2015 in Music: The Biggest Earworms, Chosen by Artists and Celebuzz Staff
GET THEM OUT OF OUR HEADS.
They’re big. They’re creepy. They’re crawly. They keep you awake at night. We’re not discussing Adrian Grenier’s eyebrows here—we’re talking about earworms. These neanderthals of the music world are songs with catchy qualities that are impossible to exterminate from your brain. They emerge in the form of that flutey thing on Justin Bieber’s “Where R Ü Now” or in the “SQUAA” of a Fetty Wap track.
However, a new year tells us to purge the old to make room for the new, which is why the Celebuzz staff, celebrities, and artists on-the-rise are unleashing our biggest earworms of 2015. We apologize in advance in the event that we get them stuck in your heads once again.
Celebuzz Staff Picks:
The opening lyric says it all, “You’re stuck in my head.” That is what happens every time that I listen to “Run Away With Me” from Carly Rae Jepsen, or really any other song from her underrated “Emotion” album.
Damn you Drake for this. All I want to know is what happens ever since you left the city!
I loved it the first time I heard it. It’s silly and catchy and my son wants to dance to it at every party. He loves to say “Wha me too!”
I’m obsessed with Missy Elliot’s WTF. I literally played it the morning I woke up for Thanksgiving for my whole family. They thought I was crazy!
Every once in awhile you hear a song that describes you perfectly. This song destroyed me, my favorite of the year by far.
I love this song for a lot of reasons. I love the ladies who wrote it and I love that three women wrote this point of view. I think it was a really refreshing song for our industry. It made every songwriter and artist have to step up their game.
Rising Artist’s Picks:
This is the catchiest pop song I’ve heard in a long time. The melody was instant for me. I listened to it every night when I toured with them and it never got old.
It’s really rare for a writer to come across that special lyric that becomes an instant classic and Taylor Goldsmith delivered an entire record of them. The title track followed me around since its release in June and it makes me smile, reminisce and cry into a bag of Funyons thinking of all the hope, well wishing and sentiment that a relationship can imprint on you.
“Over the past year, the song that was stuck in my head was “My Way.” I felt it was the perfect blend between a rap song and a ballad. It was over a trap beat, but had an RnB melody to it.”
A song from this year that really stood out to us was “I Was Made For Loving You” By Tori Kelly with Ed Sheeran. The song was incredibly honest. The simplicity of the production lent itself toward a song that was a clear, simple, and emotional message that was extremely relatable.
I love this song because it’s super catchy and its lyric content is really relatable and authentic. It always puts me in a great mood and is the number one choice on my playlist!