100 Greatest Songs From 2015

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. Hello
2. Hotline Bling
3. Can't Feel My Face
The Weeknd
4. Alright
Kendrick Lamar
5. King Kunta
Kendrick Lamar
6. Love Me like You Do
Ellie Goulding
7. Stitches
Shawn Mendes
8. FourFiveSeconds
Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney
9. 7 Years
Lukas Graham
10. What Do You Mean?
Justin Bieber
11. Should Have Known Better
Sufjan Stevens
12. Love Yourself
Justin Bieber
13. See You Again
Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth)
14. The Blacker the Berry
Kendrick Lamar
15. Don't Wanna Fight
Alabama Shakes
16. Lean On
Major Lazer x DJ Snake (feat. MØ)
17. Lazarus
David Bowie
18. Run Away with Me
Carly Rae Jepsen
19. Like I'm Gonna Lose You
Meghan Trainor (feat. John Legend)
20. The Hills
The Weeknd
21. One Call Away
Charlie Puth
22. Pedestrian at Best
Courtney Barnett
23. Loud Places
Jamie xx (feat. Romy)
24. Downtown
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
25. Hold My Hand
Jess Glynne
26. When We Were Young
27. Cake by the Ocean
28. Where Are Ü Now
Jack Ü with Justin Bieber
29. Stressed Out
Twenty One Pilots
30. Renegades
X Ambassadors
31. Marvin Gaye
Charlie Puth (feat. Meghan Trainor)
32. Worth It
Fifth Harmony (feat. Kid Ink)
33. Bitch Better Have My Money
34. Want to Want Me
Jason Derulo
35. I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)
Jamie xx (feat. Young Thug, Popcaan)
36. On My Mind
Ellie Goulding
37. Blackstar
David Bowie
38. Light It Up
Major Lazer (feat. Nyla and Fuse ODG)
39. Smooth Sailin'
Leon Bridges
40. Let It Happen
Tame Impala
41. My House
Flo Rida
42. Sunday Candy
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
43. Blessings
Big Sean (feat. Drake and Kanye West)
44. Flesh Without Blood
45. Ayo
Chris Brown and Tyga
46. Ship to Wreck
Florence + the Machine
47. Waiting for Love
48. Jumpman
Drake and Future
49. Mess Around
Cage the Elephant
50. The Less I Know the Better
Tame Impala

51. Heartbeat Song
Kelly Clarkson
52. She's Kinda Hot
5 Seconds of Summer
53. How Deep Is Your Love
Calvin Harris & Disciples
54. WTF (Where They From)
Missy Elliott (feat. Pharrell Williams)
55. Coffee
56. REALiTi
57. I Know What You Did Last Summer
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
58. Feel You
Julia Holter
59. Believe
Mumford & Sons
60. Levels
Nick Jonas
61. I Really Like You
Carly Rae Jepsen
62. Black Magic
Little Mix
63. Don't Tell 'Em
Jeremih (feat. YG)
64. I Don't Like It, I Love It
Flo Rida (feat. Robin Thicke, Verdine White)
65. Air
66. Ride
Twenty One Pilots
67. S.O.B.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
68. I Want You to Know
Zedd (feat. Selena Gomez)
69. Dead Inside
70. Shots
Imagine Dragons
71. Dear Future Husband
Meghan Trainor
72. Hula Hoop
73. Clearest Blue
74. America's Sweetheart
Elle King
75. Trip Switch
Nothing But Thieves
76. What Kind of Man
Florence + the Machine
77. Black Sun
Death Cab for Cutie
78. Energy
79. Here
Alessia Cara
80. Pretty Pimpin'
Kurt Vile
81. Beautiful Now
Zedd (feat. Jon Bellion)
82. Piece by Piece
Kelly Clarkson
83. Bitches N Marijuana
Chris Brown and Tyga (feat. Schoolboy Q)
84. Hollow
Tori Kelly
85. Sparks
Beach House
86. Be Real
Kid Ink (feat. Dej Loaf)
87. Where Ya At
Future (feat. Drake)
88. Me, Myself & I
G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha
89. Uma Thurman
Fall Out Boy
90. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
91. Fuck Up Some Commas
92. Accelerate
Susanne Sundfør
93. One Man Can Change the World
Big Sean (feat. Kanye West, John Legend)
94. Music to My Soul
CeeLo Green
95. Alexander Hamilton
The Cast of "Hamilton"
96. Backyard Party
R. Kelly
97. Cheyenne
Jason Derulo
98. Depreston
Courtney Barnett
99. Sax
Fleur East
100. Love Myself
Hailee Steinfeld
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Footsteps (Go Higher)
Pop Evil
102. Don't Be So Hard on Yourself
Jess Glynne
103. Mountain at My Gates
104. I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around
105. Best Fake Smile
James Bay
106. Empire of the Clouds
Iron Maiden
107. Drag Me Down
One Direction
108. Crystals
Of Monsters and Men
109. Cool For The Summer
Demi Lovato
110. Not Letting Go
Tinie Tempah (feat. Jess Glynne)
111. Shutdown
112. Sorry
Justin Bieber
113. Human Race
Three Days Grace
114. Throne
Bring Me The Horizon
115. Promise
Kid Ink (feat. Fetty Wap)
116. My Shot
The Cast of "Hamilton"
117. Failure
Breaking Benjamin
118. Everyday
A$AP Rocky (feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel, Mark Ronson)
119. Reality
Lost Frequencies (feat. Janieck Devy)
120. Stolen Car
Mylène Farmer & Sting
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2015
An unheralded great record from 2015
Lew's choice:
Burn Card
The Barr Brothers
Ryan's choice:
The Graduates
Speedy Ortiz
Bruce's choice:
Papa's On The House Top
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin
Adam's choice:
Take Hip-Hop Back
Necro (feat. Immortal Technique & Vinnie Paz)
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Last Updated: 2018-01-05