Our Top Albums and Tracks of 2016


2016 is the year everyone wants to be over. So many events this year rocked us as a nation and a people. Usually when I’m feeling low, I listen to more pop music than usual. I think this year’s top list reflects that trend. There were so many great singles this year that I had quite the struggle editing down list. This year’s album list is a reflection of the struggles and hopes we all felt this year. Enjoy 2016 in music:

Top Tracks

25. Carlos Vives, Shakira – “La Bicicleta”
24. Lyon Hart – “Falling for You”
23. Post Malone – “Congratulations”
22. Martin Solveig – “Places (ft. Ina Wroldsen)”
21. Gwen Stefani – “Make Me Like You”
20. Tyler Glenn – “G.D.M.M.L. GRLS”
19. Cruel Youth – “Diamond Days”
18. DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You (ft. Justin Bieber)”
17. Fifth Harmony – “Work from Home (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)”
16. Carly Rae Jensen – “Body Language”
15. VÉRITÉ – “Underdressed”
14. Raye – “Shhh”
13. MNEK – “At Night (I Think About You)”
12. Starley – “Call on Me [Ryan Riback Remix]”
11. Zara Larsson – “Ain’t My Fault”
10. ROMANS – “Pacify”
9. Zagata – “Kill Me One More Time”
8. Krewella – “Team”
7. MØ – “Drum”
6. Dua Lipa – “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)”
5. Tegan and Sara – “Stop Desire”
4. Allie X – “Too Much To Dream”
3. MUNA – “I Know A Place”
2. Charli XCX – “After The Afterparty (ft. Lil Yachty)”
1. Sia – “The Greatest (ft. Kendrick Lamar)”

Honorable Mention Albums

5. Santigold – 99 Cents
4. Jesse & Joy – Un Besito Más
3. Clazziquai Project – Travellers
2. Kid Cudi – Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’
1. Lissie – My Wild West

Top Albums

10. Sia – This Is Acting (Deluxe Version)

9. Frank Ocean – Blonde

8. ANOHNI – Hopelessness

7. Shura – Nothing’s Real

6. How to Dress Well – Care

5. STRFKR – Being No One, Going Nowhere

4. Beyoncé – Lemonade

3. Utada Hikaru – Fantôme

2. Solange – A Seat at the Table

1. AURORA – All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend
The top of album this year, like most years, came as a surprise. AURORA came up on my Spotify Discover Weekly list like so many of my favorite tracks this year. When I first heard “Warrior”, I was instantly hooked. The album unfolds like a journey though a dark wood. “Running With The Wolves” is by far one of the most thrilling pop songs of the year. The album is a absolute reflection of the depression, hopefulness and pain felt in 2016 and thus a perfect fit for top album.

Let us know your favorite tracks and albums of 2016!

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