Better late than never, I guess. Welcome to the End Of Year Charts for the year of 2016. This took a little longer to do than what I had anticipated. I do this annually to rank the songs released in the year and see which songs top the year.
As usual, I utilised the original review score, but also re-reviewed the song, videos and performance (where applicable). An increment was given to songs released in the last four months of the year. However, this year’s way of ranking is a little different to previous years. This is because this year I took time out to try to record the number of times I listened to the song (as accurately as I can). Also included is the weekly charts that I did since May (while they weren’t launched until July 2016).
The final addition to this year’s chart (i.e. the weekly charts) also meant that the songs released after May would have been ranked higher than songs released prior to May. One of the few things I observed with the charts. I have also coloured and bolded the songs that I put forward in the KPOPreviewed awards (Part 1 here and Part 2 here) as Best Song of the years to see how they ranked on the charts.
Here are some other facts/rules for the songs to be on the charts:
- 215 songs were included in the chart (but only the top 100 is published this year).
- The first song to be included in this year’s chart is iKON’s Dumb and Dumber. The last song eligible to be on the charts is EXO’s For Life.
- To appear on the charts, the song must have been replayed for over 10 times. Some songs were removed as they failed to make that requirement.
- EXO had the most songs (6 songs) on the charts this year (Lotto, Lucky One, Monster, Hey Mama, For Life and Dancing King (ft. Yoo Jae Suk)). Mamamoo, Seventeen, BTS, Oh My Girl and VIXX followed behind with 3 songs on the charts each.
So without further ado, I present to you the final chart of 2016.
|5||The Rain||Ladies Code|
|6||Blood, Sweat & Tears||BTS|
|7||Very Very Very||I.O.I|
|13||Russian Roulette||Red Velvet|
|15||Windy Day||Oh My Girl|
|16||Find Me||Hyosung (Secret)|
|17||I’ll Be Your Man||BTOB|
|19||Playing With Fire||BLACKPINK|
|22||Tell Me What To Do||SHINee|
|23||You’re The Best||Mamamoo|
|24||I Like That||Sistar|
|25||Last Dance||Big Bang|
|26||Why So Lonely||Wonder Girls|
|31||Chewing Gum||NCT Dream|
|32||Carnival||Gain (Brown Eyed Girls)|
|42||FxxK It||Big Bang|
|43||Listen To My Word (Aing~)||Oh My Girl|
|44||Don’t Believe||Berry Good|
|47||Give It To Me||Seven|
|51||Feel So Good||B.A.P|
|54||Can’t Help Myself||Eric Nam|
|56||One More Day||Sistar|
|57||Hit Me||MOBB ft. Kush|
|59||Doo Doom Chit||Crayon Pop|
|61||On The Way Home||Sunny Hill|
|63||Bobby Doll||Song Ji Eun (Secret)|
|66||How People Move||AKMU|
|69||1 of 1||SHINee|
|70||Free Somebody||Luna (f(x))|
|71||Take Me Now||FT Island|
|74||Journey to Atlantis||Laboum|
|78||Liar Liar||Oh My Girl|
|84||Here I Am||Yesung (Super Junior)|
|86||Lip 2 Lip||Nine Muses A|
|89||Dancing King||EXO x Yoo Jae Suk|
|92||Heartbreak Hotel||Tiffany (SNSD) ft. Simon D|
|97||Dream||Suzy (Miss A) & Baekhyun (EXO)|
|100||Somebody Like U||Dal Shabet|