Chartbusters - 2015

Songs That Topped The Charts In 2015

January 9, 2016 By: forecastlefluke - No Comments

The music industry witnessed a flourishing growth with overall music consumption growing by 15.2 percent in 2015, accounting to 549.4 million track equivalent and streaming equivalent albums. With new artists dominating the industry, the year also saw some fresh beat and foot tapping tunes that scorched parties and dance floors alike. Here is a list of songs that topped the charts in 2015, in no particular order.


1. Hello by Adele

Released on 23 October 2015 by XL Recordings, Hello by Adele was the lead single from her third studio album, 25. It became an international commercial success reaching number one in almost every country it charted in, including the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Hello becoming Adele’s fourth number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and breaking several records such as becoming the first song to sell over a million digital copies in a week.

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2. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars

This song was recorded by British producer Mark Ronson, with vocals from American singer Bruno Mars, for Ronson’s fourth studio album, Uptown Special. The single received plenty of appreciation from the music fraternity and received two Grammy Award nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

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3. Cheerleader by Omi

Recorded by Jamaican singer Omi, the song saw success in Jamaica, where it topped the charts and also attracted airplay in Hawaii and Dubai. The song became a global success in 2015 reaching number one in 20 counties including UK, the US, France and Germany. The song was written and produced by OMI and Clifton Dillon, Mark Bradford, and Ryan Dillon.

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4. Take Me To Church by Hozier

This song was written by Irish singer Hozier and was released as his debut single. The song got the attention of independent label Rubyworks and they overdubbed the original demo with instruments featuring Hozier and drummer Fiachra Kinder. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. The song has been certified five times platinum in the US.

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5. Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding

This song was recorded by English singer and song writer Ellie Goulding for the soundtrack to the film Fifty Shades of Grey. The song was a global hit making it Goulding’s most successful song till date. The song was nominated for numerous awards including the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, and Best Original Song at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, becoming Goulding’s first Grammy nomination.

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6. See You Again by Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth

Recorded by American rapper Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, the track was specially made for the movie 2015 action film Furious 7 as a tribute to the late Paul Walker. The track became a huge success making it the biggest hit for both Khalifa and Puth. The song was nominated for three Grammy Awards under the following categories: Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media.

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7. Hold Back the River by James Bay

Hold Back the River is a song by British recording artist James Bay and was released through Republic Records as the second single from Bay’s debut studio album Chaos and the Calm. The song was released on YouTube and it peaked to number two on the UK singles chart.

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8. Sorry by Justin Bieber

Written by Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and Justin Bieber, this song was recorded by Bieber for his fourth album Purpose. Sorry peaked to number one on the Canadian Hot 100 and was a massive success globally.

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9. Lean On by Major Lazer ft Mo & DJ Snake

Lean On was recorded by American electronic music group Major Lazer and French producer DJ Snake. Lean On was considered a hit, peaking to number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number two on the UK Singles Chart.

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10. What do you mean? By Justin Bieber

This song was recorded for Bieber’s fourth album Purpose. The track topped the Canadian Hot 100. It debuted at the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 where it stayed for one week, and topped charts in Australia, Norway and the United Kingdom.

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