100 Greatest Songs From 2016

  1. Starboy - The Weeknd (feat. Daft Punk)
  2. One Dance - Drake (feat. Wizkid and Kyla)
  3. Closer - Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey)
  4. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
  5. Heathens - Twenty One Pilots
  6. Work - Rihanna (feat. Drake)
  7. Cheap Thrills - Sia (feat. Sean Paul)
  8. Pillowtalk - Zayn
  9. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
10. Human - Rag'n'Bone Man
11. Redbone - Childish Gambino
12. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
13. Bad and Boujee - Migos (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
14. In The Name Of Love - Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha
15. Cold Water - Major Lazer (feat. Justin Bieber and MØ)
16. Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers (feat. Daya)
17. Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd (feat. Gucci Mane)
18. Too Good - Drake (feat. Rihanna)
19. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd (feat. Daft Punk)
20. Can't Stop the Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
21. Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5 (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
22. Rockabye - Clean Bandit (feat. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie)
23. This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna)
24. Just Like Fire - Pink
25. Into You - Ariana Grande
26. The Greatest - Sia (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
27. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn (with Taylor Swift)
28. Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
29. Side to Side - Ariana Grande (feat. Nicki Minaj)
30. Work from Home - Fifth Harmony (feat. Ty Dolla Sign)
31. My Way - Calvin Harris
32. Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
33. We Don't Talk Anymore - Charlie Puth (feat. Selena Gomez)
34. No - Meghan Trainor
35. Let Me Love You - DJ Snake (feat. Justin Bieber)
36. Low Life - Future (feat. The Weeknd)
37. Close - Nick Jonas (feat. Tove Lo)
38. iSpy - Kyle (feat. Lil Yachty)
39. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes
40. I Hate U, I Love U - Gnash (feat. Olivia O'Brien)
41. Famous - Kanye West
42. Ophelia - The Lumineers
43. Sucker for Pain - Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic, Ty Dolla Sign, X Ambassadors
44. Way Down We Go - Kaleo
45. Mercy - Shawn Mendes
46. On Hold - The xx
47. This Town - Niall Horan
48. Pick Up the Phone - Young Thug and Travis Scott (feat. Quavo)
49. Hardwired - Metallica
50. Dance Off - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Idris Elba, Anderson .Paak)
51. The Sound - The 1975
52. Perfect Illusion - Lady Gaga
53. Bad Things - Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello
54. Pop Style - Drake (feat. The Throne)
55. Bang Bang - Green Day
56. Really Doe - Danny Brown (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt)
57. Broccoli - D.R.A.M. (feat. Lil Yachty)
58. For Free - DJ Khaled (feat. Drake)
59. No Problem - Chance the Rapper
60. Shut Up Kiss Me - Angel Olsen
61. Formation - Beyoncé
62. Make Me Like You - Gwen Stefani
63. THat Part - Schoolboy Q (feat. Kanye West)
64. Never Be Like You - Flume (feat. Kai)
65. Daydreaming - Radiohead
66. How Far I'll Go - Alessia Cara
67. Bounce Back - Big Sean
68. Keeping Your Head Up - Birdy
69. Me and Your Mama - Childish Gambino
70. We the People.... - A Tribe Called Quest
71. I Can't Give Everything Away - David Bowie
72. Drone Bomb Me - Anohni
73. Burn the Witch - Radiohead
74. Needed Me - Rihanna
75. Like I Would - Zayn
76. untitled 07 | levitate - Kendrick Lamar
77. Misery - Gwen Stefani
78. Sorry - Beyoncé
79. Frankie Sinatra - The Avalanchesv
80. Tiimmy Turner - Desiigner
81. Bake Sale - Wiz Khalifa (feat. Travi$ Scott)
82. Ain't My Fault - Zara Larsson
83. Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
84. In the Dark - 3 Doors Down
85. Atlas, Rise! - Metallica
86. Do It, Try It - M83
87. In Common - Alicia Keys
88. Still Breathing - Green Day
89. Why You Always Hatin? - YG (feat. Drake and Kamaiyah)
90. I Can't Stop Thinking About You - Sting
91. Cranes in the Sky - Solange
92. Goosebumps - Travis Scott (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
93. Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem) - Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall
94. Down - Marian Hill
95. Conqueror - AURORA
96. Aquasun - Basement
97. Cleopatra - The Lumineers
98. Your Best American Girl - Mitski
99. Brace for Impact (Live a Little) - Sturgill Simpson
100. Go! - M83 (feat. May Lan)
20 more worth mentioning.
101. When It Rain - Danny Brown
102. Make Me... - Britney Spears (feat. G-Eazy)
103. Nikes - Frank Ocean
104. All Time Low - Jon Bellion
105. Legend Has It - Run the Jewels
106. Berlin Got Blurry - Parquet Courts
107. Somebody Else - The 1975
108. Who Am I - Katy B (feat. Major Lazer & Craig David)
109. When the Tequila Runs Out - Dawes
110. Vertigo Flowers - Nothing
111. 33 "GOD" - Bon Iver
112. Prayers/Triangles - Deftones
113. Older and Taller - Regina Spektor
114. Below - White Lung
115. Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka
116. Help Me Run Away - St. Lucia
117. Go Off - M.I.A.
118. Cruel - Foxes
119. Say It - Flume (feat. Tove Lo)
120. You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2016
Lew's choice -
An unheralded great record from 2016

* Hot Blood - Kaleo
Last Updated: 2018-01-05

Criteria: These songs released in the year 2016 were chosen and ranked based on their initial popularity, U.S. and international music sales charts, averaged critics reviews, and digitaldreamdoor members advice. ("Lasting popularity" may be considered in the future and may affect the ranking.)

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.