When YM&C brought up the idea of having editors pick their 5 favorite songs of the year it seemed almost impossible. The amount of beautiful music created this year is a bit overwhelming. However, these tracks below fell into place in a matter of minutes. These are the songs I couldn’t get out of my head this year, and didn’t really want to anyways.
Best Coast – “The Only Place”: I like to sing this in the shower and revel in being a Los Angeles native.
Father John Misty – “Funtimes in Babylon”: I like to put this song on in the morning while I lie in bed and look up at my ceiling. Josh Tillman’s lyrics are so moody and beautiful.
Leonard Bernstein – “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” (Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack): I loved everything about the Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack. It was equal parts charming and educational.
Lianne La Havas – “Au Cinéma”: Something about her raspy voice just pulls at my heartstrings. I have her new album Is Your Love Big Enough? on vinyl and it’s seriously perfection.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – “Fiya Wata”: “Let your love blaze like fire!” I love that. I also have a girl crush on Jade Castrinos.”