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Year End Recap: The Best of 2015

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Social media fueled our nostalgia in 2015, which explains why so many of the new songs on this list sound distinctly like 1980's & 1990's throwbacks. Between #tbt and Buzzfeed Rewind, a myriad of tv show reboots (Full House, The X Files, 24, Boy Meets World), and the resurgence of 90's fashion, not much escaped the influence of the past. Then again, I'm not complaining if today's musicians want to take a few lessons from decades past.

10. The Weeknd - "Can't Feel My Face"

Ominous and haunting but joyous at the same time, this song held a special place in my heart during 2015. First, I saw The Weeknd perform it with Taylor Swift at her epic concert in the Meadowlands in July. A stadium of 70,000 fans dancing with LED bracelets blinking in unison to the beat was ultimately perfect. Second, I was at the taping of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon when Tom Cruise won the Lip Sync Battle with his awesome rendition of "Can't Feel My Face"…