This is the second in a set of three end-of-year 2016 music stats posts. I published my top songs yesterday and will publish my top albums tomorrow. I keep track of every track and podcast episode I listen to on Itunes, my Ipods, Spotify, YouTube, etc. by way of scrobbling. If you don’t have all your platforms connected to, then you’re doing it wrong. 



Below are my top artists for 2016 paired with the song that I listened to the most by each artist.

1. Beyonce

Top Song: “Formation”

2. Rihanna

Tie: “Needed Me” and “Work”

3. PBS Newshour

Top story: “In Tornado Alley, forecasting severe weather with drones”

4. Britney Spears

Top Song: “Make Me…”

5. Florence + The Machine

Top Song: “Drumming Song”

6. Marina & the Diamonds

Top Song: “I Am Not a Robot”

7. Lada Gaga

Top Song: “Perfect Illusion”

8. The Current from CBC (Highlights)

Top Story: “Beyoncé’s Lemonade gives black women in Canada a lot to savour”


8. Lana Del Rey

Top Song: “Young and Beautiful”

10. The 1975

Top Song: “Somebody Else”




Published by Jessica M. DeWitt

Dr. Jessica M. DeWitt is an environmental historian of Canada and the United States. She is passionate about the use of digital technologies to bridge the gap between the public and researchers. In addition to her community and professional work, she offers various editing and social media consultancy services.

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