We’re counting down the top 88 songs played on The Pulse in 2016

It should go without saying that 2016 has been quite the year—from a wacky, over-the-top election cycle to losing the likes of music legends such as David Bowie and Prince. We’ve really seen it all. However, through the good and the bad, there’s been one thing that has helped us get through this journey of a year: music.

Whether it was the year’s earliest hits such as Drake’s “One Dance” and Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” or later chart-toppers like The Weekend’s “Starboy” and Jon Bellion’s “All Time Low,” music has continued to prove itself worthy of being an important part of our daily lives.  As we approach the new year, The Pulse would like to reflect back on 2016 and the music we took along for the ride.

Here is the complete list of the top 88 songs played on The Pulse this year:

  1. Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello – Bad Things
  2. Nick Jonas – Close (feat. Tove Lo)
  3. Adele – Hello
  4. Ariana Grande – Side to Side (feat. Nicki Minaj)
  5. Desiigner – Panda
  6. New District – Ain’t Got Money
  7. Charlie Puth – We Don’t Talk Anymore
  8. The Weeknd – False Alarm
  9. Silento – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
  10. Charli XCX – After the Afterparty (feat. Lil Yachty)
  11. Hailee Steinfeld – Starving (feat. Zedd)
  12. Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall – Juju On That Beat
  13. Fetty Wap – Wake Up
  14. Ghost Town DJs – My Boo
  15. Taylor Swift – New Romantics
  16. Alesso – Take My Breath Away
  17. Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean
  18. Shawn Mendes – Stitches
  19. Nelly – The Fix (feat. Jeremih)
  20. Meghan Trainor – Like I’m Gonna Lose You (feat. John Legend)
  21. Kiiara – Gold
  22. gnash – i hate u, i love u
  23. Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  24. DNCE – Toothbrush
  25. Pentatonix – Daft Punk
  26. Drake – Too Good (feat. Rihanna)
  27. Nick Jonas – Levels
  28. Martin Garrix & Bebe Rehxa – In the Name of Love
  29. DNCE – Body Moves
  30. R. City – Locked Away (feat. Adam Levine)
  31. Alessia Cara – Here
  32. DJ Snake – Talk (feat. George Maple)
  33. Skrillex & Diplo – Where Are U Now (feat. Justin Bieber)
  34. Katy Perry – Rise
  35. Daya – Hideaway
  36. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams
  37. Zara Larsson – Never Forget You
  38. Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s
  39. Calvin Harris – My Way
  40. Zedd & Kesha – True Colors
  41. ZAYN – LIKE I WOULD
  42. 5 Seconds of Summer – Girls Talk Boys
  43. Ellie Goulding – Something In The Way You Move
  44. P!nk – Just Like Fire
  45. Drake – Hotline Bling
  46. Jon Bellion – All Time Low
  47. Blink-182 – Bored to Death
  48. Zara Larsson – Ain’t My Fault
  49. Andy Grammer – Fresh Eyes
  50. Niall Horan – This Town
  51. Lady Gaga – Perfect Illusion
  52. Major Lazer – Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake)
  53. Nelly – Die A Happy Man
  54. The Weeknd – Starboy (feat. Daft Punk)
  55. Jason Derulo – If It Ain’t Love
  56. Lukas Graham – 7 Years
  57. Justin Bieber – Company
  58. The Weeknd – In the Night
  59. The Chainsmokers – Roses (feat. ROZES)
  60. G-Eazy – Drifting (feat. Chris Brown)
  61. Panic! At the Disco – Victorious
  62. Selena Gomez – Kill ‘Em With Kindness
  63. DJ Snake – Let Me Love You (feat. Justin Bieber)
  64. Pitbull – Messin’ Around (feat. Enrique Iglesias)
  65. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better
  66. Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles (feat. Gucci Mane)
  67. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza
  68. twenty one pilots – Ride
  69. ZAYN – PILLOWTALK
  70. DNCE – Cake By the Ocean
  71. Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
  72. Flo Rida – My House
  73. Adele – When We Were Young
  74. twenty one pilots – Stressed Out
  75. Major Lazer – Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber)
  76. The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya)
  77. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
  78. twenty one pilots – Heathens
  79. Meghan Trainor – Me Too
  80. Megan Trainor – NO
  81. Fifth Harmony – All In My Head (Flex) (feat. Fetty Wap)
  82. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
  83. Sia – Cheap Thrills (feat. Sean Paul)
  84. Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For (feat. Rihanna)
  85. Rihanna – Work (feat. Drake)
  86. Drake – One Dance
  87. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling
  88. The Chainsmokers – Closer

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