Pandora Unveils the Top 100 Songs of 2016

Drake cleaned house.

Man, 2016 has really been a hellish year, hasn’t it? There has, however, been some pretty good music, and now that December is fast approaching, folks are starting to produce their “Best of” lists. The music streaming service Pandora revealed its top 100 songs for the year on Wednesday morning, and it’s not a bad bunch of tracks.

It is not, importantly, a list of the 100 best songs of 2016. Pandora’s “Top Thumb Hundred” is a ranking of the 100 most “thumbed-up” songs of the year. So, it’s less of a holistic examination of the year in music so much as it’s the tastes and base preferences for one streaming site’s user base. Still — there are worse lists (even if Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book got shafted by the good people who listen to Pandora).

Drake dominated the list, making 14 appearances, while Future took the No. 2 slot with eight appearances on the list. Almost half of the list (42 tracks) were hip hop, while 29 songs were pop.

Check out the list below, although it’s disgusting that it excludes the True Number One Song Of The Year 2016: “Store,” off of Carly Rae Jepsen’s extras album E•MO•TION: Side B. Don’t @ me.

Anyway, here’s the list:

100. “No Limit” (Feat. Young Thug), Usher

99. “H.O.L.Y.,” Florida Georgia Line

98. “Just Like Fire” (From Alice Through The Looking Glass), Pink

97. “Child’s Play,” Drake

96. “My Beyoncé” (Feat. DeJ Loaf), Lil Durk

95. “R.I.C.O.” (Feat. Drake), Meek Mill

94. “Sorry Not Sorry,” Bryson Tiller

93. “Trap Niggas,” Future

92. “Moolah,” Young Greatness

91. “Come Get Her,” Rae Sremmurd

90. “Me Too,” Meghan Trainor

89. “When We Were Young,” Adele

88. “Law” (Feat. E-40), Yo Gotti

87. “All The Way Up” (Feat. French Montana), Fat Joe & Remy Ma

86. “Body” (Feat. Jeremih), Dreezy

85. “Cold Water” (Feat. Justin Bieber & MØ), Major Lazer

84. “Jimmy Choo,” Fetty Wap

83. “Cheap Thrills,” Sia

82. “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

81. “Treat You Better,” Shawn Mendes

80. “Sex With Me,” Rihanna

79. “Roses” (Feat. ROZES), The Chainsmokers

78. “Middle” (Feat. Bipolar Sunshine), DJ Snake

77. “Cake By The Ocean,” DNCE

76. “Renegades,” X Ambassadors

75. “Close” (Feat. Tove Lo), Nick Jonas

74. “Gold,” Kiiara

73. “Promise” (Feat. Fetty Wap), Kid Ink

72. “Locked Away” (Feat. Adam Levine), R. City

71. “Send My Love” (To Your New Lover), Adele

70. “Hide Away,” Daya

69. “Antidote,” Travis Scott

68. “Still Here,” Drake

67. “Come And See Me” (Feat. Drake), PARTYNEXTDOOR

66. “Broccoli” (Feat. Lil Yachty), D.R.A.M.

65. “Acquainted,” The Weeknd

64. “Purple Reign,” Future

63. “Cut It” (Feat. Young Dolph), O.T. Genasis

62. “Stick Talk,” Future

61. “Here,” Alessia Cara

60. “NO,” Meghan Trainor

59. “What Do You Mean,” Justin Bieber

58. “RGF Island,” Fetty Wap

57. “One Call Away,” Charlie Puth

56. “679” (Feat. Remy Boyz), Fetty Wap

55. “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” (Original Song From DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls), — Justin Timberlake

54. “Where Ya At” (Feat. Drake), Future

53. “Back To Sleep,” Chris Brown

52. “For Free” (Feat. Drake), DJ Khaled

51. “Heathens,” Twenty One Pilots

50. “Same Old Love,” Selena Gomez

49. “March Madness,” Future

48. “Wicked,” Future

47. “Sucker For Pain” (Feat. Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors), Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons

46. “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (Feat. John Legend), Meghan Trainor

45. “Ride,” Twenty One Pilots

44. “Dangerous Woman,” Ariana Grande

43. “Lost Boy,” Ruth B.

42. “Closer” (Feat. Halsey), The Chainsmokers

41. “Hands To Myself,” Selena Gomez

40. “Hold Up,” Beyonc

39. “Say It,” Tory Lanez

38. “Summer Sixteen,” Drake

37. “Best Friend,” Young Thug

36. “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett

35. “Don’t Mind,” Kent Jones

34. “Right Hand,” Drake

33. “This Is What You Came For” (Feat. Rihanna), Calvin Harris

32. “White Iverson,” Post Malone

31. “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (SeeB Remix), Mike Posner

30. “I Hate U, I Love U” (Feat. Olivia O’Brien), Gnash

29. “Never Forget You,” Zara Larsson & MNEK

28. “Down In The DM,” Yo Gotti

27. “Don’t Let Me Down” (Feat. Daya), The Chainsmokers

26. “Earned It,” The Weeknd

25. “Sorry,” Beyoncé

24. “Too Good” (Feat. Rihanna), Drake


22. “Stressed Out,” Twenty One Pilots

21. “Formation,” Beyoncé

20. “Sorry,” Justin Bieber

19. “Really Really,” Kevin Gates

18. “Work From Home” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign), Fifth Harmony

17. “2 Phones,” Kevin Gates

16. “Don’t,” Bryson Tiller

15. “Controlla,” Drake

14. “My House,” Flo Rida

13. “Low Life” (Feat. The Weeknd), Future

12. “7 Years,” Lukas Graham

11. “Exchange,” Bryson Tiller

10. “Jumpman,” Drake & Future

9. “Panda,” Desiigner

8. “Oui,” Jeremih

7. “Pop Style” (Feat. The Throne), Drake

6. “Me, Myself & I,” G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha

5. “Hello,” Adele

4. “Love Yourself,” Justin Bieber

3. “Needed Me,” Rihanna

2. “One Dance” (Feat. Wizkid & Kyla), Drake

1. “Work” (Feat. Drake), Rihanna