We had originally planned to feature our favorite 15 tracks (for 2015) but there were just too many alternative gems released this year, and it physically pained us to narrow down the list. So, we doubled 15 and now present our 30 Top Tracks of 2015 from the staff here at KX FM 104.7. Make sure to click listen to our special in-studio performances with many of these artists below.

30. Beirut, “No No No”

29. Ra Ra Riot, “Water”

28. Ben Folds, “Phone In A Pool”

27. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”

26. Albert Hammond, Jr., “Born Slippy”

25. Paper Pilots, “The Weather”

Click HERE to listen to Paper Pilots’ live performance in our Laguna Beach studio.

24. The Rebel Light, “Strangers”

Click HERE to listen to The Rebel Light’s live performance in our Laguna Beach studio.

23. Steven A. Clark, “Can’t Have”

22. Fantastic Negrito, “Lost In A Crowd”

21. Colyer, “Out For You”

20. Fort Lean, “Might’ve Misheard”

19. Mainland, “Not As Cool As Me”

18. Opus Vitae, “I’ve Been Wrong”

Special shout-out to this music video. Brilliant.

Click HERE to listen to Opus Vitae’s live performance in our Laguna Beach studio.

17. Mother Mother, “Monkey Tree”

16. Astronauts, etc. & Toro y Moi , “Rocket Man (David Bowie Cover)”

15. The Very Best, “Let Go”

14. Beach House, “Space Song”

13. Baio, “Sister of Pearl”

Click HERE to hear Baio talk through his entire debut album, The Names, on Full Album Fridays.

12. JR JR, “Gone”

11.Miike Snow, “Genghis Khan”

10. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, “Paper Mâché Dream Balloon”

9. San Fermin, “No Devil”

8. The Paper Kites, “Electric Indigo”

Click HERE to listen to The Paper Kites’ live performance in our Laguna Beach studio.

7. Ezra Furman, “Pot Holes”

Click HERE to listen to Ezra Furman’s live performance in our Laguna Beach studio.

6. Metric, “The Shade”

5. Weezer, “Thank God For Girls”

The alt-rock gods’ first new single since their 2014 release, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, sounds comfortingly like the Weezer of yesteryear (think The Blue Albumnot Pinkerton). If this track is an indication of what to expect next from Rivers Cuomo & co., we can’t wait.

4. Chris Cornell, “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”

The Soundgarden frontman is back at it following a four-year recording gap. Cornell’s fourth solo effort, Higher Truth, was released in September and this was the epic, lead single.

3. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, ”S.O.B.”

Making music since 20o5, the rural Missouri native found a devoted following in the Denver music community before becoming an overnight sensation when he performed this song on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show in mid-August.

Click HERE for Nathaniel Rateliff’s interview with Jason Feddy.

2. Chet Faker & Marcus Marr, “The Trouble With Us”

Australian-born Chet Faker AKA Nicholas James Murphy teamed up with EDM producer extraordinaire Marcus Marr to prove that funk ain’t dead.

1. Tame Impala, “Let It Happen”

Kevin Parker’s, the driving force behind Tame Impala, 3rd studio album, Currents, was released in July to rave reviews. We agree!

Honorable Mentions:

Born Cages, “Moving On”

White Sea, “Never A Woman”

José González, “Leaf Off / The Cave”

Grace Mitchell, “NoLo”

We’re sure narrowing down 2016’s picks will be just as tough. Listen to Human Crafted Radio on KX FM 104.7 for the freshest indie/alt rock. Much love in the new year.