The First End Of The Year Song Mashup Is Here, So What Songs Ruled 2015? — LISTEN


As we approach the end of 2015, DJs and producers all over the globe are preparing to release their hotly anticipated end-of-the-year mashups. On Tuesday, Daniel Kim's 2015 Pop Danthology mashup hit the Web, only this time around, there's a catch: there are two different 2015 Pop Danthologies! Kim explained his decision to split this year's installment into two pieces on his website:

Kim has really outdone himself this year: Part 1 of the 2015 Pop Danthology is four-minutes-long and features a whopping 45 songs, and Part 2 is five-minutes-long and features an impressive 37 songs. Whoa. He does not mess around! Below is a song list for Daniel Kim's 2015 Pop Danthology (both parts). The songs are ranked in order of bop-ability, because, let's face it: 2015 brought us a lot of great bops! Here we go...

Part 1

#42. Redfoo — "Where The Sun Goes" (Feat. Stevie Wonder)

Redfoo on YouTube

Did Stevie Wonder really agree to this? The investigation at 10.

#41. New World Sound & No Talent — "Buoy"

Midnight Vibes on YouTube

I just don't like it when EDM songs sound evil, you know? "Buoy" is too dark-sided for me.

#40. O.T. Genasis — "Coco" (Remix Feat. Pitbull & J Balvin)

La Mega Web on YouTube

What is this?

#39. Kygo — "Firestone" (Feat. Conrad Sewell)

KygoOfficialVEVO on YouTube

I mean... it's kind of boring, right?

#38. Martin Solveig & GTA — "Intoxicated"

Spinnin' Records on YouTube

Sadly, I just can't bop to "Intoxicated."

#37. Afrojack — "SummerThing" (Feat. Mike Taylor)

AfrojackVEVO on YouTube

"SummerThing" sounds dated and unimaginative to my ears, but to each her own.

#36. Fetty Wap — "Trap Queen"

harlem fetty on YouTube

Not a huge fan.

#35. T-Wayne — "Nasty Freestyle"

Twayne Aka Rickey Wayne on YouTube

The song that inspired countless Vines. The beat is pretty bop-able.

#34. Cazzette — "Together" (Feat. Newtimers)

CazzetteVEVO on YouTube

I don't really care for the vocal effect used in "Together," but it's definitely danceable.

#33. Zedd — "Beautiful Now" (Feat. John Bellion)


I think John Bellion sounds really, really supremely creepy singing the first verse of "Beautiful Now." Aside from that, it's an OK track.

#32. Pitbull — "Time Of Our Lives" (Feat. Ne-Yo)

PitbullVEVO on YouTube

It's your standard Pitbull tune... nothing more, nothing less.

#31. Flo Rida — "I Don't Like It, I Love It" (Feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White)

Flo Rida on YouTube

It's your standard Flo Rida tune... nothing more, nothing less.

#30. Jason Derulo — "Want To Want Me"

Jason Derulo on YouTube

I've heard "Want to Want Me" way too many times now, but it's still a slick pop song.

#29. Pitbull — "Fun" (Feat. Chris Brown)

PitbullVEVO on YouTube

I don't want to like it, but the break is a lot of (for lack of a better word) fun.

#28. Chedda Da Connect — "Flicka Da Wrist" (Feat. Boston George)

Chedda Da Connect on YouTube

Yeah, it'll get stuck in your head instantly.

#27. AronChupa — "I'm An Albatraoz"

AronChupaVEVO on YouTube

Well, "I'm an Albatraoz" is certainly... different! It's got moxie. I like that.

#26. Galantis — "Runaway (U & I)"

Galantis on YouTube

Anthem Alert!

#25. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — "Downtown"

Macklemore LLC on YouTube

"Downtown" has grown on me quite a bit. The chorus (when it finally arrives) is massive.

#24. Hilary Duff — "Sparks"

HilaryDuffVEVO on YouTube

I just recently threw a big tantrum about how there's too much whistling in pop music these days... "Sparks" somehow pulls it off, though.

#23. Zedd — "I Want You To Know" (Feat. Selena Gomez)


Did "I Want You to Know" live up to the hype? Nah. But, it's still a bop.

#22. Deorro & Chris Brown — "Five More Hours"

Ultra Music on YouTube


#21. Justin Bieber — "What Do You Mean?"

JustinBieberVEVO on YouTube

Who knew I would end up liking Justin Bieber's new material so much?

#20. Charlie Puth — "Marvin Gaye" (Feat. Meghan Trainor)

Charlie Puth on YouTube

The music video weirds me out, but I do love the song.

#19. Madonna — "Living For Love"


Anthem Alert: Part 2!

#18. Kelly Clarkson — "Heartbeat Song"

kellyclarksonVEVO on YouTube

It's hardly Kelly Clarkson's best single to date, but it's a cute little ditty (and that pre-chorus is to die for).

#17. Madonna — "Bitch I'm Madonna" (Feat. Nicki Minaj)


"Bitch I'm Madonna" somehow finds its way onto all of my workout playlists.

#16. Maroon 5 — "Sugar"

Maroon5VEVO on YouTube

I turn up the volume every time "Sugar" comes on the radio. Every time! That hook is irresistible.

#15. OMI — "Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)"

Ultra Music on YouTube

Again, not a big fan of some of the lyrics, but "Cheerleader" is undeniably infectious.

#14. Fetty Wap — "My Way" (Feat. Monty)

harlem fetty on YouTube

So catchy.

#13. Alesso — "Cool" (Feat. Roy English)

AlessoOfficialVEVO on YouTube

"Cool" samples one of my fave Kylie Minogue songs ("Get Outta My Way"), so, naturally, I dig it.

#12. Drake — "Know Yourself"

Drake - Topic on YouTube

King of Unexpectedly Dropping Mixtapes.

#11. Adam Lambert — "Ghost Town"

Adam Lambert on YouTube

Adam Lambert made a triumphant return in 2015, and all feels right with the world.

#10. Years & Years — "King"

YearsAndYearsVEVO on YouTube

You need to get into British dance-pop act Years & Years immediately. Trust me, you'll be so glad you did.

#9. Demi Lovato — "Cool For The Summer"

DemiLovatoVEVO on YouTube

I'm not wild about some of the lyrics, but otherwise, "Cool for the Summer" is a major jam.

#8. Ariana Grande — "One Last Time"

ArianaGrandeVevo on YouTube

What can I say? I'm a sucker for a dance ballad.

#7. Skrillex & Diplo — "Where Are Ü Now" (Feat. Justin Bieber)

Jack Ü on YouTube

The track that marked the beginning of the Biebaissance.

#6. Walk The Moon — "Shut Up and Dance"

WalkTheMoonVEVO on YouTube

One of 2015's best surprises.

#5. 99 Souls — "The Girl Is Mine"

A dance mashup of one of my favorite '90s songs and one of my favorite Destiny's Child songs? Sold.

#4. Tove Lo — "Talking Body"

ToveLoVEVO on YouTube

Fact: Tove Lo is the Queen of Weirdly Raunchy Pop Tunes. I adore her.

#3. Jess Glynne — "Hold My Hand"

Jess Glynne on YouTube

The feels this anthem gives me are indescribable, tbh.

#2. Carly Rae Jepson — "Run Away With Me"

CarlyRaeJepsenVEVO on YouTube

"Run Away With Me" is a modern pop classic. Shame on the American public for paying it DUST!

#1. Ellie Goulding — "Love Me Like You Do"

EllieGouldingVEVO on YouTube

I may never get over this song. It's so beautiful. *ugly crying*.

(Note: Daniel Kim's "Hoover Swing," "Different Target," and "On My Own" were not included in this ranking because audio for the three tracks does not seem to be available online.)

Part 2

#37. Maroon 5 — "This Summer’s Gonna Hurt"

Maroon5VEVO on YouTube

I like Maroon 5, but what were they thinking?

#36. Silentó — "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"

SilentoVEVO on YouTube

Not into it.

#35. Jason Derulo — "Cheyenne"

Jason Derulo on YouTube

Also not into it.

#34. Fetty Wap — "679" (Feat. Remy Boyz)

harlem fetty on YouTube


#33. Wiz Khalifa — "See You Again" (Feat. Charlie Puth)

Wiz Khalifa on YouTube

"See You Again" is a very sweet song... but I never want to hear it again. Ever.

#32. Fetty Wap — "Trap Queen" (Remix Feat. Fabolous & French Montana)

I actually like this remix better than the original.

#31. Daniel Kim — "Road To Glory"

The instrumental is (unsurprisingly) very cool.

#30. Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea — "Pretty Girls"

BritneySpearsVEVO on YouTube

"Pretty Girls" was cute for a minute, but it got old really fast.

#29. Madeon — "You’re On" (Feat. Kyan)

Madeon on YouTube

I can dig it.

#28. David Guetta — "Hey Mama" (Feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack)

David Guetta on YouTube

Production = !!! :)

Lyrics = ??? :(

#27. David Guetta — "Hey Mama" (Bass Kidz Remix Feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack)

That drop!

#26. Ne-Yo — "She Knows" (Feat. Juicy J)

NeYoVEVO on YouTube

So bop-able.

#25. DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge — "You Know You Like It"

DJSnakeVEVO on YouTube

Super bop-able.

#24. Flo Rida — "GDFR" (Feat. Sage The Gemini)

Flo Rida on YouTube

Unexpectedly bop-able!

#23. Zedd — "I Want You To Know" (Feat. Selena Gomez)


We meet again, "I Want You to Know."

#22. Taylor Swift — "Bad Blood" (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

TaylorSwiftVEVO on YouTube

Kendrick Lamar takes this tune to the next level.

#21. iHeart Memphis — "Hit The Quan"

King Imprint on YouTube

Love it.

#20. Dawin — "Dessert"

DawinVEVO on YouTube

Serving 2009 realness.

#19. Ariana Grande — "Focus"

ArianaGrandeVevo on YouTube

That chorus is just something else.

#18. Chris Brown & Tyga — "Ayo"

ChrisBrownVEVO on YouTube

Again, I don't want to like this, but the beat is very bop-worthy.

#17. Rachel Platten — "Fight Song"

RachelPlattenVEVO on YouTube

"Fight Song" is overplayed now, but it still makes my spirit soar.

#16. Rihanna — "Bitch Better Have My Money"

RihannaVEVO on YouTube

"BBHMM" took a little while to grow on me, but I'm fully on board with it now.

#15. Selena Gomez — "Same Old Love"

SelenaGomezVEVO on YouTube

It's not as great as "Good for You," but it's still pretty great.

#14. The Weeknd — "Can’t Feel My Face"

TheWeekndVEVO on YouTube

The Weeknd serves up major MJ vibes in "Can't Feel My Face."

#13. Madonna — "Bitch I'm Madonna" (Feat. Nicki Minaj)


"Bitch I'm Madonna" is my song.

#12. Taylor Swift — "Wildest Dreams"

TaylorSwiftVEVO on YouTube

One of 1989's best.

#11. Major Lazer & DJ Snake — "Lean On" (feat. MØ)

Anthem Alert: Part 3!

#10. Justin Bieber — "Sorry"

JustinBieberVEVO on YouTube

What a smash.

#9. Little Mix — "Black Magic"

littlemixVEVO on YouTube

Pop perfection.

#8. Charli XCX — "Doing It" (Feat. Rita Ora)

officialcharlixcx on YouTube

"Doing It" is seriously underrated.

#7. Nicki Minaj — "Truffle Butter" (Feat. Drake & Lil Wayne)

NickiMinajAtVEVO on YouTube

That beat, though!

#6. Selena Gomez — "Good For You" (Feat. A$AP Rocky)


I can't get enough of "Good for You." I just can't!

#5. Fifth Harmony — "Worth It" (Feat. Kid Ink)

FifthHarmonyVEVO on YouTube

C'mon, "Worth It" is THE bop!

#4. Calvin Harris & Disciples — "How Deep Is Your Love"

CalvinHarrisVEVO on YouTube

Just as I was starting to get bored with Calvin Harris, he drops "How Deep Is Your Love." This track is fire.

#3. Ellie Goulding — "Love Me Like You Do"

EllieGouldingVEVO on YouTube

We meet again, "Love Me Like You Do." You're still beautiful.

#2. Taylor Swift — "Style"

TaylorSwiftVEVO on YouTube

"Style" is hands down Taylor Swift's finest work to date.

#1. Adele — "Hello"

AdeleVEVO on YouTube

I'll probably never get over this song, either. *uglier crying*.

Happy listening!

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