Warning: I do not have normal musical tastes, admittedly, so you aren’t likely to hear any hits here. I also listen to Sirius XM’s “Radio Franco” a lot. Also, these are not songs released in 2015 necessarily; it might be that I only discovered them in 2015 or that I re-discovered them in 2015.
Hope you find something you like! Counting down from #10 to #1. And I found it amusing that #10 and #9 have to do with drinking and drugs, neither of which I partake in. I don’t think one or two glasses of wine a year really counts as drinking, does it?
#10: À boire à boire (To Drink, To Drink), by David Jalbert
#9: “Stone,” by Vincent Vallières
#8: “L’âme du bohemien” (Soul of a Bohemian), by Kaïn
#7: “Je Sais Que Tu Sais” (I know what you know), by Alexandre Belliard
#6: “The Wrong Direction,” by Passenger
#5: “Compassion,” by Lucinda Williams
#4: “Holes,” by Passenger
#3: “Fermont,” by Vincent Vallières (Fermont is the name of an isolated mining town in northern Canada)
#2: “Marie Rollet,” by Alexandre Belliard (Marie Rollet, wife of Louis Hébert, Canada’s first non-indigenous settler. She moved to “New France” from Paris with her husband and three children in 1617.)
And, drum roll….
#1: “Heart of My Own,” by Basia Bulat. This became the definitive playlist song for Celestine, the heroine of WILD MAN’S CURSE, and I’m still playing it to death.
Did you have a favorite song from 2015? I’m always looking for new things to listen to!