Welcome!

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

23. PILLOWTALK -- ZAYN

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

ABOUT PANDORA

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
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
China Unicom exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, ICT, data communica...
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and micro services. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your contain...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, will discuss some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and relate how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material will be delivered i...
Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, represent...
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, will provide a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ocean9will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ocean9 provides cloud services for Backup, Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) and instant Innovation, and redefines enterprise infrastructure with its cloud native subscription offerings for mission critical SAP workloads.
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready.” If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, will posit that disruption is inevitable for c...
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
DevOps has often been described in terms of CAMS: Culture, Automation, Measuring, Sharing. While we’ve seen a lot of focus on the “A” and even on the “M”, there are very few examples of why the “C" is equally important in the DevOps equation. In her session at @DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, of F5 Networks, explored HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 along with Microservices to illustrate why a collaborative culture between Dev, Ops, and the Network is critical to ensuring success.
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...