The 40 Best Songs of 2015: Part Two – 30 to 21

We continue our countdown of 40 favourite tracks of 2015 with a fantastic run of local talent to kick us off. If you want to look back at the first 10 tracks, click HERE. Watch and listen to the run of 10 songs first and then read through our thoughts on the tracks after…

30. Patrick James – Covered In Rain

Patrick James finally released his debut album this year, and this track was a standout. Throwing everything we love about Patrick James at us, and pulling it off on tape which can prove tough at times.” – Gemma Bastiani

29. Fanny Lumsden – Soapbox

Soapbox is a warm, upbeat and completely catchy country tune by rural NSW very own, Fanny Lumsden.” – Lucy Inglis

28. Lupe Fiasco – Prisoner 1 & 2

For 10 minutes, Lupe ferociously and humorously explores the industrial prison complex in America, zipping in and out of different perspectives as he mocks and chastises the system. It’s ambitious and very much in-line to the outspoken, innovative emcee. ” – Chris Singh

27. Seaway – Best Mistake

Hilarious music video which shows a humorous side to the talented Canadian bunch. A fun-loving song which masks all the elements of pop punk being done right!” – Jana Angeles

26. Adele – Hello

Oh come on, you might grimace at this, but we all know at some point in the last couple of months you’ve found yourself in the car, screaming along at the top of your lungs (and more than likely fist pumping/crying) to this killer comeback track from Tottenham’s finest export.” – Elliot Oakes

25. Halsey – Hold Me Down

It’s the kind of song you can’t help but join in singing, before you know it, you’re belting it out. Such a unique incredible voice.” – Mairead Bilton-Gough

24. Methyl Ethyl – Twilight Driving

“Twilight Driving proves why Perth’s Methyl Ethyl are one of Australia’s most buzz-worthy bands” – Larry Heath

23. Jarryd James – Do You Remember

“Delivering one of the most infectious songs of the year, Jarryd James has had a huge 2015 – there’s simply nothing not to love about this track.” – Larry Heath

22. Safia – Embracing Me

Ben’s vocals have a way of communicating to the masses on an intimate level and Embracing Me is the loveable pop song with a 2015 electronic twist” – Antigone Anagnostellis

21. Gold Class – Life As A Gun

Our introduction the the phenomenal Melbourne four-piece Gold Class. Driving, persistent post-punk that puts others to shame.” – Gemma Bastiani

Stay tuned for more from the countdown as the week continues!


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Larry Heath

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