The Chainsmokers' 5 best collaborations

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For most people, posting a selfie online will yield a couple hundred Likes across social media, but when The Chainsmokers shared their single "Selfie" in January 2014, it launched a massive crossover career.

After the tongue-in-cheek track shot to No. 1 on the BillboardHot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, went platinum, and earned them a high-profile (and rather divisive) appearance on American Idol, the New York duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall went on to prove they're more than just a fluky one-hit wonder.

Post-"Selfie," their singles have netted constant radio play, thanks in part to rousing, earworm vocals from previously little-known singers (although Halsey was plenty popular prior to "Closer," obviously).

Below, we've ranked The Chainsmokers' top 5 collaborations.

5. The Chainsmokers – "Let You Go" ft. Great Good Fine OK

"Let You Go," featuring New York synth-pop band Great Good Fine OK, was released in October 2015 as part of The Chainsmokers' debut EP Bouquet, but as the duo told Billboard, they'd been working on the song before "Selfie" put a spotlight on them. The latter, being their first impression to the public, established them as high-octane producers, but if the indie-influenced stylings of "Let You Go" indicate anything, it's that the duo's radio days were inevitable.

4. The Chainsmokers – "Kanye" ft. SirenXX

"I want to be like Kanye," rings the chorus of "Kanye," The Chainsmokers' follow-up to "Selfie"—and honestly, who doesn't? The man has the music and fashion worlds at his fingertips. But, as the duo explained to Buzzfeed, the song isn't really about him; rather, it's what he represents: "It's about just owning it no matter what you're doing." Regardless, "Kanye" combines SirenXX's saccharine vocals with buzzing big-room drops and soft, rolling hills of 808s, resulting in a track that works both in the club and at a karaoke party.

3. The Chainsmokers – "Roses" ft. ROZES

The second single from Bouquet, "Roses" featuring Philly singer ROZES, was The Chainsmokers' crossover moment. Though previous singles "Selfie" and "Kanye" had their time on the radio airwaves, "Roses" and its lighter sound signaled a creative shift that took the duo from rising dance music producers to pop artists with an ear for good songwriting.

2. The Chainsmokers – "Don't Let Me Down" ft. Daya

In today's digital-dominant landscape, singles often have a short shelf life on top 40 radio, but The Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down," featuring Pittsburgh singer Daya, continues to surge through the airwaves long after its February release. Taggart told the New York Timesthat the "echoey" guitar sounds seeping through the track were inspired by revered indie bands Explosions in the Sky and The xx. Much of the track's success, however, should be attributed to Daya herself, whose pleading, black velvet vocals sound far more mature than her 17 years.

1. The Chainsmokers – "Closer" ft. Halsey

"Closer" collaborator Halsey can relate to being an Internet star. Before she became the voice of "The New Americana," she was posting songs she'd written about Taylor Swift and Harry Styles to her Tumblr account.

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So what happens when two viral entities come together? Pop magic that Billboard wrote sounded like an "instant classic" -- not to mention it was both acts' first No. 1 on the Hot 100 Chart. The track, a duet between Taggart and Halsey, tells of young love, heartbreak, and reunion; its nostalgic, Blink-182-referencing lyrics make it highly quotable on angsty teen Tumblrs. Some acts might sit back and bask in their achievements, but it's likely that The Chainsmokers are already back in the studio figuring out how to top themselves yet again.

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INDIO, CA - APRIL 24: DJs Alex Pall (L) and Andrew Taggart of Chainsmokers perform onstage during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 24, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 24: DJ Andrew Taggart of Chainsmokers performs onstage during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 24, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images for Coachella)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26: DJs Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers perform at 97.1 AMP Radio's AMPLIFY 2016 at The Shrine Auditorium on March 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for CBS Radio)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - MARCH 18: Chainsmokers posing at SiriusXM's 'UMF Radio' Broadcast Live From The SiriusXM Music Lounge at 1 Hotel South Beach at 1 Hotel South Beach on March 18, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 24: DJ Andrew Taggart of Chainsmokers performs onstage during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 24, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images for Coachella)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Musician Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Woodies/10 For 16 on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: DJs Alex Pall (L) and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers during the 12th Annual mtvU Woodie Awards on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Musician Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Woodies/10 For 16 on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Alli Harvey/MTV1415/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Musicians Alex Pall (L) and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Woodies/10 For 16 on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Musicians Alex Pall (L) and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Woodies/10 For 16 on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Alli Harvey/MTV1415/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Musicians Alex Pall (L) and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Woodies/10 For 16 on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Musicians Andrew Taggart (L) and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers attend the 2016 MTV Woodies/10 For 16 on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rahav Segev/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers perform onstage as MasterCard And Billboard present The Chainsmokers and Miguel live in concert at Create on February 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MasterCard)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0410 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of musical guest The Chainsmokers perform with Rozes on February 3, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 03: Alex Pall (L) and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers visit the SiriusXM Studios on February 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 03: Alex Pall (L) and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers visit the SiriusXM Studios on February 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Guests watch The Chainsmokers perform on stage at the Billboard Winterfest at Park City Live! on January 21, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Billboard)
Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of Chainsmokers pose for a portrait at the 2016 Billboard Winterfest At Park City Live! January 24, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images Portrait)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 17: The Chainsmokers perform during Power 96.1's 2015 Jingle Ball at Phillips Arena on December 17, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 17: The Chainsmokers perform during Power 96.1's 2015 Jingle Ball at Phillips Arena on December 17, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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