Are you a music fanatic? Then you must have known what songs made it to the charts every week. Here is a compiled list of songs that made it big this year. Check out if your favorite tune and artist made it to this list of the best songs of 2015.
10. Take Me to Church by Hozier
This song hit the airwaves on January 2015 and a lot of listeners loved it. It was actually the debut single, of Irish singer and songwriter Hozier. It was taken from his self-titled album internationally released in 2014. The song is all about the Catholic Church and its stance on homosexuality.
9. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Indeed, the career of English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran is flourishing this 2015. One of his best songs is Thinking Out Loud and it served as a promotional single for his second album simply entitled X. This particular song peaked at Number 2 for both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100, making Ed Sheeran a sought-after singer today.
8. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
This is yet another song sung by an English recording artist. ‘I’m Not the Only One’ is Sam Smith’s fourth single, at it came from his debut solo album ‘In the Lonely Hour’. The song was written by Smith himself, with help from Jimmy Napes. The song featured two verses from A$AP Rocky, an American rapper.
7. Shake it Off by Taylor Swift
This Taylor Swift song came from her fifth studio album entitled ‘1989’, which was released in 2014. The song served as the lead single of the said album and it was highly received by music critics, although the twerking in the music video isn’t. The song debuted at number one during the latter part of 2014 and its popularity carried off in 2015.
6. Sugar by Maroon 5
Maroon 5, an American pop rock band, has a new song to share this 2015. And it could be one of their best songs yet too. Written in part by Adam Levine, the song was the third single of their fifth studio album, ‘V’. A remix version of this song was released and it featured Nicki Minaj. This song is a beautiful combination of disco, soul, and funk-pop.
5. FourFiveSeconds by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney
If you’re able solicit the talents of Paul McCartney and Kanye West for your new song, then you know you’re about to release one of the best songs to ever hit the airwaves. ‘FourFiveSeconds’ is a single from Rhianna’s eighth studio album. It is a soul and pop song that combined cello, organ, and acoustic guitar for instrumentation.
4. Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goudling
English singer Ellie Goulding sang this song for the film ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. Her vocals was well-acclaimed by critics, reason why the song was received just as well in countries like Australia, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, and New Zealand. This song was released by Republic Records and served as the second single from the movie soundtrack.
3. Blank Space by Taylor Swift
This catchy song is Taylor Swift’s second entry in this list of the best songs of 2015. The hottest American singer has started 2015 with a bang indeed. With two songs up the charts, nobody can stop Taylor Swift’s increasing popularity worldwide. ‘Blank Space’ held the top spot in the Billboard charts for two consecutive weeks. It is also the second single from her album entitled ‘1989’. ‘Shake It Off’ was the first one.
2. See You Again by Wiz Khalifa
This song was by Wiz Khalifa features Charlie Puth and it was sung in the high-speed action film ‘Furious 7’. It was the most streamed track on Spotify for a single day, the reason being is because it was the final tribute to erstwhile actor Paul Walker, who is one of the lead actors of the said film.
1. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson
British song producer Mark Ronson recorded this song along with American singer Bruno Mars. Together, they dominated the airwaves for over three months. This song is part of the fourth studio album of Mark Ronson entitled ‘Uptown Special’. Being the number song in the Billboard charts for 14 weeks, it rightfully is the best song of 2015.