Musicians make the world of celebrity go round. They’re the guys and chicks getting into rap feuds, filling their music videos with topless models, and grinding up on each other at awards shows. But at the end of the day — and the year — there’s just the music that they collectively make, a whole lot of it, to tell the story of what happened that yea in music.
So with NYE fast approaching, SlamXSounds takes you through the year in music. There’s hits from blockbuster artists like Drake, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Kanye West, who all dropped albums this year. There’s break out radio songs from previously obscure acts like Icona Pop, London Grammar, and HAIM. There’s viral jams like “The Fox”, “Blurred Lines”, and “Wrecking Ball”, along with some still yet-to-blow fare.
All-in-all, there’s 130 songs — that’s 8 hours — of musical adventure and nostalgia. Stream the whole thing below, then follow the playlist on Spotify.