A few years can go by so quickly that we bet you didn’t even notice these hits reaching their 3rd birthday.
Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance
Released on: September 10th 2014
“Shut Up and Dance” achieved worldwide success, reaching the top 20 charts in several counties on the year it was released and it is still Walk the Moon’s most successful track to date. Can you believe this tune actually came out over 3 years ago? Since 2014, Walk the Moon has released a third studio album which debuted at number 6 on the U.S. ITunes chart, and has performed on Ellen and Good Morning America.
Hozier – Take Me To Church
Released on: September 13th 2013
Before “Take Me To Church” Hozier was just another struggling musician living and gigging in Ireland, but awe-inspiringly his debut single, which he originally recorded in his parent’s attic, topped the charts in 12 countries. The success was partly thanks to the music video which quickly went viral, and the song was later nominated for a Grammy. It’s deep and meaningful message resonated with a lot of people which is probably why we have a hard time believing that the track was released in 2013.
Little Mix – Black Magic
Released on: May 21st 2015
One of Little Mix’s more popular songs, and the track they sang when given the opportunity to perform at The BRIT Awards for the first time in 2016, “Black Magic” was the first track from the girl group to reach the chart in the U.S. Since the song’s success, Little Mix have toured America and released even bigger songs from their third album such as “Shout Out to My Ex” and “Touch”. Who knew the girl group could achieve so much in 3 years?
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Released on: June 8th 2015
2015 was also the year The Weeknd released his second studio album, achieving the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with “Can’t Feel My Face”, as well as charting in several other countries. The Weeknd broke records as his album grew popular, with second hit “The Hills” also smashing the charts. It feels like the beat and excitement from this track has maintained the momentum since 2015.
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk! Ft. Bruno Mars
Released on: November 10th 2014
One of the best selling singles of all-time, and winner of two Grammys, does anyone else remember when this song was being played everywhere? Or maybe it feels like it still is being played everywhere. With the unique 80’s vibe and vocals from talented Bruno Mars, this track has become a classic party-favourite. You’ve probably been so busy rocking out to the song, you haven’t realised that it’s actually just over 4 years old!
Fifth Harmony – Worth It ft. Kid Ink
Released on: March 2nd 2015
A lot has happened to Fifth Harmony since this single from their debut album boosted them to worldwide success, including the loss of one member and announcing an unspecified “hiatus”. Nevertheless, this track is still one of their biggest hits. It was the start of Fifth Harmony’s era of confidence and female empowerment, which resulted in their second album and it’s lead single “Work From Home” being a hit all over the world. Can you believe all that happened in just 3 years?
Jason Derulo – Want To Want Me
Released on: March 8th 2015
Mr Jason Derulo is no stranger when it comes to releasing bangers and “Want To Want Me” was no exception. Being his biggest hit from 2015, the song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. As the singer is always busy creating new music, more recently releasing “Swalla” and “Tip Toe”, and as his voice and style are so unique, you may not have noticed this track growing older.
Skrillex and Diplo – Where Are U Now ft. Justin Bieber
Released on: February 27th 2015
This track reached the top 10 charts in several countries and was both Skillex and Diplo’s first top 10 single, peaking at number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. This electronic dance anthem also won Best Dance Recording at the 2016 Grammys. Supported by Justin Bieber’s gentle vocals and lyrics he wrote originally as a piano ballad, the DJ duo’s club vibe made this track a success. The song encompasses all of the feelings of despair and loneliness we can relate to, as well as incorporating an up-beat but relaxing melody that has remained fresh 3 years on.
Drake – Hotline Bling
Released on: July 31st 2015
One of Drake’s most successful singles, influenced by both the pop and R&B scene, “Hotline Bling” peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. With a music video that was artistically unforgettable and two Grammy’s under it’s belt, this catchy track is still so popular that we haven’t even realised that it’s been around for 3 whole years. Alongside “One Dance”,“Hotline Bling” made Drake’s fourth studio album his biggest success yet.
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Leon On ft. MO
Released on: March 2nd 2015
The release of “Leon On” may have felt like yesterday but it can also be added to this list. Being popular within the genres of dance, house, electronic and R&B, the collaboration of Major Lazer and DJ Snake was a blessing, the track reaching number 1 in several charts worldwide. The ambiguous lyrics are annoyingly catchy; it feels as if we have had this song stuck in our head since 2015. “Leon On” is also currently the sixth most streamed song on Spotify showing that people are still listening to it. The music video, including the unique dance moves, makes the track something to remember.
Did any of these release dates’ surprise you?
Are there any songs on our list that you’re still playing on repeat?