Twenty One Pilots capped an exceptionally successful 2016 by winning their first ever Grammy Award (for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance) for “Stressed Out.”
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.
North London singer-songwriter Oscar Scheller, who goes simply by his first name, hits the top of the countdown as his debut single, “Sometimes,” zooms 20-1 on its second charting week. Katy Perry rises to the Top 10 with “Rise” (up 14-7). Major Lazer debut at No. 10 with “Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ).”
For a second straight week, Young The Giant remain steadfast at No. 1 with “Something To Believe In.” Aaron Carter returns to the runner-up spot with “Fool’s Gold.” Calvin Harris and Rihanna reach the Top 10 with “This Is What You Came For” (up 17-6). Six new tracks debut on the chart, led by Filipino pop superstar Gary Valenciano, who places 3 songs from his 1987 Moving Thoughts album on the countdown.
Alternative darlings Young The Giant jump to the summit with “Something To Believe In.” Wrabel pushes 10-2 with “11 Blocks.” Katy Perry debuts her new song, “Rise”, at No. 14. Calvin Harris and Rihanna also debut on the countdown at No. 17 with their new collaboration “This Is What You Came For.”