Well that went quick! It is once again time to look back and see what music fans most enjoyed in the last year…let’s start with the Top 20 Songs from the Ultimate 100 Songs chart:
- Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars)
- Wiz Khalifa – See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth)
- Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
- Taylor Swift – Blank Space
- The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
- Maroon 5 – Sugar
- The Weeknd – The Hills
- Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
- Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
- Drake – Hotline Bling
- Walk the Moon – Shut Up And Dance
- Hozier – Take Me To Church
- OMI – Cheerleader
- Taylor Swift – Shake it Off
- Silento – Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)
- The Weeknd – Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
- Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
- Adele – Hello
- Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
- Rachel Platten – Fight Song
Mark Ronson‘s Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars) is the runaway #1, hands down. Nothing more to say on that one (we say as we tap our feet with what is sure to solidify itself as a classic dance cut stuck in our head).
As for Wiz Khalifa See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth), a Fast and Furious soundtrack lead single will just about always have a respectable showing but when you factor in the tragic loss of star Paul Walker the emotional video took off and sales soared well before radio airplay kicked in. It also served as a platform for Charlie Puth‘s phenomenal growth and success this year.
Electro-Soul sensation The Weeknd has three of the Top 20 and superstar Taylor Swift brings in two.
New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap just exploded onto the scene with Trap Queen and there was no looking back. With multiple other hits under his belt in just his first year in the mainstream eye, we can count on seeing him a lot more in 2016.
Emerging Artist chart graduate, Jamaican singer OMI, had a smash hit with Cheerleader. The song of the summer had actually been building for years. Way back in 2012 the song was a hit in his home country and put him on the radar of dance music authorities such as German DJ Felix Jaehn, who in early 2014 did the remix that fans are most familiar with.
Silento clearly claims the viral dance jam of the year with Watch Me (Whip/NaeNae) as it became a cultural phenomenon.
Adele exhibited her power by getting Hello to #18 on the year with just six weeks of activity!
Rachel Platten is another notable newcomer that had an irresistible track that resonated with music fans across the country.
Next up: Top 20 Artists of 2015!
Want to keep up with what’s hot week-to-week throughout the year? Be sure to check out all of our charts, including Emerging Artists, Top Tours, EDM, Latin, and Country at http://www.ultimatechart.com