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Pitchfork’s Top 100 Songs of 2015

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Pitchfork have published their 100 Best Tracks of 2015 list. The criteria was “any track that was released in 2015 or had its greatest impact in the U.S. during this year was eligible,” which allows for stuff like 2014 releases from Fetty Wap and D’Angelo to count. Including guest appearances, Kendrick Lamar shows up four times, two of which are in the top five. Drake, Grimes, Jamie xx and Future all show up three times each. It includes a few singles off 2016 albums, like David Bowie‘s “Blackstar,” ANOHNI‘s “4 Degrees” and Savages‘ “The Answer,” one-off collaborations like WOKE (aka Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces), last-minute 2015 releases like Jeremih‘s “Oui,” and surprise comeback singles like Missy Elliott‘s “WTF (Where They From).” If you were wondering, Adele‘s “Hello” is here (ranked very high), and yes, so is Justin Bieber. There’s also some representation from less commercial stuff like the hardcore band G.L.O.S.S..

Check out the whole list below…

Pitchfork’s Top 100 Songs of 2015
100. Dam-Funk – Free
99. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
98. Protomartyr – Dope Cloud
97. Frankie Cosmos – Young
96. Isaiah Rashad – Nelly
95. WOKE – The Lavishments of Light Looking [ft. George Clinton]
94. DJ Koze – XTC
93. Bully – I Remember
92. Cool Uncle – Break Away [ft. Jessie Ware]
91. Kamaiyah – How Does It Feel
90. Ty Dolla $ign – Blase [ft. Future and Rae Sremmurd]
89. Natalie Prass – My Baby Don’t Understand Me
88. Shamir – Demon
87. Tate Kobang – Bank Rolls (Remix)
86. Savages – The Answer
85. Lower Dens – To Die in L.A.
84. Titus Andronicus – Dimed Out
83. Moses Sumney – Seeds
82. Chairlift – Ch-Ching
81. Jenny Hval – That Battle Is Over
80. Dej Loaf – Me U & Hennessy [ft. Lil Wayne]
79. YG – Twist My Fingaz
78. iLoveMakonnen – Whip It (Remix) [ft. Migos and Rich the Kid]
77. Majical Cloudz – Downtown
76. Empress Of – Standard
75. Lana Del Rey – High by the Beach
74. Frank Ocean – (At Your Best) You Are Love (Aaliyah/The Isley Brothers Cover)
73. Rick Ross – Foreclosures
72. Hudson Mohawke – Ryderz
71. Father John Misty – The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment
70. DJ Rashad / DJ Spinn – Dubby [ft. Danny Brown]
69. Sufjan Stevens – Fourth of July
68. Bjork – Lionsong
67. Rae Sremmurd – This Could Be Us
66. Jazmine Sullivan – Dumb [ft. Meek Mill]
65. Deerhunter – Living My Life
64. Chance the Rapper – Angels [ft. Saba]
63. Chromatics – Shadow
62. Blood Orange – Sandra’s Smile
61. G.L.O.S.S. – G.L.O.S.S. (We’re From the Future)
60. Neon Indian – Annie
59. Janelle Monae / Wondaland Records – Hell You Talmbout
58. Nicolas Jaar – Fight (Nymphs IV)
57. Destroyer – Dream Lover
56. Earl Sweatshirt – Grief
55. Nao – Inhale Exhale
54. Jeremih – Oui
53. ANOHNI – 4 Degrees
52. FKA twigs – in time
51. David Bowie – Blackstar
50. Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin
49. Beach House – Sparks
48. Kelela – Rewind
47. Dr. Dre – Genocide [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius, and Candice Pillay]
46. Oneohtrix Point Never – Sticky Drama
45. Joanna Newsom – Leaving the City
44. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
43. Rich Homie Quan – Flex
42. Future – I Serve the Base
41. Sleater-Kinney – A New Wave
40. Kanye West – All Day [ft. Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London, and Paul McCartney]
39. Grimes – Kill V. Maim
38. Jack U – Where Are U Now [ft. Justin Bieber]
37. Janet Jackson – No Sleeep
36. Jamie xx – Loud Places [ft. Romy]
35. Drake – Energy
34. D.R.A.M. – Cha Cha
33. Panda Bear – Tropic of Cancer
32. Alessia Cara – Here
31. Kamasi Washington – The Rhythm Changes
30. Missy Elliott – WTF (Where They From) [ft. Pharrell]
29. Julia Holter – Feel You
28. Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me
27. Thundercat – Them Changes
26. Tame Impala – Eventually
25. D’Angelo – Sugah Daddy
24. Erykah Badu – Cel U Lar Device
23. Future – March Madness
22. Drake – Know Yourself
21. Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker the Berry
20. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
19. Vince Staples – Norf Norf
18. Jamie xx – Gosh
17. Grimes – REALiTi
16. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Sunday Candy
15. Adele – Hello
14. Miguel – Coffee
13. Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money
12. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
11. Sufjan Stevens – Should Have Known Better
10. Vince Staples – Lift Me Up
9. Courtney Barnett – Depreston
8. D’Angelo – Really Love
7. Grimes – Flesh Without Blood
6. Young Thug – Constantly Hating [ft. Birdman]
5. Tame Impala – Let It Happen
4. Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
3. Jamie xx – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) [ft. Young Thug and Popcaan]
2. Drake – Hotline Bling
1. Kendrick Lamar – Alright

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