HomeEditorialThe Bangin Beats’ Top 10 Tracks Of 2016 Rajrishi Murthi December 27, 2016 Editorial The electronic music industry has often proved to be a surrounding for an artist who can breakthrough towards the top with a single release! While the statement commands its own significance even till today, 2016 was a phenomenal yet game-changing year in its own individual right as the singles-driven market was reinforced by the resurgence of full length albums. While we have already listed out our Top 10 Albums Of The Year, we at The Bangin Beats have compiled our Top 10 Tracks Of 2016 which dominated airwaves and playlists! Read on. 10. Marshmello – Alone Love him or hate him, Marshmello proved his mettle throughout 2016 to come out on top as one of the hottest acts during recent times. Known for his signature pop-oriented and airy take on bass music, the masked producer played a definite masterstroke with his debut appearance on Canadian label Monstercat with “Alone”. Released back in May, the track not only surged him towards the top of the charts, but also gained him a massive amount of followers from all around the world. 9. Alesso feat. Nico & Winz – I Wanna Know Following a highly successful album debut with “Forever” in 2015, Swedish heavyweight Alesso returned in proper fashion with his chart busting collaboration, “I Wanna Know” with Norwegian duo Nico & Winz. A modern day love ballad which showcased his delicate side of crafting infectious melodies further bolstered by a strong hook truly made it one of the biggest tracks of 2016. 8. Galantis – No Money Galantis kick started their 2016 with the release of infectious summer record, “No Money”. And to say that it proved to be highly successful would be an understatement. Treading on a tried and tested path of crafting pop-oriented dance anthems which were led by colorful melodies and some of the catchiest vocal hooks on offer, “No Money” was yet another effective trick out of the Swedish heavyweights’ production manual. 7. Flume – Never Be Like You Talk about making the perfect comeback! Australian electronic music proponent Flume announced his highly anticipated return with “Never Be Like You” back in January. The lead cut from his sophomore album “Skin”, the sensational single assisted by Kai’s hauntingly beautiful vocals truly signified a work which effortlessly embodied a major pop appeal, and has since gone on to become double Platinum. Moreover, having already been nominated for the Best Dance Recording at The Grammys, its success is fairly evident by now. 6. DJ Snake & Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You DJ Snake truly made 2016 his own with the arrival of his debut album, “Encore”. And while his star-studded LP enjoyed its own space to soak in the glory, his collaboration “Let Me Love You”with Justin Bieber, from the 14-track effort undeniably took him to greater heights. What ultimately led the Parisian producer to grab his first #1 on the Billboard Charts, “Let Me Love You” expanded his global appeal on an exponential scale. 5. Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha – In The Name Of Love Following his tumultuous breakout with Spinnin’ Records, Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha’s collaboration, “In The Name Of Love” inaugurated his brand new record deal with Sony Music. Moreover, with the track which boasted of a major pop appeal was centered around the Dutch wunderkind’s stellar future bass creation, and ultimately made him usher in an incredible amount of success. 4. The Chainsmokers feat. Daya – Don’t Let Me Down 2016 was the year when The Chainsmokers promoted themselves into a league of their own. With a highly successful 2015 in the bag which saw them release their platinum hit “Roses”, the LA-based duo comprised of Alex and Drew kicked off once again with one of the most monumental releases of the year! “Don’t Let Me Down” not only saw the culmination of eclectic indie and trap-influenced sounds, but also catapulted the duo towards mainstream success in extraordinary fashion! 3. Calvin Harris & Rihanna – This Is What You Came For One of the most formidable combinations in the music industry, Calvin Harris and Rihanna reunited earlier this year following the dance music heavyweight’s headlining stint at Coachella to debut “This Is What You Came For”. While the track has already gone to become double platinum and even hit 1 Billion views on YouTube, Calvin’s position as one of the most supreme figures in dance music continues to hold strong! 2. Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MO – Cold Water Major Lazer were yet to get off their purple patch following their highly successful “Peace Is The Mission” LP, before they went on to extend their impressive run with the release of “Cold Water” earlier this summer. A radio-friendly hit in the making featuring “Lean On” hitmaker MØ and dance music’s new favourite child Justin Bieber, the sun-kissed collaboration has truly placed itself as one of the biggest singles of 2016. 1. The Chainsmokers & Halsey – Closer The Chainsmokers stamped their authority as the biggest dance act of 2016 with success of their massive collaboration with pop talent Halsey. Having already developed a knack to produce catchy crossover anthems in the most effortless fashion, “Closer” truly crossed all expectations. Moreover, with a Grammy nomination for the Best Pop Duo/Group performance for “Closer” in the bag, The Chainsmokers’ journey is poised to only go uphill from here on! 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