We all have that song that we just can’t get out of our heads, whether it reminds of something or someone special, or because we seem to hear it everywhere we go. Some songs make us move our feet, while some simply move our hearts. It is the songs that are able to move both that often stay imprinted in our minds, as well as on the charts. Just think, what were some of your favorite songs of 2015? Which ones made you feel so good that you just couldn’t sit still? Let’s see which of these songs topped playlists everywhere, including the Billboard charts.
The top charting songs of 2015 compiled by data from most downloads, video and music streaming, as well as radio airplay and other factors are:
Holding the distinction of longest-running number one of the year with 14 weeks at the top of the charts, “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, was touted as one of the major anthems of the year, and was even the official song for The White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll. First Lady, Michelle Obama performed a special dance routine to this mega hit with several “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni in her latest campaign to keep America moving.
Other songs that dominated dance floors, DJ request lists and airwaves this year, not to mention popular YouTube choreography tutorials are:
“How Deep Is Your Love” Calvin Harris
“Honey, I’m Good” Andy Grammer
“Time Of Our Lives” Pitbull & Ne-Yo
“Jealous” Nick Jonas
“Holding On” Disclosure Featuring Gregory Porter
“Emergency” Icona Pop
“Mr. Put It Down” Ricky Martin Featuring Pitbull
“Beautiful Now” Zedd Featuring Jon Bellion
Last but certainly not least, the all too familiar catchy song that sparked the international dance craze the Whip and Nae Nae, that’s featured in the massive viral video of the same name. You couldn’t go anywhere without hearing this song or seeing people from 8 to 80 doing its simple, signature dance moves. It seemed like everyone was doing the Whip/Nae Nae dance, from average Joe’s to iconic personalities like Arnold Schwarzenegger. As we close out the year with these great songs, the dances they inspired, and the symbolic memories they captured, it will be fun to see which artists and dance crazes punctuate the new year and beyond.
“Watch Me (Whip/ Nae Nae)” “Silentó