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987FM's Top 100 Songs Of 2015

By admin Jan 01, 2016

100. Sugar - Robin Schulz ft Francesco Yates
99. Night Changes - One Direction
98. Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit) - Mr Probz
97. Here - Alessia Carra
96. Ghost - Ella Henderson
95. Confident - Demi Lovato
94. Budapest - George Ezra
93. Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
92. Heartbeat Song - Kelly Clarkson
91. Cake By The Ocean - DNCE

90. Riptide - Vance Joy
89. Immortals - Fall Out Boy
88. Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo
87. Something's Gotta Give - All Time Low
86. What I Like About You - 5 Seconds of Summer
85. I Bet My Life - Imagine Dragons
84. Rest Of Your Life - The Sam Willows
83. The Nights - Avicii
82. Sledgehammer - Fifth Harmony
81. Up - Olly Murs ft Demi Lovato

80. Ex's & Oh's - Elle King
79. Masterpiece - Jessie J
78. Hula Hoop - OMI
77. One Last Time - Ariana Grande
76. Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld
75. All Night - TheLionCityBoy and Sezairi Sezali
74. Trouble - Iggy Azalea ft Jennifer Hudson
73. Tear In My Heart - Twenty One Pilots
72. Nobody Love - Tori Kelly
71. Knots - Charlie Lim

70. Stole The Show - Kygo ft Parson James
69. Lay Me Down - Sam Smith
68. Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy
67. Animals - Maroon 5
66. Chains - Nick Jonas
65. Ghost Town - Adam Lambert
64. Love Me Like You - Little Mix
63. Magnets - Disclosure ft Lorde
62. Big Girls Cry - Sia
61. Hold Back The River - James Bay

60. That's How You Know - Nico & Vinz ft Kid Ink and Bebe Rexha
59. King - Years & Years
58. Shigga Morning - Shigga Shay ft Inch Chua
57. Marvin Gaye - Charlie Puth ft Meghan Trainor
56. Flashlight - Jessie J
55. Afraid To Love - Shigga Shay ft Gentle Bones
54. Worth It - Fifth Harmony ft Kid Ink
53. Talking Body - Tove Lo
52. Bills - Lunchmoney Lewis
51. Restart - Sam Smith

50. FourFiveSeconds - Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney
49. Somebody - Natalie La Rose ft Jeremih
48. Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande ft The Weeknd
47. Renegades - X Ambassadors
46. Sugar - Maroon 5
45. Drag Me Down - One Direction
44. Jealous - Nick Jonas
43. Omen - Disclosure ft Sam Smith
42. Elastic Heart - Sia
41. Youth - Troye Sivan

40. Hello - Adele
39. Runnin' (Lose It All) - Naughty Boy ft Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin
38. GDFR - Flo Rida ft Sage The Gemini and Lookas
37. Sixty Five - Gentle Bones
36. New Thang - Redfoo
35. I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith
34. Black Magic - Little Mix
33. Good For You - Selena Gomez ft A$AP Rocky
32. Stitches - Shawn Mendes
31. Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon

30. B**** Better Have My Money - Rihanna
29. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
28. Fight Song - Rachel Platten
27. Hotline Bling - Drake
26. Style - Taylor Swift
25. Runaway (You And I) - Galantis
24. Earned It - The Weeknd
23. Locked Away - R. City ft Adam Levine
22. Photograph - Ed Sheeran
21. Hey Mama - David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack

20. Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo
19. What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
18. Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
17. Sorry - Justin Bieber
16. Lean On - Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft MO
15. Downtown - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz
14. Like I’m Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor ft John Legend
13. Cool For The Summer - Demi Lovato
12. She’s Kinda Hot - 5 Seconds Of Summer
11. Blank Space - Taylor Swift

10. Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
9. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Radio Edit) - OMI
8. Where Are U Now - Skillrex and Diplo ft Justin Bieber
7. Take Heart - The Sam Willows
6. Watch Me - Silento
5. Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
4. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth
3. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
2. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
1. Bad Blood - Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar

When I was younger, I faintly remember, there was a radio show in 987FM hosted by Vernon A during the weekend. It played songs I'd only hear surfing around the Internet for musical pastures greener. Having claimed he played songs which would be famous in the near future, Vernon A showcased the likes of, I recall, Empire of the Sun and the Whitest Boy Alive. Well, at least Walking on the Sun is occasionally played on the radio. Now the Edge's shifted to 10pm - 11pm every Sunday night. I wouldn't trade sleep for something which didn't satisfy my hipster needs.

So here's The Flipside, a radio segment co-hosted by Sonja Steinmetz and Emily Teng running from 5pm to 6pm every Sunday, and instead of playing what they think will be future hits, they play those that they think won't; singles and non-singles that could really be mainstream hits if the bloody major labels and current trends permitted it. These songs run a fine line between being radio-friendly and radio-unfriendly. It's made for the masses but not for the media.

Last week, Emily's made a mix documenting all the tracks that make her feel like "jumping on a plane", a move driven about by Sonja's concurrent sabbatical over in Hong Kong with her friends. A trace of longing or loneliness is apparent; she clues the listener in by playing dance queen Robyn's hit Dancing on My Own. The theme carries on now in hip-hop, with non-single Walé track 90210's solemn keyboard loop. Then alluding to getting through a tough day in the form of an inspirational story brought about by Jack Mannequin's Bruised? Plaintive.

For those such as I who have long since left the radiowaves for the Internet, the commercials haven't changed much. An unnerving Australian accent (and another one which tries its hardest to - more so unnerving) coolly describe the fatal chemicals present in cigarettes. But the commercial breaks spread far and wide throughout the one-hour radio show. Ah, the irony in the catch-22 of there being less commercials when there's less listeners when here I am telling people about The Flipside.

So much music, so little time. Right. The garden-variety alternative quasi-folk pop-rock scene punctuated by a few hip-hop and dance tunes and Emily's succinct anecdotes and music advertisements and (ugh) radio commercials - One hour isn't enough for Singapore radio's representation of the Internet. I'll be tuning in next week to see how things go, "to be together next again", as Emily tries to make her most poignant and desperate tone while remaining amicable and presentable. Plaintive.

987FM Top 100 songs of 2009

By spinorbinmusic Jan 01, 2010

Singapore's top youth (and young adults) English radio station compiled their top 100 hits for 2009...

987FM Top 100 songs of 2009

01. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
02. Poker Face – Lady GaGa
03. You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
04. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce
05. Fireflies – Owl City
06. Party In The USA – Miley Cyrus
07. Right Round – Flo Rida
08. Love Story – Taylor Swift
09. Just Dance – Lady GaGa ft Colby O’Donis
10. Love Drunk – Boys Like Girls
11. My Life Would Suck Without You – Kelly Clarkson
12. Hot n Cold – Katy Perry
13. Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas
14. Make It Mine – Jason Mraz
15. Womanizer – Britney Spears
16. New Divide – Linkin Park
17. Live Your Life – T.I. ft Rihanna
18. One Time – Justin Bieber
19. Down – Jay Sean ft Lil Wayne
20. Good Girls Go Bad – Cobra Starship