2015 is coming to an end and this year has had some fantastic music. Taylor Swift’s 1989 which released last year, peaked in 2015. This year also marked the return of Adele whose album 25 has met with record sales. Among the new artists, Sam Hunt and James Bay impressed the most. Other artists who made a mark are Ed Sheeran (songs from ‘X’ are still popular), The Weeknd (Can’t Feel My Face, The Hills and Earned It), Meghan Trainor (Dear Future Husband, Like I’m Gonna Lose You) and Mark Ronson (thanks to Uptown Funk). Here are the most popular songs of 2015 (If you haven’t heard them, do so now):
Style – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s album 1989 was a big hit and is a front-runner for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Apart from Style, other songs from the album like Bad Blood, Wildest Dreams and Blankspace were popular too.
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
The Weeknd released this song with a performance at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June and within no time, it was on top of the charts. Also, the song is not what you think it means (yes, you may Google this one).
Cheerleader – OMI
Even though the original song released in 2012, the remix version by Felix Jaehn made Cheerleader a huge success. It’s one of the peppiest numbers of the year and the video was loved too.
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Ed’s album ‘X’ was one of the bestsellers in 2014 with the song Thinking Out Loud being appreciated the most. Photograph was a single in the same album and topped most charts this year.
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa
The song is a tribute to Paul Walker and was played during the end credits of Furious 7. See You Again also featured Charlie Puth.
Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
Termed as the sleeper hit of 2015, this was Fetty Wap’s first entry on the Billboard’s Hot 100. Trap Queen stands a strong chance of winning a Grammy for the Best Rap Song 2015.
Hello – Adele
The famous British singer made her comeback with the album 25 and the song, Hello topped charts within a few days of its release. It’s beyond doubt that the other tracks will peak in 2016.
Hotline Bling – Drake
The R&B singer criticized his ex in Hotline Bling and the lyrics won a lot of praises. After its release in July, the song gained popularity around October where it ranked below The Hills by The Weeknd.
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Sorry debuted at Number two on the Billboard Top 100 and was Bieber’s second hit this year. The other one was What Do You Mean?.