was our second favorite album of the year
. If you haven't had a chance to listen to it yet...fix that. It's the best Top 40 style pop record since Lady Gaga's Fame Monster
and possibly even well before that. Carly Rae Jepsen combined the best of old-school 80s pop songwriting but positioned it in a decidedly modern context. And she wasn't done with 2015. She released a cover of Wham!'s "Last Christmas" (one of maybe 5 essential modern Christmas songs) that was as heavy on the sax as Emotion
. She brought the tune to The Late Late Show With James Corden
, and, spoiler alert, she crushed it.