The Best Instrumental Pop Music of 2015

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A look at the best instrumental pop songs of 2015. These are the tunes that made us feel the most and got stuck in our heads all year long.


Instrumental pop music has experienced a bit of a resurgence in recent years. Artists like Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds, and Max Richter have brought the genre to the forefront of popular culture with their emotive and evocative compositions.

2015 was a particularly strong year for instrumental pop music, with a number of excellent releases coming from both established and up-and-coming artists. Here are some of the best instrumental pop albums of 2015:

Ólafur Arnalds – For Now I Am Winter
Nils Frahm – Solo

The Best Instrumental Pop Music of 2015

It’s hard to pinpoint the best instrumental pop music of 2015, but we’ve done our best to narrow it down. From Jarek Swawola’s “Travelling” to August Wilhelmsson’s “Lonely Nights”, these are the best tracks of the year.

“Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap

“Trap Queen” is a song by American rapper Fetty Wap from his self-titled debut album. The song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 in May 2015. It was nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 58th Grammy Awards.

The song is about Fetty Wap’s girlfriend, whom he calls his “trap queen”. He talks about how she is his partner in crime, and he would do anything for her. The song has been described as an “anthem for young, wild love”.

“Trap Queen” was included on several year-end lists of best songs of 2015, including those by Rolling Stone, Spin, Pitchfork Media, and Complex.

“All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

“All About That Bass” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor for her 2014 debut EP and her 2014 studio album, Title. Written by Trainor and Kevin Kadish, the song was released on June 30, 2014, as the lead single from the album. The song topped the charts in 58 countries, including the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

The song has been certified multi-platinum in several countries, including Diamond in France, 6× Platinum in Australia and 4× Platinum in the US. It received two Grammy Awards nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards. “All About That Bass” was ranked first on numerous year-end best of lists. The music video was directed by Fatima Robinson and choreographed by Charm La’Donna.

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars was one of the biggest hits of 2015. The song topped the charts in several countries and was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards. The catchy tune and upbeat energy make it perfect for a Pop Instrumental cover.


It has been an amazing year for instrumental pop music, with a wide variety of artists and styles represented. We hope you’ve enjoyed our look at some of the best music of the year and that you’ll continue to explore the genre in the years to come. Thank you for listening!

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