Tune in and turn up

As the year is winding down to a close, Beats 1 has taken the time to count down the top songs played on the Apple radio station during 2016. The recapped show aired this morning, as Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga presented a list of the 50 biggest tracks from the year.

In addition to playing the tunes, Beats 1 also aired exclusive interviews with various artists who helped shape 2016. These musicians included Drake, Lady Gaga, Chance The Rapper, The 1975, Skepta, Bruno Mars, Kiiara, Calvin Harris, Kungs and the Chainsmokers.

According to Beats 1, some of the year’s standout tracks were Drake’s “Once Dance,” Kanye West’s “Fade,” Travis Scott and Young Thug’s “Pick up the Phone,” The Weeknd’s “Starboy,” and D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli,” among a slew of others.

See below for the entire list and then press play underneath to stream the playlist.

Best of Beats 1 2016 Playlist

Drake One Dance (feat Wizkid & Kyla)
No Problem (feat Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Christine and the Queens ‘Tilted’
Frank Ocean ‘Nights’
Skepta ‘Man’
The 1975 ‘The Sound’
Kanye West ‘Fade’
Kiiara ‘Gold’
Travis Scott & Young Thug ‘pick up the phone’
Major Lazer ‘Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MO)
The Weeknd ‘Starboy (feat. Daft Punk)’
The Chainsmokers ‘Closer (feat. Halsey)
Desiigner ‘Panda’
Anderson. Paak ‘Come Down (feat. T.I.)
DJ Khaled ‘Holy Key’ (feat. Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar & Betty Wright)
Sia ‘Cheap Thrills (feat. Sean Paul)’
Calvin Harris ‘This Is What You Came For (feat. Rihanna)’
Young M.A. ‘OOOUUU’
Bastille ‘Good Grief’
Lady Gaga ‘A-YO’
Bon Iver ’22 (OVER S∞∞N)’
Kings of Leon ‘Waste A Moment’
Flume ‘Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)’
Rihanna ‘Work (feat. Drake)’
Bruno Mars ‘24K Magic’
twenty one pilots ‘Heathens’
Solange ‘Cranes in the Sky’
D.R.A.M. ‘Broccoli (feat. Lil Yachty)’
Beyonce ‘Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Giggs ‘Lock Doh’
A$AP Ferg ‘New Level (feat. Future)
Francis and the Lights ‘Friends (feat. Bon Iver)
Radiohead ‘Burn the Wiatch’
J Balvin ‘Safari (feat. Pharrell Williams, BIA & Sky)
Alicia Keys ‘In Common’
Fat Joe & Remi a ‘All the Way Up (feat. French Montana & In
Gallant ‘Skipping Stones (feat. Jhene Aiko)’
Warpaint ‘New Song’
Jorja Smith ‘Blue Lights’
Sampha ‘Blood On Me’
Michael Kiwanuka ‘Black Man in a White World’
DJ Snake ‘Middle (feat. Bipolar Sunshine)
Drake ‘Fake Love’
ScHoolboy Q ‘That Part (feat. Kanye West)’
Blood Orange ‘Best To You’
Mac Miller ‘Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak)’
Mura Masa ‘Love$ick (feat. A$AP Rocky)
The Lemon Twigs ‘These Words’

What To Read Next