Editor's Picks: The Best of 2015 in Music

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Editor's Picks: The Best of 2015 in Music

Adele may have broke every record in music history, but there are dozens of other awesome bands and singers who kept the Zimbio editors moving and grooving in 2015. Check out our picks below! 

LANI CONWAY (INTERACTIVES EDITOR)

Editor's Picks: The Best of 2015 in Music

Favorite Album: Jamie xx's In Colour, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly. Also, everyone go get their music history on with Master of None's outstanding Spotify playlist.
Favorite Collaboration: The future Adele and Lionel Richie collab
Song You Couldn't Get Out of Your Head: Kygo and Will Heard's "Nothing Left."

Song That Would Be at the Top of a Mix Tape for Your Crush: Major Lazer's "Lost" cover featuring MO.
Singer Who Just Needs to Stop: Miley Cyrus. It was Justin Bieber until "What Do You Mean?" sort of became my jam (sorry, not sorry).

Areeba Abid (Associate Editor)

Editor's Picks: The Best of 2015 in Music

Favorite Album: 25 by Adele (obviously!) and The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers (he is even more beautiful in person).
Favorite Collaboration: “Pray to God ” by Calvin Harris (featuring Haim)
Song You Couldn't Get Out of Your Head: “2 Heads” by Coleman Hell and “Leave a Trace” by Chvrches

Song That Would Be at the Top of a Mix Tape for Your Crush: “Barcelona” by George Ezra
Singer Who Just Needs to Stop: Meghan Trainor (So generic, yet so popular. I just don't get it.)

CECILY TROWBRIDGE (ASSOCIATE EDITOR)

Editor's Picks: The Best of 2015 in Music

Favorite Album: Grimes' Art Angels
Favorite Collaboration: "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa/Charlie Puth
Song You Couldn't Get Out of Your Head: "Cry Baby" by Melanie Martinez

Song That Would Be at the Top of a Mix Tape for Your Crush: "Waiting Game" by Banks
Singer Who Just Needs to Stop: Fetty Wap

Joe Robberson (Senior Associate Editor)

Favorite Album: Mr. Wonderful by Action Bronson
Favorite Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar and George Clinton
Song You Couldn't Get Out of Your Head: "Space Song" by Beach House

Song That Would Be at the Top of a Mix Tape for Your Crush: "Death with Dignity" by Sufjan Stevens
Singer Who Just Needs to Stop: Yoko Ono

JOEY SKLADANY (TV EDITOR)

Editor's Picks: The Best of 2015 in Music

Favorite Album: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence + the Machine (and Adele's 25, obviously). 
Favorite Collaboration: The Stevie Wonder and Andra Day Apple holiday commercial. 
Song You Couldn't Get Out of Your Head: "Photograph." (I know, I know — it's from Ed Sheeran's 2014 album X, but it had a ton of airplay this year.) If I'm not cheating, Jess Glynne's "Hold My Hand." 

Song That Would Be at the Top of a Mix Tape for Your Crush: "When We Were Young" by Adele
Singer Who Just Needs to Stop: Miley Cyrus. You have nipples and like to smoke pot. We get it. It's time to move on.

JJ DUNCAN (SENIOR EDITOR)

Editor's Picks: The Best of 2015 in Music

Favorite Album: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Favorite Collaboration: "Bad Blood" (counting it as 2015)
Song You Couldn't Get Out of Your Head: "Bad Blood"

Song That Would Be at the Top of a Mix Tape for Your Crush: "Bad Blood"
Singer Who Just Needs to Stop: Taylor Swift

JILL SLATTERY (editor in chief)

Favorite Album: The Hamilton musical soundtrack
Favorite Collaboration: Does the #ParksandHam hashtag count? Mashing up Hamilton quotes with scenes from Parks and Recreation was genius.
Song You Couldn't Get Out of Your Head: “Wait For It” from the Hamilton soundtrack. Leslie Odom Jr. is talented beyond measure and Lin-Manuel Miranda's music and lyrics are iconic. “Death doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints / It takes and it takes and it takes” is one of the greatest lyrics of all time.

Song That Would Be at the Top of a Mix Tape for Your Crush: “Confident” by Demi Lovato. My crush should know what he’s getting into.
Singer Who Just Needs to Stop: Adele needs to stop…taking career hiatuses. NEVER LEAVE US AGAIN, ADELE.

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