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The Top 146 Songs of 2015 in the U.S. & Canada

Posted by Glen Sears | January 26, 2016 12:15 pm | No Comments

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Every year billions of digital music streams are played through our partner services and served up by the MediaNet platform. These diverse services encompass on-demand streaming, paid downloads, online radio, and more. MediaNet’s 49M track catalog gives the users of these services unprecedented access to digital music—but which songs are the most popular?

Our top songs list is broken into 2 categories: Digital Radio and Streams & Plays. The lists, while generally similar, reflect the unique kinds of music users consume depending on the way they consume it. They also highlight differences in musical taste between adjacent countries over similar networks.

For instance, when looking at digital radio in the United States, the distinct presence of nature sounds and ambience tracks shows online radio is often used as background audio, likely before bed time. That trend (specifically related to “soundscapes”) does not occur in Canada, where the top songs for digital radio follow a more traditional pop-oriented course.

Note: our digital radio partners are playlist-based services, meaning the top songs of 2015 for radio are actually representative of the playlists they are a part of. In order to make the top songs list a track must exist in many playlists, in a few highly-popular lists, or on a playlist that repeats.

In streaming the U.S. has another interesting anomaly: The Isley Brothers. The Isley Brothers’ album “Between The Sheets” appears 9 times on our top songs list, meaning every song on the album but one make an appearance. It’s “Choosey Lover,” if you were curious.

By and large, MediaNet’s top songs are from expected major 2015 artists: Taylor Swift, Drake, Jack U, Bruno Mars, Vance Joy, The Weeknd. What is most interesting are the deviations from this lineup, and how they help demonstrate what appeals to various users in different locations using similar consumption methods. All told, our top songs represent the interests of users on over 30 digital music platforms.

See the entire set of lists below:

Digital Radio (U.S.)
Digital Radio (Canada)
Streams & Plays (U.S.)
Streams & Plays (Canada)

Digital Radio (U.S.)

# ARTIST SONG ALBUM GENRE
1 Nature Sound Series Relaxing Rain Ambience Relaxing Rain Ambience Instrumental
2 Songza Sounds Atlantic Waves Atlantic Waves New Age
3 Songza Sounds Sleep Noise Generator Sleep Noise Generator Electronica/Dance
4 Walk the Moon Shut Up And Dance Shut Up And Dance Alternative/Indie
5 Sheppard Geronimo Geronimo Pop
6 Vance Joy Riptide God Loves You When You’re Dancing Alternative/Indie
7 Relaxation Music Series Tranquil Landscapes Tranquil Landscapes Instrumental
8 Clean Bandit;Jess Glynne Rather Be Feat. Jess Glynne Rather Be Feat. Jess Glynne Electronica/Dance
9 Flo Rida;Sage the Gemini;Lookas Gdfr Now That’s What I Call Music! 90 Pop
10 The Weeknd Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) (From The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Soundtrack) Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Soundtracks
11 Taylor Swift Style 1989 Pop
12 Jason Derulo Want To Want Me Want To Want Me Pop
13 Rihanna;Kanye West;Paul McCartney Fourfiveseconds Fourfiveseconds Pop
14 Ariana Grande One Last Time My Everything (Deluxe) Pop
15 Mark Ronson;Bruno Mars Uptown Funk Uptown Funk Pop
16 Sia Elastic Heart Nrj Hit Music Only 2015 Electronica/Dance
17 Taylor Swift Blank Space 1989 Pop
18 Jack Ü;Skrillex;Diplo;Justin Bieber Where Are Ü Now (Feat. Justin Bieber) Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü Electronica/Dance
19 Nick Jonas Chains Chains Pop
20 Alesso;Tove Lo Heroes Heroes Electronica/Dance
21 Milky Chance Stolen Dance Sadnecessary Alternative/Indie
22 Taylor Swift Shake It Off Shake It Off Pop
23 Who Is Fancy Goodbye Goodbye Pop
24 Carly Rae Jepsen I Really Like You I Really Like You Pop

Digital Radio (Canada)

# ARTIST SONG ALBUM GENRE
1 Walk the Moon Shut Up And Dance Shut Up And Dance Alternative/Indie
2 Vance Joy Riptide God Loves You When You’re Dancing Alternative/Indie
3 Sheppard Geronimo Geronimo Pop
4 Clean Bandit;Jess Glynne Rather Be Feat. Jess Glynne Rather Be Feat. Jess Glynne Electronica/Dance
5 Taylor Swift Style 1989 Pop
6 Sia Elastic Heart Nrj Hit Music Only 2015 Electronica/Dance
7 Ariana Grande One Last Time My Everything (Deluxe) Pop
8 The Weeknd Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) (From The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Soundtrack) Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Soundtracks
9 Flo Rida;Sage the Gemini;Lookas Gdfr Now That’s What I Call Music! 90 Pop
10 Taylor Swift Blank Space 1989 Pop
11 Jason Derulo Want To Want Me Want To Want Me Pop
12 Rihanna;Kanye West;Paul McCartney Fourfiveseconds Fourfiveseconds Pop
13 Nick Jonas Chains Chains Pop
14 Alesso;Tove Lo Heroes Heroes Electronica/Dance
15 Who Is Fancy Goodbye Goodbye Pop
16 Mark Ronson;Bruno Mars Uptown Funk Uptown Funk Pop
17 Jack Ü;Skrillex;Diplo;Justin Bieber Where Are Ü Now (Feat. Justin Bieber) Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü Electronica/Dance
18 Milky Chance Stolen Dance Sadnecessary Alternative/Indie
19 Carly Rae Jepsen I Really Like You I Really Like You Pop
20 Echosmith Bright Talking Dreams (Deluxe Version) Alternative/Indie
21 Fifth Harmony;Kid Ink Worth It Worth It Pop
22 Kelly Clarkson Heartbeat Song Heartbeat Song Pop
23 Becky G Can’t Stop Dancin’ Can’t Stop Dancin’ Pop
24 David Guetta;Sam Martin Dangerous (Feat. Sam Martin) Dangerous (Feat. Sam Martin) Electronica/Dance

Streams & Plays (U.S.)

# SONG ARTIST ALBUM GENRE
1 You Rock My World (Radio Edit) Michael Jackson Number Ones Pop
2 Am I Dreaming Atlantic Starr Classics Volume 10 Pop
3 50 Ways To Say Goodbye Train California 37 Pop
4 Voyage To Atlantis The Isley Brothers Go For Your Guns Soul/R&B
5 Kiss My Eyes (That Kid Chris Vocal Mix) Bob Sinclar Kiss My Eyes Electronica/Dance
6 Between The Sheets The Isley Brothers The Essential Isley Brothers Soul/R&B
7 Touch Me The Isley Brothers Between The Sheets Soul/R&B
8 I Need Your Body The Isley Brothers Between The Sheets Soul/R&B
9 Ballad For The Fallen Soldier The Isley Brothers Between The Sheets Soul/R&B
10 Gettin’ Over The Isley Brothers Between The Sheets Soul/R&B
11 Slow Down Children The Isley Brothers Between The Sheets Soul/R&B
12 Rock You Good The Isley Brothers Between The Sheets Soul/R&B
13 Let’s Make Love Tonight The Isley Brothers Between The Sheets Soul/R&B
14 Every Moment Jodeci Every Moment Soul/R&B
15 Tannhäuser, Act 1, Scene 4: Als Du In Kuhem Sange Uns Bestrittest Klaus König;Lucia Popp;Bernd Weikl;Waltraud Meier;Kurt Moll;Siegfried Jerusalem;Donald Litaker;Rainer Scholze;Gabriele Sima;Vier Tölzer Knaben;Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks;Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks;Bernard Haitink;Walto Wagner: Tannhäuser Classical/Opera
16 Genuine Article Kid Rock Grits Sandwiches For Breakfast (Parental Advisory) Rock
17 It’s You (Dj Snake Remix) Duck Sauce It’s You (Remixes) Electronica/Dance
18 Teenage Dream Katy Perry Teenage Dream (Bonus Tracks) (Edited) Pop
19 Women Def Leppard Viva! Hysteria (Original Soundtrack) Rock
20 I’ll Be Edwin McCain Rhino Hi-Five: Wedding Songs, 2 Pop
21 Life During Wartime Talking Heads Fear Of Music (Remastered/Bonus Tracks) Rock
22 1st Of Tha Month Bone Thugs-N-Harmony E. Eternal 1999 (Parental Advisory) Rap/Hip Hop
23 Bang Yo F**king Head Traxx From The Wrong Side Rap/Hip Hop
24 Rockaway Beach Ramones Rocket To Russia: Expanded And Remastered Alternative/Indie
25 Stay With Me Sam Smith Stay With Me Pop
26 A Shot To The Stars Whitley The Submarine Folk
27 Temple Kings Of Leon Mechanical Bull (Deluxe Version) Alternative/Indie
28 I Would Like To Call It Beauty Corinne Bailey Rae The Sea Pop
29 Give It To Me Sheryl Crow Feels Like Home Country
30 One Woman Army Kate Earl Kate Earl Folk
31 I Need A Dollar Aloe Blacc I Need A Dollar/Take Me Back Pop
32 Sad Song The Cars Sad Song Pop
33 Wonderful (The Way I Feel) My Morning Jacket Circuital Alternative/Indie
34 Home In The Woods Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons Cabin Ghosts EP Rock
35 Yes, I’m Cold Chris Bathgate Throatsleep Alternative/Indie
36 El Arbol Ersi Arvizu Friend For Life Latin
37 Over The Edge Sarah Jarosz Over The Edge (Single) Folk
38 Don’t Get Hung Up In Your Soul Richard Hawley Truelove’s Gutter Rock
39 F**k You CeeLo Green F**k You (Single) Alternative/Indie
40 One Note Samba Herbie Mann Herbie Mann. Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues + Right Now Jazz
41 Still Great Lake Swimmers Lost Channels Folk
42 U Want It (Feat. Krizz Kaliko) Krizz Kaliko;Below Zero Full Circle The Album Rap/Hip Hop
43 Rosie AC/DC AC/DC – Classic Interviews Comedy/Spoken Word
44 Ass Back Home (Feat. Neon Hitch) Gym Class Heroes;Neon Hitch The Papercut Chronicles II (Parental Advisory) Pop
45 Think 4 Yourself Kottonmouth Kings;Insane Clown Posse Undgerground Collabos Rap/Hip Hop
46 The Music Industry AC/DC AC/DC – Classic Interviews Comedy/Spoken Word
47 Drops Of Jupiter Train Drops Of Jupiter Rock
48 She Don’t Wanna F**k Wit Me Potluck;Krizz Kaliko Undgerground Collabos Rap/Hip Hop
49 Destination Unknown Johnny Richter;Chucky Chuck Undgerground Collabos Rap/Hip Hop

Streams & Plays (Canada)

# SONG ARTIST ALBUM GENRE
1 The Last Garrison Enter Shikari The Mindsweep Rock
2 Don’t Take The Girl Tim McGraw Not A Moment Too Soon Country
3 Seagulls And Ocean Waves Relaxation Sounds Nature’s Music Seagulls And Ocean Waves New Age
4 Heart Of Gold Zakk Wylde Alcohol Fueled Brewtality Live!! Plus 5 Rock
4 Nothing’s The Same Black Label Society Shot To Hell Rock
5 A Drop In The Ocean Ron Pope Daylight Rock
5 The Last Goodbye Black Label Society Shot To Hell Rock
5 Better Man Pearl Jam Vitalogy Rock
6 Better Man HELLYEAH Stampede Rock
7 The Blessed Hellride Black Label Society;Zakk Wylde Kings Of Damnation: Era 1998-2004 Rock
7 Sick Of It All Black Label Society Shot To Hell Rock
8 Between Heaven And Hell Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society Kings Of Damnation: Era 98 – 04 Rock
9 Loca (Featuring El Cata) Shakira Loca (Featuring El Cata) Latin
10 The House That Built Me Miranda Lambert Revolution Country
11 Billie Jean Michael Jackson Number Ones Pop
12 Royals Lorde The Love Club EP Pop
13 Marry You Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans Pop
14 Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud Pop
15 Here’s To Us Halestorm Hello, It’s Mz Hyde Rock
16 Drive Me Crazy Kip Moore Up All Night Country
17 It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me Billy Joel The Essential Billy Joel Rock
18 Stay With Me Pop Legends Stay With Me – Tribute To Sam Smith World
18 Beautiful Hedley Storms (International Version) Pop
19 Bad Girl (Explicit Version) Avril Lavigne;Marilyn Manson Avril Lavigne Pop
20 I Don’t Dance Lee Brice I Don’t Dance (Single) Country
21 Friends In Low Places Eclipse Country Drinking Songs Country
21 In Love With The Girl Luke Bryan Spring Break 3…It’s A Shore Thing Country
22 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits Rock
23 What The Hell I Got Michel Pagliaro What The Hell I’ve Got Rock
24 Die Of A Broken Heart Carolyn Dawn Johnson Dress Rehearsal Country
25 Lost In You Three Days Grace Life Starts Now Rock
25 Tome Of Night Lou Rossi Liturgia Electronica/Dance
26 Friends Hedley The Show Must Go (International Version) Rock
27 Hey Tonight CCR Revival Band Absoluety Live (The White Edition) Rock
27 Glory Days Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A. Rock:80’s Rock
27 I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll) Lowe, Nick Quiet Please: The New Best Of Nick Lowe Rock
27 I Love This Bar Big B The Toby Keith Tribute Country
27 It Never Rains In Southern California Albert Hammond They Write The Songs Rock
28 Draggin’ The Line (Album Version) R.E.M. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Sndtrk Rock
28 You Spin Me Round Dance Fever Bette Davis Eyes Compilation Electronica/Dance
29 Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk Graham BLVD Rock & Roll 80s -1982 Vol.1 Rock
30 We Belong Together Gavin DeGraw Gavin DeGraw Pop
30 If You’re Going Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows) Rodney Atkins Greatest Hits Country
30 She’s My Kind Of Crazy Emerson Drive She’s My Kind Of Crazy Country
31 Love Me Or Leave Me Chad Brownlee Love Me Or Leave Me Country
32 Wrecking Ball Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball Pop
33 I’d Love To Lay You Down Conway Twitty Country’s Best Love Songs Country
34 More Than Anyone Gavin DeGraw Chariot Alternative/Indie
34 Set Fire To The Rain (Made Famous Adele) Off The Record Set Fire To The Rain Soul/R&B
34 Piece Of My Heart Faith Hill Take Me As I Am Country
35 I Was Only Dreamin’ Marcus Sugg I Was Only Dreamin’ Country
35 When I’m Away From You The Bellamy Brothers Number One Hits Country
35 Just When I Needed You Most Randy Vanwarmer Smoothfm – Presents Music For Mum 2015 Pop
35 Slow Hand The Pointer Sisters The Greatest Hits Soul/R&B
36 Spirit In The Sky Doctor & The Medics Laughing At The Pieces Rock
37 The Trouble With Love Chris Henderson Follow The Signs Country
38 Start Me Up Graham BLVD Rock On 1981 Pop
38 Wish I Didn’t Know Now (In The Style Of Toby Keith) [Performance Track With Demonstration Vocals] Done Again Wish I Didn’t Know Now (In The Style Of Toby Keith) [Performance Track With Demonstration Vocals] Country
39 Ghost Town Adam Lambert Ghost Town Pop
40 Heaven’s Gonna Wait Hedley Storms (International Version) Pop
41 Perfect (Live) Hedley Go With The Show (Live) Pop
41 Uptown Funk Mark Ronson;Bruno Mars Uptown Funk Pop
42 You’ve Got To Stand For Something Aaron Tippin Super Hits Country
43 Haiti Cherie Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte (Golden Songs) Pop
43 Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…) Lou Bega The Ultimate Mambo Collection Latin
44 Native Blood Testament Native Blood Rock
45 Walk Of Life Sultans Of Swing;dire Straits Sound-a-like The Music Of Dire Straits Pop
46 Best Of You Foo Fighters Best Of You (Single) Rock
47 The Three Marks Of Existence Senses Fail Pull The Thorns From Your Heart Rock
48 Diesel Truck Horn Hoking Video Sound Effects 65 Sound Effects For Film & Tv Soundtracks
48 1 Will See You Again Raymond Froggatt Dream’ Of You Folk
48 Runnin’ Adam Lambert Trespassing (Deluxe) Pop
49 Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (Explicit Version) Pink Blow Me (One Last Kiss) Pop

Thanks to Debbie and Dan for their help compiling these numbers!

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