Something You Said’s Top Songs of 2015

Grimes

If you’ve been paying attention to somethingyousaid.com’s end of year review, you’ll already know what the best albums and films are. Now it’s time for our top ten songs. Here’s what has been floating our boat over the last twelve months, as voted for by our team of contributors:

SOMETHING YOU SAID’S SONG OF THE YEAR IS: GRIMES – FLESH WITHOUT BLOOD 

Grimes will never be a pop-star created by a spoiled cultural image; she is unquestionably herself. Writing, producing, and directing her own pop sound, she is re-directing the genre to new and exciting heights. Not only has she has won our song of the year with Flesh Without Blood, but has another entry in the top ten as well. Not a bad effort. With artists like Grimes, there is hope after all. Words by Rhosian Woolridge and Bobby Townsend

2. BECK – DREAMS

3. BEST COAST – CALIFORNIA NIGHTS 

4. JAPANESE WALLPAPER (FEAT. AIRLING) – FORCES

5. TAME IMPALA – LET IT HAPPEN 

6. SUFJAN STEVENS – FOURTH OF JULY

7. GRIMES – KILL Vs MAIM 

8. TAME IMPALA – THE LESS I KNOW THE BETTER 

9. RUFUS – INNERBLOOM

10. COURTNEY BARNETT – KIM’S CARAVAN 


HIGHLY COMMENDED

These tunes didn’t get enough votes to make our top ten, but our contributors reckon you should pay attention to them nonetheless:

DAVID BOWIE – BLACKSTAR
A precursor to the album out on Bowie’s birthday on 8th January 2016, this song is a remarkable piece of work that unfolds and presents new things every time it’s played. Astonishing. Gary Page

AYLA – WHEN THE WORLD ENDS
For a song that references the inevitable destruction of mankind, Alya sings ‘When the World Ends’ in a really calming manner. Her voice is soulful, especially when juxtaposed with the catchiness of a pop tune. It creates this strange mesmerising effect which reassures me that everything will be okay even if doom is inevitable. Addy Fong

JAMES CHATBURN (FEAT. JORDAN RAKEI) – HOLIDAY LOVE
James Chatburn and Jordan Rakei are both Australian artists who have incredible talent, and their song ‘Holiday Love’ is such a top Summer tune. Annastasia Robertson

TITUS ANDRONICUS – FATAL FLAW 
Stickles screams, “Blame it on the drugs, yeah, oh yeah/I’m paying off the drug dealer, always,” and similar lines throughout the better of the two singles, Fatal Flaw. The song enters the ears as three-and-a-half minutes of beer-drenched pub-punk rock, which possesses both the catchiness of The Men’s 2014 single Dark Waltz and the barstool-hurling potential of Single Mothers’ Half-Lit. Matt Lengren

VALLIS ALPS – YOUNG 
There’s so many good songs to talk about, but Vallis Alps – Young for what it is, is just profound. So much ambience and when that little funky guitar riff drops I lose my shit every time. Travis Jordan

Do you agree/disagree with our top ten? Tell us what your favourite tunes were in the comments section below.