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Most popular music of 2016 (overview)

2016 artists

Every last day of the year, we publish our most popular music of the year charts. See 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012. Our charts is based on the number of total views.

This year's biggest surprise is Zayn Malik, who went solo, and launched the smash hit "Pillow Talk". Less surprising is Adele who dominates the top 10 thanks to her '16 album, of which 4 tracks are in our top 10 (All I ask, Hello, When We Were Young and 25)!

2016 was definitely Charlie Puth's year, he gained huge popularity with his tracks "We Don't Talk Anymore" and "One Call Away".

Taylor Swift ("Blank Space"), Jessie J ("Flashlight") and Rihanna ("FourFiveSeconds") who were going big in '15 don't show up in this year's top 20.

Justin Bieber and Ellie Goulding J were able to continue their reign this year.

2016 Directlyrics Music Charts

  1. "Pillow Talk" — Zayn Malik
  2. "Love Yourself" — Justin Bieber
  3. "All I Ask" — Adele
  4. "Hello" — Adele
  5. "We Don't Talk Anymore" — Charlie Puth
  6. "When We Were Young" — Adele
  7. "Dangerous Woman" — Ariana Grande
  8. "History" — One Direction
  9. "Love Me Like You Do" — Ellie Goulding
  10. "25" — Adele
  11. "Piece By Piece" — Kelly Clarkson
  12. "One Call Away" — Charlie Puth
  13. "Blank Space" — Taylor Swift
  14. "Can't Stop The Feeling" — Justin Timberlake
  15. "Sorry" — Justin Bieber
  16. "My House" — Flo Rida
  17. "What Do You Mean" — Justin Bieber
  18. "No" — Meghan Trainor
  19. "Closer" — The Chainsmokers
  20. "Holy" — Florida Georgia Line
  21. "Four Five Seconds" — Rihanna
  22. "Try Everything" — Shakira
  23. "Make Me" — Britney Spears
  24. "Hands To Myself" — Selena Gomez
  25. "Flashlight" — Jessie J
  26. "Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots
  27. "Never Forget You" — Zara Larsson
  28. "Work" — Rihanna
  29. "Don't Hurt Yourself" — Beyonce
  30. "Sorry" — Beyonce
  31. "Purpose" — Justin Bieber
  32. "Only" — Nicki Minaj
  33. "Starving" — Hailee Steinfeld
  34. "Where Are U Now" — Justin Bieber
  35. "Take Me To Church" — Hozier
  36. "Send My Love" — Adele
  37. "Let Me Love You" — Justin Bieber
  38. "Water Under The Bridge" — Adele
  39. "Better Man" — Little Big Town
  40. "This Town" — Niall Horan
  41. "Wildest Dreams" — Taylor Swift
  42. "0 To 100" — Drake
  43. "Hotline Bling" — Drake
  44. "Uptown Funk" — Mark Ronson
  45. "Go Ahead And Break My Heart" — Blake Shelton
  46. "Just Like Fire" — Pink
  47. "Like I’m Gonna Lose You" — Meghan Trainor
  48. "Writing's On The Wall" — Sam Smith
  49. "Million Years Ago" — Adele
  50. "La Bicicleta" — Shakira
  51. "Vice" — Miranda Lambert
  52. "See You Again" — Wiz Khalifa
  53. "Setting The World On Fire" — Kenny Chesney
  54. "Hold Up" — Beyonce
  55. "All Night" — Beyonce
  56. "Higher" — Rihanna
  57. "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" — Mike Posner
  58. "I Can’t Feel My Face" — The Weeknd
  59. "How About Now" — Drake
  60. "Work From Home" — Fifth Harmony
  61. "It’s You" — Zayn Malik
  62. "Heart Wants What It Wants" — Selena Gomez
  63. "Might Not" — The Weeknd
  64. "Earned It" — The Weeknd
  65. "Locked Away" — R. City
  66. "I Miss You" — Adele
  67. "Sandcastles" — Beyonce
  68. "One Dance" — Drake
  69. "Over And Over Again" — Nathan Sykes
  70. "New Romantics" — Taylor Swift
  71. "Team" — Iggy Azalea
  72. "Into You" — Ariana Grande
  73. "Remedy" — Adele
  74. "Cheap Thrills" — Sia
  75. "Perfect" — One Direction
  76. "Tuesday" — Drake
  77. "Treat You Better" — Shawn Mendes
  78. "Confident" — Demi Lovato
  79. "Thinking Out Loud" — Ed Sheeran
  80. "Don’t You Need Somebody" — RedOne
  81. "Side To Side" — Ariana Grande
  82. "Church Bells" — Carrie Underwood
  83. "Pop Style" — Drake
  84. "Designer" — Panda
  85. "Make Me Like You" — Gwen Stefani
  86. "Starboy" — The Weeknd
  87. "Hymn For The Weekend" — Coldplay
  88. "Cake By The Ocean" — DNCE
  89. "Daddy Lessons" — Beyonce
  90. "Style" — Taylor Swift
  91. "Down In The DM" — Nicki Minaj
  92. "Needed Me" — Rihanna
  93. "Stitches" — Shawn Mendes
  94. "Stand By You" — Rachel Platten
  95. "Let Me Love You" — Ariana Grande
  96. "Rap God" — Eminem
  97. "Like I Would" — Zayn Malik
  98. "Think Of You" — Chris Young
  99. "Glory" — John Legend

Happy '17!

Yvo & Kevin

By on December 31, 2016

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