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.
So what was trending this year? Movie soundtracks. Three of the top ten tracks came from 2015 box office hits Fifty Shades of Grey and Furious 7. Breakout musician The Weeknd also rocked your thumbs, with “Earned It” coming in at #1, and “The Hills” at #8.
Presenting the Top Thumbed Up Songs of the Year
Who else dominated the soundtrack of your life this year? Counting collaborations, Drake was crowned the reigning king of 2015 with twelve top thumbed songs on the list. Other repeat offenders include Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown with six tracks each, Taylor Swift with four, and Ariana Grande and Maroon 5 tied with three each.
The surprise throwbacks that proved ‘classic is the new black’ included “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King, “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey (fun fact: this is Pandora’s top thumbed up song of all-time).
If you want to take a trip down musical memory lane, check out Pandora’s Top Thumb Hundred Mixtape that celebrates the top 100 tunes of 2015. Did your favorite songs make the list? Scroll down for #11- 100 to check it out. We can’t wait to see your thumbs in 2016.