2015: Songs of the Year (50-26)

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2015 was a strong year for music that saw the return of Missy Elliott and Adele, yet Drake refused to leave. A one-eyed pirate from New Jersey high-jacked the airwaves with a love song about cooking crack. Young Thug’s “unorthodox” flow found crossover success and an Australian introvert wrote some of the year’s catchiest tunes. Without further adieu these are the undisputed top songs of the year. Please email antoine.vanderbilt@gmail.com If you disagree or have any BBQ recipes you’d like to pass along.

50. “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” / Rich Homie Quan

Noted warbler proves he’s not a fluke.

49. “My Way” / Fetty Wap (feat. Monty)

Surprisingly tender for a man who refuses to chase these hoes.

48. “Upside” / Allen Stone

47. “Emotion” / Carly Rae Jepsen

46. “Blase” / Ty Dolla $ign (feat. Rae Srummerd and Future)

45. “Planez” / Jeremih (feat. J. Cole)

The only club more overrated than the mile-high club is… nevermind, all clubs are overrated.

44. “Know Yourself” / Drake

Just like the Greek scholars who preached the need for self-awareness and having enough confidence to not concern oneself with the opinions of the masses.

43. “Wool” / Earl Sweatshirt (feat. Vince Staples)

42. “$ave Dat Money” / Lil’ Dickey (feat. Rich Homie Quan and Fetty Wap)

Stereotypes are harmful.

41. “Born to Shine” / Big Grams (feat. Run the Jewels)

40. “Desire” / Dilly Dally

39. “Hey Mama” / David Guetta (feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack)

38. “Any Emotions” / Mini Mansions

37. “WTF (Where They From)” / Missy Elliott (feat. Pharrell Williams)

36. “Sparks” /  Beach House

35. “ROS” / Mac Miller

34. “Shutdown” / Skepta

33. “Señorita” / Vince Staples

32. “That’s My Shit” / The-Dream (feat. T.I.)

Noted dirtbag finds new way to tell you he’s Mr. Steal Yo Girl.

31. “The Charade” / D’Angelo and the Vanguard

30. “Peanutbutter Jelly” / T.I. (feat. Young Dro and Young Thug)

29. “Playing Dead” / CHVRCHES

28. “Make a Scene” / Shamir

27. “California” / Grimes

26. “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party” / Courtney Barnett

Me, every Friday and Saturday night.

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