Love is a universal language, but music is too! To enjoy your night out experience to the fullest you want to have the opportunity to dance on your favourite tunes. That feeling of hearing a tune for the very first time and be taken completely over by it remains priceless. No wonder there are so many Shazam requests, especially for summer dance hits! We want to hear these songs anywhere we go. Music is part of life and, I will say it again, a critical success factor to the nightlife experience. The more you drink the more you’re in tune with the music, whether this may be top 40 music, deep house or rock. When feeling in tune, you can dance for hours. It’s one of the most preferred work out methods in history of mankind, especially when dancing with a partner.
Many artists wait to release their hits for the summer. People go outside, are happier, want to drink and enjoy the weather. No wonder we associate summer hits to all sorts of summer happenings and adventures. 2015 had many “I can’t get them outta my head” summer hits, hits that will always evoke certain types of emotions when hearing them back in the future.
Let’s check 5 2015 summer hits that you probably have heard (a lot) in the summer of 2015. If you went out in a nightclub that plays dance music, I bet you have danced on one of these 2015 summer hits:
Major Lazer – Lean On
It probably doesn’t surprise you, but Lean On was named by Spotify as the most globally streamed song of this summer. This tune was on the radio every 5 minutes it seems, if not on one station, it was on another. One could simply not escape this 2015 summer hit in the nightlife. Major Lazer is an EMD group from the USA. The song, released on March 2 2015, was produced with French producer DJ Snake and contains vocals from Danish singer MØ. The group released their third album Peace is the Mission in June 2015, which includes this summer tune.
David Guetta – Hey Mama
There is no summer without French DJ David Guetta it seems. The last summer without one of Guetta’s tunes was somewhere in the 00’s. This summer we had the pleasure of hearing Hey Mama in the clubs which was co-produced by Dutch DJ Afrojack. The vocals are provided by Trinidadian-American singer and rapper Nicki Minaj and Albanian-American artist Bebe Rexha. The 2015 summer hit was released just before summer kick-off was to take place, on March 16 2015. Of course that wasn’t the only tune we heard from him in the nightlife, what about Shot me Down or Dangerous (Robin Schulz Remix)? All these songs dominated the mainstream nightclubs and are all included in his albumListen released in November 2014.
OMI – Cheerleader
OMI, officially known as Omar Samuel Pasley, had not even released his debut album yet and already became very well known with his summer 2015-defining song Cheerleader. The Jamaican American singer from Jamaica released his single in 2012, but became a massive global success in 2015 only. The German DJ Felix Jaehn contributed highly to this success since it was his remixed version of Cheerleader, released on May 19 2014, that resulted in a worldwide 2015 summer hit. OMI’s debut album is called Me 4 U and was released in October 2015.
Avicii – Waiting For Love
This DJ from Sweden has not missed a summer since 2011. For the 2015 summer it was his Waiting for Love that got many people move their feet in nightclubs. This 2015 summer hit was released on May 22 2015 and is co-produced by Dutch producer Martin Garrix. The vocals are provided by Simon Aldred, the lead singer of Cherry Ghost (an indie rock band from England). Avicii, also known as Tim Berg and Tom Hang, released his second album in October 2015 called Stories.
Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, born as Adam Richard Wiles, wanted initially to be a footballer before becoming a DJ. Luckily he changed his mind because his tunes are definitely dance worthy. The single How Deep is Your Love was released on July 17 2015 and reached the top 10 in 22 countries. The 2015 summer hit is produced with English production trio Disciples and features vocals by Norwegian singer Ina Wroldsen. The dance song is included in the album Motion which was released in October 2014.