like You”

71

Empress Of, “Standard”

70.

Lana Del Rey, “Terrence Loves You”

69.

Young Thug, “Halftime”

68.

Courtney Barnett, “Depreston”

67.

Future, “News Or Somthn”

66.

Jamie xx ft. Romy Madley-Croft, “Loud Places”

65.

Deerhunter, “Snakeskin”

64.

Drake & Future, “Jumpman”

63.

dvsn, “The Line”

62.

Isaiah Rashad, “Nelly”

61.

Father John Misty, “True Affection”

60.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”

59.

Young Thug, “Raw”

58.

Shamir, “Vegas”

57.

Blood Orange, “Sandra’s Smile”

56.

Kendrick Lamar, “The Blacker the Berry”

55.

Hot Chip, “Huarache Lights”

54.

Nao, “Inhale Exhale

53.

Tame Impala, “‘Cause I’m a Man”

52.

Thundercat ft. Flying Lotus & Kamasi Washington, “Them Changes”

51.

Tamaryn, “Cranekiss”

50.

Joanna Newsom, “Sapokanikan”

49.

Björk, “Stonemilker”

48.

Natalie Prass, “My Baby Don’t Understand Me”

47.

Jeremih, “oui”

46.

Chvrches, “Leave a Trace”

45.

Carly Rae Jepsen, “Warm Blood”

44.

Alessia Cara, “Here”

43.

Rihanna, “Bitch Better Have My Money”

42.

Vince Staples, “Lift Me Up”

41.

Moses Sumney, “O Superman” (Laurie Anderson Cover)

40.

Frankie Cosmos, “Young”

39.

Drake, “Energy”

38.

YG, “Twist My Fingaz”

37.

Erykah Badu ft. André 3000, “Hello”

36.

Chromatics, “In Films”

35.

Tobias Jesso Jr., “How Could You Babe”

34.

Grimes, “Kill V. Maim”

33.

Miguel, “waves”

32.

Kurt Vile, “Pretty Pimpin’”

31.

Beach House, “PPP”

30.

The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

29.

Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

28.

Neon Indian, “Annie”

27.

Samantha Urbani, “1 2 3 4”

26.

Deerhunter, “Ad Astra”

25.

TOPS, “Anything”

24.

Leon Bridges, “Coming Home”

23.

Future, “I Serve The Base”

22.

Chvrches, “Clearest Blue”

21.

Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment, “Sunday Candy”

20.

Majical Cloudz, “Downtown”

19.

Vince Staples, “Norf Norf”

18.

U.S. Girls, “Sororal Feelings”

17.

Deerhunter, “Breaker”

16.

Tame Impala, “The Less I Know The Better”

15.

Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”

14.

Sufjan Stevens, “Fourth of July”

13.

Carly Rae Jepsen, “All That”

12.

Chromatics, “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around”

11.

Beach House, “Elegy To the Void”

10.

Jamie xx ft. Young Thug & Pop’caan, “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)”

9.

Kendrick Lamar, “King Kunta”

8.

Jidenna ft. Roman GianArthur, “Classic Man”

7.

Janet Jackson, “No Sleeep”

6.

Sufjan Stevens, “Should Have Known Better”

5.

Adele, “When We Were Young”

4.

Miguel, “Coffee”

3.

Grimes, “REALiTi”

2.

Courtney Barnett, “Pedestrian At Best”

1.

Tame Impala, “Let It Happen”

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