The fifth annual listing of top music for the year. Categorized more than ranked, pop music heavy because I’m busy, likely missing something profound, but full of good times.
A full accounting YouTube Playlist.
Top 50 Songs of 2015
1. I Wanna Get Better by The Bleachers
Thanks Abby. #1 song of the year.
2. Can You Blame Me by Matt and Kim
3. Runners in the Night by The Rural Alberta Advantage
Once it’s in your head, your body moves differently.
4. Second Hand News by Fleetwood Mac
The Theme & Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli Op.120, ‘Diabelli Variations’ by Ludwig von Beethoven was central to the performance of 33 Variations – the piece was inter-spliced with the acting.
5. Theme – Vivace
6. Variation 1 – Alla Marcia Maestoso
7. Variation 6 – Allegro, ma non troppo
8. Variation 14 – Grave e Maestoso
9. Variation 19 – Presto
10. Variation 21 – Allegro Con Brio
11. Variation 22 – Molto Allegro
12. Variation 24 – Fugetta. Andante
“Begins the final mvt. of the variations.” The prettiest of the variations.
13. Variation 32 – Fuga. Allegro
14. Variation 33 – Tempo Di Menuetto, Moderato
Entrance & Exit
The Oil Project
15. The Oil Project by Colin Holter, Cole Bartels and the The Oil Project Ensemble
A collection of original works defining the atmosphere of the performance.
16. Aaa by They Might Be Giants
Dial-A-Song Week 21
17. All the Old Showstoppers by The New Pornographers
18. Alone in My Home by Jack White
19. Another Man (feat. Megan Joy) by Itch
20. Catch a Falling Star by Block
21. Closer by Teegan and Sara
22. Cream on Chrome by Ratatat
Thank you Marketplace; this is some of the interlude music.
23. Downtown by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
24. Geronimo by Sheppard
The driving beat makes this feels like one chorus built on another.
25. Get It by Matt & Kim
26. Ghost by Ella Henderson
A little repetitive, but Ella can sing and the backup singers add power.
27. Go! Cubs! Go! By Steve Goodman
28. Gotta Get Away by The Black Keys
29. Heads Will Roll by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
30. Heaven Knows by The Pretty Reckless
31. Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack) by David Guetta
32. Hold Back the River by James Bay
Courtesy of Daniel.
33. Jump by John Jorgensen Bluegrass Band
Courtesy of Daniel.
34. Linus and Lucy by Vince Guaraldi
35. Loud Pipes by Ratatat
Another Marketplace find.
36. The Next Storm by Frank Turner
37. Pickles from the Jar by Courtney Barnett
38. Red Meat by Otis Taylor
The hidden gem of the year.
39. Remix (I Like The) by New Kids on the Block
40. Rollercoaster by The Bleachers
41. Shake It Off by The Screaming Females
If music is tension then the Screaming Females take on the Swift anthem are just a tense build up to the release of the guitar solo. (AV Club Undercover Season 6)
42. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
All IngridLover’s influence here.
43. Stolen Dance by Milky Chance
44. Take It Off by The Donnas
45. That Black Bat Licorice by Jack White
46. Unpronounceable by They Might Be Giants
Dial-A-Song Week 11
47. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) by Mark Ronson
I was late to this funk party somehow.
48. Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show
49. Waves (Robin Schulz Remix) by Mr. Probz
50. You Wish by Nightmares on Wax
Noteworthy Influencers on this List
The Top 50 Crew: Abby, Betsy, Christine, Drew, No Apologies Advocate, and Sarah.
Music Lovers: Alex, Daniel, John Noel Roberts, Otto
The Oil Project Ensemble: Brad, Chelsea, Cole, Colin, Jay, Matthew, Mia and Pam (with Blaine and Shea).