2016 is over，now this is 2017, happy new year.
Every new start, we like to summarize the last year, here I would show you the Top 5 songs of iTunes 2016. Maybe your favorite song is in it.
“One Dance” is a song by Canadian Toronto-based hip hop recording artist Drake from his fourth studio album, Views (2016). It features guest vocals from Nigerian Afrobeat artist Wizkid and British singer Kyla. The artists co-wrote the dancehall and afrobeat song with its co-producers Nineteen85, DJ Maphorisa, and Noah “40” Shebib, with production assistance from Wizkid. Crazy Cousinz and Kyla also received songwriting credits for the sampling of their 2008 UK funky song “Do You Mind?”.
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Justin Timberlake for the soundtrack to the film Trolls, for which he serves as the executive music producer. It was written and produced by Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback. Musically, it is an uptempo disco-pop, soul-pop number with funk influences. The song was released as a single on May 6, 2016, and serviced to contemporary hit radio on May 10, 2016.
Timberlake gave his first televised performance of “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” during the interval act of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 grand final. Directed by Mark Romanek, its music video was released on May 16, 2016, and follows Timberlake on a tour to everyday places as he dances through what a typical day might be—it was followed by a number of fan-made videos.
“Work” is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her eighth studio album, Anti (2016), featuring Canadian rapper Drake, the song was released as the lead single from Anti on January 27, 2016 through Westbury Road and Roc Nation.
The song was written by PartyNextDoor, Drake, Rihanna, Monte Moir, Rupert “Sevn” Thomas, Allen Ritter and Matthew Samuels, and was produced by Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas, Ritter, Kuk Harrell and Noah “40” Shebib. The dancehall, reggae-pop and R&B song, contains an interpolation of “If You Were Here Tonight” (1985) performed by Alexander O’Neal. Lyrically, the song incorporates themes of working for money, as well as discussing fragile relationships. The song uses West Indian Patois and Creole.
“My House” is a song by American recording artist Flo Rida from his 2015 EP of the same name. The song was released as the album’s third official single on October 13, 2015 in the United States. The song contains samples from “Impeach the President” by The Honey Drippers.
“My House” was chosen as the theme song for WWE’s WrestleMania 32 with Hello Friday, also by Flo Rida. The song was also used in ESPN montages for Opening Day 2016 on April 3, 2016 as the first games of the MLB season were being played.
“7 Years” is a song by Danish soul-pop band Lukas Graham from their second studio album, Lukas Graham. The song was released as a digital download on 18 September 2015 by Copenhagen Records. The lyric video was uploaded to YouTube on 17 November 2015, and the music video was uploaded on 15 December 2015.
It topped the charts in Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, and Canada, while reaching the top ten in other European countries, as well as the United States. The song was written by Lukas Forchammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Ristorp, and Morten “Pilo” Pilegaard. The song was produced by Stefan Forrest and Morten Ristorp under their stage name Future Animals, and Pilegaard. The song was mixed by Delbert Bowers and Morten Pilegaard.
“Closer” is a song by American DJ duo The Chainsmokers, featuring American singer Halsey. Andrew Taggart (one half of The Chainsmokers) also provides his vocals in the song. It was released on July 29, 2016, by Disruptor Records and Columbia Records.
The song was written by Andrew Taggart, Ashley Frangipane, Shaun Frank, Frederic Kennett, Isaac Slade and Joe King, while the production was handled by The Chainsmokers. Musically it is an EDM and dance-pop song with a “retro” style synthesizer in the chorus.
“Love Yourself” is a song recorded by Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album Purpose (2015). The song was released first as a promotional single on November 9, 2015, and later was released as the album’s third single. It was written by Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco and Bieber, and produced by Blanco.
An acoustic pop song, “Love Yourself” features an electric guitar and a brief flurry of trumpets as its main instrumentation. During the song, Bieber uses a husky tone in the lower registers. Lyrically, the song is a kiss-off to a narcissistic ex-lover who did the protagonist wrong.
“Don’t Let Me Down” is a song by American production duo The Chainsmokers. The song features the vocals of American singer Daya, and was released on February 5, 2016, by Disruptor Records and Columbia Records. The song was written by Andrew Taggart, Emily Warren and Scott Harris. Musically, it is a dance-pop song with trap influences.
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“Stressed Out” is a song written and recorded by American musical duo Twenty One Pilots, for their fourth studio album, Blurryface (2015). Written by Tyler Joseph and produced by Mike Elizondo, the lyrics discuss the harsh end of adolescence and the transition to adulthood.
The song was released as a promotional single on April 28, 2015 on the Google Play Store and Amazon, and was issued to top 40 radio stations as the albums third official single on November 10.
“Panda” is the debut single by American rapper Desiigner. The song premiered on December 15, 2015, and was released for digital download on the iTunes Store as a single, before being re-released on February 22, 2016.
The song was written by Desiigner and his producer Menace. “Panda” was heavily sampled by Desiigner’s fellow GOOD Music label-mate and founder Kanye West, for “Pt. 2”, a song on West’s seventh studio album The Life of Pablo, and inspired a number of remixes. The single topped the US Billboard Hot 100 at the end of April 2016. A music video was released on May 10, 2016. It was nominated for best hip hop video at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.