BuzzFeed’s 23 Of The Most Swoonworthy Love Songs From 2015

1. Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do

Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"

Say what you will about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie — the soundtrack is great. Like, really, truly, Beyoncé-is-on-this-thing great! But, while most of the film’s music paints in ~shades of lust~, Ellie Goulding’s contribution, “Love Me Like You Do,” is pure bliss. Built like a cathedral of synths, the song is toweringly romantic and unapologetically sweet.

Swoonworthy lyric: “You’re the light, you’re the night / You’re the color of my blood / You’re the cure, you’re the pain / You’re the only thing I wanna touch”

2. Selena Gomez, “Good for You

Selena Gomez, "Good for You"

Selena Gomez transitioned into adult pop stardom this year with a whisper, not a shout. Literally. Her first post-Disney single — the hushed, R&B-inspired “Good for You” — is sung in a sexy, vowel-breaking whisper. The result is like pillow talk, only catchier.

Swoonworthy lyric: “Let me show you how proud I am to be yours / Leave this dress a mess on the floor / And still look good for you, good for you”

3. Fetty Wap, “My Way (feat. Monty)

Fetty Wap, "My Way (feat. Monty)"

On “My Way” time slows to a syrupy wooze as the rapper tries to impress the object of his affection with come-on after come-on. It’s equal parts charming and desperate. It’s charmingly desperate. There’s something about Fetty Wap’s Auto-Tuned warbling that sounds like the way infatuation feels — uncontrollable and ecstatic.

Swoonworthy lyric: “I spotted you, you had that glow / Watch me pull out all this dough / Take you where you want to go”

4. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Run Away With Me

Carly Rae Jepsen, "Run Away With Me"

Nobody crushes like Carly Rae Jepsen crushes. Fluttery feelings of romantic possibility take on cosmic shadings and become something grander in her hands. Three years ago, she made giving your phone number to a stranger sound fated on her bubblegum masterpiece, “Call Me Maybe,” and, this year, she’s imbued her best new song, “Run Away With Me,” a sax-inflected, end-of-the-night anthem, with a real sense of destiny.

Swoonworthy lyric: “Oh baby, take me to the feeling / I’ll be your sinner, in secret / When the lights go out / Run away with me”

5. 5 Seconds of Summer, “Vapor

5 Seconds of Summer, "Vapor"

Young love and teen angst collide on 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Vapor,” a pop-punk ballad about an intoxicatingly uncertain relationship. The track is full of drums, strings, and capital-F Feelings. The kind of big, bright, painful feelings that make adolescence feel so techno-colored and 5SOS so unbelievably popular.

Swoonworthy lyric: “I want to breathe you in like a vapor / I want to be the one you remember / I want to feel your love like the weather / All over me, all over me”

6. Blake Shelton, “Sangria

Blake Shelton, "Sangria"

Blake Shelton’s “Sangria” is a sexy song. A sexy country song. Country music doesn’t usually excel as “sexy,” but “Sangria” does. There’s some racy electric guitar and Shelton dials down his swagger to an intimate come-on as he sings lines like “Your skin is begging to be kissed by a little more than the sun” and “Only thing I want to do tonight is drink you like a Spanish wine.” It’s a buzzed Mexican honeymoon in song form.

Swoonworthy lyric: “Wrecking-ball dancing down the hallway / You’re holding your shoes, wearing my shades / We fall against the door / We fall into a wild, warm kiss”

7. Melanie Martinez, “Training Wheels

Melanie Martinez, "Training Wheels"

Don’t be fooled by the juvenile title: Melanie Martinez’s “Training Wheels” is loaded with grown-up ideas about love and trust. The 20-year-old pop singer quietly levels with her lover — “It’s not like I’m asking to be your wife / Wanna make you mine, but that’s hard to say” — over twinkly, music box–like production.

Swoonworthy lyric: “I love everything you do / When you call me fucking dumb for the stupid shit I do / Wanna ride my bike with you / Fully undressed, no training wheels left for you”

8. Troye Sivan, “for him. (feat. Allday)

Troye Sivan, "for him. (feat. Allday)"

Is it any surprise that Troye Sivan’s songwriting made Taylor Swift lose her chill earlier this year? “For him.” is exactly the kind of diaristic love song that she loves (and is so good at). Bouncy, laid-back, and chock-full of super-specific details, “for him.” is, in a lot of ways, a downright Swiftian portrait of young love.

Swoonworthy lyric: “You don’t have to say I love you to say I love you / Forget all the shooting stars and all the silver moons / We’ve been making shades of purple out of red and blue”

9. Meek Mill, “All Eyes on You (feat. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj)

Meek Mill, "All Eyes on You (feat. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj)"

Look, I’m not gonna lie: Chris Brown almost ruins this song. It’s a testament to Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill’s chemistry that he doesn’t. Instead of being a certified mess, “All Eyes on You” is actually pretty romantic! It’s fun to listen to an actual, real-life couple trade verses about their actual, real-life relationship.

Swoonworthy lyric: “I got him in the back of that ‘bach, I think he catchin’ feelings / Now it’s all eyes on us, and this all lies on trust / And if them bitches wanna trip, tell ‘em they tour guides on us”

10. Jazmine Sullivan, “Let It Burn

Jazmine Sullivan, "Let It Burn"

If you lost your shit over Adele and her perfect voice this year, you should really make room in your playlists for Jazmine Sullivan. The chronically slept-on R&B singer has an equally impressive set of pipes and she really lets loose on “Let It Burn,” a velvety throwback jam that features some truly spectacular wailing and a ‘90s-era Babyface sample. All-consuming passion has never sounded cooler.

Swoonworthy lyric: “When it comes, you never wanna give it up / And, baby, I’m caught in the light and I ain’t gonna fight it / There’s no use in tryin’, I’m yours”

11. Pentatonix, “Rose Gold

Pentatonix, "Rose Gold"

While “Rose Gold” seems ridiculous on paper — it’s Haylor fanfiction, loaded with allusions to 1989 — the song is, in practice, a sparse, surprisingly mature bit of a cappella. The Petatonix have been subverting expectations all year and “Rose Gold” is no exception.

Swoonworthy lyric: “Like a myth, the story of our lives / Couldn’t fit in only black and white / If it’s true that legends never die / Me and you could stand the test of time”

12. Miguel, “Coffee (Fucking)

Miguel, "Coffee (Fucking)"

This is a song called “Coffee (Fucking)” from certified R&B sex god Miguel. What more could you want? What more could you possibly need? Assurances that the song lives up to its sexy and affectionate title? Well, OK, here they are: “Coffee (Fucking)” does, in fact, live up to its excellent title. It’s a sultry ode to nights when “pillow talk turns into sweet dreams” and “sweet dreams turns into fucking in the morning.” Would that we could all be so lucky!

Swoonworthy lyric: “I don’t wanna wake you / I just wanna watch you sleep / It’s the smell of your hair / And it’s the way that we feel / I’ve never felt comfortable like this”

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BuzzFeed’s 57 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

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1. Janet Jackson is calm, cool, and collected on comeback single “No Sleeep.”

2. “We Try But We Don’t Fit In,” a dreamy, lo-fi anthem for kids on the sidelines from Jackson Phillips (aka Day Wave).

3. American Idol alum Adam Lambert chases “The Original High” on this clubby, house-inflected track.

4. Beck ditches folk for funk on “Dreams.”

5. Real-life couple Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill get romantic on “All Eyes On You (ft. Chris Brown).”

6. Raury transitions from folk singer to MC and back again on the rousing “Devil’s Whisper.”

7. Selena Gomez gets sexy with A$AP Rocky on “Good For You,” her first post-Disney single.

   

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8. Brooklyn rapper Junglepussy gets boastful on “You Don’t Know.”

9. Newcomer Ivy Levan gets a boost from Sting on “Killing You,” a sinister, bass-driven ode to toxic relationships.

10. Soul-funk singer-songwriter Seven Davis Jr. gets political on “Fighters.”

11. Darwin Deez picks up where he left off two years ago with the irresistibly disagreeable “Kill Your Attitude.”

12. The murky, genre-bending “Hero” from up-and-coming rap collective BROCKHAMPTON.

13. Demi Lovato’s banger of a comeback single, “Cool For The Summer.”

14. Synth-pop trio Years & Years mourn the end of a relationship on the ghostly “Foundation.”

    

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15. DeJ Loaf’s bawdy, affectionate “Shawty (ft. Young Thug).”

16. “Outta My Mind,” a sinister bit of blues-rock from The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach’s side project, The Arcs.

17. Carly Rae Jepsen’s crisp kiss-off, “Emotion.”

18. Alt-R&B lothario The Weeknd goes full Michael Jackson on the Max Martin-assisted “Can’t Feel My Face.”

19. Samantha Urbani’s soaring, reggae-tinged “U Know I Know.”

20. Owl City’s cheerful ’90s kid anthem “Unbelievable (ft. Hanson).”

21. Soul goddess Lianne La Havas’ airy, amorous “What You Don’t Do.”

  

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22. Ashley Monroe’s sinister murder ballad of a break-up song,”I Buried Your Love Alive.”

23. Tori Kelly revisits the themes of JLO’s “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” on the bold and brassy “Expensive (ft. Daye Jack).”

24. Kiiara bids her lover a glitchy good-bye on “Gold.”

25. Phoebe Ryan just wants to be friends with benefits (nothing more, nothing less) on the shimmery “Homie.”

26. “Dance On Me,” a slinky, dancefloor-friendly cut from D.C.-born “future bounce” rapper GoldLink.

27. Teen star Austin Mahone is all grown-up on the synth-y, suggestive “Dirty Work.”

28. Puff Daddy and Pharrell’s darkly hypnotic party jam, “Finna Get Loose.”

  

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29. “Them Changes,” a funky Flying Lotus collaboration from Los Angeles-based musician Thundercat.

30. Brooklyn rockers Highly Suspect’s sneering, seething “Mom.”

31. The Game and Drake vow to keep it 8 more than 92 on “100.”

32. JJ’s sweet, shimmery shoegazer, “Truce.”

33. “Empty Bottle,” a grunge-pop throwback from ’90s rockers Veruca Salt.

34. Favored Nations’ loose, disco-inspired love song, “Always.”

35. Swedish pop upstart Tove Lo celebrates doomed relationships on the euphoric “Timebomb.”

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36. LEISURE’s sticky, languid “Hot Love.”

37. The Chainsmokers’ “Roses (ft. Rozes),” a surprisingly delicate EDM anthem.

38. San Diego native Andra Day proves her diva bonafides on the stripped-down “Rise Up.”

39. Danish pop star SHERPA’s sad, soaring “In Your Blood.”

40. Lera Lynn’s menacing True Detective track, “The Only Thing Worth Fighting For.”

41. The boys of MKTO make their type clear on the infectious “Bad Girls.”

42. Mysterious Chicago rapper(s) Goodbye Tomorrow’s hard-hitting “Pray 2 God.”

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43. Kate Boy’s relentlessly upbeat “Midnight Sun.”

44. Motown-inspired soul singer Leon Bridges’ “Smooth Sailin’” is just that.

45. Beach Baby’s hazy, dream-like “U R.”

46. The lush sensitivity of demo taped’s “Not Enough.”

47. Los Angeles-based rapper A.Chal’s woozy “ROUND WHIPPIN.”

48. “Hold Me Down,” a defiant, synth-heavy fight song from ascendant pop force Ashley Frangipane (aka Halsey).

49. Foxes’ advocates for dancing through the tears on “Body Talk.”

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50. Melanie Martinez continues to perfect her creepy-cute pop sound on the Leslie Gore-sampling “Pity Party.”

51. “Golden,” a breezily confident track from London-based neo-soul singer Nao.

52. Instagram sensation Niykee Heaton’s genuinely seductive “Say Yeah.”

53. Indie pop star Wrabel has a case of the dancefloor sads on “I Want You.”

54. After short stints on the Disney Channel and ABC Family, Katelyn Tarver is back with “Nobody Like You,” an appealingly laid-back bit of bubblegum.

55. Bay Area rapper Bobby Brackins’ parties hard with Iamsu! and Jonn Harton “Mob With the Squad.”

56. “Money Trees Deuce,” Jay Rock’s introspective sequel to his 2012 Kendrick Lamar collaboration, “Money Trees.”

57. Former Das Racist member Heems’ wobbly, heartbroken “Damn Girl.”

    

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Selena Gomez’s “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” Cover Will Give You A Case Of The Feels

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Fun fact: Selena Gomez was named after Latin pop icon and fellow Texan, Selena Quintanilla-Perez!

Gomez has always been open about her admiration for the Mexican-American singer and has talked in interviews about how much the star meant to her family.
     
In 2012, she was asked by Quintanilla-Perez’s family to record a “duet” version of the late pop star’s hit “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” for a special compilation album.
        

Gomez was so honored she even included the song on her greatest-hits album, For You.

The cover is pretty straight-forward, but hearing both Selenas on one track is guaranteed to hit you right in the feels.

It’s hard not to imagine what could’ve been.

Zedd and Selena Gomez Sizzle in “I Want You To Know” Video

“I Want You to Know,” co-written by Zedd, Ryan Tedder and KDrew, dropped last month, but now we’ve got this trippy video.

The video, which dropped Tuesday (Mar. 10), finds Selena alone at the club, slaying the dance floor with some serious hair flipping.

“I feel like [Zedd has] influenced me in a really good way,” Selena told MTV News on the set of the “I Want You To Know” video. “I think in general he’s someone I can go to if I’ve recorded things — he’s kind of the first person I want to ask, which is interesting.”

Three Songs Leak from Selena Gomez’s Upcoming Album

Three songs off Selena Gomez’s upcoming For You greatest hits, alternate takes and remix compilation have been leaked. “Do It” is a new song, “My Dilemma 2.0” is a remix of “My Dilemma” off her 2011 When The Sun Goes Down album, and remix of “Forget Forever” off  Stars Dance.

For You is due out Nov. 24.

“Do It”
“My Dilemma 2.0”
“Forget Forever”

Selena Gomez debuts her Bieber-Inspired Single and Video ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’

If you didn’t want to punch Justin Bieber in the face, this video will make you.

The somber black and white video opens with a recording of Selena having an emotional breakdown, confessing, “You make me feel crazy, you make feel like it’s my fault. I was in pain.”

This morning Gomez sat down with Ryan Seacrest to discuss her career and her relationship with the Biebs.

“Everybody wants to form their own opinions anyway. I think the biggest problem I had this year — even with [Justin] and on his side — is identity,” she said about her back-and-forth relationship. “I was trying to figure out what I’m doing, and that was the first time I was constantly being kicked down for doing that. When I didn’t know, I just wanted to say, ‘This is what I want, this is where I am in my professional life, things changed in my personal life, things changed in my heart — everything.’ And people just thought, ‘Alright, this is what we think.’ And yeah, I made some decisions that weren’t great as well, and so did he and that’s why we went through all that to only make us better. And he has heard [the song] and he has seen the video, and it’s something that I feel like girls need hear, and it’s something I’m willing to share with people.”

Happy Sweet 16 to Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time”– 10 Covers

Can’t believe that it has been 16 years since Brit Brit released her classic hit “Baby One More Time.” This song launched her career into the stratosphere.  Although no one can beat the Britster, here are some artists who tried.  Some of these covers are insanely great.  Watch below.

Ed Sheeran

Ariana Grande

Selena Gomez

The cast of Glee

Weezer

Tori Amos

Panic! At the Disco/Dresden Dolls

Travis

Fountains of Wayne

The cast of Spring Breakers (So, Selena Gomez again)