These Are The Most Popular Songs In 2016

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Is anything better than plugging in your headphones, firing up your music app of choice, and jamming out to that brand-new song you're obsessed with?
Don't get me wrong; I love my go-to playlists. The classics are great. But something amazing happens when I hear an awesome new track for the first time. I am filled with anticipation, enthusiasm, and pure bliss as I wonder to myself, Will the chorus be as good as the hook? or Wait — did I just discover my new favorite artist?!?
Ahead, the best songs from 2016. And don't forget to click here to see the top songs from 2017.
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"Believer" — Diplo & Showtek
Since there's now an entire scripted television series dedicated to Diplo's life as an international DJ, now is as good a time as any to catch up on his new tracks.
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"My Boo" — Flume feat. Vince Staples, Kučka, Ngaiire & Vera Blue
I will be playing this remix of the 1995 hip-hop hit (which reemerged in 2016 as the Running Man Challenge) on repeat this weekend.
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"Ex's & Oh's" — Elle King
In case you forgot that Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale could actually sing.
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"Castle On The Hill" — Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran fans, the wait is over.
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"Shape Of You" — Ed Sheeran
My personal favorite of the two releases from Sheeran. This one has potential to be a total banger — I can hear the future EDM remix already. In this track, Sheeran pleads with a girl he met at a bar to be his baby (because he loves the shape of her body).
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"Say Something Loving" — The xx
The second single off the band's upcoming album, set to release January 13.
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