Editors' Choice

The 25 Top Songs of 2016

Shelby Chau / January 11, 2017

2016 had its ups and downs, but from the past year, we got some pretty awesome chart topping hits that had us listening to songs on repeat. To commemorate the best music of 2016, we’ve compiled a list of the top 25 songs of the year according to Billboard’s Hot 100. The list is based on radio airplay, sales data and online streaming data measured by Nielsen Music.


Cold Water, Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO



Cold Water is the lead single from music group Major Lazer’s fourth album, Music Is The Weapon (2017). If you didn’t already know, Major Lazer is an electronic music trio consisting of Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire. The song was released on July 21, 2016 and was 25th on the list of Billboard’s Hot 100 songs of the year.