By Chase L Manson ’16
This last year saw a variety of music produced and recorded.
From new hit maker the Weeknd to the triumphs return of Adele, popular music in 2015 can’t really be pinned by a dominate singer or act.
However, there were many shining and distinguishable songs and tracks that to need to mentioned.
5. “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glyns: jazzy, carefree and imaginative
4. “What do you mean?” By Justin Bieber: This song shows growth and maturity, a great addition to his ever expanding catalogue.
3. “Unbreakable” by Janet Jackson/”Cake” by Melanie Martinez: Both show great vocals and vivid imagery, it’s hard not to get soaked up.
2. “Downtown” by Macklemore: If a song got an award for most triumph, it would be this song. The chorus is explosive and shines with its beat and rhythm. It’s a song that makes you feel good and excited for anything. It’s just a joy to listen to.
1. “Hello” by Adele: This song is a godsend, for all intents and purposes. Adele always knows how to knock it out of the park and this is no exception. Adele’s vocals shine on the track and her writing is both clever. It’s a great thing to say hello back to Adele after three years of hiatus. The song is a breath of fresh air in a saturated market.
It’s also a good process to cleanse the “garbage” from the year.
Most of these song’s suffer from being bland, forgettable and most of all just heinous.
5. “Pretty Girls” by Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea
4. “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
3. “Somebody” by Natalie La Rose
2. “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony: Fifth Harmony took over the pop world this year and I will give them that they are talented young women. Their songs, aren’t. This song tries to be the female “Talk Dirty” but just fails. The saxophone hook is the only memorable thing and after repeated listens becomes so annoying. The song is over sexualized and just obnoxious. This song is not worth your time
1. “Watch Me” by Sliento: This song became a viral hit, and it’s sad that it did. Like the previous entry, it’s obnoxious and annoying but this one takes it to new heights. Nothing works from the mentions of urban dancing to Silento’s “singing.” Everything about the song is repulsive and cringe worthy. In a world of Adele and quality, this song doesn’t stand a chance. It’s just that awful.