2015 has been a great year for music with lots of mind-blowing songs, lyrics, compositions and performances in the English-speaking world. Many songs have made to the Billboard Charts, some remained on the top of the chart for several weeks, whereas few went down the chart pretty quickly. Awesome Singles were released in 2015. The top performer being Taylor Swift, whose all singles from her album 1989 stayed in the top 10 songs of 2015 in many charts in the US and UK. So, which are the top 10 hit English songs of 2015, which are real super-dooper hit? Here goes the list that has songs from 2014 through 2015 that got highly popular and would remain popular in 2016 as well.
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10. Can’t Feel My Face (2015)
Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song as the best song of 2015. Critics review the song as to the works of Michael Jackson. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards. The song is from the Canadian singer The Weeknd for his second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness. The song was peaked at number one and was for 19 weeks on the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song topped in several countries on various charts. The song had a strong influence in popular culture throughout 2015.
9. Trap Queen (2014)
“Trap Queen” is a song from the debut American rapper Fetty Wap for his self-titled debut album in 2015. The song was released on April 22, 2014. The song spent 25 consecutive weeks on top 10 of Billboard Hot 100 which is Fetty’s first successful song to hit the Billboards. The song was peaked at number two on the charts. “Trap Queen” is a hip-hop and R&B melody containing elements of trap elements. In an interview with Fetty on MTV, he calls his mom a “trap queen” and he says it’s okay to use the term. The song was nominated for the 58th Grammy Awards.
8. Thinking Out Loud (2014)
The official video of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Load” is set up highly romantic, soulful and the lyrics is awesome. The blissful song was recorded by the singer cum song-writer for his album x. The song was co-authored with Amy Wadge and produced by Jake Gosling. The song peaked at number two on Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100. The hit song topped on various charts in different countries for several weeks through 2014 and even in 2015. The song is one of the most streamed song in the U.K.
7. Hotline Bling (2015)
“Hotline Bling” got a mixed response from the music world for its lyrics and melody. “Hotline Bling” is the first song from Drake in two years to have reached the top 10 singles chart on Billboard. The song’s music video was released on October 19, 2015 via Apple Music. The song was on number two spot for five non-consecutive weeks. It also reached the number three spot on UK charts. If you are a hip-hop lover then this song is for you. It also reached the number one spot for that category on Billboard.
6. Bad Blood (2015)
“Bad Blood” is another Taylor Swift hit that reached the number one spot on Billboard Hot 100 and was on number one spot for 13 weeks. The song is from Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album 1989. The song portrays about betrayal of a close friend. The song reached number one on several countries and crossed more than 20 million views in 24 hours on Vevo.
5. Hello (2015)
“Hello” is an Adelle song that was released for her third studio album 25. The song is themed about nostalgia and regret. The song is known for its wonderful lyrics and the soulful performance by Adelle. The song gave Adelle a commercial boost after it topped in almost all the countries. The song stayed for 9 weeks and is still counting on Billboard Hot 100 in 2016. As of 2015, it broke the record for shortest time to attain 100 million Vevo views. Within 24 hours the song reached more than 20 million views. The song is known to have sold for more than 1 million digital copies within a week.
4. The Hills (2015)
“The Hills” by the Canadian singer The Weeknd is about the shock culture faced by the singer after he moved from Toronto to Los Angles to make Beauty Behind the Madness. The song found its place to number one position on Billboard Hot 100 like a magic come true. The song was in the top 10 in UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The remix version of the song features the popular rappers Eminem and Nicki Minaj.
3. See You Again (2015)
“See You Again” (Wiz Khalifa song) featuring Charlie Puth, who was very little known till the first 6 months of 2015 has become very famous. The song made Charlie Puth famous after the track was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film Furious 7 as a tribute to the late Paul Walker. “See You Again” was nominated three times for Grammy Awards at the 58th ceremony. The song holds the record for the most streamed song (4.2 million times on April 13, 2015) on Spotify. Apart from Billboard charts, the song topped the peak spot on several other countries such as UK, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland. The song stayed on number one spot for 19 weeks on Billboard.
2. What Do You Mean? (2015)
“What Do You Mean?” by Justine Biber is one of the best song from 2015 that topped the Canadian Hot 100 and Billboard Hot 100. This song was composed for the fourth studio album Purpose. It also topped in other countries such as Australia, Norway and the United Kingdom. The song stayed for 17 weeks and is still counting in the top 10 on Billboard charts in 2016. The song has been praised by many media and personalities for being catchy, trendy and brilliant. On August 30, 2015 the first live performance of the song happened at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards by Justin Biber.
1. Uptown Funk (2014)
“Uptown Funk” is an electro-funk music from the 80s rejuvenated for the 21st century modern crowd by the singer Bruno Mars and produced by Mark Ronson for the album Uptown Special. Though, this album was released in 2014, it reached several heights and milestones in 2015 rankings. The song stayed on the Billboard top 10 for 31 long weeks. The song earned $2.7 million in publishing royalties. It was reported on June 24, 2015 that Trinidad James earned over $150,000 USD in royalty earnings from Uptown Funk‘s interpolation. It is one of the videos on YouTube to have reached the billionth mark. On 15 September 2015, the video of “Uptown Funk” was viewed 1 billion times. It is the 9th such video on YouTube to do so.