The year in music earns one more glance back with our Top 15 lists for 2015. check these gay charts for the 15 best songs, albums and party tracks.
By Buck Cooke
Our Top 15 lists for the year that was run a gamut of musical moments, including big splashes from icons like Madonna, Janet, and Reba; big blasts from Ellie Goulding, the Weeknd, and Maroon 5; genre-changing collections from Don Henley (from rock to country) and, in a way, Justin Bieber (from pop to EDM).
Of course, it includes the universal musical moment that dominated the end of the year, Adele. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
15 BEST ALBUMS
This year saw some stunningly well-made albums, running the gamut from country to EDM and pure pop. Some of these albums may not have been on everyone’s lips, but they should have been. Darlene Love was finally able to come out of the shadows and into the spotlight after a full career as a background singer (in her 70s!) and Ryan Adam’s song-by-song rock cover of Taylor Swift’s “1989” album was sublimely perfect. In our world of track-by-track downloads, it’s refreshing to find artists still making a collection of songs that form a cohesive body of work.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Years and Years
TOP 15 SONGS OF 2015
2015 saw some huge dance anthems that took the world by storm, tender ballads that warmed the heart, and panty droppers for getting buys. Adele slayed the competition, Janet and Missy set the world on fire, and Ed Sheeran extolled the virtues of capturing time (and feelings!) with photographs. Here are 15 of the best, from the genre-defining to the genre-defying.
Calvin Harris and Disciples
Jack U featuring Justin Bieber
Janet Jackson featuring Missy Elliott
Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring MO
Giorgio Moroder featuring Sia
Naughty Boy featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin
15 BEST PARTY TRACKS
As you wrap up the year and get ready for all that 2016 has to offer, don’t forget to rock out to these essential dance tracks from the past year. Even when they’re not musical moments that endure forever and ever, who can forget the joy you felt dancing at a club, belting out the chorus in the shower, or car-dancing at a traffic light to these great songs?
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers
Diplo and Sleepy Tom
Disclosure featuring Sam Smith
Sam Feldt featuring Kimberly Anne
KDA featuring Tinie Tempah and Katy B.
Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj
Maroon 5 vs. Alesso
Kylie Minogue and Garibay
NERVO featuring Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears and Nile Rodgers
Sigma featuring Ella Henderson