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    From bangers to semi-ballads, the gang is all here...

    Best songs of 2015 so far

    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.

    8. Rachel Platten – "Fight Song"

    If the 21-and-under set needs a new lyrical poet laureate, we'd like to nominate Rachel Platten for the job. The singer has a Taylor Swift-like delivery and confessional nature. "Fight Song" is so empowering. When Platten declares, "I've got a lot of fight left in me," there are no doubts about the size of the fight in this "dog!"

    The verses are sung in a way that suggests Platten is weary. But by the time she builds up to the choruses, you are convinced that she has gathered her strength and is ready to go 10 rounds with Floyd Mayweather.

    Her "Fight Song" will become your "Fight Song" when you're thisclose to going down that rabbit hole. Don't do it. Stop, turn on your music player of choice and crank Platten's "Fight Song."

    If this track isn't licensed for a pivotal montage scene in a sports movie or for an NFL news package during the season, it'll be akin to criminal activity!

    Watch the Music Video for "Fight Song" from Rachel Platten:

    —Amy Sciarretto

    See the other artists and songs on our 15 Best Songs of 2015 So Far list!

    'Fight Song' EP from Rachel Platten is available on Columbia Records.

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