2015 was an extremely exciting year for new music, and we at Team Beautiful have been celebrating the end of the year by playing our favorite songs back to back. These are our favorite cuts and music videos that were released since January. We bet you’ll find a couple of your favorites in the list below, too.
Yes! The queen is back, and she sounds better than ever. Mack Wilds was looking really good as the love interest in this video, too.
This Fetty Wap party song is by far the catchiest tune in the lineup. We haven’t heard a Fetty Wap song that we didn’t like, come to think of it…
Missy Elliot could take another hiatus from the music industry, then come back at the age of 70 with a new song and still be one of the hottest artists in the scene. Her over the top sense of style never gets old.
Drake could make club bangers for days. The rest of the Internet was clowning Drake for his dance moves in this video but we couldn’t get enough.
Depending on what you like, Jidenna’s turn up song could have sounded like one of the sexiest hits of the year or just like an annoying Kidz Bop record. Either way, you can’t deny that this is one of the most widely heard songs of the year.
The beautiful Janelle Monae, Jidenna’s labelmate and mentor, also had a fabulous year with her flirty song, “Yoga.” Seeing Monae turn things up and show off her cute figure was a nice change from her usual routine.
This was undoubtedly the hottest music video of the year. Kendrick treated his fans to remixes of the best cuts on the To Pimp A Butterfly album, and his visuals in the video were out of this world. You can’t ask for anything more than that.
“Can’t Feel My Face”
The Weeknd had a huge year in 2015 with songs like “Earned It” and “Often” getting tons of radio play. But “Can’t Feel My Face”—that one’s a winner. Hearing The Weeknd’s chill, crooner voice ride the beat just makes you want to dance like no one’s watching.
“Where Ya At”
Turn up track of the year. Did you see Beyoncé get down to this at the Made In America festival? We can’t dance like Queen Bey, but this track definitely puts us in the zone just like it did for her when Future and Drake’s trap song comes on in the club.
Rihanna, Paul McCartney and Kanye West sound like the most unlikely combination for a hit record, but somehow, these musical geniuses made it work. Who knew Rihanna could get down on a folk record?
Did we miss any of your favorite songs from 2015? Sound off on the tunes you thought were best this year in the comments below!