It’s been a year of huge releases from epic artists and a lot of harking back to the 80s, which is just darling! But here are our very own Nick Smith’s top ten Singles #Moments of 2015
10) Carly Rae Jepson – I Really Like You
This massively catchy 80s pop-lick from the authentic, creamy-smooth Jepson is just wonderful and so bubble-gum, you can taste the Hubba Bubba.
9) CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace
The Scottish indietronica outfit blasted back onto the scene in 2015 with this bittersweet anthem trademarked by one of their explosive choruses. Sublime.
8) Little Mix – Black Magic
Thankfully more bewitching than B*Witched, this epic pop stomper combines elements of 80s gems such as I Wanna Dance With Somebody and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and has a spellbinding chorus.
7) John Newman – Come And Get It
This funktastic, big band number coupled with John Newman’s bluesy and plucky vocals is just a pure pleasure seeker.
6) Years & Years – Shine
A more melancholy and bittersweet cut from the brilliant album Communion that still uplifts with a banging, euphoric chorus.
5) Tove Lo – Moments
This charming as fuck mid-tempo ballad is a pure, leftfield pop endorphin rush.
4) Madonna – Ghosttown
It may be oft chartered territory for the contentious queen of pop, but this powerful, mid-tempo ballad is Madonna at her heart-wrenching, soul-searching desolate best. Divine.
3) Björk – Black Lake
Reaching new highs of emotional honesty and easily one of her most visceral cuts to date, Black Lake expresses inner torment and exposes her broken heart for the world to see. Devastating.
2) Foxes – Body Talk
A sort of 80s pop-synth version of Bette Davis Eyes, this harnesses Foxes true power of shimmering on the dancefloor while just staying the cool side of mainstream pop.
1) Kelly Clarkson – Invincible
Buttressed by Sia Furler’s emotional lyrical eloquence, this orchestral-pop manoeuvre is anthemic, empowering and showcases Clarkson’s honest and belter vocals. Even stronger than Stronger. Just beautiful.