2016 is almost over, but the year’s soundtrack will transcend January 1st and carry on with us as an audio yearbook, stirring up memories and taking us back to relive the moments that moved us January through December.
This year had its ups and downs—especially in the world of music. Sadly, we lost great talents and musical legends with the passing of David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen, among other influencers. Each left behind irreplaceable contributions to music, and will live on through their compositions.
2016 was filled with fierce women in music. Female musicians continued to chart new territory and charge forward: Beyoncé started a buzz with her new album Lemonade, released with a provocative one-hour-long HBO film; Taylor swift became the first woman to win a Grammy for Album of the Year two years in a row; and Madonna was recognized as Woman of the Year at Billboard’s Women in Music event, where she opened up in a blunt, raw and emotional speech about the challenges she faced in her career as a female musician.
Many factors influenced the music of this year, most notably the political landscape, social issues, and the evolution of the way people consume and access music. In 2016—more than ever—music was a social experience and connected people from all walks of life through its unique language.
Here is a list of the songs that you loved this year—controlPLAY’s top 10 most requested music videos of 2016:
- Work by Rihanna ft. Drake
- Uptown Funk! by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
- Hotline Bling by Drake
- Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots
- My House by Flo Rida
- Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
- Heathens by Twenty One Pilots
- Panda by Desiigner
- 679 (Remy Boyz) by Fetty Wap
- CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! by Justin Timberlake
From the whole team at controlPLAY, Happy New Year! We can’t wait to see what new tunes 2017 will bring.
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