Here are the best pop singles of January 2015

Doing It - Charlie XCX featuring Rita Ora

Yes folks–the first month of 2015 is almost done. That means it is time for a quick recap.

January is often a slow month for pop music because it follows the busy fourth quarter, when major acts release their stuff. But this month wasn’t bad. In fact, it was a great one for pop music. Have a look at my pick for the top 6 singles of January 2015 in the list below.

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Ellie Goulding wants you to “Love Me Like You Do” in her Fifty Shades of Grey single

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do (Single from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack)

Partnering with hitmaker Max Martin, Ellie Goulding’s distinct vocals soar in “Love Me Like You Do,” her single for the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. The song’s production seamlessly move from the emotional verses to the soaring chorus, which is easily its best part. “Love Me Like You Do / Love, Love, Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie sings against a pulsating, hypnotic beat.

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Ellie Goulding at The Orpheum: 6 freak out-worthy moments

Ellie Goulding at The Orpheum in Vancouver

For the third time in just over a year, Ellie Goulding was back in Vancouver on April 24 for her Spring North American Tour. This time, she performed at The Orpheum. (I previously have seen her at The Commodore and Rogers Arena, where she opened for Bruno Mars.)

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