The Top 75 Songs of 2015: #25-#1

Yesterday we announced the second part of our Top 75 Songs of 2015 countdown, with the likes of August Burns Red, FFS and El Vy all passing by. Now, it’s time to round off the year with the final part of our countdown – the Top 25. Read on to discover which song is our favourite of the year.

25. Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime (Listen)

24. Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator (Listen)

23. Deerhunter – Snakeskin (Listen)

22. BC Camplight – Thieves in Antigua (Listen)

21. Alabama Shakes – Gimme All Your Love (Listen)

20. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (Listen)

19. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone (Listen)

18. Parkway Drive – Vice Grip (Listen)

17. Mayday Parade – One of Them Will Destroy the Other (Listen)

16. Palma Violets – Gout! Gang! Go! (Listen)

15. Will Butler – Witness (Listen)

14. Can’t Swim – Your Clothes (Listen)

13. Django Django – Shot Down (Listen)

12. Drenge – We Can Do What We Want (Listen)

11. Neck Deep – Can’t Kick Up the Roots (Listen)

10. Eagles of Death Metal – Oh Girl (Listen)

9. Ghost – Absolution (Listen)

8. Editors – All the Kings (Listen)

7. The Mysterons – Thunderbird 1 (Listen)

6. Of Mice & Men – Broken Generation (Listen)

5. Enter Shikari – Myopia (Listen)

4. Nothing But Thieves – Itch (Listen)

3. Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again (Listen)

2. Muse – The Handler (Listen)

1. Tame Impala – Let it Happen
Why did we choose this song? From the moment that we heard Let it Happen earlier this year, one thing was instantly clear – this is the best thing we’ve heard in a very, very long time. From its disco-ready intro through to its warbled outro, via a stop-start mid-section, Let it Happen is the ultimate epic. There is no other song which comes close to the emotion Let it Happen is able to evoke, both live and off stage. This was always going to be the biggest contender for #1, and Kevin Parker could not have done better had he tried.

Our Song of the Year is thus Let it Happen by Tame Impala. This rounds up both of our countdowns, as well as a busy year. Listen to Let it Happen below.