Counting Down From 80 to 61.

The North Texas music scene has really come into its own the past 12 months. There hasn't been a year in recent memory when so many local artists appeared on the Billboard charts, played Saturday Night Live and other late night television programs, or otherwise appeared in the national spotlight. Here, as we've done in years past, we're highlighting what we think are the 100 best songs locally-tied of the year. The thing is, as far as this list is concerned, we're judging the quality of the songs irrespective of the popularity of the people putting them out — meaning, you're just as likely to have a song by a Grammy-winning act sandwiched between a couple of high school bands. Hey, it's just more interesting that way. Also keeping with tradition, we'll be rolling out the list in smaller, more digestible portions every weekday through the end of the month, complete with embedded streams of each. We think that gives each of these more-than-deserving acts a little more shine, and it also gives you a little more time to really check out each of these high-quality tunes — including, presumably, a few that you may have missed upon their initial release.

On Friday, we kicked off our annual tradition of counting down our 100 favorite locally-tied songs of 2015. We started at the bottom with songs 100 through 81 on Friday — and we hope you've had plenty of time to stream those over the weekend because, below, we're hitting you with 20 more.

See Also:
The Top 100 Local Songs of 2015. // Counting Down From 100 to 81.
The Top 100 Local Songs of 2014.

Just a heads up, though: This time, you're not going to get a whole three days before we bombard you with another batch of 20 come tomorrow. Meaning? You shouldn't waste any time diving right into these deserving jams. There are some real winners in this bunch — including a few that might have made our Top 20 in year's past.

We think that just speaks to what an incredibly rich time it is for the Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton music scenes. That much certainly bears out in songs 80 to 61, which you'll find streaming below. — Cory Graves

80. VIDEO — “New Immortals”

79. No Touching — “Any Minute”

78. Damaged Good$ — “FCKBOY JIHAD PT. 1”

77. Jarvis Hodges — “Ball Out”

76. Hate Your Friends — “Whooda Thunk?”

75. Blessin' — “Eileen”

74. Birds of Night — “Asleep in the Pine”

73. Parquet Courts — “No, No, No!”

72. Bobby Sessions — “Black Neighborhood”

71. Larce Blake w/ Masego & BeMyFiasco — “SwingInLove”

70. Sudie — “Van Morrissey”

69. Buffalo Black — “High Noon”

68. Zane Williams — “A Song tor the Folks That Stole Our Van and Trailer”

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67. Colton Carlyle — “Stalker”

66. Smoke Paint — “Chastity Belt”

65. Pinkish Black — “Brown Rainbow”

64. KoolQuise — “Cupid's Handgun”

63. Nick Jonas — “Jealous”

62. Skagg Philips — “Problems in Japan”

61. Brave Young Lion — “Girls”

100. Terrence Spectacle — “King's Cup”
99. Tunk — “Scarface The Rapper”
98. Lil Ronny MothaF — “Circle”
97. Denim Wonder — “I Love My City”
96. Sin Motivo — “Sintomas”
95. Kevin Aldridge — “Winner Leaves Town”
94. Sarah Jaffe — “Vision”
93. Coach Tev — “Omens (ft. Drugs, The Model Citizen & Rei Altru)”
92. Bummer Vacation — “Silver Hands”
91. Danny Cainco — “In My Bed”
90. Dove Hunter — “Dream Catcher”
89. GHETTODSKO — “It's Like That”
88. Toadies — “In the Belly of a Whale”
87. 87. Sad Cops — “Allen Road Park”
86. Essay EyE — “Day Da Day”
85. Astronautalis — “Sike”
84. The Azealia Project — “Chameleons”
83. Rhett Miller — “Most in the Summertime”
82. Botany — “Jotu”
81. Ghoulfive — “Materialistic”
80. VIDEO — “New Immortals”
79. No Touching — “Any Minute”
78. Damaged Good$ — “FCKBOY JIHAD PT. 1”
77. Jarvis Hodges — “Ball Out”
76. Hate Your Friends — “Whooda Thunk?”
75. Blessin' — “Eileen”
74. Birds of Night — “Asleep in the Pine”
73. Parquet Courts — “No, No, No!”
72. Bobby Sessions — “Black Neighborhood”
71. Larce Blake w/ Masego & BeMyFiasco — “SwingInLove”
70. Sudie — “Van Morrissey”
69. Buffalo Black — “High Noon”
68. Zane Williams — “A Song tor the Folks That Stole Our Van and Trailer”
67. Colton Carlyle — “Stalker”
66. Smoke Paint — “Chastity Belt”
65. Pinkish Black — “Brown Rainbow”
64. KoolQuise — “Cupid's Handgun”
63. Nick Jonas — “Jealous”
62. Skagg Philips — “Problems in Japan”
61. Brave Young Lion — “Girls”
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Cover photo by Mikel Galicia.

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