100 Greatest Songs From 2015

Criteria: These songs from the year 2015 are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.
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.

Hello - Adele single cover
Hotline Bling - Drake single cover
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd single cover
Alright - Kendrick Lamar single cover
King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar single cover
Bad Blood - Taylor Swift single cover
Love Me like You Do - Ellie Goulding single cover
Stitches - Shawn Mendes single cover
1 Hello Adele
2 Hotline Bling Drake
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 Adele
27 Cake by the Ocean DNCE
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 Rihanna
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 Grimes
45 Ayo Chris Brown and Tyga
46 Ship to Wreck Florence + the Machine
47 Waiting For Love Avicii
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 Miguel
56 REALiTi Grimes
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 Waxahatchee
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 Muse
70 Shots Imagine Dragons
71 Dear Future Husband Meghan Trainor
72 Hula Hoop OMI
73 Clearest Blue CHVRCHES
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 Drake
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) Adele
91 Fuck Up Some Commas Future
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 Foals
104 I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around Chromatics
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 Skepta
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
Lew's Choice - An unheralded great record from 2015
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Burn Card The Barr Brothers
Ryan's Choice:
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The Graduates Speedy Ortiz
Bruce's Choice:
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Papa's On The House Top Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin
Adam's Choice:
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Take Hip-Hop Back Necro (feat. Immortal Technique & Vinnie Paz)

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