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I'm not one for ridiculously long profiles. But here's a few things that I like and don't like.
My favorite songs from 2015 (Only including Billboard Hot 100 top 40 hits)
10. “Chains”-Nick Jonas. I was surprised how much I liked this song considering how much I disliked “Jealous” but it sounds closer to the Jonas Brothers songs musically and has much better lyrics.
9. “I Lived”- OneRepublic. Full disclaimer I liked this song before Glee put it in its finale. While I only liked “Counting Stars” long after its time, I liked this from the moment that I first heard it. It’s too bad that it’s not heard much outside of that Glee scene.
8. “Bright”- Echosmith. I was happy that Echosmith was able to follow up “Cool Kids” with a second hit and while most people wouldn’t consider it such, I happen to love all the space metaphors.
7. “Same Old Love”- Selena Gomez. I happened to love Charli XCX and wish that she was more success in America. I do like that she gave a song to Selena Gomez and she’s at least singing backup on it.
6. “Cool For the Summer”- Demi Lovato. This song is what “I Kissed A Girl” should have been. It’s about having genuine feelings for another woman and it’s pretty explicit about it as well.
5. “Wildest Dreams”- Taylor Swift. No “Style” is not on this list. I like that song a lot, but I like this song even more. I really like the imagery that it invokes.
4. “Night Changes”- One Direction. What can I say about this other than it’s a really good song? It’s probably the best thing that One Direction has ever made.
3. “Fight Song”- Rachel Platten. This is the song that I’m going to get the most grief for liking, but I think that it’s inspiring. It delivers what it promises unlike Kelly Clarkson’s dreary “Invincible”.
2. “Thinking Out Loud” Ed Sheeran. This is the first Ed Sheeran song that I could really get behind. It’s the perfect slow dance song and it kept rising more and more I heard it. I honestly considered putting it at #1.
Honorable Mentions that either weren’t top 40 songs or didn’t make the list: “Perfect” One Direction, “Style” Taylor Swift, “Want to Want Me” Jason DeRulo, “I Am Invincible” Cassadee Pope, “Sorry” Justin Bieber
1. “One Last Time” Ariana Grande. The best song of the year and the best Ariana Grande. It was #1 when I first made the list and nothing ever topped it. I just wish that she hadn’t messed everything up with “Focus”.
And the worst. If you like any of these songs (Other than the top 2) it's fine.
10. “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”- Meghan Trainor and John Legend. This may surprise people because most people wouldn’t consider the worst Meghan Trainor of the year or even the second, but while I knew “Dear Future Husband” and “Marvin Gaye” were bad immediately, I needed time to figure out this was terrible…which meant I had to listen to it more than once.
9. “Photograph”- Ed Sheeran. This song just never really worked with me. I tried to like it but I couldn’t get into it.
8. “Focus”- Ariana Grande. This song wouldn’t be on the list but it has possibly the worst chorus of any song this year, courtesy of Jamie Foxx.
7. “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt”- Maroon 5. Oh wait there was this. A song solely made to make a single rhyme. Thankfully it didn’t hurt that much because it died pretty quickly.
6. “Heartbeat Song”- Kelly Clarkson. I never thought I would have to put a Kelly Clarkson song on a list like this, but this is just boring. Between this and “Invincible” did she forget how to write an anthem? Oh she didn’t write them. Well why did she record them?
5. “The Hills”- The Weeknd. Why did this guy get so many hits this year? I thought about having a tie between “Earned It” and “Can’t Feel My Face” but then I heard this. Why did this hit #1?
4. “Pretty Girls”- Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea. This was the year when two female singers way past their prime tried to make hits. One was successful despite how desperate it was. Britney should have stopped her last album while she still had some dignity left.
3. “Hotline Bling”- Drake. Aubrey, what have you done? Not only have you forgotten how to sing, you’ve forgotten how to sing.
2. “Shut Up And Dance”- Walk the Moon. Where is all of the rock these days. Seriously what happened to rock? This alternative pop crap is being called rock. I hate this song mainly for what it represents. There hasn’t been a real mainstream rock crossover since 2009 (Barring “Animal” and “Burn It Down”, which are still by bands more successful on the Alternative charts). That was also the same year that “Use Somebody” became a hit. Nowadays every “rock” song that crosses over sounds more like that and it’s not a bad song. In fact not all of the songs are bad, but can we please have a song from rock radio crossover? The Pretty Reckless is good. How about them?
1. “Take Your Time”- Sam Hunt. If there is another genre that is as misrepresented as rock, it’s country. Pretty much every major hit from the genre since 2012 has completely sucked (except for “Wasting All These Tears” which reached the lower 30s). The worst of the is bro country. While Florida-Georgia Line continues to make music, Sam Hunt isn’t the worst there is, but he is 2nd…worse than Luke Bryan. This guy makes Luke Bryan look better by comparison. It looks like things may finally be changing for the better on the country charts but the crossovers still need a major lift. Taylor, please go back to making country albums. Please.
My favorite actresses include: Meaghan Martin, Alyson Stoner, Malese Jow and Willa Holland and Jennifer Lawrence
Actors: Not as picky but do like Zac Efron and Bradley Cooper
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