The Official Charts Company have revealed what the most popular song in 2015 was and surprise… It’s not ‘Hello’.
Less of a surprise… the biggest song in 2015 was Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson. Despite being released in November 2014 Uptown Funk has since racked up over 500 million stream and total combined sales of 2.25 million. Uptown Funk was so popular that it spent 39 weeks in the Top 40 before dropping off in October.
The funky throwback dance track, created by Mark Ronson and featuring Bruno Mars, was the producers first spot at number 1, beating Ronson’s original high of number 2 with his popular take on The Zuton’s song ‘Valerie’ with Amy Winehouse. Although it’s great for Ronson, I’ll personally be happy not to hear this track on every radio station, every day in 2016.
Beyond the number 1 spot OMI’s Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) came in as the second biggest song of 2015. After it’s release in January Cheerleader continued to grow until May when it reached number 1 and stayed for four weeks. Hozier’s Take Me To Church was third with 1.25 million combined sales in 2015.
The fourth most popular track last year was Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do which became a hit as part of the 50 Shades Of Grey soundtrack. Just behind Ellie came Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth with their tribute to Paul Walker for Fast & Furious 7 ‘See You Again’.
Adele may not have come in the top 5 but her lead single ‘Hello’ from her new album 25 managed to place sixth in the list despite having only two months in the year to rank. So, if you take into consideration the release dates, Adele probably tops yet another list. Either way Hello has become the biggest Number 1 in three years and her album 25 has become the first album to sell over a million copies over more than 1 week, with 3 weeks of over a million sales so far.