It’s undeniable that 2016 was a terrible year all around. So many great musicians passed away. Icons like David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen. All taken too soon. And then there’s the matter of *cough* Donald Trump *cough*. But let’s not get into that and ruin our spirit. Instead, let’s look back at the songs that made the last 365 days at least somewhat bearable.
After debuting at No. 11 last week, Zedd & Kesha leapfrog to the summit with “True Colors.” Thomas Rhett’s “T-Shirt” inches up a notch to the runner-up spot. Elsewhere, Justin Timberlake debuts at No. 12 with his new song, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” and The Stone Roses drop in at No. 18 with their first studio recording since 1995, “All For One.”
Everyone and their aunt will perform at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
Nick Jonas revisits the penthouse with “Close (feat. Tove Lo)” (up 3-1) for a second nonconsecutive frame. Last week’s champ, Cole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here,” takes a steep tumble to No. 10. Thomas Rhett pushes forward with “T-Shirt” (up 8-3). Zedd & Kesha enter the countdown at No. 11 with “True Colors.”
Cole Swindell takes over the top spot with “You Should Be Here” (up 6-4), pushing Nick Jonas & Tove Lo’s duet “Close” down to No. 3. Following the surprise release of her new album Lemonade, Beyoncé rebounds 11-2 with “Formation,” which closes the critically acclaimed album. Elsewhere, Prince is the sole debut on the countdown with “Kiss.”