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:

For the first time, I am releasing two Danthologies at once. With music from all over the world becoming more and more accessible, it has become increasingly more challenging to satisfy my fans and fit in all of their many favourite songs in my year-end mashup. I found myself cutting down so much of the original musical pieces just to "jam" in as many songs as I could. Not only was the work process not as enjoyable this way but the resulting sound was more choppy. Although making two Danthologies took a lot more time ... I enjoyed the work much more and I feel like each Danthology has much better flow than Danthologies from previous years.

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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