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My Top 5 Songs of 2015:

Last year, having spent a bit of time thinking about the way that people like to make lists of ‘top 5 records’ (read the original post here) I decided to compile a list of my top 5 songs of 2014.  At this time of year I get more of an opportunity to actually sit back and enjoy listening to music and it is nice to look back over the songs that were released in the previous 12 months. So, the following is a list of the 5 tracks that I have enjoyed most in 2015.  I’m not trying to convince anyone or to campaign for these songs in any way – they’re just my personal favourites from this year.

What were your favourites?  Please feel free to comment below with your own top 5 list or even just the odd link to music that you have enjoyed from this year.

OK, here goes:

5. You’re the Best Lover that I Ever Had – Steve Earle & The Dukes

4. I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen

3. Lionsong – Björk

2. Ong Ong – Blur

1. Angela’s Eyes – Guy Garvey

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Dr Zack Moir is a Lecturer in Popular Music at Edinburgh Napier University, and the University of the Highlands and Islands. He has a strong research interest in popular music pedagogy, music in higher education, musical improvisation and popular music composition. Zack is also an active musician and composer performing in ensembles and as a soloist, internationally. Zack is one of the editors of the 'Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education'.

3 thoughts on “My Top 5 Songs of 2015:”

  1. Great list (except that Jepsen one). I loved Vulnicura and believe you can purchase a ‘strings only’ version which I will be looking out for!

  2. I really, really like the video for the Carly Rae Jepsen song, Tom Hanks is awesome. Sorry couldn’t resist especially because this is the only song I actually know. Gotta expand my musical knowledge. That being said, here is my top 5 songs of 2015

    5. Meghan Trainor feat John Legend – Like I’m Gonna Lose You
    4. Papa Roach feat Maria Brinks – Gravity
    3. Sheppard – Geronimo
    2. Breaking Benjamin – Failure
    1. Eir Aoi – Ignite

    https://youtu.be/mTCESSzPZSw

  3. At my age you tend not to hear much new music. I am somewhat embarrassed about both the offerings I have to make
    The only new things that caught my attention this year were
    1) the music to some M and S food adverts. I later learned that this is from a ‘real band’, but for some odd reason this ruined it. I don’t like this music when I see the band produce it. I guess I enjoyed the way that the visuals and the music worked together nicely, and I enjoyed the chord changes I guess. They seem to have made this one Xmassy with some bells.
    http://www.tvadmusic.co.uk/tag/marks-and-spencer/

    2) There is nothing new about the ukulele, but the instrument appears to be very popular at the moment. Normally, I would shy away from ukelele-based stuff, but this set of performers are good fun live and I first heard them this year, so here is a cheerful link.

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