|By Business Wire||
|November 30, 2016 09:03 AM EST|
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
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.
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