The Weeknd, Maroon 5 and Fetty Wap were among the artists topping the music streaming charts for 2015. In our countdown of the most popular tracks streamed on all U.S. streaming services this year, we'll be counting from 10 to 1 to keep the suspense. Can you guess who topped the list?
Coming in at No. 10 is one of the breakout new artists of the year, The Weeknd, with "Can't Feel My Face." The funky urban pop track raised controversy due to its drug themed lyrics, but the song itself was an upbeat party anthem that helped propel The Weeknd to A list status in 2015.
No. 9 comes from another breakout new artist this year, OMI, whose happy-go-lucky, reggae-tinged tropical house track "Cheerleader" seeped into our heads and left us singing the tune long after we last heard it.
The Weeknd also owns the No. 8 spot with his track "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" from the racy hit movie of the same name. Ellie Goulding's smash theme song from the flick "Love Me Like You Do" was placed at a respectable No. 19 on the streaming list, and also topped the regular charts earlier this year.
No. 7 comes from Maroon 5 and singer Adam Levine, whose R&B pop confection "Sugar" was on everyone's streaming playlist this year and was co-written by singer and rapper Mike Posner, who took a break from recording his own material to work with other pop stars like Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa and Nick Jonas.
No. 6 comes courtesy of The Weeknd again with "The Hills," which also got remixed by Eminem and featured in a virtual reality experience using the GoPro Spherical 360. This means no less than three of the top 10 streaming songs of the year belong to the singer.
British singer songwriter Ed Sheeran really broke out in the U.S. this year, and his biggest of several pop hits was the upbeat acoustic pop ballad "Thinking Out Loud," which comes in at No. 5 on the list of top streamed songs of 2015.
No. 4 is another movie theme, "See You Again" from "Furious 7" by Wiz Khalifa featuring singer Charlie Puth. The ballad, which is a tribute to the late star of the movie franchise, Paul Walker, broke the record for the most streams of a track on Spotify in a single day when it racked up 4.2 million plays on April 13.
At No. 3 was the song that produced the biggest dance craze of the year. "Watch Me" by Silento had everyone trying their hand at the whip and the nae-nae, even inspiring the gang on South Park to do their version of the moves. Check out that video below.
No. 2 is the hit dance anthem "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, whose buoyant live performances of the song helped propel it to the top of the charts as well as multiple Grammy nominations.
So what was the No. 1 song of all, the one that topped the chart of the top streaming songs for all of 2015? "Trap Queen" was the most streamed song of all for the year, and introduced the country to both the New Jersey based rapper who performs it and the underground R&B electronic hybrid music style known as trap. Wap is not a one hit wonder either, as his equally infectious follow up "679" just missed making the top 10 streaming chart, coming in at No. 11.
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