Hit Network music presenter and TV host Byron Cooke has given us his list of his 10 favourite songs of 2015. Here they are, in a list, for you.
10) Grace ft G-Eazy – You Don’t Own Me
One of Australia’s breakout talents in 2015 and this cover/collab with G-Eazy was the biggest track from her very impressive debut EP. Sophisticated. Sassy. Superb.
9) Drake – Hotline Bling
One of the songs of the year from one of the biggest names there is – and forever a reference in pop culture.
8) Chet Faker ft Marcus Marr – The Trouble With Us
This was a late contender for best of 2015 with a sneaky Q4 release. What a tease for the follow up to his exceptional Built On Glass album.
7) Kanye West – All Day
A new release by Kanye is a major event. All Day lived up to the hype in 2015. Kanye is this century’s stadium rock.
6) Skrillex & Diplo ft Justin Bieber – Where Are You Now
The whole Jack U album was killer. Justin Bieber was a really good fit on this track. Justin made some great music this year. I don’t want to punch him in the face anymore.
5) Adele – Hello
Try to remember the first time you heard it. I do. I cried. Undeniably good. The world agrees. Omitting this song from your Top 10 list is like making a conscious choice to live under a rock.
4) Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
To Pimp A Butterfly should probably be listed as a singular (and very long) track. A brilliant and important album. Pretty much anything off it belongs here… but let’s go King Kunta.
3) Disclosure ft Sam Smith – Omen
Sam should just permanently join Disclosure. Yet again – the perfect collaboration. Not that it’s a measurement of merit, but I’m shocked this wasn’t bigger on Top 40 radio. Smash.
2) Tame Impala – Let It Happen
This is a record I’ll play to my son in 10 years. Zephyr will likely roll his eyes at me, but later play it to himself. At that point he will realise that (despite the fact his Dad is well over 40 and still wears a snapback) Let It Happen is still fucking cool.
1) Adam Lambert – Ghost Town
— PROJECT U (@projectudottv) December 22, 2015