7. Chris Brown "Don't Wake Me Up"
Producer: Benny Benassi, Alle Benassi, Free School, William Orbit, Brian "BK" Kennedy
Chris Brown does a lot of things that make it easy to dislike him. He also makes a lot of great songs that explain why we continue to tolerate him. This year, "Don't Wake Me Up" was that song.
On it, Brown continues his streak of merging R&B and dance music in the least corny way possible. He always sounds at home on these massive EDM beats, and at the same time, brings a certain groovy soulfulness to them that a lot of urban artists who meddle in electronic sounds struggle to achieve without getting lost in their crossover attempt.
Hate him or love him, Chris Brown is still a talented guy and he's good for consistently releasing music that will remind you of that.