Billboard Canada’s Top 50 All-Format Airplay of 2016

Serena Ryder

Ranked by the number of spins, here are the 50 most-played songs on Canadian radio during the 2016 chart year (December 5, 2015 to November 26, 2016). Tops was “Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE with 89,872 plays. Nielsen BDS compiled the all-format airplay data from more than 130 stations across the country, monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” was tops for a Canadian artist at #2 overall. Twenty-one of the 50 were tunes by or featuring Canadian artists. This is up from 16 tracks from 2015. The 21 represent 40.5% of the total spins of the 50 songs. Note that the difference between this chart and the Hot 100 Airplay one is that the latter is weighted according to radio listenership whereas All-Format Airplay is not. Canadian artists are bolded in magenta text in the chart below.

TITLE ARTIST PLAYS
1 CAKE BY THE OCEAN DNCE 89,872
2 LOVE YOURSELF Justin Bieber 85,717
3 CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! Justin Timberlake 83,924
4 SORRY Justin Bieber 81,848
5 CHEAP THRILLS Sia 77,390
6 STRESSED OUT twenty one pilots 72,801
7 WILD THINGS Alessia Cara 70,511
8 THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR Calvin Harris 69,607
9 ONE DANCE Drake 64,678
10 I TOOK A PILL IN IBIZA Mike Posner 63,865
11 HELLO Adele  62,764
12 TREAT YOU BETTER Shawn Mendes 62,010
13 7 YEARS Lukas Graham 61,930
14 2 HEADS Coleman Hell 61,183
15 SEND MY LOVE Adele  59,900
16 JUST LIKE FIRE P!nk  54,471
17 PILLOWTALK Zayn  51,893
18 WORK FROM HOME Fifth Harmony 49,943
19 DON’T LET ME DOWN The Chainsmokers 46,277
20 HELLO Hedley  43,158
21 COLD WATER Major Lazer Ft. Justin Bieber 43,014
22 LIKE I’M GONNA LOSE YOU Meghan Trainor 40,954
23 WILDEST DREAMS Taylor Swift 40,208
24 LAY YOU DOWN EASY MAGIC! 40,112
25 RIDE twenty one pilots 38,871
26 WICKED Tyler Shaw 38,653
27 SPIRITS The Strumbellas 37,806
28 RENEGADES X Ambassadors 37,306
29 SAME OLD LOVE Selena Gomez 37,221
30 ON MY MIND Ellie Goulding 36,942
31 STITCHES Shawn Mendes 34,985
32 IN THE NIGHT The Weeknd 34,740
33 CLOSER The Chainsmokers 32,926
34 LOSE CONTROL Hedley  32,062
35 FIREPROOF Coleman Hell 31,652
36 HIDE AWAY Daya  29,448
37 WASTED TIME Keith Urban 29,396
38 MY HOUSE Flo Rida 29,177
39 ROSES The Chainsmokers 29,106
40 TOO GOOD Drake 29,024
41 EX’S & OH’S Elle King 28,634
42 LOST BOY Ruth B 28,615
43 CAN’T FEEL MY FACE The Weeknd 28,347
44 GOT YOUR NUMBER Serena Ryder 27,608
45 THIS GIRL Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners 27,468
46 ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME Coldplay  27,355
47 WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Adele  26,239
48 I DON’T WANNA GO TO BED Simple Plan 26,201
49 INTO YOU Ariana Grande 24,639
50 HERE Alessia Cara 24,250

 

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