2015’s Most Viewed Music Videos

By Anna Fan

The Rough Rider (Honolulu, Hawaii)

As the year 2015 end, it’s time to talk about music. 2015 was an incredible year of music with comeback albums from Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Adele. Among hundreds of music videos, what were the top 10 most viewed on YouTube

10. Sia ft. Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler – Elastic Heart

Elastic Heart is a song about how relationships sometimes does not work out well, but it would not break Sia because she has thick skin and an elastic heart. The MV represents Sia’s lyrics, she is in pain, but nobody will be able to see that because she has an elastic heart. This MV reached 481 million views.

 9. Silentó – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)

Watch Me has become the next big dance. This song has Roosevelt students dancing Watch Me almost anywhere. With 498 million views, Watch Me is 2015’s dance of the year.

8. Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink – Worth It

Fifth Harmony has brought back the new sexy. With 509 million views, Worth It is about a song that tells all the men out there they’re worth it. The MV of this song represents the individuality of each of the girls.

7. David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, & Afrojack – Hey Mama

The setting for the MV is in the middle of nowhere. With a catchy remix melody, dancers in the video start to compete with each other. Although the music video did not match up with the lyrics, it still gained 528 million views.

6. Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood

Taylor Swift has us blown away again with Bad BloodBad Blood explains that a good relationship has taken a wrong turn and now nothing can change what was destroyed. The MV included many cameos of top stars such as Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, and Zendaya Coleman. This song has captivating lyrics with an amazing drum beat. Bad Blood is the third most view of all of Swift’s songs, but as of 2015, Bad Blood MV takes 6th with 674 million views.

5. Adele – Hello

Adele’s new comeback album 25 has just been released on November 20, but Hello is now the number 1 track in her album. This song explains that there were many decisions that Adele wished she never made. She calls someone a thousand times to tell he/her that she is sorry, but it doesn’t matter to them anymore. This slow and sad song reached 763 million in just a matter of weeks.

4. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

From the soundtrack of 50 Shades of Grey, Goulding explains that the man she loves is her everything. The lyrics of this song explains that love can blind everything except the man you love. This song expresses passionate love and affection towards her lover with 866 million views.

3. Major Lazer & DJ Snake Ft MØ – Lean On

Lean On is an upbeat and catchy song. Major Lazer & DJ Snake explains that in life there should be someone that they can lean on. In the later half of the song, Major Lazer asks whether that someone they lean on; what they do when they get older, will they walk on the same road and be by their side? This MV reached 928 million views

2. Maroon 5 – Sugar

With favorite songs Maps and Animals, Maroon 5 has done it again. The cute and  cheesy lyrics in Sugar, along with many adorable surprises at wedding scenes in the MV, is the second most watched video with 933 million views.

1. Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – See You Again

To commemorate the death of Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 7, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth left us with a sentimental song with 1.2 billion views. Ended the year of 2015 as the most viewed.

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About Grace Masback

Grace Masback, 17, aspires to give voice to the voiceless and holds the modest ambition of becoming the voice of Gen Z. Frustrated by the dearth of impactful platforms for teen journalists, she founded WANT, a news, sports, and entertainment website that aggregates the best in high school journalism from school newspapers and teen bloggers around the world (www.wantnewsforteens.com).

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