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This one comes with brains and a beat. Possibly one of the best songs ever created. La Loose is a prime example, as Crutchfield pairs lyrics about a doomed infatuation with a tambourine and a chorus of “oohs.” — McDermott, The elusive songstress evokes a lounge singer on this lush, aching jazz number — one of her most memorable on new album Honeymoon.  It’s also turned into a protest anthem, a symbol of optimism in the wake of tragedies. In 2015, rock, pop, and worship led the year in Christian music. This was the year the world was forced to ask itself: is Justin Bieber cool now? Our favourite Liverpool lasses switched up their style in 2015, as exemplified by this sweet synth treat. -- Adam Fleischer, In a year when Justin Bieber challenged our perceptions of him, "What Do You Mean" signaled the biggest leap. Some time after putting it out as a standalone track in March, Grimes apparently changed her mind and decided to include this bizarre banger on her ‘Art Angels’ album after all. 1 on Hot 100 With 'Love Yourself, "Justin Bieber Nos. Straight out of Kinshasa, this riveting five-piece cook up a dreamy and affecting mix of chiming guitars and hazy basslines. — Ryan, Stevens’ spare meditation on family and death is staggering from start to finish, and The Only Thing is almost cruel in its hushed, pristine sadness. 1 on Hot 100", "Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Blasts to No. 8", "Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Lead Hot 100; Sam Smith, Fetty Wap Hit Top 10", "Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Rule Hot 100, Fall Out Boy Hits Top 10", "Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney & Ellie Goulding Hit Hot 100's Top 10; Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Still No. "Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Hot 100 With 'Uptown Funk! This is a list of singles that charted in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, an all-genre singles chart, in 2015. Teenage flashback-inducing indie magic from this half-Swedish London band. Honey, I'm Good. Yannis Philippakis is the conduit for some wyrd energy on the opening track from Foals’ new album, also called ‘What Went Down’. North London’s hottest young rhymer set out her stall magnificently on this highlight from her album ‘A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons’. From tiny bands to Adele's record-shattering 25, here's what captivated us in 2015: Deep house and hip-hop are perfectly wedded on the Chicago rapper's nimble dance track, co-produced with Stefan Ponce. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Late Of The Pier’s Sam Eastgate returns, with all the weird vibes and squelchy synths of his old band plus a nimble new approach to songcraft. Scott’s debut ‘Rodeo’ features appearances from Kanye West, Pharrell, The Weeknd and the shape-shifting Bieber, but it was this entirely solo and insanely catchy ode to the joys of narcotics that provided the real stand-out. It’s time to give those stale old playlists a spring clean ready for 2016. Contributors: Jonathan Cook, Hayley Joyes, Mark O'Donnell, Ashleigh Arnott, Matilda Egere-Cooper, Tristan Parker, James Manning and Oliver Keens. ‘Here’ is a brilliantly honest account of that experience – with a banging Isaac Hayes-sampling beat. Ever the Internet savant, Drake created a visual that -- as I have to assume he knew and planned -- was ripe for meme-ing. Emerging from the sub-radar ‘deep tech’ scene, Hugo Massien helped XL return to its rave-centric roots this year with this shape-cutter’s anthem that couldn’t be more UK if it tried. The Billboard Hot 100 is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. 1 on Hot 100", "The Weeknd Tops Hot 100 With 'Can't Feel My Face,' One Direction Debuts at No. In 2015, Jason and his abs remained on top of the singles game with this super sexy song, which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- making it his sixth top ten hit. 1. — McDermott Baroque pop single ‘Feel You’ may have been radio-rinsed, but it’s this harrowing, Nick Cave-ish ballad that stole the show on Julia Holter’s ‘Have You in My Wilderness’ album, with no more than those rising and diving strings and Holter’s haunting voice. The massive chorus here is a perfect introduction. Caned by tastemaking DJs like Benji B and Gilles Peterson, Amsterdam-resident Hunee’s ‘Rare Happiness’ is an infectious deep house earworm that’ll stay with you long after 2016 is over. A slinky showcase for the Australian four-piece’s tricky soul-jazz grooves, taken from their genre-hopping epic ‘Choose Your Weapon’ album. — Ryan, The highlight of singer/producer Claire Boucher’s 2015 album Art Angels hits with surgical precision, a test-tube baby of a pop song that swoops and clatters in all the perfect places. 1 & 2 on Hot 100, The Chainsmokers Hit Top 10", "Adele's 'Hello' Leads Hot 100 for Sixth Week, Selena Gomez Goes Top 10", "Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' Leads Hot 100, Selena Gomez Hits Top Five", "Taylor Swift Tops Hot 100 for Sixth Week", "Taylor Swift Helps Tie Record Streak for Women Atop Hot 100", "Wiz Khalifa Leads Hot 100, Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea Debut", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Billboard_Hot_100_top-ten_singles_in_2015&oldid=973169835, Lists of Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles, Articles needing additional references from January 2016, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 August 2020, at 19:37. The perfect soundtrack to that ‘looking out of a train window in the rain’ scene from any indie rom-com, courtesy of folk scene stalwart Rozi Plain. The young London duo staking a claim as the next LCD Soundsystem put out a string of excellent singles this year, but here’s the standout.