Chart Shaker: Hottest 100 Singles of 2015 (60-41)

60: Tove Lo – Talking Body

59: HOONCH – Top
We said: “Coming in dead on the three and a half minute mark, Top crams in a huge radio-friendly chorus, urgent electronic crunches, cheerful whistles and knock out keyboard slams, making Jonathan Kim and Gabriel Rodrigues’ debut a summery, feel-good fist-pumper that’ll knock your pop socks right off. ”

58: VV Brown – Shift

57: Prides – Higher Love
We said: “Heralded by an “I know the blood is still pumping through my veins” pre-chorus hook, lead singer Stuart Brock’s exhilarating vocals soon burst in to an exhilarating, synth-jettisoned pop chorus…”

56: Galantis – Peanut Butter Jelly

55: Sigma feat. Ella Henderson – Glitterball

54: Samantha Jade feat. Pitbull – Shake That

53: VERITE – Colours
We said: “a dazzling array of kaleidoscopically textured electronics and powering percussion, all backed by yet another vibrant and compelling vocal performance.”

52: The Weeknd – In the Night

51: Foxes – Body Talk
We said: ” a dreamy slice of mid-tempo heartbreak balladry, finished with fuzzy synths and sleek, 80s-licked electronic flourishes.”

50: Tinashe feat. Chris Brown – Player
We said: “With its sizzling hot lyrics and heady late night electronic beats, it’s a pulse-raising, dancefloor scorcher that’s guaranteed to get the juices flowing and the body moving.”

49: VV Brown – Lazarus
We said: “a pulsating audio feast of tempo-altering electronic beats, and compelling vocal somersaults”

48: Paperwhite – Get Away
We said: “Get Away is invigorating and beautiful; Katie’s pure vocals floating with effortless serenity over her brother’s intoxicatingly layered backdrop of dream-woven electronics.”

47: Rita Ora feat. Chris Brown – Body On Me
We said: Nothing. We didn’t even post it. But in retrospect, it’s pretty brilliant.

46: Shura – White Light
We said: “Electro-epic”

45: Olly Murs – Kiss Me
We said: “The new X Factor UK host gives a still-chipper, but much more relaxed vocal over plenty of smooth, summery and very catchy beats.”

44: Elle King – Ex’s and Oh’s
We said: “A feast of gravelly vocals, grinding rock and roll guitars and rollicking percussion, and playful lyrics about the guys she has waiting in the wings…”

43: Sia – Alive

42: Wet – It’s All In Vain
We said: “With her nuanced vocals floating delicately over ever-swelling electronics, lead singer Kelly Zutrau seizes every opportunity to play out the lyrics’ all-too-real snapshot of devastating heartache. ”

41: Samantha Urbani – 1,2,3,4
We said: “A stunning cocktail of crescendoing tribal beats and sky high, rocketing synths, packaged with airtight vocals and a chorus weighted with an undeniably catchy hook…”


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