2015 was a great year with a huge variety of music. For adult contemporary lovers, we had Adele release the best album of the year. For EDM lovers, we had Justin Bieber make a major comeback. R&B/Hip-Hop had a huge comeback this year as well.
The biggest song from a movie this year was “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa. It was from the Fast and Furious 7 movie that needed an amazing song to pay tribute to the recently deceased Paul Walker. Wiz Khalifa, along with Charlie Puth, not only delivered the goods, but they provided the summer song that 2015 will always be known for. Even without thinking about Paul Walker, the song is a tearjerker.
BET interviewed Wiz Khalifa about the success of “See You Again” earlier this year.
“It’s cool. No. 1 records are always good for having s**t that people can celebrate and feel good about. And it’s a really dope song too. The fact that it connects with so many people, that’s what is really, really important for me so I’m f**king with it.”
Speaking of Drake, the woman who he shamed in a very misogynistic way, or the woman who sexually assaulted him on stage (depending on which side you took), earlier this year at Coachella also makes the cut. Madonna’s “Ghosttown” is, perhaps, the best song of her entire career, and that’s saying a lot considering Madonna brought us such pop music classics as “Like a Prayer,” “Ray of Light,” and “Vogue.” But let’s take a look at what the headlines would have been if Madonna didn’t commit the sin of actually living to be 57 years old and behaving in a way that’s only allowed for older men.
About a year ago, Madonna described the significance of “Ghosttown” to Rolling Stone.
“That song is kind of looking at the world in a way, seeing civilization collapse around us, for lack of a better word. And at the end of the day, if we run out of oil and we don’t have electricity and we don’t have all the modern conveniences, and we have no phones and computers, all we’re going to have is each other, is humans.”
“Ghosttown” was picked as the best song of the year by Rolling Stone, so Madonna’s biggest artistic win hasn’t been completely ignored. Perhaps, the next time Madonna wants to have a hit, she should just find Benjamin Button’s secret to aging backwards. And she may want to make sure her hands aren’t so veiny; we all know how common it is to completely judge a strong woman by her looks rather than her actual talent, which Madonna has plenty of, especially in 2015.
What are your favorite songs of 2015? Do you think Whiz Khalifa, Drake, and Madonna deserve to top the list? Let us know in the comments section.
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