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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.

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