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Carina’s Top Songs of 2015

2015 went by so quickly for me that I genuinely forgot what releases came out this year. Looking back, 2015 wasn’t my favorite year in music, but it was a year full of solid releases from Big Sean’s heartfelt memorial to his grandmother in “One Man Can Change the World” to Carly Rae Jepsen’s spotless pop jams. While nearly every best of list has Kendrick Lamar on it, it’s hard to ignore the impact of To Pimp a Butterfly, the juggernaut of the year. While Butterfly certainly packed a punch, artists like Adia Victoria and Angel Haze charmed listeners with honest lyricism in what may be some of the most underrated releases of the year.

Indie pop artists Halsey, Melanie Martinez, and Troye Sivan covered the latter months of the year with concept albums that weren’t necessarily game changers, but ones that told stories of love and loss one wouldn’t expect from someone so young. Though I’m more likely to remember this year for the memes than Hilary Duff’s comeback moment, these are the artists I’m hoping to see more from in the new year. Check out my playlist below!

1. “Alright” – Kendrick Lamar

2. “Losing Myself” – State Champs

3. “Palm Reader” – The Wonder Years

4. “Moonrise Kingdom” – Angel Haze

5. “Gasoline” – Halsey

6. “Fools” – Troye Sivan

7. “Soap” – Melanie Martinez
8. “One Man Can Change the World” – Big Sean

9. “Michael” – theSAGAS

10. “Howling Shame” – Adia Victoria

11. “Fourth of July” – Fall Out Boy

12. “Bella Disorder” – Better Off

13. “24 Floors” – The Maine
14. “Crowns and Castles” – ASPIRE

15. “Trap Tears” – Raury

16. “Daffodils” – Babeo Baggins

17. “Dead Guy” – Dog Party

18. “Bad Seed” – Beach Weather

19. “Warm Blood” – Carley Rae Jepsen
20. “Confetti” – Hilary Duff

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