Songs from the Year 2016

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This page lists the top songs of 2016 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 2016 is also available.. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 2016.

The companion site chart2000.com provides an alternative (and clearly better) set of charts of the top songs and albums of 2016. The data gathered at this site focuses on music from 2000 and before. The coverage for 2000-2009 is OK but after 2009 the number of charts included drops dramatically. The way year end summary charts are generated externally means that this year's data is not yet available, so the results here are really not to be trusted.

The top ten song artists of 2016 were:

1:Adele2:Justin Bieber3:Twenty One Pilots4:Bonez MC & RAF Camora5:Shawn Mendes
6:The Weeknd & Daft Punk7:Justin Timberlake8:Drake, Wizkid & Kyla9:Coldplay10:Selena Gomez
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Adele Hello 2016 Chart2000.com song 24 of 2016, ODK Germany 1 - Nov 2015 (33 weeks) (11 weeks at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), Canada Billboard 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 2015, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 2015, Grammy in 2016, Brit best song 2016, US BB 7 of 2016
2 Justin Bieber Love Yourself 2016 Chart2000.com song 3 of 2016, US BB 1 of 2016, Canada Billboard 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 2016, New Zealand 1 for 10 weeks - Dec 2015, Grammy in 2016 (Nominated), ODK Germany 3 - Nov 2015 (48 weeks) (21 weeks in top 10)
3 Justin Timberlake Can't Stop The Feeling 2016 Chart2000.com song 6 of 2016, ODK Germany 1 - May 2016 (33 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), Canada Billboard 1 for 1 week - Jun 2016, Oscar in 2016 (film 'Trolls') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 2016 (film 'Trolls') (Nominated), US BB 9 of 2016
4 Drake, Wizkid & Kyla One Dance 2016 Chart2000.com song 2 of 2016, ODK Germany 1 - Apr 2016 (37 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (16 weeks in top 10), Canada Billboard 1 for 7 weeks - May 2016, New Zealand 1 for 13 weeks - May 2016, US BB 3 of 2016
5 Lukas Graham Seven Years 2016 Chart2000.com song 7 of 2016, Canada Billboard 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 2016, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Feb 2016, Grammy in 2016 (Nominated), ODK Germany 6 - Nov 2015 (44 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), US BB 12 of 2016
6 Justin Bieber Sorry 2016 Chart2000.com song 10 of 2016, Canada Billboard 1 for 7 weeks - Jan 2016, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 2015, US BB 2 of 2016, ODK Germany 3 - Nov 2015 (45 weeks) (14 weeks in top 10)
7 The Chainsmokers & Halsey Closer 2016 Chart2000.com song 18 of 2016, Canada Billboard 1 for 13 weeks - Sep 2016, New Zealand 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 2016, ODK Germany 2 - Aug 2016 (21 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), US BB 10 of 2016
8 Sia & Sean Paul Cheap Thrills 2016 Chart2000.com song 1 of 2016, ODK Germany 1 - Feb 2016 (45 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (18 weeks in top 10), Canada Billboard 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 2016, US BB 11 of 2016
9 Major Lazer, Justin Bieber & MO Cold Water 2016 Chart2000.com song 17 of 2016, Canada Billboard 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 2016, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 2016, ODK Germany 2 - Aug 2016 (22 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), US BB 25 of 2016
10 The Weeknd & Daft Punk Starboy 2016 Chart2000.com song 40 of 2016, Canada Billboard 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 2016, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 2016, ODK Germany 3 - Oct 2016 (13 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), US BB 58 of 2016
11 Zayn Pillow Talk 2016 Chart2000.com song 26 of 2016, Canada Billboard 1 for 1 week - Feb 2016, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Feb 2016, ODK Germany 5 - Feb 2016 (18 weeks) (1 week in top 10), US BB 22 of 2016
12 Rihanna & Drake Work 2016 Chart2000.com song 8 of 2016, Canada Billboard 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 2016, US BB 4 of 2016, ODK Germany 5 - Feb 2016 (31 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10)
13 Calvin Harris & Rihanna This Is What You Came For 2016 Chart2000.com song 11 of 2016, Canada Billboard 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 2016, ODK Germany 5 - May 2016 (29 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US BB 17 of 2016
14 Fifth Harmony & Ty Dolla $ign Work From Home 2016 Chart2000.com song 13 of 2016, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Apr 2016, ODK Germany 7 - Mar 2016 (31 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US BB 16 of 2016
15 James Arthur Say You Won't Let Go 2016 Chart2000.com song 94 of 2016, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 2016, ODK Germany 6 - Oct 2016 (12 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10)
16 Rae Sremmurd & Gucci Mane Black Beatles 2016 Chart2000.com song 58 of 2016, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Nov 2016, ODK Germany 8 - Nov 2016 (7 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10)
17 Bruno Mars 24K Magic 2016 Chart2000.com song 62 of 2016, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 2016, ODK Germany 14 - Oct 2016 (11 weeks)
18 Mike Posner I Took A Pill In Ibiza 2016 Chart2000.com song 9 of 2016, Grammy in 2016 (Nominated), ODK Germany 5 - Feb 2016 (43 weeks) (12 weeks in top 10), US BB 15 of 2016
19 DJ Snake & Justin Bieber Let Me Love You 2016 Chart2000.com song 21 of 2016, ODK Germany 1 - Aug 2016 (20 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US BB 47 of 2016
20 Twenty One Pilots Stressed Out 2016 Chart2000.com song 5 of 2016, ODK Germany 3 - Jan 2016 (45 weeks) (12 weeks in top 10), US BB 5 of 2016
21 Shawn Mendes Stitches 2016 Chart2000.com song 22 of 2016, ODK Germany 2 - Oct 2015 (45 weeks) (12 weeks in top 10), US BB 23 of 2016
22 Kungs & Cookin' On 3 Burners This Girl 2016 Chart2000.com song 28 of 2016, ODK Germany 1 - Apr 2016 (35 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (18 weeks in top 10)
23 Alan Walker Faded 2016 Chart2000.com song 33 of 2016, ODK Germany 1 - Jan 2016 (50 weeks) (10 weeks at number 1) (18 weeks in top 10)
24 Imany Don't Be So Shy (Filatov & Karas Remix) 2016 Chart2000.com song 82 of 2016, ODK Germany 1 - May 2016 (33 weeks) (10 weeks at number 1) (16 weeks in top 10)
25 The Chainsmokers & Daya Don't Let Me Down 2016 Chart2000.com song 4 of 2016, ODK Germany 6 - Mar 2016 (42 weeks) (15 weeks in top 10), US BB 8 of 2016
26 Shawn Mendes Treat You Better 2016 Chart2000.com song 23 of 2016, ODK Germany 4 - Jun 2016 (29 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US BB 28 of 2016
27 Desiigner Panda 2016 Chart2000.com song 12 of 2016, US BB 6 of 2016, ODK Germany 13 - Apr 2016 (35 weeks)
28 DNCE Cake By The Ocean 2016 Chart2000.com song 14 of 2016, ODK Germany 6 - Mar 2016 (29 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US BB 18 of 2016
29 G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha Me, Myself & I 2016 Chart2000.com song 20 of 2016, ODK Germany 7 - Jan 2016 (36 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US BB 19 of 2016
30 Coldplay Adventure of a Lifetime 2016 Chart2000.com song 53 of 2016, ODK Germany 5 - Nov 2015 (27 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US BB 95 of 2016
31 Twenty One Pilots Heathens 2016 Chart2000.com song 15 of 2016, ODK Germany 9 - Jun 2016 (27 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US BB 21 of 2016
32 Flo-Rida My House 2016 Chart2000.com song 25 of 2016, US BB 14 of 2016, ODK Germany 16 - Apr 2015 (34 weeks)
33 Rihanna Needed Me 2016 Chart2000.com song 16 of 2016, US BB 13 of 2016, ODK Germany 57 - May 2016 (21 weeks)
34 Twenty One Pilots Ride 2016 Chart2000.com song 19 of 2016, US BB 20 of 2016, ODK Germany 21 - Jun 2016 (24 weeks)
35 Coldplay Hymn for the Weekend 2016 Chart2000.com song 29 of 2016, ODK Germany 11 - Feb 2016 (43 weeks), US BB 73 of 2016
36 Gnash & Olivia O'Brien I Hate U I Love U 2016 Chart2000.com song 31 of 2016, ODK Germany 14 - May 2016 (34 weeks), US BB 38 of 2016
37 Meghan Trainor No 2016 Chart2000.com song 51 of 2016, ODK Germany 12 - Mar 2016 (18 weeks), US BB 45 of 2016
38 The Chainsmokers & Rozes Roses 2016 Chart2000.com song 34 of 2016, ODK Germany 24 - Jan 2016 (27 weeks), US BB 27 of 2016
39 Pink Just Like Fire 2016 Chart2000.com song 36 of 2016, ODK Germany 21 - Apr 2016 (18 weeks), US BB 33 of 2016
40 Adele Send My Love (To Your New Lover) 2016 Chart2000.com song 30 of 2016, US BB 26 of 2016, ODK Germany 31 - Nov 2015 (18 weeks)
41 Drake & Rihanna Too Good 2016 Chart2000.com song 27 of 2016, US BB 29 of 2016, ODK Germany 30 - May 2016 (28 weeks)
42 James Bay Let It Go 2016 Chart2000.com song 39 of 2016, ODK Germany 22 - Sep 2015 (18 weeks), US BB 44 of 2016
43 Zara Larsson & MNEK Never Forget You 2016 Chart2000.com song 56 of 2016, ODK Germany 20 - Oct 2015 (41 weeks), US BB 46 of 2016
44 Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman 2016 Chart2000.com song 42 of 2016, ODK Germany 30 - Mar 2016 (14 weeks), US BB 36 of 2016
45 Charlie Puth One Call Away 2016 Chart2000.com song 38 of 2016, ODK Germany 30 - Feb 2016 (18 weeks), US BB 43 of 2016
46 Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Side To Side 2016 Chart2000.com song 48 of 2016, ODK Germany 24 - Sep 2016 (16 weeks), US BB 77 of 2016
47 Kent Jones Don't Mind 2016 Chart2000.com song 47 of 2016, ODK Germany 36 - Jul 2016 (13 weeks), US BB 48 of 2016
48 Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez We Don't Talk Anymore 2016 Chart2000.com song 32 of 2016, US BB 50 of 2016, ODK Germany 52 - Jul 2016 (16 weeks)
49 Kiiara Gold 2016 Chart2000.com song 49 of 2016, ODK Germany 42 - May 2016 (18 weeks), US BB 52 of 2016
50 Ariana Grande Into You 2016 Chart2000.com song 41 of 2016, ODK Germany 49 - Jun 2016 (21 weeks), US BB 51 of 2016
51 Drake Controlla 2016 Chart2000.com song 35 of 2016, US BB 41 of 2016, ODK Germany 83 - Jul 2016 (8 weeks)
52 Adele When We Were Young 2016 Chart2000.com song 69 of 2016, ODK Germany 29 - Nov 2015 (14 weeks), US BB 83 of 2016
53 Alessia Cara Here 2016 Chart2000.com song 63 of 2016, US BB 39 of 2016, ODK Germany 59 - Nov 2015 (18 weeks)
54 Selena Gomez Same Old Love 2016 Chart2000.com song 74 of 2016, US BB 40 of 2016, ODK Germany 56 - Oct 2015 (19 weeks)
55 Selena Gomez Hands To Myself 2016 Chart2000.com song 50 of 2016, ODK Germany 52 - Jan 2016 (15 weeks), US BB 56 of 2016
56 Flume & Kai Never Be Like You 2016 Chart2000.com song 54 of 2016, ODK Germany 49 - Mar 2016 (24 weeks), US BB 60 of 2016
57 Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Starving 2016 Chart2000.com song 55 of 2016, ODK Germany 47 - Sep 2016 (16 weeks), US BB 94 of 2016
58 Nick Jonas & Tove Lo Close 2016 Chart2000.com song 64 of 2016, ODK Germany 61 - May 2016 (10 weeks), US BB 66 of 2016
59 Meghan Trainor Me Too 2016 Chart2000.com song 71 of 2016, US BB 62 of 2016, ODK Germany 62 - Jun 2016 (13 weeks)
60 DJ Snake & Bipolar Sunshine Middle 2016 Chart2000.com song 93 of 2016, ODK Germany 49 - Feb 2016 (25 weeks), US BB 80 of 2016
61 The Weeknd In the Night 2016 Chart2000.com song 81 of 2016, US BB 61 of 2016, ODK Germany 72 - Feb 2016 (9 weeks)
62 Tory Lanez Luv 2016 Chart2000.com song 67 of 2016, US BB 70 of 2016, ODK Germany 86 - Oct 2016 (3 weeks)
63 Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello I Know What You Did Last Summer 2016 Chart2000.com song 95 of 2016, US BB 86 of 2016, ODK Germany 90 - Apr 2016 (4 weeks)
64 Disturbed The Sound Of Silence 2016 Chart2000.com song 66 of 2016, ODK Germany 2 - Jun 2016 (29 weeks) (18 weeks in top 10)
65 Sia & Kendrick Lamar The Greatest 2016 Chart2000.com song 46 of 2016, ODK Germany 3 - Sep 2016 (16 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10)
66 Calvin Harris My Way 2016 Chart2000.com song 75 of 2016, ODK Germany 5 - Sep 2016 (14 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10)
67 Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha In the Name of Love 2016 Chart2000.com song 59 of 2016, ODK Germany 14 - Aug 2016 (21 weeks)
68 Maroon 5 & Kendrick Lamar I Don't Wanna Know 2016 Chart2000.com song 87 of 2016, ODK Germany 33 - Oct 2016 (10 weeks)
69 Zay Hilfiger & Zayion McCall Juju On Dat Beat (TZ Anthem) 2016 Chart2000.com song 96 of 2016, ODK Germany 53 - Nov 2016 (6 weeks)
70 Alessia Cara Wild Things 2016 Chart2000.com song 97 of 2016, ODK Germany 76 - Apr 2016 (7 weeks)
71 Future & The Weeknd Low Life 2016 Chart2000.com song 44 of 2016, US BB 30 of 2016
72 D.R.A.M. & Lil Yachty Broccoli 2016 Chart2000.com song 45 of 2016, US BB 34 of 2016
73 Bryson Tiller Don't 2016 Chart2000.com song 57 of 2016, US BB 35 of 2016
74 Drake & Future Jumpman 2016 Chart2000.com song 61 of 2016, US BB 37 of 2016
75 Florida Georgia Line H.O.L.Y. 2016 Chart2000.com song 68 of 2016, US BB 49 of 2016
76 Jeremih Oui 2016 Chart2000.com song 65 of 2016, US BB 55 of 2016
77 Bryson Tiller Exchange 2016 Chart2000.com song 72 of 2016, US BB 53 of 2016
78 Kevin Gates 2 Phones 2016 Chart2000.com song 73 of 2016, US BB 57 of 2016
79 X Ambassadors Unsteady 2016 Chart2000.com song 60 of 2016, US BB 67 of 2016
80 DJ Khaled & Drake For Free 2016 Chart2000.com song 77 of 2016, US BB 59 of 2016
81 Thomas Rhett Die A Happy Man 2016 Chart2000.com song 99 of 2016, US BB 64 of 2016
82 Beyonce Sorry 2016 Chart2000.com song 92 of 2016, US BB 71 of 2016
83 Ruth B Lost Boy 2016 Chart2000.com song 86 of 2016, US BB 76 of 2016
84 Daya Sit Still, Look Pretty 2016 Chart2000.com song 91 of 2016, US BB 78 of 2016
85 Drake & The Throne Pop Style 2016 Chart2000.com song 88 of 2016, US BB 82 of 2016
86 Fifth Harmony & Fetty Wap All in My Head 2016 Chart2000.com song 85 of 2016, US BB 93 of 2016
87 Kevin Gates Really Really 2016 Chart2000.com song 100 of 2016, US BB 92 of 2016
88 Desiigner Tiimmy Turner 2016 Chart2000.com song 98 of 2016, US BB 98 of 2016
89 Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons Sucker For Pain 2016 Chart2000.com song 70 of 2016
90 Major Lazer Light It Up 2016 Chart2000.com song 84 of 2016
91 Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone City Of Stars 2016 Golden Globe in 2016 (film 'La La Land'), Oscar in 2016 (film 'La La Land') (Nominated)
92 Aulii Cravalho How Far I'll Go 2016 Oscar in 2016 (film 'Moana') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 2016 (film 'Moana') (Nominated)
93 Beyonce Formation 2016 Grammy in 2016 (Nominated), ODK Germany 74 - May 2016 (2 weeks)
94 Prince Damien Glucksmoment 2016 ODK Germany 1 - May 2016 (6 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (2 weeks in top 10)
95 David Guetta & Zara Larsson This One's For You 2016 ODK Germany 1 - May 2016 (21 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10)
96 Clean Bandit, Sean Paul & Anne-Marie Rockabye 2016 ODK Germany 1 - Oct 2016 (9 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10)
97 Rag'n'Bone Man Human 2016 ODK Germany 1 - Aug 2016 (20 weeks) (12 weeks at number 1) (16 weeks in top 10)
98 Lil' Wayne Sucker For Pain 2016 ODK Germany 8 - Jul 2016 (25 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US BB 68 of 2016
99 The Weeknd & Daft Punk 2 2016 New Zealand 1 for Starboy weeks - Oct 2016
100 Daya Hide Away 2016 ODK Germany 44 - Mar 2016 (13 weeks), US BB 84 of 2016

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8 Dec 2017

One Dance

11 & 98 are the same.

Data fixed, thanks


1 Jun 2017

(3) Double Listings

#10 & #97 are the same (Sia w/Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills). Also #11 & #96 (Drake) w/Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance). And finally #94 & #100 are the same (Ryan Gosling - City Of Stars).

Data fixed, thanks