Mika - 15 Best Songs of 2015 So Far
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:29:06
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.
11. Mika – "Talk About You"
The world can be such a brutal place. That's why we connect so fervently with music. We need uplifting, positive and feel good tracks that make us forget how tough a single day can really be. One song that lifts our spirits and annihilates those pesky doldrums with its sweetness? Oh, just Mika's "Talk About You."
Think about it this way. A song has to be pretty powerful and insanely memorable to completely change your mood about something negative or to help turn around a crappy day. You usually need some sort of prescription to elevate the mood, but Mika doesn't need to get loud or rambunctious to capture the listener's attention. Instead, his creamy, buttery vocals do the trick just fine. That's not easy to do. He doesn't need to resort to volume to make a point. He does it by being laid back and that's why we love this cut.
If this one hasn't crossed your radar yet, get on this shiz... now!
Watch the Music Video for "Talk About You" by Mika:
See the other artists and songs on our 15 Best Songs of 2015 So Far list!
'No Place In Heaven' from Mika is available now via Republic Records.