Most Popular Songs of 2015 So Far

image from images.clipartpanda.comWhat is good music? Well, this is a question that is hard to answer, because the "goodness" of a tune depends a lot on the listener's tastes and mood. But there is one factor that can be safely used to measure the success of performers and their songs: sales and downloads.

While this often doesn't coincide with its quality, it is a metric that can be used quite safely to measure success. And now, with over half of the year behind us, I think it's safe to build a top list of the most popular songs of the year so far – according to the specialty media. 

The most downloaded song of the year so far on Apple's iTunes is Belgian DJ/Producer Lost Frequencies' take on Easton Corbin's 2012 hit "Are You With Me". Released last year, the remix was very well received by the public, and is the top track to be downloaded through Apple's iTunes at this moment. At the same time, the song has topped the UK singles chart in June, as well as similar charts in Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Australia, Austria and other countries.

The most viewed music video on YouTube so far this year is Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again", the rapper's collaboration with singer Charlie Puth. Since its release the video was downloaded over 700 million times. The song was quite a success outside YouTube as well: it has occupied the top spot on the Billboard Top 100 list for 12 consecutive weeks, was #1 in the UK Singles Chart, and was also #1 in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland.

Time Magazine considers Rihanna's "FourFiveSeconds", a collaboration with rapper Kanye West and rock legend Paul McCartney, to be the best song of the year so far. The tune was the first sample of Rihanna's new sound, with much more Soul and folk, as opposed to her previous hip-hop/pop/R&B style. The song was well received both by the critics and the audience, since its first showing at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

The song is quite relatable, as it is about being stuck at work on a Tuesday afternoon – something most of us have experienced quite a few times in our lives. Luckily we have something to keep us company on the long Tuesdays – our smartphones, a versatile device that streams our music and gives us the chance to play online casino games at Red Flush Casino. The games provided by Red Flush offer a worthy companion on long Tuesday afternoons, and its special offers can cheer up even the worse day at work. We can get lost among the over 700 games it offers to its players.

The Rolling Stone Magazine is a veritable authority when it comes to good music. Its choice for the best song of the first half of this year fell on Courtney Barnett's "Pedestrian at Best". The Australian singer and songwriter is a rising star on the musical scene, with her unique singing style and rambling, witty lyrics. Barnett's debut album, "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit", was released this March, to critical acclaim – and was well receive by the public as well.

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  1. But there is one factor that can be safely used to measure the success of performers and their songs: sales and downloads.
    Far from truth. Because:
    1. Most people do not buy music these days
    2. People download free music from various (official and unofficial) sources where downloads are not measured.

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