We dug in to find out what fans of dance music liked in 2015. Check out our most-played 2015 releases across five big genres: Dubstep, Trap, Deep & Future House, Tropical House, Chill & Indie. Turns out there were some surprises!
Before we wrap up 2015 and obsess over the next big thing in music, let’s reflect on the top tracks that caused you to click that little white ‘thumbs up’ icon and bump the volume all year long. Introducing our (really, more your) top 100 thumbed songs of 2015.
Beaches, BBQ, warm nights, friends – just a few of the ingredients that make for a great summer, but at Pandora we have to admit that we’re a bit biased when it comes to what we thinks is the most important one: music. A single song can capture the vibe of summer and leave an impression for years to come. The one you listen to with the windows down cruising down the highway, or that’s blaring as you cannonball into the deep end. It’s the thing that years from now can transport you back to THIS summer. Don’t believe us? We dare you to blast Summer Hits of the 90s and not be transported to a time of ill-advised fashion but admittedly awesome music. …
Like most music lovers, we at Pandora are equally excited and opinionated about this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees. Being that our main headquarters is in Oakland, we’re extra proud that East Bay punk-pop heroes Green Day were inducted – we’re also stoked that Pandora listeners made their hit “Good Riddance” one of the top thumbed up songs from this year’s inductees! And isn’t it about time that Bill Withers made the cut? Anyone who’s seen his awesome 2009 documentary Still Bill probably agrees – as do those of you who thumbed “Ain’t No Sunshine” into our top thumbs. And you don’t have to be a “blues lawyer” to argue the importance of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s induction.