2016: The most streamed tracks of the summer
2016 was another massive year for electronic music. With major Billboard chart toppers from acts like The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Diplo and more, it’s no surprise the industry as a whole is on the cusp of musical primacy.
Released earlier this month, Google Play provided a list of the Top 10 most streamed songs of the 2016 summer. Among those included: Drake, Rihanna, Fifth Harmony, and a few other artists, with the dance music scene managing to land three tracks on that list, making it another groundbreaking moment for the genre and it’s ever growing future.
Going mainstream with a sound most of the world is not familiarized with is a hard task in itself, but taking that sound to the number two spot of the 2016 summer is a feat that’s certainly a long time in the making. The Chainsmokers have built an empire around their ridiculously catchy vibes since their beginning back in 2012. Since then, the duo have released countless number one hits and will most certainly continue to remain at the top of the world’s musical food chain. Their smash hit, “Don’t Let Me Down” (feat. Daya), came in second place in the number of streams to Drake’s “One Dance”.
Calvin Harris‘s international hit, “This Is What You Came For”, rounded off at number five just under Fifth Harmonies “Work From Home”. The song, which features global sensation Rihanna, has definitely been at the top of everyone’s go-to playlist this summer. The song, fit enough for any environment played, made for a great summer anthem with it’s progressive electro melodies, and sharp vocal structures. It was, above all, a huge hit for the electronic scene.
Finally, Seeb‘s remix to Michael Posner’s, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”, landed in at number eight beating Rihanna’s big ballad, “Work”. A strong track, built primarily on a memorable drop, has made it’s way into every club across the world and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. It’s fun lyrics and youthful harmonies make for a song that’s rich not only in beat placement, but vocal dominance as well.
For the full list for 2016’s most streamed tracks, see below.
1. Drake – One Dance (feat. WizKid & Kyla)
2. The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya)
3. Twenty One Pilots – Ride
4. Fifth Harmony – Work from Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
5. Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For (feat. Rihanna)
6. Zara Larsson – Never Forget You
7. G-Eazy – Me, Myself & I
8. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
9. Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out
10. Rihanna – Work (feat. Drake)