Pop Culture Year in Review 2015

2015 pop culture year in review
Honestly, if I could only choose one pop culture phenomenon to highlight from the year 2015, it would be Hamilton. How could you not love a historically-accurate hip-hop musical about the young, scrappy, and hungry life of United States founding father, and architect of the U.S treasury, Alexander Hamilton?

2015 pop cultureCabinet battles, duels, love triangles, betrayal, and the catchiest tunes this side of 42nd street. Seriously, it is so good. I have listened to the soundtrack more in the last month than any other album in years. If you haven’t listened to it yet, it’s my greatest suggestion that you download it, memorize it, love it, pin Hamilton photos on Pinterest, watch #Ham4Ham videos on YouTube, and make up silly Hamilton memes with me.

But in the spirit of tradition, this post highlights my favorite movies, music, videos, performances, and podcasts of 2015 in my annual pop culture year in review.

Favorite New Albums of 2015:
Muse – Drones
Elle King – Love Stuff
Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors
Deathcab for Cutie – Kintsugi
Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect
Hamilton – Original Cast Recording

Favorite Movies Seen in 2015:
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Inside Out
Love & Mercy
The Danish Girl
The Intern

Favorite TV Shows of 2015:
The Good Wife
Modern Family
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The Big Bang Theory
Masters of Sex
House of Cards
Mad Men

Favorite Podcasts of 2015:
Death, Sex and Money
Gilmore Guys
Reply All
Surprisingly Awesome
Mystery Show
Planet Money

Concerts and Live Performances Attended in 2015:
Newsies at Detroit Opera House
Paul McCartney at Joe Louis Arena
City and Colour at The Fillmore Detroit
Crazy for You at Royal Oak High School
Bye Bye Birdie at Warren Civic Theater

Favorite YouTube Videos Released in 2015:
Love Has No Labels | Diversity & Inclusion | Ad Council
Baby’s First Bacon
Star Wars Cast Sings “Stayin’ Alive”
#Ham4Ham Jimmy Fallon “You’ll Be Back”
Mean Tweets – President Obama Edition
Wheel of Freestyle with Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lip Sync Battle with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon

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