U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama wait on the North Portico for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan ahead of a state dinner at the White House September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama and Xi announced an agreement on curbing climate change and an understanding on cyber security.

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President Obama is voting for Kendrick Lamar's "How Much a Dollar Cost" and FLOTUS says she couldn't stop jamming to Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk."

Dominique Hobdy
Dec, 10, 2015

We all have that one song that kept us dancing in front of the mirror, singing in our cars, or nodding our heads while making our commute to work.

In a recent interview with People Magazine, President Obama revealed that his go-to tune for 2015 was Kendrick Lamar's "How Much a Dollar Cost," while FLOTUS says she couldn't stop jamming to Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk."

As 2015 winds down and we reflect on the year and get ready to take on a whole new one, we're thinking about the song that got us through. It could have been one of Billboard's chart toppers, an inspirational song that never fails, or an indie track that wasn't quite on the radar but definitely deserved to be.

So, whether you were salsa dancing to Drake's "Hotline Bling, requesting your funds with Rihanna's "BBHMM" or making calls that probably shouldn't have been made while listening to Adele's "Hello," it's hard to deny that 2015 was a good year for music.

Below are the songs that kept the Essence.com staff moving! Take our poll and let us know if you agree with our picks or add in your favorite jam if we forgot something!

QUESTION:What was your favorite song of the year? 'Hotline Bling'- Drake 8% 'Alright'- Kendrick Lamar 12% 'Trap Queen'- Fetty Wap 9% 'Earned It'- The Weeknd 12% 'Uptown Funk'- Bruno Mars 17% 'BBHMM'- Rihanna 6% 'Feelin' Myself'- Beyonce and Nicki Minaj 7% 'Hello'- Adele 11% None of the above, I can't believe y'all forgot... 19% Total votes: 101

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