The song at #26 on my list of 100 Best Songs of the 2010s is “Burn the Witch” by legendary British alternative rock band Radiohead. Formed in 1985 while they were in high school, the band consists of Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), brothers Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments) and Colin Greenwood (bass), Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals) and Philip Selway (drums, percussion).
The release of their amazing ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool was one of the music highlights of 2016. The brilliant lead single from that album “Burn the Witch” is one of the most eerily beautiful and innovative songs of the decade. The band had worked on the track on and off for over 10 years, considering it for inclusion on several of their previous albums, but were never satisfied with the results until it was given this gorgeous arrangement by their guitarist Jonny Greenwood, with lush strings performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra. What gives the strings their dramatic percussive effect was the use of guitar plectrums, rather than bows, on the orchestra musicians’ strings. The sounds produced by the strings go from lushly beautiful to deathly chilling, like the sounds we’d expect to hear in a horror film.
The dark lyrics, hauntingly sung by Thom Yorke’s beautiful falsetto, are an attack on groupthink and authoritarianism: “abandon all reason / avoid all eye contact / do not react / shoot the messengers / burn the witch“. Yorke stated in an interview with BBC Radio that the lyrics were inspired by a 2000 article he read in News of the World that published the names and addresses of sex offenders.
The clever, stop-action animation video, directed by Chris Hopewell, pays homage to the 1973 horror film The Wicker Man.
Imagine if you will that Talking Heads, U2, The Cure and Radiohead all came together to collaborate on an album (after setting aside any and all creative differences). That would be one incredible dream album, right? Well, there is one that sounds like it could have come from such a supergroup: Bastard Performer, by a creative and outrageously talented alternative rock band called Bundy. The album is magnificent – a kaleidoscopic soundscape of breathtaking melodies, complex musical structures and deeply meaningful lyrics that elicit strong emotional responses for the listener. It certainly does for me; each of the tracks are so compelling and beautifully executed they bring tears to my eyes and chills to my spine.
Based in Long Beach, California, Bundy consists of front man Nani Serna (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Johnny Lim (Guitar, Keys), Mike Meza (Drums) and JB Vasquez (Bass). Serna and Lim had years of experience playing locally and abroad before they came together to form Bundy in 2016. “I like to say Johnny is the Greenwood to my Yorke” says Serna, in reference to Radiohead, one of the bands biggest influences. “I’m very much into the reverb drenched, dripping down the walls sound that The Walkman have – but I like to pair it with a Talking Heads feel.” Orange County publication OC WEEKLY named Bundy the Best New Band of 2017, saying: “Bundy temper their dark lyrical content with melodic breaks and pop-forward arrangements, letting audiences come up for air once in a while as they bob their heads to a dancy four-on-the-floor beat.”
The band released three EPs in quick succession during 2016 and 2017, and in late January dropped Bastard Performer, their first full-length album. Serna states the album “is an ode to the sinister feeling of expectations. Of feeling inadequate, unsatisfied, and alone. A lot of this album is about growing up in a broken home. Some of it is political. I thought a lot about my own struggles in life, writing these songs.”
Our first introduction to the album are sounds of sparkling synths, gentle guitar and fluttering horns, announcing the arrival of “Cold Dead Place.” As the instruments build, Serna begins to passionately sing about the pain from the loss of a loved one – “This is a cold dead place. Here lie the memories.” The track shifts to a balled-like tempo, and organ and percussion are added, along with a gorgeous little guitar riff that seems to convey the pain and sadness expressed in the lyrics. The song is mournful yet achingly beautiful.
The poignant second track “Holy Vultures” starts off calmly, but gradually-building riffs of jangly guitars and violently crashing cymbals create a fitting backdrop to Serna’s emotionally-wrought vocals. He wails about the agony of the personal hell he’s going through, causing thoughts of suicide but vowing not to let them overtake him: “I’m being ripped apart by these Holy Vultures. They’re circling the sky. Lighting my head on fire. I’m out of direction I swear. But I won’t let them take me.” The animated video is fantastic.
Bundy really channels Talking Heads on “Lavender and Chamomile,” and by now I’m completely smitten with this brilliant album. The guitar work is so fucking good, with intricate change-ups and melodic shifts that grab hold and shake you out of whatever complacency you may still be harboring. I love the powerful little flourishes of frantic jangly guitar and Meza’s hammering drums which seem to be a hallmark of their signature sound. I also love Serna’s vocals and his craziness that shines through in the endearing, off-the-wall video.
The mesmerizing title track “Bastard Performer” is a deeply personal one for Serna. Addressing his insecurities and self-doubt about his music career, he questions: “What is the point of this? Am I playing to a room full of people who don’t care at all? Does anyone care about me, or am I just stuck in this anxiety?” The poignant lyrics speak to the internal struggle of wanting success and acclaim so badly, but fearing your hopes and dreams are unrealistic and will lead to nothing: “Maybe there’s nothing better than to be in lights. It’s probably too much though, to have hopes so high. Bastard. Performer bastard.” The back and forth wavering of the music and tempo from gentle to intense creates a sense of anxiety that, combined with Serna’s impassioned vocals, makes for a song with great emotional impact. The brilliant and touching video shows an aspiring ballerina as a young girl and a teenager, struggling with her insecurities.
As the album progresses, I continue to be blown away by the band’s incredible musicianship. Remember when I mentioned getting teary-eyed and spine-tingled? Well, “Manic” summons both in spades. God, this song is stunning, with some of the most amazing guitar work I’ve heard in a long while. Like many of their songs, it starts off slowly, with beautiful chiming guitars, horns and a gently tapping drumbeat. A little more than halfway through it explodes into a torrent of shredded & jangly guitars, exuberant horns, buzzing bass and thunderous drums. The tempo shift seems to symbolize the pensive low and manic high of bipolar disorder. Serna wails “I’m up and down, ’cause I’m manic.”
The hard-hitting “Who Let Me In” and “Fill the Well” both have ominous vibes, thanks to a barrage of gritty, distorted guitars, massive bass and lots of crashing cymbals. On the first track, Serna desperately wails: “There’s a monster in a wedding dress. Asking me what am I doing here. And I can’t hear a single thing you’ve said. / I may have made a mistake coming here. But you’re the one who let me in.” “Fill the Well” is an attack on capitalism, and how it feeds our never-ending hunger for material things. “Consume it repeat it. Fill the Well. Wouldn’t you like to try to feel a little better?”
One of my favorite tracks is “Kerosene,” a beautiful track with melodic jangly guitar work that reminds me of The Cure. I could listen to this gem all day! Radiohead’s influence really shows on the funereal beauty “What Blood.” Oh man, here come those chills again! Serna’s heartrending vocals express utter despair as he laments: “Will I feel pain like this when I lay dying? The blood on my hands is mine to keep.”
The album closes with the powerful anthemic “They’ve Left Us,” a scathing attack on the wreckage perpetrated against society by our cruel, greedy and soulless leaders, especially in these tumultuous times.
Well the masters pretended there were lions in the den Rounded up all innocents into a grateful pen Set fires to cities filled with children Told us the answers all laid with them This is how we lost our faith
The changes came quickly and not without a word A nation ignorant left so many unheard But soon came the violence the sullen and the poor Led by the riches delusions of grandeur This is how we lost our faith They left us to face our fates
The music suddenly stops, then resumes with gentle guitars as Serna sings with sadness of people’s acceptance of this poor leadership and their worship of capitalism, believing that having more and more stuff will make their lives better, yet blind to the simple things that are really meaningful:
Some people clock in and clock out, wondering what comes next They spend all their money on meaningless objects They go to church crying that there left with nothing If they open their eyes they’d see the world is stunning
And so is this song, with exuberant horns that seem to soar to the heavens, jangly guitars, glittering synths and thunderous percussion. It’s a fitting conclusion to an album that is quite simply a masterpiece. Everything about Bastard Performer is perfect, and I can’t imagine what Bundy could have done differently on this flawlessly executed work.
You can see Bundy at one of these upcoming shows in their home town of Long Beach:
2016 was a year of music highs and lows. Lots of excellent music was released, yet the year also saw an unusually high number of untimely and significant losses of legendary musicians – most notably David Bowie, Prince, Natalie Cole (on New Year’s Eve), Glenn Frey, Maurice White, Paul Kantner, Phife Dawg, Merle Haggard, Bobby Vee, Leon Russell, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, George Michael on Christmas Day and, most tragically, the entire promising young band Viola Beach.
There were a lot of great albums, but I’ve honestly heard only a fraction of the hundreds released in 2016. My personal favorites are the gorgeous albums by Radiohead (A Moon Shaped Pool), The 1975 (I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It), David Bowie (Blackstar) and Matto Rules (What Comes Around, which I reviewed previously on this blog). A few other highlights were the eagerly anticipated albums from Green Day, Metallica, Kings of Leon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest and Bon Iver.
Now I unveil my 100 Best Songs of 2016. These are my favorite songs of the year, and I’m confident everyone seeing this list will disapprove of some of my selections, and that’s fine. Music is very subjective and what sounds good to me may not sound good to someone else, and vice versa. My favorite genres are alternative and hard rock, so my list reflects that. However, I never expected that a Justin Bieber song would end up in my top 40 -lol. There were hundreds of songs that I really liked, so picking only 100 was difficult. Some songs on this list were released in 2015 (and “Walking on a Dream” from Empire of the Sun was released in 2009, but didn’t get airplay in the U.S. until seven years later), but they were “hits” or appeared on my Weekly Top 20 in 2016. A few songs overlapped both 2015 and 2016, and are therefore in my Top 100 for both years. Those songs are marked with an *.
1. STRESSED OUT – twenty øne piløts * 2016 was clearly the year of twenty øne piløts, as the duo saw their fame skyrocket with their enormously successful Emotional Roadshow World Tour and the immense popularity of their magnificent album Blurryface. I think they’re one of the best bands to emerge in many years, with a totally original sound that is like no other act around today. Their song “Tear In My Heart” was my #1 song of 2015, and their follow-up single “Stressed Out” is my #1 song of 2016 – and one of my favorite songs of the past 10 years. It’s a brilliant song about facing the burdens of responsibility of adulthood while longing for the simplicity of one’s childhood: “Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days. When our mama sang us to sleep, but now we’re stressed out.” I also think it’s a particularly appropriate song to top the list, as 2016 was certainly a stressful year on many levels. “Stressed Out” was #8 on my Top 100 for 2015, but it had such staying power that it ends up at #1 for 2016. twenty øne piløts have three songs in my top 10, a feat accomplished by only two other artists: the Beatles in 1964 and Foster the People in 2011.
2. DARK NECESSITIES – Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been making music for 30 years, and have had scores of hits. But “Dark Necessities” is their greatest song yet and a masterpiece in my opinion. The complex music and meaningful lyrics show a real maturation of their sound, which is totally appropriate for a band whose members are now in their late 40s to early 50s. Without question one of the best songs of 2016.
3. RIDE – twenty øne piløts The exhilarating “Ride” was the fourth track from Blurryface released as a single, and is further proof of the high caliber of the songs on the album. Literally every track could be a hit song. The song’s lyrics speak to uncertainties and anxieties over the meaning of life. Tyler Joseph fervently sings “I’ve been thinking too much, help me.“
4. MOUNTAIN AT MY GATES – Foals * Let me just state up front that UK band Foals is awesome and I passionately love their unique sound. “Mountain At My Gates” is a gorgeous anthem about overcoming life’s obstacles. Lead vocalist Yannis Philippakis has an amazing and immediately identifiable singing style that smolders, wails and soars. The powerful song builds to a climactic flourish that gives me chills every time.
5. BURN THE WITCH – Radiohead The release of Radiohead’s amazing album A Moon Shaped Pool was one of the music highlights of 2016. The brilliant single “Burn the Witch” has dark lyrics, hauntingly sung by Thom Yorke’s beautiful falsetto, and set to a gorgeous arrangement by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and lush strings performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra. The clever, stop-action animation video, directed by Chris Hopewell, pays homage to the 1973 horror film The Wicker Man.
6. BANG BANG – Green Day Green Day proved their staying power with the release of their 12th studio album Revolution Radio, 26 years after their first album 39/Smooth in 1990. The album’s hard-driving first single “Bang Bang” stays true to the band’s penchant for topical themes, with lyrics that speak to America’s culture of gun violence and mass shootings in an era of narcissistic social media. The song’s high points are the furious guitar riffs and Tré Cool’s awesome drum solos.
7. ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME – Coldplay * Coldplay pulled out all the stops with their joyously upbeat “Adventure of a Lifetime.” Jonny Buckland’s gorgeous swirling guitars, Will Champion’s spot-on drums and Chris Martin’s signature soaring vocals make for a truly great song. Guy Berryman’s strong bass gives the feel of a heart beating and the mandolin at song’s end is stunning. The whimsical video has the bandmembers as gorillas cavorting about in the jungle.
8. LIFE ITSELF – Glass Animals “Life Itself” is one of the most interesting and musically complex songs on this list and I adore it. Glass Animals employs all kinds of instruments, from harps and tom toms to tambourines, piano and unusual guitar synths to create an exceptionally strong track. Lead singer Dave Bayley’s vocals are hypnotic and mesmerizing, and the lyrics about being a millennial slacker are superb: “I can’t get a job, so I live with my mom. I take her money but not quite enough. I sit in the car, and I listen to static. She said I look fat, but I look fantastic.“
9. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts The brilliant “Heathens” was recorded for the Suicide Squad film soundtrack. The dark song has a haunting arrangement set to a slow hip hop beat. Mournful piano, rough scratching sounds, Tyler Joseph’s monotone vocals, and a mysterious disembodied voice chanting “watch it” contrast with the sweeping orchestration, creating a menacing sense of danger.
10. TROUBLE – Cage the Elephant Another one of my favorite bands, Cage the Elephant returned at the end of 2015 with their album Tell Me I’m Pretty. Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, the album really shows his strong influence. “Trouble” was the second single to be released (after the uneven “Mess Around”) and it’s absolutely brilliant. The song features beautiful piano, xylophone and guitar instrumentation, accompanied by Matt Shultz’s incredibly beguiling vocals. The song’s video was shot at Joshua Tree National Park, which is near my home and one of the most popular places to make music videos.
11. THE SOUND OF SILENCE – Disturbed When I first heard Disturbed’s “The Sound of Silence” I thought meh. I gave it another listen and thought “well this is actually good.” By my third listen, I was totally blown away by the song’s magnificence. It’s hard to believe anyone could do a respectable cover of this iconic Simon & Garfunkel song, but David Draiman and his band accomplished the feat and then some. Wow, just wow!
12. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart “All We Ever Knew” is one of the most beautiful and heartfelt songs on my list, which seems quite appropriate given the band’s name. The beautiful melody, instrumentals and vocals belie the bittersweet lyrics about a broken relationship that cannot be fixed.
13. WASTE A MOMENT – Kings of Leon Kings of Leon came roaring back with their gorgeous anthem “Waste A Moment.” The song features Caleb Followill’s signature soaring vocals and the band’s lusty guitars.
14. SAY MY NAME – (IAM)WARFACE I was literally blown over the first moment I heard this incredibly powerful hard rock song by the appropriately-named UK band (IAM)WARFACE. It was like being hit by an atomic blast, and I never tired of hearing this gem!
15. ONE DANCE – Drake, Kyla, WizKid Drake hit the mark with this simple but oh so awesome hip hop dance song. He had assistance by the sultry vocalist Kyla and rapper WizKid. The song spent many weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
16. TRIP SWITCH – Nothing But Thieves “Trip Switch” by UK band Nothing But Thieves is an incredibly catchy song with outstanding instrumentation. Lead singer Conor Mason’s distinctly seductive vocals are mesmerizing.
17. STARBOY – The Weeknd “Starboy” is a beautiful, rather mysterious song from the amazingly talented The Weeknd. His slightly falsetto vocals are really captivating in this song.
18. SPIRITS – The Strumbellas I seem to love gorgeous anthems, because “Spirits” by Canadian band The Strumbellas is certainly that. Everything about this song is perfect – orchestration and arrangement, instrumentals, lyrics and the band’s beautiful harmonizing vocals, led by lead singer Simon Ward.
19. PRETTY PIMPIN – Kurt Vile I really love this quirky song. Great lyrics and guitar, plus Kurt Vile’s wonderful vocals.
20. WAY DOWN WE GO – Kaleo This hauntingly beautiful song by Icelandic rock/blues band Kaleo is from their second studio album A/B, and one of the most compelling singles of 2016. The bluesy melody is almost funereal, but in a torch song kind of way, with a strong drumbeat that propels the song forward. The guitars and piano are gorgeous, and JJ Julius Son’s raw, impassioned vocals bring chills.
21. OPHELIA – The Lumineers 22. BORED TO DEATH – Blink-182 23. 7 YEARS – Lukas Graham 24. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG – Adele 25. GENGHIS KHAN – Miike Snow 26. FEEL INVINCIBLE – Skillet 27. 24K MAGIC – Bruno Mars 28. OFF THE GROUND – The Record Company 29. HELLO – Adele * 30. CHEAP THRILLS – Sia featuring Sean Paul 31. GOOD GRIEF – Bastille 32. HYMN FOR THE WEEKEND – Coldplay featuring Beyoncé 33. SEND MY LOVE (To Your New Lover) – Adele 34. WALKING ON A DREAM – Empire of the Sun 35. YOU DON’T GET ME HIGH ANYMORE – Phantogram 36. SORRY – Justin Bieber 37. CHANGES – MUTEMATH 38. COLOR – Finish Ticket 39. HAPPY SONG – Bring Me The Horizon 40. SOUNDCHECK – Catfish and the Bottlemen 41. CAKE BY THE OCEAN – DNCE 42. HARDWIRED – Metallica 43. PRAYERS/TRIANGLES – Deftones 44. SOMEBODY ELSE – The 1975 45. BAD DECISIONS – Two Door Cinema Club 46. KISS THIS – The Struts 47. 10,000 EMERALD POOLS – BØRNS 48. UNDER THE INFLUENCE – Elle King 49. WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE – Grouplove 50. NIGHTLIGHT – Silversun Pickups 51. CLEOPATRA – The Lumineers 52. SURE AND CERTAIN – Jimmy Eat World 53. JUGGERNAUT – Partisan 54. THANK GOD FOR GIRLS – Weezer 55. MESS AROUND – Cage the Elephant 56. SMOOTH SAILIN’ – Leon Bridges 57. I TOOK A PILL IN IBIZA – Mike Posner 58. TONIGHT – Matto Rules 59. FIRE – Barns Courtney 60. DESTRUCTION – Joywave 61. RIVER – Bishop Briggs 62. WOMAN, WOMAN – AWOLNATION 63. LET IT GO – James Bay 64. WAKE UP CALL – Nothing But Thieves 65. LOVE YOURSELF – Justin Bieber 66. SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN – Young the Giant 67. REAPERS – Muse 68. BAD REPUTATION – Adelitas Way 69. MAGNETS – Disclosure featuring Lorde 70. WISH I KNEW YOU – The Revivalists 71. LOVE ME – The 1975 72. DARK OLD HOUSES – Chris Watkins & Drunk Poets 73. CLOSE – Nick Jonas & Tove Lo 74. DANG! – Mac Miller featuring Anderson .Paak 75. JUST LIKE FIRE – P!nk 76. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! – Justin Timberlake 77. VICTORIOUS – Panic! At the Disco 78. DEVIL’S BLEEDING CROWN – Volbeat 79. STARS – Wons Phreely + the Horses 80. THE POP KIDS – The Pet Shop Boys 81. THE SHAKES THAT YOU MAKE – Dyslexic Postcards 82. AWAKE – Acrylic 83. WOW – Beck 84. THE SOUND – The 1975 85. YOUR SATURDAY NIGHT – Bryan Howell & the Standalones 86. BELONG – Shelita Burke 87. OBSOLETE – Agony in the Garden 88. RED SUN – Whale House 89. EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT – Neil and Adam 90. ASKING FOR IT – Shinedown 91. UNSTEADY – X Ambassadors 92. CLOSER – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 93. THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna 94. RETURN TO THE MOON – El Vy 95. HAND CLAP – Fitz & the Tantrums 96. AIN’T NO MAN – The Avett Brothers 97. FIRE AND THE FLOOD – Vance Joy 98. DON’T LET ME DOWN – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya 99. BRAZIL – Declan McKenna 100. DON’T THREATEN ME WITH A GOOD TIME – Panic! At the Disco
1. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart (1)
2. BANG BANG – Green Day (3)
3. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (2)
4. LIFE ITSELF – Glass Animals (5)
5. TROUBLE – Cage the Elephant (4)
6. GOOD GRIEF – Bastille (7)
7. CHEAP THRILLS – Sia & Sean Paul (6)
8. HYMN FOR A WEEKEND – Coldplay featuring Beyoncé (9)
9. YOU DON’T GET ME HIGH ANYMORE – Phantogram (8)
10. WAKE UP CALL – Nothing But Thieves (10)
11. SAY MY NAME – (IAM)WARFACE – (11)
12. RIVER – Bishop Briggs (12)
13. HARDWIRED – Metallica (14)
14. FEEL INVINCIBLE – Skillet (17)
15. SEND MY LOVE (To Your New Lover) – Adele (15)
16. BURN THE WITCH – Radiohead (13)
17. WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE – Grouplove (19)
18. TONIGHT – Matto Rules (20)
19. CHANGES – MUTEMATH (N)
20. SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN – Young the Giant (16)
1. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart (3)
2. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (2)
3. BANG BANG – Green Day (5)
4. TROUBLE – Cage the Elephant (1)
5. LIFE ITSELF – Glass Animals (6)
6. CHEAP THRILLS – Sia & Sean Paul (4)
7. GOOD GRIEF – Bastille (8)
8. YOU DON’T GET ME HIGH ANYMORE – Phantogram (9)
9. HYMN FOR THE WEEKEND – Coldplay featuring Beyoncé (10)
10. WAKE UP CALL – Nothing But Thieves (12)
11. SAY MY NAME – (IAM)WARFACE (14)
12. RIVER – Bishop Briggs (15)
13. BURN THE WITCH – Radiohead (7)
14. HARDWIRED – Metallica (16)
15. SEND MY LOVE (To Your New Lover) – Adele (11)
16. SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN – Young the Giant (13)
17. FEEL INVINCIBLE – Skillet (N)
18. DARK NECESSITIES – Red Hot Chili Peppers (20)
19. WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE – Grouplove (N)
20. TONIGHT – Matto Rules (N)
1. TROUBLE – Cage the Elephant (2)
2. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (1)
3. BURN THE WITCH – Radiohead (3)
4. SEND MY LOVE (To Your New Lover) – Adele (4)
5. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart (6)
6. CHEAP THRILLS – Sia featuring Sean Paul (10)
7. GOOD GRIEF – Bastille (9)
8. WAY DOWN WE GO – Kaleo (5)
9. BORED TO DEATH – blink-182 (7)
10. BANG BANG – Green Day (18)
11. SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN – Young the Giant (11)
12. YOU DON’T GET ME HIGH ANYMORE – Phantogram (12)
13. DARK NECESSITIES – Red Hot Chili Peppers (8)
14. WOW – Beck (14)
15. WAKE UP CALL – Nothing But Thieves (15)
16. HYMN FOR A WEEKEND – Coldplay featuring Beyoncé (16)
17. LIFE ITSELF – Glass Animals (19)
18. SAY MY NAME – (IAM)WARFACE (20)
19. ASKING FOR IT – Shinedown (13)
20. RIVER – Bishop Briggs (N)
1. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (1)
2. TROUBLE – Cage the Elephant (2)
3. BURN THE WITCH – Radiohead (3)
4. SEND MY LOVE (To Your New Lover) – Adele (7)
5. WAY DOWN WE GO – Kaleo (6)
6. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart (8)
7. BORED TO DEATH – blink-182 (5)
8. DARK NECESSITIES – Red Hot Chili Peppers (4)
9. GOOD GRIEF – Bastille (9)
10. CHEAP THRILLS – Sia featuring Sean Paul (13)
11. SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN – Young the Giant (12)
12. YOU DON’T GET ME HIGH ANYMORE – Phantogram (14)
13. ASKING FOR IT – Shinedown (16)
14. WOW – Beck (17)
15. WAKE UP CALL – Nothing But Thieves (19)
16. HYMN FOR THE WEEKEND – Coldplay featuring Beyoncé (20)
17. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! – Justin Timberlake (11)
18. BANG BANG – Green Day (N)
19. LIFE ITSELF – Glass Animals (N)
20. SAY MY NAME – (IAM)WARFACE (N)
1. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (1)
2. TROUBLE – Cage the Elephant (4)
3. BURN THE WITCH – Radiohead (5)
4. DARK NECESSITIES – Red Hot Chili Peppers (2)
5. BORED TO DEATH – blink-182 (3)
6. WAY DOWN WE GO – Kaleo (6)
7. SEND MY LOVE (To Your New Lover) – Adele (8)
8. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart (9)
9. GOOD GRIEF – Bastille (10)
10. SOUNDCHECK – Catfish and the Bottlemen (7)
11. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! – Justin Timberlake (12)
12. SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN – Young the Giant (13)
13. CHEAP THRILLS – Sia featuring Sean Paul (14)
14. YOU DON’T GET ME HIGH ANYMORE – Phantogram (16)
15. ONE DANCE – Drake, Wiz Kid, Kyla (15)
16. ASKING FOR IT – Shinedown (17)
17. JUST LIKE FIRE – P!nk (11)
18. WOW – Beck (19)
19. WAKE UP CALL – Nothing But Thieves (20)
20. HYMN FOR THE WEEKEND – Coldplay featuring Beyonce (N)
1. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (3)
2. DARK NECESSITIES – Red Hot Chili Peppers (2)
3. BORED TO DEATH – blink-182 (1)
4. TROUBLE – Cage the Elephant (5)
5. BURN THE WITCH – Radiohead (7)
6. WAY DOWN WE GO – Kaleo (4)
7. SOUNDCHECK – Catfish and the Bottlemen (6)
8. SEND MY LOVE (To Your New Lover) – Adele (9)
9. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart (10)
10. GOOD GRIEF – Bastille (14)
11. JUST LIKE FIRE – P!nk (8)
12. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! – Justin Timberlake (13)
13. SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN – Young the Giant (16)
14. CHEAP THRILLS – Sia featuring Sean Paul (17)
15. ONE DANCE – Drake, Wiz Kid, Kyla (11)
16. YOU DON’T GET ME HIGH ANYMORE – Phantogram (19)
17. ASKING FOR IT – Shinedown (N)
18. FIRE – Barns Courtney (12)
19. WOW – Beck (20)
20. WAKE UP CALL – Nothing But Thieves (N)
1. BORED TO DEATH – blink-182 (2)
2. DARK NECESSITIES – Red Hot Chili Peppers (1)
3. WAY DOWN WE GO – Kaleo (3)
4. HEATHENS – twenty øne piløts (4)
5. TROUBLE – Cage the Elephant (6)
6. SOUNDCHECK – Catfish and the Bottlemen (8)
7. BURN THE WITCH – Radiohead (11)
8. ONE DANCE – Drake, Wiz Kid, Kyla (5)
9. FIRE – Barns Courtney (7)
10. JUST LIKE FIRE – P!nk (9)
11. SEND MY LOVE (To Your New Lover) – Adele (10)
12. ALL WE EVER KNEW – The Head and the Heart (15)
13. AIN’T NO MAN – The Avett Brothers (12)
14. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! – Justin Timberlake (17)
15. CLOSE – Nick Jonas, Tove Lo – (16)
16. GOOD GRIEF – Bastille (19)
17. SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN – Young the Giant (20)
18. RIDE – twenty øne piløts (18)
19. OFF THE GROUND – The Record Company (13)
20. KISS THIS – The Struts (14)