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:The Weeknd & Daft Punk5:Lukas Graham
6:Justin Timberlake7:Drake, Wizkid & Kyla8:Desiigner9:Shawn Mendes10:Ariana Grande
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Adele Hello 2016 Chart2000.com song 24 of 2016, 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)
3 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), US BB 12 of 2016
4 Justin Timberlake Can't Stop The Feeling 2016 Chart2000.com song 6 of 2016, 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
5 Drake, Wizkid & Kyla One Dance 2016 Chart2000.com song 2 of 2016, Canada Billboard 1 for 7 weeks - May 2016, New Zealand 1 for 13 weeks - May 2016, US BB 3 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
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, US BB 10 of 2016
8 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, US BB 25 of 2016
9 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, US BB 22 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, US BB 58 of 2016
11 Sia & Sean Paul Cheap Thrills 2016 Chart2000.com song 1 of 2016, Canada Billboard 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 2016, US BB 11 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
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, 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, US BB 16 of 2016
15 Rae Sremmurd & Gucci Mane Black Beatles 2016 Chart2000.com song 58 of 2016, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Nov 2016
16 Bruno Mars 24K Magic 2016 Chart2000.com song 62 of 2016, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 2016
17 James Arthur Say You Won't Let Go 2016 Chart2000.com song 94 of 2016, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 2016
18 Mike Posner I Took A Pill In Ibiza 2016 Chart2000.com song 9 of 2016, Grammy in 2016 (Nominated), US BB 15 of 2016
19 Twenty One Pilots Stressed Out 2016 Chart2000.com song 5 of 2016, US BB 5 of 2016
20 The Chainsmokers & Daya Don't Let Me Down 2016 Chart2000.com song 4 of 2016, US BB 8 of 2016
21 Desiigner Panda 2016 Chart2000.com song 12 of 2016, US BB 6 of 2016
22 Rihanna Needed Me 2016 Chart2000.com song 16 of 2016, US BB 13 of 2016
23 DNCE Cake By The Ocean 2016 Chart2000.com song 14 of 2016, US BB 18 of 2016
24 Flo-Rida My House 2016 Chart2000.com song 25 of 2016, US BB 14 of 2016
25 Twenty One Pilots Heathens 2016 Chart2000.com song 15 of 2016, US BB 21 of 2016
26 G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha Me, Myself & I 2016 Chart2000.com song 20 of 2016, US BB 19 of 2016
27 Twenty One Pilots Ride 2016 Chart2000.com song 19 of 2016, US BB 20 of 2016
28 Shawn Mendes Stitches 2016 Chart2000.com song 22 of 2016, US BB 23 of 2016
29 Shawn Mendes Treat You Better 2016 Chart2000.com song 23 of 2016, US BB 28 of 2016
30 Adele Send My Love (To Your New Lover) 2016 Chart2000.com song 30 of 2016, US BB 26 of 2016
31 Drake & Rihanna Too Good 2016 Chart2000.com song 27 of 2016, US BB 29 of 2016
32 The Chainsmokers & Rozes Roses 2016 Chart2000.com song 34 of 2016, US BB 27 of 2016
33 DJ Snake & Justin Bieber Let Me Love You 2016 Chart2000.com song 21 of 2016, US BB 47 of 2016
34 Pink Just Like Fire 2016 Chart2000.com song 36 of 2016, US BB 33 of 2016
35 Gnash & Olivia O'Brien I Hate U I Love U 2016 Chart2000.com song 31 of 2016, US BB 38 of 2016
36 Future & The Weeknd Low Life 2016 Chart2000.com song 44 of 2016, US BB 30 of 2016
37 D.R.A.M. & Lil Yachty Broccoli 2016 Chart2000.com song 45 of 2016, US BB 34 of 2016
38 Drake Controlla 2016 Chart2000.com song 35 of 2016, US BB 41 of 2016
39 Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman 2016 Chart2000.com song 42 of 2016, US BB 36 of 2016
40 Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez We Don't Talk Anymore 2016 Chart2000.com song 32 of 2016, US BB 50 of 2016
41 Charlie Puth One Call Away 2016 Chart2000.com song 38 of 2016, US BB 43 of 2016
42 James Bay Let It Go 2016 Chart2000.com song 39 of 2016, US BB 44 of 2016
43 Bryson Tiller Don't 2016 Chart2000.com song 57 of 2016, US BB 35 of 2016
44 Coldplay Hymn for the Weekend 2016 Chart2000.com song 29 of 2016, US BB 73 of 2016
45 Drake & Future Jumpman 2016 Chart2000.com song 61 of 2016, US BB 37 of 2016
46 Ariana Grande Into You 2016 Chart2000.com song 41 of 2016, US BB 51 of 2016
47 Alessia Cara Here 2016 Chart2000.com song 63 of 2016, US BB 39 of 2016
48 Meghan Trainor No 2016 Chart2000.com song 51 of 2016, US BB 45 of 2016
49 Kent Jones Don't Mind 2016 Chart2000.com song 47 of 2016, US BB 48 of 2016
50 Selena Gomez Same Old Love 2016 Chart2000.com song 74 of 2016, US BB 40 of 2016
51 Zara Larsson & MNEK Never Forget You 2016 Chart2000.com song 56 of 2016, US BB 46 of 2016
52 Kiiara Gold 2016 Chart2000.com song 49 of 2016, US BB 52 of 2016
53 Selena Gomez Hands To Myself 2016 Chart2000.com song 50 of 2016, US BB 56 of 2016
54 Florida Georgia Line H.O.L.Y. 2016 Chart2000.com song 68 of 2016, US BB 49 of 2016
55 Flume & Kai Never Be Like You 2016 Chart2000.com song 54 of 2016, US BB 60 of 2016
56 Jeremih Oui 2016 Chart2000.com song 65 of 2016, US BB 55 of 2016
57 Bryson Tiller Exchange 2016 Chart2000.com song 72 of 2016, US BB 53 of 2016
58 Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Side To Side 2016 Chart2000.com song 48 of 2016, US BB 77 of 2016
59 Kevin Gates 2 Phones 2016 Chart2000.com song 73 of 2016, US BB 57 of 2016
60 X Ambassadors Unsteady 2016 Chart2000.com song 60 of 2016, US BB 67 of 2016
61 Nick Jonas & Tove Lo Close 2016 Chart2000.com song 64 of 2016, US BB 66 of 2016
62 Meghan Trainor Me Too 2016 Chart2000.com song 71 of 2016, US BB 62 of 2016
63 DJ Khaled & Drake For Free 2016 Chart2000.com song 77 of 2016, US BB 59 of 2016
64 The Weeknd In the Night 2016 Chart2000.com song 81 of 2016, US BB 61 of 2016
65 Tory Lanez Luv 2016 Chart2000.com song 67 of 2016, US BB 70 of 2016
66 Coldplay Adventure of a Lifetime 2016 Chart2000.com song 53 of 2016, US BB 95 of 2016
67 Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Starving 2016 Chart2000.com song 55 of 2016, US BB 94 of 2016
68 Thomas Rhett Die A Happy Man 2016 Chart2000.com song 99 of 2016, US BB 64 of 2016
69 Adele When We Were Young 2016 Chart2000.com song 69 of 2016, US BB 83 of 2016
70 Beyonce Sorry 2016 Chart2000.com song 92 of 2016, US BB 71 of 2016
71 Ruth B Lost Boy 2016 Chart2000.com song 86 of 2016, US BB 76 of 2016
72 Daya Sit Still, Look Pretty 2016 Chart2000.com song 91 of 2016, US BB 78 of 2016
73 Drake & The Throne Pop Style 2016 Chart2000.com song 88 of 2016, US BB 82 of 2016
74 DJ Snake & Bipolar Sunshine Middle 2016 Chart2000.com song 93 of 2016, US BB 80 of 2016
75 Fifth Harmony & Fetty Wap All in My Head 2016 Chart2000.com song 85 of 2016, US BB 93 of 2016
76 Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello I Know What You Did Last Summer 2016 Chart2000.com song 95 of 2016, US BB 86 of 2016
77 Kevin Gates Really Really 2016 Chart2000.com song 100 of 2016, US BB 92 of 2016
78 Desiigner Tiimmy Turner 2016 Chart2000.com song 98 of 2016, US BB 98 of 2016
79 Kungs & Cookin' On 3 Burners This Girl 2016 Chart2000.com song 28 of 2016
80 Alan Walker Faded 2016 Chart2000.com song 33 of 2016
81 Sia & Kendrick Lamar The Greatest 2016 Chart2000.com song 46 of 2016
82 Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha In the Name of Love 2016 Chart2000.com song 59 of 2016
83 Disturbed The Sound Of Silence 2016 Chart2000.com song 66 of 2016
84 Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons Sucker For Pain 2016 Chart2000.com song 70 of 2016
85 Calvin Harris My Way 2016 Chart2000.com song 75 of 2016
86 Zara Larsson Lush Life 2016 Chart2000.com song 76 of 2016
87 Imany Don't Be So Shy (Filatov & Karas Remix) 2016 Chart2000.com song 82 of 2016
88 Major Lazer Light It Up 2016 Chart2000.com song 84 of 2016
89 Maroon 5 & Kendrick Lamar I Don't Wanna Know 2016 Chart2000.com song 87 of 2016
90 Robin Schulz & Francesco Yates Sugar 2016 Chart2000.com song 90 of 2016
91 Zay Hilfiger & Zayion McCall Juju On Dat Beat (TZ Anthem) 2016 Chart2000.com song 96 of 2016
92 Alessia Cara Wild Things 2016 Chart2000.com song 97 of 2016
93 Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone City Of Stars 2016 Golden Globe in 2016 (film 'La La Land'), Oscar in 2016 (film 'La La Land') (Nominated)
94 Aulii Cravalho How Far I'll Go 2016 Oscar in 2016 (film 'Moana') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 2016 (film 'Moana') (Nominated)
95 The Weeknd & Daft Punk 2 2016 New Zealand 1 for Starboy weeks - Oct 2016
96 Stevie Wonder Faith 2016 Golden Globe in 2016 (film 'Sing') (Nominated)
97 Emma Stone Audition (The Fools Who Dream) 2016 Oscar in 2016 (film 'La La Land') (Nominated)
98 Danger Mouse Gold 2016 Golden Globe in 2016 (film 'Gold') (Nominated)
99 Beyonce Formation 2016 Grammy in 2016 (Nominated)
100 J Ralph The Empty Chair 2016 Oscar in 2016 (film 'Jim: The James Foley Story') (Nominated)

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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