Year End Top 100: 2016 – 10 to 1


100 – All We Know by The Chainsmokers featuring Phoebe Ryan

99 – Sweet Lovin by Sigala featuring Bryn Christopher

98 – Toothbrush by DNCE

97 – Lost Boy by Ruth B.

96 – Panda by Desiigner

95 – Vice by Miranda Lambert

94 – Perfect Illusion by Lady Gaga

93 – All in My Head (Flex) by Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap

92 – If It Ain’t Love by Jason Derulo

91 – I Need a Forest Fire by James Blake featuring Bon Iver

90 – Waste a Moment by Kings of Leon

89 – For Free by DJ Khaled featuring Drake

88 – Hide Away by Daya

87 – I Feel It Coming by The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk

86 – Needed Me by Rihanna

85 – Wrong Crowd by Tom Odell

84 – Spirits by The Strumbellas

83 – Adore by The Savages

82 – 7 Years by Lukas Graham

81 – Just Like Fire by Pink

80 – Let Me Love You by DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

79 – Controlla by Drake

78 – Clumsy by Britney Spears

77 – We Don’t Talk Anymore by Charlie Puth featuring Selena Gomez

76 – i hate u, i love u by gnash featuring Olivia O’Brien

75 – Brand New by Ben Rector

74 – Berlin Got Blurry by Parquet Courts

73 – A Head Full of Dreams by Coldplay

72 – Ophelia by The Lumineers

71 – Into You by Ariana Grande

70 – Me Too by Meghan Trainor

69 – My Way by Calvin Harris

68 – Fade by Kanye West

67 – The Greatest by Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar

66 – Daddy Lessons by Beyonce

65 – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) by Adele

64 – Unsteady by X Ambassadors

63 – Gold by Kiiara

62 – Talk by DJ Snake featuring George Maple

61 – Party by Chris Brown featuring Gucci Mane and Usher

60 – Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande

59 – 22 (OVER S∞∞N) by Bon Iver

58 – Happy by Mitski

57 – A Change of Heart by The 1975

56 – Hold Up by Beyonce

55 – Magnetised by Tom Odell

54 – Pillowtalk by ZAYN

53 – Tears by Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson

52 – Bang My Head by David Guetta featuring Fetty Wap and Sia

51 – Lake by the Ocean by Maxwell

50 – Holy Key by DJ Khaled featuring Betty Wright, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar

49 – No by Meghan Trainor

48 – Bored to Death by Blink 182

47 – Don’t Wanna Know by Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar

46 – Cold Water by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and M0

45 – Blackstar by David Bowie

44 – Love on the Brain by Rihanna

43 – Cheap Thrills by Sia featuring Sean Paul

42 – All Night by Beyonce

41 – My House by Flo Rida

40 – Closer by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey

39 – 24K Magic by Bruno Mars

38 – Rockabye by Clean Bandit featuring Anne-Marie and Sean Paul

37  – Never Be Like You by Flume featuring Kai

36 – All Night by Chance the Rapper featuring Knox Fortune

35 – Million Reasons by Lady Gaga

34 – Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales by Car Seat Headrest

33 – Cranes in the Sky by Solange

32 – Ultralight Beam by Kanye West

31 – Starving by Hailee Steinfeld featuring Grey and Zedd

30 – Boyfriend by Tegan and Sara

29 – Cake by the Ocean by DNCE

28 – Side to Side by Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj

27 – Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers featuring Daya

26 – My Church by Marren Morris

25 – Freedom by Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar

24 – Shout Out to My Ex by Little Mix

23 – Kids by OneRepublic

22 – Starboy by The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk

21 – Waves by Miguel

20 – Sorry by Beyonce

19 – Work from Home by Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign

18 – Perfect Strangers by Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper

17 – Self Control by Frank Ocean

16 – Versace on the Floor by Bruno Mars

15 – This is What You Came for  by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna

14 – Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

13 – Hands to Myself by Selena Gomez

12 – Wild Things by Alessia Cara

11 – I Took a Pill in Ibiza by Mike Posner (Seeb Remix)

TOP 10:

10 – Roses by The Chainsmokers featuring ROZES

Before “Roses”, The Chainsmokers were mostly known for “#SELFIE”. And I don’t think people even remember the song or associate it with them. Cheers to the song that began the revolution for The Chainsmokers! It’s the original that I will never let go.

9 – Formation by Beyonce

“Formation” is not your typical or traditional hit. But if anyone can pull off a song that doesn’t sound like anything on the radio today and still achieve commercial success, it would be Beyonce. More than all this, she has managed to use music a tool to forward political causes and that in itself is an accomplishment that should be recognized. This doesn’t in any way undermine how innovative and kickass this track is.

8 – No Problem by Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz

I tend to gravitate away from hip-hop but I feel that Chance the Rapper has made it significantly easier for me, and others, to appreciate the genre. The uncompromising and unbending stance he makes against record labels is something I salute. The artistry with him combining the sound of hip-hop and gospel is admirable. And just as a consolation, he makes one of the most compelling and enjoyable jams of 2016.

7 – Middle by DJ Snake featuring Bipolar Sunshine

I will always remember the good times I had drunk and partying while this track was playing in the background. My favorite bar of 2016 ended up disappointing me by year-end. In hindsight, it seemed it was only the music at the start of the year that made me love it, with “Middle” as the highlight.

6 – Too Good by Drake featuring Rihanna


Rihanna and Drake ending up together now seems too good to be true. But before they fell out of it, they came out with two great collaborations in 2016. “Too Good” talks about being taken for granted, a position I doubt these two feel nowadays, or deserve to feel at least. I’m just kidding!

5 – Once in a While by Timeflies

“I live like my blood type, B positive.” These lyrics are so corny, yet so good. I guess I have an excuse to be a negatron given that I have a different blood type. But seriously, if any artist is being taken for granted in the last few years, it will be Timeflies. I bet they play on your Today’s Top Hits all the time but you don’t remember them after they are taken off the playlist.

4 – Work by Rihanna featuring Drake

I googled the lyrics to “Work” to be able to sing along and comprehend what it might mean in the greater scheme of things. But I only got more confused and gave up. There’s one takeout and it’s to work and that I’m already satisfied with. Rihanna and Drake may not end up as life partners, but their combo in music is something they should sustain.

3 – The Sound by the 1975

If 2016 gave us any pleasant surprise, it will have to be the new music from The 1975. I have not seen such a significant leap in respect and acclaim for a group in a span of one album release. The sound is pure pop perfection, aware and unapologetic about it. That’s the way it should be served!

2 – One Dance by Drake featuring Kyla and Wizkid


I don’t believe in fate but the only time I drank Hennessy this year, “One Dance” played and that moment was magical. Am I the only one who screams and gets a rush on the dancefloor when the clubs play it? The beat sounds partially completed but it’s the imperfection of it that becomes the ultimate draw.

1 – This Girl by the Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners

I will begin by saying something preachy and cheesy. I genuinely believe that at the end of the day, music should enrich life. And no other song has done that as good as “This Girl” by The Kungs and Cookin’ on 3 Burners. The times I hated getting up to in the morning to start my day in the awful year that is 2016, I listened to it and danced along while showering. The clubs I hated, I ended up enjoying as soon as it played. The times I felt down, hearing this signified that everything will be okay. The song is nothing profound but it has made me smile more times than normal given how shitty 2016 was.

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