Charles Hamilton - 15 Best Songs of 2015 So Far
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:59:07
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From bangers to semi-ballads, the gang is all here...
It's been a good year for music thus far and we're only halfway through 2015. So of course we had to stop for a moment celebrate the midway point of the year by compiling our Top 15 Songs of 2015 So Far list, which includes The Weeknd, Fifth Harmony, Walk Off the Earth, Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth and many, many more.
It was an embarrassment of riches and there were lots (and we do mean lots of songs to sift through in order to narrow and whittle the list down to just 15.
The best thing about the group discussion we had in order to choose these songs was that there were no arguments or vehement disagreements. Everyone on staff felt these songs were the best of the year.
We're waiting to see which of these songs might end up being the song of Summer 2015. But whatever the case, every last one of these tracks gets stuck in our craws and our craniums. They all define the year 2015 in some way or another.
When these tunes come on the radio, we turn them up. When someone in the office cranks them at their cubicle, we jam out, too! We ask our friends, "Yo! Have you heard that new Fifth Harmony track?" That's our litmus test for these songs. We hear them. We like them. We love them. We keep on going back to them.
Here are the songs that have emerged as the best of the year. From bangers to semi-ballads, the gang is all here, so to speak.
6. Charles Hamilton – "New York Raining" [feat. Rita Ora]
Charles Hamilton made his official return with "New York Raining" [feat. Rita Ora]. Hot off the chart-dominating Empire Soundtrack, the song is a Big Apple anthem on par with "Empire State of Mind" in terms of heart and heft. Harlem's own Hamilton carries maintains an artful balance between confessional and catchy on the verses. The soft piano and soulful beat punctuates each word, adding the perfect musical companion. Ora's hook is literally impossible to shake it's so good, but all eyes revert back to Hamilton. This feels like his moment after all of the struggles and the press, he dropped a song that's beyond powerful outweighing all the hype and everything else, solidifying him as a true champion. His reign is just starting.
Watch the Music Video for "New York Raining" by Charles Hamilton:
See the other artists and songs on our 15 Best Songs of 2015 So Far list!
"New York Raining" by Charles Hamilton ft. Rita Ora is available on Republic Records.