Chasers! Let’s start 2016 off right with a great pop music playlist to get everyone pumped up for the best year yet. So many great pop music releases came out at the end of 2015, and there are great pop music artists gearing up for big releases this year.
The biggest pop music hits of last year came from Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars, Adele’s smash hit “Hello,” the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” and Justin Beiber’s “Sorry,” to name a few. These pop music songs all were sonically presented in such a slick way and all came with music videos that undoubtedly had a major effect on pop music culture – and really all pop culture in general.
While I love all of the aforementioned artists and pop music hits, I want to suggest a playlist mix of some of the biggest songs and artists of last year plus a few from the underdog pop artists. The underdog artists may have quietly rolled into 2015, but I believe will make a larger impact in 2016.
My Pop Music Playlist for 2016:
1. Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out
2. Dnce – Cake by the Ocean
3. Sam Hunt – Break up in Small Town
4. Holy Child – Money all Around
5. Halsey – Hold me Down
6. Years & Years – Shine
7. Ellie Goulding – On my Mind
8. Ed Sheeran/Rudimental – Lay it all on Me
9. One Direction – Perfect
10. Thomas Rhett – Die a Happy Man
My pop music playlist is an eclectic mix of artists and pop music songs, but I think the genre has expanded to include all of these artists on the main top 40 top 100 Billboard Charts which is pretty cool.
There is always a lot of pop music criticism that is present in the industry, but the fact that on the top pop music charts there are country artists, rock artists, hip hop artists, and r&b artists in addition to traditional pop artists, it really sets the tone for what the public wants to hear. That’s why there has been so much success with concert experiences such as the iHeart Radio Music Festivals that include a variety of artists from different genres that have the potential to crossover to various fan demographics.
I’m looking forward to hearing more music from Twenty One Pilots, Dnce, and Years & Years in 2016. These pop music artists all broke through in 2015, but I think they all have way more music to be heard. I am also curious about Lady Gaga’s new release expected sometime this year, and some new music from Rihanna as well.
My single “Paris” was released at the tail end of 2015 and definitely fits in with the artists and singles on my pop music playlist above. It has a lot of different influences in its style and production. Let me know what you hear!!
Thank you so much for the belief and support. It means everything to me. Let’s make 2016 the best ever and always #chasedreams