The Weeknd - 15 Best Songs of 2015 So Far
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:38:18
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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.
2. The Weeknd – "Can't Feel My Face"
There are stars, and then there are revolutionaries. The Weeknd is the latter. He's changing music. He does so with every subsequent project. Going all the way back to those first mixtapes, he's been able to convey a palpable mystique that got everyone else talking without him having to say a word or even reveal his face early on. The music on those mixtapes was so good that people still bought them as part of the three-disc Trilogy [XO/Republic Records], which even went platinum. That shows you audiences will still purchase something of quality. He's bucked and defied every trend and everything "you're supposed to do" in favor of blazing a trail all his own. This year, he's had multiple hits from "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" to "The Hills" and "Often." He does that all again with "Can't Feel My Face." Combining a propulsive guitar snap, powerful drums, and a futuristic funk bounce, this is the kind of track the next generation can still groove along to it's so cool. This is something you'll hear in outer space years from now and rock with. The Weeknd took his sound and expanded it, evolving, while still entrancing. The revolution has begun. Music and you belong to him.
Listen to "Can't Feel My Face" from The Weeknd:
See the other artists and songs on our 15 Best Songs of 2015 So Far list!
"Can't Feel My Face" from The Weeknd is available on XO/Republic Records.