Best of the Rest: 50 Songs That Just Missed The ’40 Best Songs Of 2015′

Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood © Capitol

Recently, yours truly submitted his picks for the 40 Best Songs of 2015. With flexibility to limit or expand the number of selected songs, I chose 40, an expansion from my mid-year list. Still, choosing just 40 left out any number of great songs because the music industry is very song-based these days. So with the go-to list appearing on, here’s my list of the best of the rest (in no particular order). Likely, there’s a miss or two – or 20 here too!

1) Drake & Future, “Diamonds Dancing” (What A Time To Be Alive)

2) Björk, “Lionsong” (Vulnicura)

3) Future, “I Serve The Base” (DS2)

4) OMI, “Cheerleader” (Me 4 U)

5) Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean?” (Purpose)

6) Wale featuring Usher, “The Matrimony” (The Album About Nothing)

7) Ludacris, “Beast Mode” (Ludaversal)

8) Marilyn Manson, “Killing Strangers” (The Pale Emperor)

9) Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj, “Bitch I’m Madonna” (Rebel Heart)

10) Kelly Clarkson, “Heartbeat Song” (Piece By Piece)

11) Adele, “When We Were Young” (25)

12) Rick Ross, “Ghostwriter” (Black Market)

13) August Alsina featuring Anthony Hamilton & Jadakiss, “Job” (This Thing Called Life) 

 14) Lyfe Jennings, “#Hashtag” (Tree of Lyfe)

15) Jazmine Sullivan, “Let It Burn” (Reality Show)

16) One Direction, “Drag Me Down” (Made in the A.M.)

17) Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams & Stevie Wonder, “California Roll” (Bush)

18) Drake & Future, “I’m the Plug” (What A Time To Be Alive)

19) Maroon 5, “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” (V Deluxe)

20) Adele, “River Lea” (25)

21) Mac Miller, “100 Grandkids” (GO:OD AM)

22) James Bay, “Let It Go” (Chaos and the Calm)

23) George Ezra, “Budapest” (Wanted On Voyage)

24) Twenty One Pilots, “Tear In My Heart” (Blurryface)

25) Fetty Wap featuring Monty, “Jugg” (Fetty Wap)

26) Demi Lovato, “Confident” (Confident)

27) The Weeknd, “Tell Your Friends” (Beauty Behind The Madness)

28) The Weeknd, “In the Night” (Beauty Behind The Madness)

29) Silentó, “What Me (Whip / Nae Nae)”

30) R. City featuring Adam Levine, “Locked Away” (What Dreams Are Made Of)

31) Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ, “Lean On” (Peace Is The Mission)

32) Luke Bryan, “Strip It Down” (Kill the Lights)

33) Selena Gomez featuring A$AP Rocky, “Good For You” (Revival)

34) A$AP Rocky featuring Rod Stewart, Miguel & Mark Ronson, “Everyday” (AT. LONG. LAST. A$AP)

35) Carrie Underwood, “Smoke Break” (Storyteller)

36) Lil Dicky featuring Snoop Dogg, “Professional Rapper” (Professional Rapper)

37) Ty Dolla $ign featuring Future & Rae Sremmurd, “Blasé” (Free TC)

38) Pentatonix, “Can’t Sleep Love” (Pentatonix)

39) Nick Jonas, “Levels” (Nick Jonas X2)

40) Monica featuring Lil Wayne, “Just Right For Me” (Code Red)

41) Chris Stapleton, “Might As Well Get Stoned” (Traveller)

42) Troye Sivan, “Talk Me Down” (Blue Neighbourhood)

43) Fall Out Boy, “The Kids Aren’t Alright” (American Beauty/American Psycho)

44) Leon Bridges, “Coming Home” (Coming Home)

45) 5 Seconds of Summer, “She’s Kinda Hot” (Sounds Good Feels Good)

46) Melanie Martinez, “Carousel” (Cry Baby)

47) Lana Del Ray, “High By The Beach” (Honeymoon)

48) Disclosure featuring Sam Smith, “Omen” (Caracal)

49) Disclosure featuring Gregory Porter, “Holding On” (Caracal)

50) The Neighbourhood, “R.I.P. 2 My Youth” (Wiped Out!)

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