BuzzFeed’s 99 Of 2015’s Best New Songs (So Far)

We recap our favorite pop, electronic, country, rap, and rock for the first quarter of the year. In no particular order.

1. The unabashed swagger of Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD’s spicy, funky “Raygun” featuring DOOM.

2. The sexy, sultry tease anthem by The Weeknd, “Earned It

3. Charli XCX & Rita Ora doing it and doing it and “Doing It” well.

4. The subtle and devastating, subtly devastating “Leaf Off/The Cave” by Swedish smooth crooner José González.

5. The gliding, smooth, danceable “Planes” by Jeremih featuring J. Cole.

6. The punchy, eviscerating “Ego” by Tove Stryke.

7. The melancholic, haunted “Air” by Waxahatchee.

8. The “thank goodness the long wait for their new album is over“-ness of Modest Mouse’s “Coyotes

9. Black Coast’s atmospheric examination of love, “Enough ” featuring M. Maggie.

10. The dizzying “Pendulum” by FKA Twigs.

FKA twigs

FKA twigs

FKA twigs

11. The heart-starting, foot-shuffling bounce of MisterWives’ “Our Own House

12. The studied “NO CAPS” cool of Purity Ring’s “begin again.”

13. Ty Dolla $ign’s “Drop That Kitty (ft. Charli XCX and Tinashe)” is either so bad it’s good or so good it’s bad, but either way we can’t stop listening.

14. Speaking of London, London Richards’ “In Love With Fireis fire.

15. U need to listen to Mikky Ekko’s “U.”

16. Toro Y Moi’s funkadelic “Buffalo.”

17. T. Kid’s “Like This/Do Voodoo” is a giant plume of weed smoke and hip-hop through a Middle Eastern filter.

18. The slow-burn of Alabama Shakes’ bluesy, desperate “Gimme All Your Love.”

19. The slinky, sultry lilt of Jarryd James’ “Do You Remember

20. “King” by dance-happy London-based popsters Years & Years.



21. The plodding and plotting “Black and White” by Staves.

22. Chester Watson’s “” is, sadly, not a stab at a Nü Metal renaissance but worth listening to nevertheless.

23. “Closure (ft. Szjerdene)” by Lapalux reminds us “there’s no rainbow without the rain.”

24. The Earth-rattling funk that is The Suffers’ “Make Some Room.”

25. Soko’s “Who Wears The Pants ??” is delightfully pissy and sick of it all.

26. Missy Elliott proves she’s still got it on her remix of Jack Ü’s “Take Ü There? (ft. Kiesza).”

27. The sexy, -featuring “Lean On” from Major Lazer.

28. Genevieve’s “Colors” is appropriately colorful, a bright blast of pop pick-me-up. “It’s all in your heaaaaaddd!”

29. Ibeyi’s appropriately haunted “Ghosts

30. The brilliantly boastful “Blessings” by Big Sean featuring Drake and Kanye West.




31. HAIM do their best Stevie Nicks impression on Calvin Harris’ “Pray to God.”

32. The sun-damaged pop of “What D’You Say?” by The Go! Team.

33. St. Vincent’s glammy “Bad Believer.”

34. The hazy, lo-fi charm and canned, robotic drums of Laura Groves’ “Dream Story

35. Marika Hackman’s light touch on the intoxicating “Animal Fear.”

36. “Be Lazy” by Skizzy Mars is the musical equivalent of a chill Saturday at home.

37. Allie X’s “Catch” is a breakup anthem for the hopeful.

38. New Jersey rapper Nick Catchdubs’ goofy stoner jam “Wuts That (ft. B.I.C.).”

39. The positively entrancing booty shaker “Dare” by GRRL PAL.

40. “M.O.B.” by Tkay Maidza is the sunny, self-confidence anthem you need right now.

Tkay Maidza

Tkay Maidza

41. Shy Girls’ sultry post-party comedown “Xhampagne (ft. Antwon).”

42. The pop star proof of concept that is “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes.

43. Anushka’s “Kisses” is whimsically upbeat.

44. “I’m A Ruin” is a great disco ballad by Marina And The Diamonds about how ripping someone’s heart out can hurt you too.

45. Britpop soul singer Selah Sue’s “Alone.”

46. Queens rapper Action Bronson’s kooky “Actin Crazy.”

47. Natalie Prass’ clear-eyed throwback “Bird of Prey.”

48. Tala and How To Dress Well’s better-together collaboration “The One.”

49. Tropical house DJ Kygo’s show-stopping “Stole The Show.”

50. The peppy, poppy feet-moving blissfully wistful Florrie, “Too Young To Remember




51. Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett’s crunchy “Pedestrian At Best.”

52. Tobias Jesso Jr.’s plaintive piano ballad “How Could You Babe.”

53. The slam dunk that is Travi$ Scott’s “Nothing But Net (ft. Young Thug and Partynextdoor).”

54. This is not a joke, though it is pretty funny: Madonna feat. Chance the Rapper and Mike Tyson on “Iconic.” (It features Madonna’s “iconic” half-rapping.)

55. Pictureplane’s trance-y “Hyper Real.”

56. “First Light,” Django Django’s ominously sweet comeback single.

57. The straight-up sex appeal of Lion Babe’s “Treat Me Like Fire.”

58. Angel Haze gets romantic on “CANDLXS.”

59. Say Lou Lou’s airy “Nothing But A Heartbeat.”

60. Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons embrace synths on the soaring “Shots.”



61. Alt-country duo Striking Matches’ guitar-driven “Missing You Tonight.”

62. The tropical self-empowerment of Scooter Island’s “#NOTYOURS (ft. JUNGLEPUSSY).”

63. Reptar’s brassy “Ice Black Sand.”

64. The too-cute for words (as in, there are none) “Sunny Day” by Coyote Kisses.

65. “After Below,” a pulsing instrumental from Trackfinger.

66. Julio Bashmore’s dreamy “Kong (ft. Bixby).”

67. English folk queen Laura Marling’s plugged-in “False Hope.”

68. The twangy advice of Kacey Musgraves’ “Biscuits.”

69. Grimes gets a radio-ready makeover from Bleachers on “Entropy.”

70. Bobby Brackins’ kinda meta party track “My Jam (ft. Zendaya and Jeremih).”




71. Urban Cone uphold Sweden’s power-pop reputation with the impossibly catchy “Come Back To Me (ft. Tove Lo).”

72. The soaring “Hold Me Up” from Australian singer Conrad Sewell.

73. “On To Something Good,” a hopeful country cut from the Pistol Annies’ Ashley Monroe.

74. MNEK’s kitsch-pop remake of Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles.”

75. The muted “Home” by Heems.

76. The rattling garage rock of The Sonics’ “Bad Betty.”

77. Tori Kelly got an assist from uber-hitmaker Max Martin on the sultry “Nobody Love.”

78. Kendrick Lamar’s unapologetic “The Blacker The Berry.”

79. The straightforward rock and roll of Highly Suspect’s “Lydia.”

80. Carly Rae Jepsen’s irresistible “I Really Like You.”



81. Grime superstar Skepta’s “Shutdown.”

82. Jack Ü and Justin Bieber’s surprising banger “Where Are Ü Now.”

83. “Hold My Hand,” a heartwarming bit of house pop from Jess Glynne.

84. The seductive drone of Warpaint’s “No Way Out (Redux).”

85. Dance pop upstarts Mako and Madison Beer’s anti-breakup jam “I Won’t Let You Walk Away.”

86. COMPNY’s sunny “Lovers.”

87. Field Trip’s psychedelic “Song 4 California.”

88. The hypnotic “Let It Happen” by Tame Impala.

89. Carnage’s turn-up anthem “I Like Tuh (ft. ILoveMakonnen).”

90. The gltichy “JAY Z” from mysterious rap collective Goodbye Tomorrow.

Goodbye Tomorrow

Goodbye Tomorrow

Goodbye Tomorrow

91. Who Is Fancy?’s soulful “Goodbye.”

92. The gorgeous, anthemic “I’m Ready” from Twin Shadows.

93. Clean Bandit’s string-heavy “Real Love.”

94. Drake’s moody “Know Yourself” is perfect for running through the six with your woes (or WOEs).

95. “Push It,” a hard-hitting collab from Pusha T and Swedish producer iSHi.

96. Newcomer Shura’s shimmery “2Shy.”

97. Alxndr London’s spacey”Gunshot.”

98. The lively “Again Animal” from indie-rockers Pearl And The Beard.

99. Sufjan Stevens’ quietly heartbreaking “No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross.”

HAIM and Calvin Harris ‘Pray to God’– Watch

Calvin Harris featuring HAIM Pray To God video debuts online - watchFor the video to his latest single, “Pray to God,” Calvin Harris taps into the witchy woman side of the HAIM sisters.

“Pray to God” was directed by Emil Nava and featured on Harris’ Motion, it also features collaborations with Gwen Stefani, Tinashe, Ellie Goulding, Big Sean and John Newman.

Calvin Harris’ new album is out now.

Bastille & Haim ‘Bite Down’ on new song

The Pompeii rockers paired with Haim for the song Bite Down. The new track is off Bastille’s upcoming mixtape, VS (Other People’s Heartache Pt. III), out Dec. 10 and featuring collaborations with artists such as Angel Haze, MNEK and Lizzo.

“When Haim came in, they all sang, Danielle played guitar because she’s wicked at it,” lead singer Dan Smith told U.K. magazine DIY about the stomping Bite Down. “Este did some bass stuff, we did some programming, I wrote it but it all actually happened in one evening. Three or four hours.”

You can listen to the full song right here:

New Day, New Calvin Harris Song– “Pray to God” ft. Haim

Calvin Harris’s new album, Motion, is dropping on next Tuesday (Nov. 4), but songs have been leaking this week. Earlier this week he released “Open Wide,” with Big Sean and “Together” with Gwen Stefani. His latest collaboration, “Pray to God,” features Haim. Check it out below.

Head on over to iTunes Radio to hear the new album, a week early, in its entirety.

The Hits Keep Coming from Calvin Harris– “Together” Ft. Gwen Stefani


World’s No. 1 earning DJ, Calvin Harris recently announced plans for a star-studded album that will drop Nov. 4. Motion has a long list of stars as collarborators including Ellie Goulding, Haim, Gwen Stefani, Big Sean, Tinashe, and R3HAB.

The other day we heard Harris’ and Big Sean’s tune “Open Wide,” and today Gwen Stefani’s EDM hit “Together.”

Click Here is the track listing for Motion: Continue reading

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Track List Revealed

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Original Motion Picture SoundtrackLorde was given the cool responsibility to curate the soundtrack to the upcoming blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. We’ve  heard some of her handiwork in her solo cut “Yellow Flicker Beat” as well as “This Is Not A Game,” her collaboration with the Chemical Brothers and Miguel. The entire soundtrack tracklist has been revealed.. It’s impressive! Check it out below.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Soundtrack Tracklist
01 Stromae – “Meltdown” (Feat. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, And HAIM)
02 CHVRCHES – “Dead Air”
03 Tove Lo – “Scream My Name”
04 Charli XCX – “Kingdom” (Feat. Simon Le Bon)
05 [Track 5]
06 Raury – “Lost Souls”
07 Lorde – “Yellow Flicker Beat”
08 Tinashé – “The Leap”
09 Bat For Lashes – “Plan The Escape”
10 Grace Jones – “Original Beast”
11 Lorde – “Flicker (Kanye West Rework)”
12 XOV – “Animal”
13 The Chemical Brothers – “This Is Not A Game (Feat. Miguel And Lorde)”
14 Lorde – “Ladder Song”