News Feed Item

Pandora Reveals Annual Top Thumb Hundred Rankings

Pandora (NYSE:P), the go-to music source for fans and artists, released the second annual Top Thumb Hundred, a ranking of the 100 most thumbed up songs of the year that reflects our listeners’ favorite discoveries in 2016.

So, who made the cut? While Rihanna snagged the top spot with “Work” and graced the list a total of five times, Drake takes the crown for the second year in a row, claiming this year’s #2 slot and an all-time high of 14 appearances-- up from 12 in Top Thumb Hundred 2015. Big names secured their fair share of spots, but emerging acts also had a strong showing – 11 of the 100 songs came from our 2016 Artists to Watch predictions. For more trends and fun facts about this year’s list, check out our blog.

"Household names will always be a part of our Top Thumb Hundred, but we are especially proud that emerging artists, and specifically those we identified last year via our Artists to Watch list, have taken the spotlight on this year's list,” said Lars Murray, Senior Vice President, Music Makers Group at Pandora. “Pandora continues to be the place where listeners hear music they already love, but our ability to also help them discover new artists and music is unparalleled and still growing.”

Presenting the Top Thumb Hundred 2016:

1. Work (Feat. Drake) -- Rihanna

2. One Dance (Feat. Wizkid & Kyla) -- Drake

3. Needed Me -- Rihanna

4. Love Yourself -- Justin Bieber

5. Hello -- Adele

6. Me, Myself & I -- G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha

7. Pop Style (Feat. The Throne) -- Drake

8. Oui -- Jeremih

9. Panda -- Desiigner

10. Jumpman -- Drake & Future

11. Exchange -- Bryson Tiller

12. 7 Years -- Lukas Graham

13. Low Life (Feat. The Weeknd) -- Future

14. My House -- Flo Rida

15. Controlla -- Drake

16. Don't -- Bryson Tiller

17. 2 Phones -- Kevin Gates

18. Work From Home (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) -- Fifth Harmony

19. Really Really -- Kevin Gates

20. Sorry -- Justin Bieber

21. Formation -- Beyoncé

22. Stressed Out -- Twenty One Pilots


24. Too Good (Feat. Rihanna) -- Drake

25. Sorry -- Beyoncé

26. Earned It -- The Weeknd

27. Don't Let Me Down (Feat. Daya) -- The Chainsmokers

28. Down In The DM -- Yo Gotti

29. Never Forget You -- Zara Larsson & MNEK

30. I Hate U, I Love U (Feat. Olivia O'Brien) -- Gnash

31. I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix) -- Mike Posner

32. White Iverson -- Post Malone

33. This Is What You Came For (Feat. Rihanna) -- Calvin Harris

34. Right Hand -- Drake

35. Don't Mind -- Kent Jones

36. Die A Happy Man -- Thomas Rhett

37. Best Friend -- Young Thug

38. Summer Sixteen -- Drake

39. Say It -- Tory Lanez

40. Hold Up -- Beyoncé

41. Hands To Myself -- Selena Gomez

42. Closer (Feat. Halsey) -- The Chainsmokers

43. Lost Boy -- Ruth B.

44. Dangerous Woman -- Ariana Grande

45. Ride -- Twenty One Pilots

46. Like I'm Gonna Lose You (Feat. John Legend) -- Meghan Trainor

47. Sucker For Pain (Feat. Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors) -- Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons

48. Wicked -- Future

49. March Madness -- Future

50. Same Old Love -- Selena Gomez

51. Heathens -- Twenty One Pilots

52. For Free (Feat. Drake) -- DJ Khaled

53. Back To Sleep -- Chris Brown

54. Where Ya At (Feat. Drake) -- Future

55. CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (Original Song From DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls") -- Justin Timberlake

56. 679 (Feat. Remy Boyz) -- Fetty Wap

57. One Call Away -- Charlie Puth

58. RGF Island -- Fetty Wap

59. What Do You Mean -- Justin Bieber

60. NO -- Meghan Trainor

61. Here -- Alessia Cara

62. Stick Talk -- Future

63. Cut It (Feat. Young Dolph) -- O.T. Genasis

64. Purple Reign -- Future

65. Acquainted -- The Weeknd

66. Broccoli (Feat. Lil Yachty) -- D.R.A.M.

67. Come And See Me (Feat. Drake) -- PARTYNEXTDOOR

68. Still Here -- Drake

69. Antidote -- Travis Scott

70. Hide Away -- Daya

71. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) -- Adele

72. Locked Away (Feat. Adam Levine) -- R. City

73. Promise (Feat. Fetty Wap) -- Kid Ink

74. Gold -- Kiiara

75. Close (Feat. Tove Lo) -- Nick Jonas

76. Renegades -- X Ambassadors

77. Cake By The Ocean -- DNCE

78. Middle (Feat. Bipolar Sunshine) -- DJ Snake

79. Roses (Feat. ROZES) -- The Chainsmokers

80. Sex With Me -- Rihanna

81. Treat You Better -- Shawn Mendes

82. I Know What You Did Last Summer -- Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

83. Cheap Thrills -- Sia

84. Jimmy Choo -- Fetty Wap

85. Cold Water (Feat. Justin Bieber & MØ) -- Major Lazer

86. Body (Feat. Jeremih) -- Dreezy

87. All The Way Up (Feat. French Montana) -- Fat Joe & Remy Ma

88. Law (Feat. E-40) -- Yo Gotti

89. When We Were Young -- Adele

90. Me Too -- Meghan Trainor

91. Come Get Her -- Rae Sremmurd

92. Moolah -- Young Greatness

93. Trap N**gas -- Future

94. Sorry Not Sorry -- Bryson Tiller

95. R.I.C.O. (Feat. Drake) -- Meek Mill

96. My Beyoncé (Feat. DeJ Loaf) -- Lil Durk

97. Childs Play -- Drake

98. Just Like Fire (From "Alice Through The Looking Glass") -- Pink

99. H.O.L.Y. -- Florida Georgia Line

100. No Limit (Feat. Young Thug) -- Usher


Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.

www.pandora.com | @pandoramusic | www.pandoraforbrands.com | @PandoraBrands | amp.pandora.com

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve f...
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone inn...
"WineSOFT is a software company making proxy server software, which is widely used in the telecommunication industry or the content delivery networks or e-commerce," explained Jonathan Ahn, COO of WineSOFT, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, will discuss how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol,...
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, discussed how given the magnitude of today's application ...
Sanjeev Sharma Joins June 5-7, 2018 @DevOpsSummit at @Cloud Expo New York Faculty. Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders.
Digital Transformation (DX) is not a "one-size-fits all" strategy. Each organization needs to develop its own unique, long-term DX plan. It must do so by realizing that we now live in a data-driven age, and that technologies such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, the IoT, Cognitive Computing, and Blockchain are only tools. In her general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rebecca Wanta explained how the strategy must focus on DX and include a commitment from top management to create great IT jobs, monitor ...
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
"Digital transformation - what we knew about it in the past has been redefined. Automation is going to play such a huge role in that because the culture, the technology, and the business operations are being shifted now," stated Brian Boeggeman, VP of Alliances & Partnerships at Ayehu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Daniel Jones, CTO of EngineerBetter, will answer: How can we improve willpower and decrease technical debt? Is the present bias real? How can we turn it to our advantage? Can you increase a team’s effective IQ? How do DevOps & Product Teams increase empathy, and what impact does empath...