YouTube’s Top-Trending/Top Music Videos of 2015

You know YouTube, always gathering data from the people who uses its services. Crunching all the numbers for 2015, they’ve compiled these two lists.

The Top Music Videos of 2015

  1. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video] Furious 7 Soundtrack
  2. Maroon 5 – Sugar
  3. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (Official Video)
  4. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ) (Official Music Video)
  5. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar
  6. David Guetta – Hey Mama (Official Video) ft Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack
  7. Sia – Elastic Heart feat. Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler (Official Video)
  8. Fifth Harmony – Worth It ft. Kid Ink
  9. Adele – Hello
  10. Silentó – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) (Official)

Some notes on the above:

  • The Wiz Khalifa track was the second-fastest to reach one billion views behind only Psy.
  • Adele’s “Hello” reached 100 million views faster than any video in history.
  • The videos on this list have been seen collectively 6.5 billion times.

The Top Trending Music Videos of 2015

  1. Silento- Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) #WatchMeDanceOn
  2. Clash of Clans: Revenge (Official Super Bowl TV Commercial)
  3. Crazy Plastic Ball PRANK!!
  4. Love Has No Labels | Diversity & Inclusion | Ad Council
  5. Lip Sync Battle with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon
  6. Justin Bieber Carpool Karaoke
  7. 6ft Man in 6ft Giant Water Balloon – 4K – The Slow Mo Guys
  8. Golden boy Calum Scott hits the right note | Audition Week 1 | Britain’s Got Talent 2015
  9. Dover Police DashCam Confessional (Shake it Off)
  10. Mean Tweets – President Obama Edition

Notes on the above:

  • Notice all the late-night TV bits in the list.
  • This is the first time a dance video has topped this list.
  • These 10 clips were watched for over 25 million hours.

Source: YouTube

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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