10. Adele – Hello
Hello? Why yes, Adele did make this countdown. Making her grand comeback this year, Adele returned with this strong ballad. This track had many reminiscing of relationships that could have been.
9. Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money
You might not want to cross paths with Rihanna when you owe her money. A solid track with great production that finds Rihanna yelling and rapping more than singing.
8. Kendrick Lamar – Alright
From his critically acclaimed sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly, the track Alright finds Kendrick telling the story of everyday woes people go through, but assures himself and the people around him that everything will be alright.
7. Major Lazer [feat. DJ Snake & MØ] – Lean On
Whether you discovered this track by being a fan of Major Lazer, heard it on cellphone commercials, or heard it by watching dancing tutorials on the internet, it cannot be denied that Major Lazer had a hit on his hands. Even if you don’t listen to EDM (electronic dance music), this track is so much more than that. Lazer calls on DJ Snake who helps with production and MØ, whose voice just makes this song complete.
6. The Weeknd – The Hills
The Hills set the tone for what would be the sound on his sophomore album, Beauty Behind the Madness. The dark and moody Weeknd was almost nonexistent on his new album, but this track does have that feel. The deep bass combined with Weeknd’s mono tone vocals made the perfect match.
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