Getintothis’ Top 40 Tracks Of 2015

Carly Rae Jepson

Carly Rae Jepson

From swaggering funk grooves, slow-burning electronica and pop bangers, Getintothis’ Peter Guy selects his top tracks of 2015.

I’ll be honest, each year year when compiling the top 40 tracks of the year I struggle. Not because there’s a dearth of tracks (that would be daft, there’s always hundreds) but because I don’t really compile it as the year goes by – and it subsequently becomes a last minute scrabble around attempting to remember what’s actually out there. The result of which can be somewhat predictable as it resembles BIG singles amid album highlights lifted from my Top 100.

Well, 2015 is a bit of a departure. Of course, there’s a chuck of tracks that do feature in that Top 100 – but they’re in the minority, with two thirds of this list represented by simply great stand alone singles – some of which are remixes while others are Merseyside representatives (several unsigned) who are simply too good to ignore. Another intriguing element of the tracks below is that there’s nine artists who have picked up by independent labels and have yet to release an EP or album – so that’s nine albums which I’ll be looking forward to in 2016. Exciting times ahead.

For now though, here’s 40 of the best tracks from 2015 – and that’s just 40 of the best ones I could remember. Let me know which ones I’ve forgotten about on our Facebook page. Send links too. Links are good. Here’s 40 of them. Enjoy.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

40. Anthony Kastelanides: Learning More

39. Fern: It Comes Slow

38. Mono Sideboards: For Laura, For Morning

37. LDN DRGS: Hop Out

36. Pat Thomas & Ebo Taylor: Ene Nyame Nam ‘A’ Mensuro (Henrik Schwarz Remix)

35. Suede: Outsiders

34. Girl Band: Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?

33. Pale Waves: The Tide

32. Låpsley: Burn

31. Petite Noir: MDR

30. Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation: Take Me Beyond

29. Vuelveteloca: Galopar

28. The Vryll Society: Air

27. HEALTH: Stone Fist

26. Sufjan Stevens: Should Have Known Better

25. Holy Thursday: Morning

24. David Bowie: Blackstar

23. Herbcraft: Push Thru The Veil

22. Kurt Vile: Pretty Pimpin

21. Herbert: Battle

20. Constellations: Airs Above The Ground

19. The Night Café: Growing Up

18. Foals: What Went Down

17. Anna von Hausswolff: Come Wander With Me/Deliverance

16. Real Lies: Seven Sisters (Krystal Klear Remix)

15. Floating Points: Silhouettes

14. Föllakzoid: Electric

13. Golden Rules: Down South Boogie

12. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: The River

11. Lonelady: Groove It Out

10. Mt Wolf: Red

9. Chvrches: Leave A Trace

8. Hooton Tennis Club: Always Coming Back 2 You

7. Holy Holy: You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog

6. Courtney Barnett: Depreston

5. Palace Winter: Menton

4. Grimes: Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream

3. Riton: Rinse And Repeat feat. Kah-lo

2. Billie Eilish: Ocean Eyes

1. Carly Rae Jepson: Run Away With Me