Top 5 Billboard Hits of 2015


The end of the year 2015 is just around the corner and it was, without a doubt, a wonderful year in the music Industry. The charts comprised of an eclectic collection of songs which appealed to all kinds of music lovers. So here is the list of the Top 5 songs that ruled over the music industry this year.

  1. HELLO (Adele)

Top 5 Billboard Hits of 2015“Hello” took over the internet ever since its release on 23 October 2015. Records after Records have been broken by this song. The song got record-smashing 27 million Vevo views in its first 24 hours. The old record was held by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, whose “Bad Blood” clip notched 20.1 million views on May 17.

Adding icing to the cake is the fact that “Hello” set a new single-day U.S. streaming record, with 2.3 million streams. The previous record-holder was One Direction’s “Drag Me Down,” which racked up 1.8 million U.S. streams in its first day.

  1. See you again (Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth)

Top 5 Billboard Hits of 2015The song is especially emotional for Furious 7 fans, as it was used in the movie as a farewell to the late Paul Walker’s character. The actor died before the film was finished. In April 2015 it broke the record for most streams in a single day, garnering 4.2 million listens. It also set the record for most streams in a single week in 26 countries during April 6 to April 12. The song gained widespread acclaim, paralleling the enormous success enjoyed by the film. The song has whooping 1,202,150,000 views on YouTube.

  1. Uptown Funk! (Bruno Mars)

Top 5 Billboard Hits of 2015The song draws heavy inspiration from the Minneapolis sound of 1980s-era funk music, having a spirit akin to works by Prince as well as Morris Day and The Time.

The single received widespread critical acclaim from music critics, and was a global commercial success, spending fourteen consecutive weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, seven non-consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and topped the charts in several other countries including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland and New Zealand. “Uptown Funk” also set a new record for the highest number of streams in one week in the US with 4.8 million streams.

  1. Hotline Bling (Drake)

Top 5 Billboard Hits of 2015Hotline Bling marked a major comeback for the Canadian artist on the top 10 billboard list after 2 years. Similarities to the song “Why can’t we live together” by the R&B singer Timmy Thomas have not prevented the song from reaching the number 2 spot on the charts. The song is also the highest charting single for Drake as the lead artist.

  1. The Hills (The Weekend)

Top 5 Billboard Hits of 2015“The Hills” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 20 on the charts in June 2015. It was highest debut for that particular week. The song received an overwhelming response in its first week with first-week digital download sales of 109,000 copies and 5.2 million domestic streams. The positive acclaim was aided by the simultaneous premiere of the song’s music video on the single’s release date.

“The Hills” spent six consecutive weeks at number one before being replaced by Adele‍ ’​s “Hello” on the issue in November 2015.

By Sheheryar Marfaani


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