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The UK's ten most searched for music videos in 2015

From Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar to Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney

As we reach the end of 2015, take a look at the music videos that got viewers excited this year. Here are the ten music videos most searched for on YouTube in the UK.

1 Wiz Khalifa - See You Again 

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Khalifa's tune, featuring Charlie Puth, appeared in the film Furious 7 and became the most viewed video in the UK this year. It was written in memory of the late actor, Paul Walker, who died in a car accident in 2013.

2 Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

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Brit songstress Goulding recorded this smouldering song for the soundtrack of the hit erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey, and also included it on her third studio album, Delirium.

3 Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On

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Recorded by American electronic music group Major Lazer and French producer DJ Snake, (featuring MØ), this Bollywood-inspired dance anthem features on Lazer's third studio album, Peace.

4 Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar

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This number from Swift's fifth studio album, 1989, was remixed featuring American rapper Kendrick Lamar and released in May this year. The lyrics describe the betrayal of a close friend.

5 Maroon 5 - Sugar

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This catchy disco, funk-pop song from the American pop group's fifth album V also has a remixed version featuring Nicki Minaj. The video was inspired by the film Wedding Crashers and features the band crashing real weddings.

6 Adele - Hello

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The lead song from Adele's first album since throat surgery, 25, has been a massive hit in the UK. The soulful piano ballad is tinged with Adele's popular themes of love and regret.

7 Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds

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This minimalist tune from Barbados-born singer Rihanna, features American rapper Kanye West and former Beatle Paul McCartney with cool, low-fi production. It will appear on Rihanna's upcoming eighth studio album, Anti.

8 Sia - Elastic Heart ft. Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler

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The song from Australian recording artist Sia (with The Weeknd) originally featured on the soundtrack for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Sia re-recorded this solo version for her album 1000 Forms of Fear, released in 2015 with a controversial video starring actor Shia LaBeouf and 12-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler intimately entwined in a cage.

9 Little Mix - Black Magic

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British girl group Little Mix released this catchy pop ditty about a love potion to overcome romantic rejection as the lead single from their third studio album, Get Weird, in May. 

10 The Weeknd - The Hills

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Canadian singer The Weeknd released this moody meditation on lust from his second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness, in May. It became an instant hit in his home country, and has been steadily clocking up views in the US and UK ever since.

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