Chart Shaker: Hottest 100 Singles of 2015 (80-61)


80: XY&O – Low Tide

We said: “Glistening with sun-kissed chords and shimmering synths, the Cardiff-based band’s first polished offering lands just in time to start making waves ahead of the UK summer…”

79: Nero – The Thrill

78: Sam Hunt – Break Up In A Small Town

We said: “The 30 year old Georgia-born musician’s part spoken, part sung delivery may be what continues to set him apart from the rest of the pack, but the track’s lyrical heart sure doesn’t stray from those country storytelling roots…”

77: Giorgio Moroder feat. Sia – Deja Vu

We said: “Absolutely bursting at the seams with joyous moments of pop excellence.”

76: One Direction – Perfect

75: Brayton Bowman – Play Me

We said: “Seductive, sensual and a stunning showcase for his extreme vocal range, Play Me is further proof that Brayton Bowman is one of the most talented singer-songwriters coming out of the US right now.”

754: Winters End – Mayfair

We said: “a superb piece of heightened indietronica that’s laced with nostalgia and brimming with emotion”

73: MNEK feat. Zara Larsson – Never Forget You

We said: “With MNEK on board, you can usually guarantee that there will be plenty of soul and club-worthy beats and there’s certainly no shortage of either here, but very popular Swedish pop star Larsson isn’t a presence to underestimate either.”

72: Markus Feehily – Love Is A Drug

We said: “The man sounds like someone who has finally been released from years in shackles, giving an incredible vocal performance, packed with raw power, emotion and soul.”

71: Hurts – Lights

We said: “A disco-propelled synthpop stunner…”

70: Glades – Her (Loving You)

We said: “Their name suggests an open, serene space that captures the sunlight, and the latest single from Sydney-based trio GLADES meets those expectations and some, delivering an unravelling burst of refreshing synths, plucked strings, and crystalline vocals.”

69: BORNS – Electric Love

68: Adam Lambert – Ghost Town

We said: “…a quasi-tormented heartbreak ballad that pits Lambert’s powerful pipes against atmospheric whistles and brooding, building dance beats…”

67: Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself 

66: Parson James – Temple

We said: “This Temple is solid to its foundations. Soulful, emotional, uplifting and powerful – an understatement. This guy deserves to be huge.”

65: XY Constant feat. Tom Aspaul – Do It Well

We said: “London singer-songwriter Tom Aspaul‘s slick, R&B vocal stylings wash over waves of summery, Balearic beats and the result is an exhilarating blend of smooth, calypso-chiming dance music, worthy of any beachside playlist.”

64: Conrad Sewell – Start Again

We said: “Combining astutely-observed lyrics with an emotional tour de force vocal performance,Start Again is a tender beauty.”

63: KStewart – Ain’t Nobody 

We said: “This singer is one of the UK’s best future stars in waiting, with huge vocals that reflect her diva pop influences Whitney, Mariah and Christina, and the confidence and material to match.”

62: Bora York – Arrest Me

We said: “Husband and wife Chris and Rebekah Bartels share the duty of delivering airy, intoxicating vocals, over funky guitar riffs and bursting, synth washed electronics…”

61: Gin Wigmore – Willing to Die

We said: “Wigmore’s chorus showcase may act as the song’s powerful, come-back-to anchor but the smoky allure of her Deep South-affected drawl is equally matched by Suffa and Logic’s compelling rap verses…”

Chart Shaker: Hottest 100 Singles of 2015 {Numbers 100 – 81)

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