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

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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

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

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

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

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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)

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What is this?

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

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

#38. Martin Solveig & GTA — "Intoxicated"

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

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

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

#36. Fetty Wap — "Trap Queen"

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Not a huge fan.

#35. T-Wayne — "Nasty Freestyle"

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

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

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

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

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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)

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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)

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

#30. Jason Derulo — "Want To Want Me"

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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)

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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)

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

#27. AronChupa — "I'm An Albatraoz"

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

#26. Galantis — "Runaway (U & I)"

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Anthem Alert!

#25. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — "Downtown"

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

#24. Hilary Duff — "Sparks"

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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)

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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"

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Bop!

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

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

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

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

#19. Madonna — "Living For Love"

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Anthem Alert: Part 2!

#18. Kelly Clarkson — "Heartbeat Song"

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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)

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

#16. Maroon 5 — "Sugar"

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

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

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

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

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So catchy.

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

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

#12. Drake — "Know Yourself"

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King of Unexpectedly Dropping Mixtapes.

#11. Adam Lambert — "Ghost Town"

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

#10. Years & Years — "King"

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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"

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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"

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

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

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The track that marked the beginning of the Biebaissance.

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

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One of 2015's best surprises.

#5. 99 Souls — "The Girl Is Mine"

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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"

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

#3. Jess Glynne — "Hold My Hand"

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The feels this anthem gives me are indescribable, tbh.

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

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"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"

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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

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

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I like Maroon 5, but what were they thinking?

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

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Not into it.

#35. Jason Derulo — "Cheyenne"

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Also not into it.

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

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Meh.

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

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"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)

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I actually like this remix better than the original.

#31. Daniel Kim — "Road To Glory"

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The instrumental is (unsurprisingly) very cool.

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

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

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

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I can dig it.

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

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Production = !!! :)

Lyrics = ??? :(

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

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That drop!

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

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So bop-able.

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

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Super bop-able.

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

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Unexpectedly bop-able!

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

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

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

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Kendrick Lamar takes this tune to the next level.

#21. iHeart Memphis — "Hit The Quan"

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Love it.

#20. Dawin — "Dessert"

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Serving 2009 realness.

#19. Ariana Grande — "Focus"

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That chorus is just something else.

#18. Chris Brown & Tyga — "Ayo"

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

#17. Rachel Platten — "Fight Song"

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

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

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

#15. Selena Gomez — "Same Old Love"

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

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

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

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

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"Bitch I'm Madonna" is my song.

#12. Taylor Swift — "Wildest Dreams"

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One of 1989's best.

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

Anthem Alert: Part 3!

#10. Justin Bieber — "Sorry"

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What a smash.

#9. Little Mix — "Black Magic"

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Pop perfection.

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

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"Doing It" is seriously underrated.

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

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That beat, though!

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

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

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

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

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

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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"

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

#2. Taylor Swift — "Style"

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

#1. Adele — "Hello"

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

Happy listening!

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