Top Ten Music Videos of 2016

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2016 was a year to remember for many reasons: persistence of terror attacks, the emergence of the Zika virus, Brexit, police shootings and responding protests, Syria, Allepo, a contentious election, record-hot temperatures, the losses of countless musicians and actors, and the list goes on and on.

What better way to get through hard times than putting on your favorite record (or streaming your favorite song through you cell phone). With the help of comScore which provides demographic details about media consumption, and Music Choice which offers streaming of thousands of music videos, we’ve put together our list of Top Ten Music Videos of 2016.

Music videos are fun to watch and are a great way to pass time. They are also essential to artists growing their brand and promoting their music. It’s not much of a surprise that some to the hottest artists make the list. There are a diverse range of videos on the list from some of the top artists in music today, including Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Silento and Adele.


#1: Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work”

In 2016, the hottest video was for the hit song “Work” by Rihanna, featuring Drake. You couldn’t listen to the radio for more than a few minutes without getting a taste of this song. No wonder this hit comes in at Number 1.

#2: Silento,  “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)

The dance craze making waves through every event, wedding, kids birthday and high school dance comes from this great video.

#3: Rihanna, “Needed Me”

Rihanna also makes spot #3 with “Needed Me.”

#4: Justin Bieber, “Sorry” (Dance Video)

Bieber is a force to be reckoned with. With dance skills, a smooth voice and a following by a wide range of fans, it’s no wonder his videos are watched more than most.

#5: Adele, “Hello”

One of the hottest songs to come out of 2016: “Hello” by Adele. Not only was the video one of the top 10, but parodies of the song swept across the internet.

#6: Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”

#7: Kevin Gates, “2 Phones”

#8: Torey Lanez, “Say It”

#9: Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself

#10: Fifth Harmony, “Work From Home”


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